Internationals: Anthony Martial and Memphis Depay grab assists

by Sam Peoples

Anthony Martial and Memphis Depay both came off the bench in the second half of France’s friendly against the Netherlands on Friday night.

With Netherlands 2-0 down at half-time, Memphis grabbed an assist within two minutes of coming on as a substitute and got a second assist when Afellay fired in directly from his corner with a first time shot from outside the box to equalise.

Martial laid on the ball for Blaise Matuidi to score which proved to be the winning goal in the 3-2 encounter.

There were plenty of reds in action on Thursday night. Juan Mata and David de Gea started for Spain in their 1-1 draw with Italy against United teammate Matteo Darmian. It’s good to see both start the game because Vicente del Bosque hasn’t done that too often.

Sergio Romero and Marcos Rojo‘s played the full 90 minutes in Argentina’s 2-1 win over Chile in their World Cup qualifier. They came from 1-0 down to win. Antonio Valencia played 90 minutes at right-back for Ecuador as well.

Paddy McNair earned plaudits for his performance in midfield for Northern Ireland’s game against Wales. He lined up in midfield alongside former United academy graduate Oliver Norwood.

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