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Watch: Liverpool stars Van Dijk and Wijnaldum score smashers as Netherlands bash Belarus

The Netherlands' Virgil van Dijk (L) celebrates with Memphis Depay.
The Netherlands' Virgil van Dijk (L) celebrates with Memphis Depay.

The Netherlands got their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign off to a winning start on Thursday evening, smashing Belarus 4-0 in the evening's other game in Northern Ireland's group.

While former Manchester United winger Memphis Depay netted twice, Liverpool duo Virgil Van Dijk and Georginio Wijnaldum both got on the score-sheet.

Depay opened the scores in the first minute and it was Wijnaldum who blasted home the second after finding space in the box midway through the first half.

After a Depay penalty put the game beyond the visitors, Van Dijk bulleted home a close-range header to round off the scoring on 86 minutes.

Beaten Belarus are the visitors to face Northern Ireland on Sunday evening (kick-off 7.45pm).

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