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Memphis Depay stands out again in the national team: Why is he still failing in Barcelona?

The forward who plays for Barcelona scored twice and increased the lead over Gibraltar, in a duel for the UEFA qualifiers for the World Cup.

Memphis Depay
Memphis Depay

It seems that Memphis Depay has a pact with the goal when it plays with its selection. On Monday night in Rotterdam, the striker who plays for Barcelona signed a double for the Netherlands, in his match against Gibraltar, for the eighth day of Group G of the UEFA Qualifiers towards the World Cup in Qatar 2022.

On the 21st minute, the former Lyon player practically only had to push the ball to make it 2-0, after a pass from Davy Klaassen. Already at the third minute of discount of the first part, Depay did not fail from the twelve steps and decreed the transitory 3-0.

Netherlands took an important step towards the next World Cup. Louis van Gaal's team has 16 points and remains at the top of the table with two points difference over Norway. If you win your next match, you will be one victory away from getting your place in the next tournament.

The truth is that Memphis Depay stands out game by game with his team, and is the most important pillar of the Netherlands. However, since his arrival in Barcelona, he has not managed to do anything of what he does with the Orange shirt. In fact, his team is one foot out of the UEFA Champions League, ranking eighth in La Liga, something that had not happened in the last two decades. He is in charge of taking the reins of the ship, and directing its course. Will he be able to do it?

Alexis Almosnino

Digital Sports Journalist received at the university Tea & Deportea in 2016. Specialized in graphic media.+ info

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