JERUSALEM: Holland closed in on a place in the semi-finals of the European Under-21 Championship after thrashing Russia 5-1.
Georginio Wijnaldum’s first-half strike sent Holland on their way and Luuk de Jong added a second after Nikita Chicherin was sent off early in the second half.
Highly-rated Denis Cheryshev pulled back a goal shortly afterwards but Ola John ended any hope of a comeback midway through the second half before Danny Hoesen and Leroy Fer added gloss to the scoreline.
The Dutch have taken six points from their first two Group B games but Russia risk elimination after two defeats with one match left to play.
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