Louis van Gaal’s side was unimpressive for the most part but managed to find two late goals to beat Senegal, while La Tri downed hosts Qatar on opening night.
Memphis Depay is being brought along slowly by Van Gaal after recovering from an injury. The Barcelona forward could be in line for more game time after a short cameo against Senegal. Van Gaal made a couple of surprising calls for the Netherlands’ opener against Senegal which he is likely to reverse here. There are not any injury concerns at this moment
Similarly, Marten De Roon also came off the bench and proved his fitness over half hour of football. While he will remain on the bench against Ecuador, Depay could get his first start in the tournament. He could replace Vincent Janssen in the lineup and partner Steven Bergwijn in the attack.
Netherlands vs Ecuador Lineups
Noppert; Timber, Van Dijk, Ake; Dumfries, Berghuis, De Jong, Blind; Gakpo; Memphis, Bergwijn
Galindez; Preciado, Torres, Hincapie, Estupinan; Mendez, Plata, Caicedo; Sarmiento, Estrada, Ibarra