Van de Donk scores on 100th Netherlands appearance

Van de Donk

Twelve of our stars were in international action on Tuesday. Read on to find out how they fared:

Danielle van de Donk marked her 100th international appearance with a goal on Tuesday night as Netherlands ran out comfortable 2-0 winners over Russia.

The 28-year-old wasted no time in making it a night to remember, opening the scoring in the 10th minute with a smart finish inside the area, before Vivianne Miedema doubled Netherlands’ advantage on the hour mark. 

Jill Roord played the entirety of the fixture. Sarina Wiegman’s side remain top of Group A with 12 points from four games.

Van de Donk

Beth Mead’s fine form in front of goal continued on Tuesday night, scoring the game-winning goal in England’s narrow 1-0 friendly victory over Portugal.

The Lionesses dominated possession and controlled the game from start to finish, but they were made to wait until the 72nd minute for the deadlock to be broken.

Alex Greenwood’s searching cross forced an error from Patricia Morais, and Mead was on hand to fire home from less than a yard out.

Leah Williamson started the game and looked sharp in defence, while Jordan Nobbs came off the bench to play the final 25 minutes.

Beth Mead

Katie McCabe found the back of the net as Ireland defeated Ukraine 3-2 in a Euro qualifier.

Our versatile forward captained the side and handed Ireland the lead in the 25th minute, firing a first-time effort into the bottom left corner, before Rianna Jarret made it two with her first international goal. 

The visitors completed a shock comeback before the break thanks to goals from Lyobov Schmatko and Olha Ovdiychuk, but the former went on to score an own goal in the 52nd minute, handing all three points to the hosts. Ireland are now second in Group I with two wins from their opening two games. Louise Quinn also played the entirity of the fixture. 


Lia Walti continued to build up match fitness on Tuesday, playing 63 minutes in Switzerland’s 2-0 Euro qualifier win over Croatia.

First-half goals from Ana-Maria Crnogorcevic and Geraldine Reuteler secured a comfortable victory for Nils Nielsen’s side, taking them up to first in Group H with three wins from three.

Manuela Zinsberger kept yet another clean sheet on Tuesday night as Austria ran out 1-0 winners over Serbia in a Euro qualifier.

Nicole Billy gave the visitors the lead in the 12th minute, before Zinsbeger produced a number of fine saves to seal all three points - and take Austria up to first in Group G with maximum points from their opening two fixtures. 

Pauline Peyraud-Magnin was an unused substitute in France’s 3-0 win over Kazakhstan.

Valerie Gauvin, Eugenie Le Sommer and Marie-Antoinette Katoto were the names on the scoresheet.

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