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Van Aanholt's Netherlands win again as Palace's Euro 2020 internationals advance

18 June 2021

Patrick van Aanholt started in another Netherlands victory as Palace's summer internationals began to book their places in the last 16 of Euro 2020 - you can keep up to date with how they get on below!

The Netherlands beat Austria 2-0 in a convincing performance, after their thrilling 3-2 victory over Ukraine, which booked their place in the last 16 with one group match to spare. Van Aanholt started at wing-back in a five-man defence in both matches.

The defender is one of four Palace players at this summer's delayed European Championships. Michy Batshuayi and Christian Benteke were unused substitutes in Belgium's comeback win over Denmark, but will be available as the Red Devils enter the last 16. 

Meanwhile, Wayne Hennessey's Wales look set to qualify for the knockout rounds, after their two goal victory over Turkey.

Away from the Euros, Jordan Ayew captained Ghana to a draw against the Ivory Coast, while Cheikhou Kouyate also enjoyed a successful post-season outing, appearing twice for Senegal in two convincing victories.

It's also a busy period for Palace's Academy prospects, with Scott Banks and Sion Spence recieving international recognition. Banks played twice for Scotland Under-21s while Spence started for Wales Under-21s.

Tayo Adaramola and Fionn Mooney have also been called up to the Republic of Ireland Under-19s training camp.

See how the boys are getting on below!

Netherlands - Patrick van Aanholt

International Friendlies:

  • Netherlands 2-2 Scotland - Wednesday, 2nd June. Van Aanholt came on as a 69th minute substitute.
  • Netherlands 3-0 Georgia - Sunday, 6th June. Van Aanholt came on as a 73rd minute substitute.

European Championships:

  • Netherlands 3-2 Ukraine - Sunday, 13th June. Van Aanholt played the full 90 minutes.
  • Netherlands 2-0 Austria - Thursday, 17th June. Van Aanholt played 65 minutes.
  • North Macedonia v Netherlands - Monday, 21st June (17:00).

Belgium - Christian Benteke and Michy Batshuayi

International Friendlies:

  • Belgium 1-1 Greece - Thursday, 3rd June. Batshuayi came on as a half-time substitution, while Benteke was an unused substitute.
  • Belgium 1-0 Croatia - Sunday, 6th June. Both were unused substitutes.

European Championships:

  • Belgium 3-0 Russia - Saturday, 12th June. Both were unused substitutes.
  • Denmark 1-2 Belgium - Thursday, 17th June. Both were unused substitutes.
  • Finland v Belgium - Monday, 21st June (20:00).

Wales - Wayne Hennessey

International Friendlies:

  • France 3-0 Wales - Wednesday, 2nd June. Hennessey was an unused substitute
  • Wales 0-0 Albania - Saturday, 5th June. Hennessey played 90 minutes, keeping a clean sheet.

European Championship:

  • Wales 1-1 Switzerland - Saturday 12th June. Hennessey was an unused substitute.
  • Turkey 0-2 Wales - Wednesday, 16th June. Hennessey was an unused substitute.
  • Italy v Wales - Sunday, 20th June (17:00).

Ghana - Jordan Ayew

  • Morocco 1-0 Ghana - Tuesday, 8th June. Ayew played the full 90 minutes.
  • Ghana 0-0 Ivory Coast - Saturday, 12th June. Ayew played the full 90 minutes as captain.

Senegal - Cheikhou Kouyate

  • Senegal 3-1 Zambia - Saturday, 5th June. Kouyate came on as an 84th-minute substitute.
  • Senegal 2-0 Cape Verde - Tuesday, 8th June. Kouyate came on as an 83rd-minute substitute.

Wales Under-21s - Sion Spence

  • Wales 0-0 Moldova - Friday, 4th June. Spence was sent off in the 73rd minute for a second bookable offence.

Scotland Under-21s - Scott Banks

  • Scotland 1-2 Northern Ireland - Wednesday, 2nd June. Banks played the full 90 minutes.
  • Scotland 3-2 Northern Ireland - Saturday, 5th June. Banks played the full 90 minutes.

Australia Under-23s - Jay Rich-Baghuelou

  • Australia 0-1 Romania - Tuesday, 8th June. Rich-Baghuelou played the full 90 minutes.

Stay up to date with how the boys get on throughout the European Championships - and find out how to watch all the games by clicking here.

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