Netherlands 1-2 France player ratings: Mbappé awesome in Amsterdam

Netherlands 1-2 France Player Ratings – Here, we round up all the action from Amsterdam, in the 30th meeting between these sides.  France stayed perfect in UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying to all but secure their spot in Germany next year.

Ronald Koeman handed debuts to four players, in a bid to shake things up against the 2022 World Cup Finalists. The Dutch had lost heavily in the previous meeting in Paris, but were unable to avoid another defeat.

Didier Deschamps was relying on his captain Kylian Mbappé to lead the team to a sixth straight win in the qualifiers, and the Paris Saint-Germain forward got off to a blistering start with his 41st goal for Les Bleus. By the end of ninety minutes he had a brace, the visitors remain perfect.

The home fans will take some heart from Quilindschy Hartman’s late goal, and the assured performance in the middle from fellow first-timer Joey Veerman.

Kylian Mbappe was the star man for the Netherlands 1-2 France player ratings, played in Amsterdam(Photo by Baptiste Fernandez/Icon Sport)

Netherlands 1-2 France Player Ratings

Match Timeline

7′ (Goal) Kylian Mbappé opens the scoring with his first sniff at goal, well worked move down right

29′ – Veerman booked for bringing down Mbappé in full flight

36′ – Rabiot mistake sees Simons force a great save by Maignan low to his right

44′ – Netherlands come close again, Veerman’s shot from distance almost beat Maignan

51′ – Dumfries goes into the book for bundling over Theo Hernández

53′ – (Goal) Mbappé surpasses Platini in the goal-scoring standings with a fantastic curler into the corner

55′ – The Oranje have the ball in the net, but Aké was adjudged offside before his pass to Malen

82′ – Malen fires just wide on the turn after good work by Frimpong

83′ – (Goal) Hartman scores on his debut, great combination with Bergwijn

86′ – Mbappé close to his hattrick, a long shot crashes off the crossbar

Star Man – Kylian Mbappé- 8.5/10

The 24-year-old put in another sensational display for his country, combining graft and strength for his first goal, followed by a nonchalant quality for the second.

The Paris Saint-Germain player equalled Michel Platini in the goalscoring charts, before passing the Euro 1984 winner, as he took the responsibility of the game on his shoulders.

With Mbappé on the pitch, France looked comfortable despite only have nine shots all night, two of those were his goals and another was a late attempt that hit the woodwork. Kylian was awesome in Amsterdam.

Netherlands Player Ratings

Bert Verbruggen 6.5/10 – 21-year-old distributed well on debut

Lutsharel Geertruida 6/10 – Muscled off ball for first goal in difficult evening

Virgil Van Dijk 7/10 – typically strong performance from captain

Nathan Aké 6.5/10 – Kept Kolo Muani in check

Denzel Dumfries 6.5/10 – Offered himself as outlet, selfless showing

Marten de Roon 6/10 – replaced at halftime having made little impact

Joey Veerman 7/10 – Mature and assured for somebody earning first cap, came close to scoring inside first half hour

Quilindschy Hartman 6.5/10 – A baptism of fire having Coman then Mbappe on his flank, memorable goal

Tijani Reijnders 6.5/10 – Another debutant who showed glimpses of good movement

Wout Weghorst 5/10 – No joy against speedy French defence, hampered by injury

Xavi Simons 6.5/10 – forced off wing to make something from nothing, 100% passing


Donyell Malen 6/10 – finished his once chance, but little to work with

Mats Wieffer 6/10 – gave hosts a bit more composure

 Jeremie Frimpong 6/10 – Attempted to push team forward

Steven Bergwijn N/A

Micky van de Ven N/A

Xavi Simons tried to work magic for Netherlands off the wing
(Photo by Baptiste Fernandez/Icon Sport)

France Player Ratings

Mike Maignan 5.5/10 – A couple of nervy moments when he mishandled

Jonathan Clauss 7/10 – Marseille man grabbed assist, was excellent down right

Lucas Hernández 7/10 – dominant in possesion and on the ground

Ibrahim Konaté 7/10 – strong in the air, untroubled

Theo Hernández 6.5/10 – Energetic on left

Aurélien Tchouaméni 6.5/10 – tested Verbruggen from distance, won most of his duels

Antoine Griezmann 7/10 – Excelled in his deep-lying creative role, five key passes

Adrien Rabiot – 6/10 – relatively quiet night

Kingsley Coman 6.5/10 – Constant danger on the flank, misplaced crosses

Randal Kolo Muani  6/10 – worked hard of the ball, sloppy in possession

Kylian Mbappé 8.5/10 – Fantastic performance from captain and star player, scored both goals and was all over the pitch


Olivier Giroud N/A 

Marcus Thuram N/A 

Malo Gusto N/A

Youssouf Fofana N/A

Kingsley Coman was in good form during Netherlands 0-1 France
(Photo by Baptiste Fernandez/Icon Sport)

Netherlands 1-2 France Player Ratings: The final word

The French once again showed their superiority over the Netherlands, it was a commanding performacne at the Johan Cruyff Arena that leaves them top of Group B. Koeman will take away some positives from this game, especially the debut of Veerman in midfield who didn’t seem out of his depth.

The Dutch will hope to get back to winning ways in a crucial qualifier in Greece on Monday, meanwhile the two-time World Cup Winners next game is a friendly with Scotland.

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