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Romania 0 Netherlands 3: Advocaat signs off in style


Memphis Depay and Ryan Babel were among the scorers as Dick Advocaat’s latest spell in charge of Netherlands finished on a winning note.

Dick Advocaat enjoyed a successful farewell as Netherlands coach as a trio of second half goals secured a routine 3-0 victory in Romania on Tuesday.

Following the disappointment of falling short in World Cup qualification, Advocaat was given the chance to conclude his third stint in charge on a more positive note.

And the ‘Little General’ got his wish as last week’s 1-0 win in Scotland was followed by a polished performance in Bucharest.

The Oranje are searching for an attacking talisman to help replace the retired Arjen Robben and Memphis Dempay continued to press his case, opening the scoring in the 47th minute with his fifth goal in his last eight Netherlands appearances.

Ryan Babel is also back in the fold as a potential short-term solution and the Besiktas man soon doubled the advantage with his first international goal since May 2008.

Substitute Luuk de Jong rounded off the rout with just under 10 minutes remaining as the visitors ensured Advocaat’s successor will take charge of a team on a positive run having claimed five successive wins.

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