Van Aanholt stars in Netherlands thriller and Ayew captains Ghana

June 16, 2021 10:01 am

Patrick van Aanholt was part of a thrilling Netherlands victory over Ukraine at the European Championships as Palace’s summer interntationals got off to a flying start – you can keep up to date with how they get on below!

The Netherlands came out on top in a five-goal thriller, beating Ukraine 3-2 with van Aanholt starting at wing-back in a five-man defence. The defender is one of four Palace players at this summer’s delayed European Championships: Michy Batshuayi and Christian Benteke were unused substitutes as Belgium swept Russia aside, while Wayne Hennessey was on the bench for Wales’ drawn opener against Switzerland in Baku.

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!

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 v Russia – Saturday, 12th June (20:00).
  • Denmark v Belgium – Thursday, 17th June (17:00).
  • Finland v Belgium – Monday, 21st June (20:00).

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 v Austria – Thursday, 17th June (20:00).
  • North Macedonia v Netherlands – Monday, 21st June (17:00).

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 v Wales – Wednesday, 16th June (17:00).
  • Italy v Wales – Sunday, 20th June (17:00).

Ghana – Jordan Ayew

  • Morocco 1-0 Ghana – Tuesday, 8th June. Ayew played the full 90 minutes.
  • Ghana0-0 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.