World Cup 2010 – 1/8 Final highlights
Netherlands 2-1 Slovakia highlights
28 June 2010
kick off:16:00 CET
FULL-TIME Netherlands 2-1 Slovakia
Not exactly a statement of intent from the Dutch but they were comfortable enough winners. They will play either Brazil or Chile in the quarter-finals.
Netherlands vs Slovakia line-ups
Netherlands: 1-Maarten Stekelenburg; 2-Gregory van der Wiel, 3-John Heitinga, 4-Joris Mathijsen, 5-Giovanni van Bronckhorst; 7-Dirk Kuyt, 6-Mark van Bommel, 10-Wesley Sneijder, 8-Nigel de Jong, 11-Arjen Robben; 9-Robin van Persie.
Slovakia: 1-Jan Mucha; 2-Peter Pekarik, 3-Martin Skrtel, 16-Jan Durica, 5-Radoslav Zabavnik, 7-Vladimir Weiss, 15-Miroslav Stoch, 17-Marek Hamsik, 11-Robert Vittek, 19-Juraj Kucka, 18-Erik Jendrisek.
Referee: Alberto Undiano (Spain)
18′ [1 : 0] Arjen Robben
84′ [2 : 0] Wesley Sneijder
90′ [2 : 1] Robert Vittek (pen.)
31′ Arjen Robben
40′ Juraj Kucka
72′ Kamil Kopunek
84′ Martin Skrtel
90′ Maarten Stekelenburg
8 mins GOAL Netherlands 1-0 Slovakia
We’ve seen this happen a few times in recent seasons. Arjen Robben gallops on to a ball over the top as the Dutch break forward. He cuts inside and smashes a low shot into the bottom corner of the net. A fabulous finish.
83 mins GOAL Netherlands 2-0 Slovakia (Sneijder)
Jan Mucha has had a terrific game for Slovakia but he has had an absolute nightmare here. Mucha comes out to try to beat Dirk Kuyt to a quick free-kick on the right of his area, but misses the ball completely. Kuyt is able to look up and square it to Wesley Sneijder to slot it into an empty net. Game over? I think so.
90 mins PENALTY to Slovakia
90 mins GOAL Netherlands 2-1 Slovakia (Vittek)