World Cup 2010 Semifinal
Uruguay 2-3 Netherlands highlights
Venue: Cape Town
Tuesday, 6 July 2010
kick off:20:30 CET
FULL-TIME Uruguay 2-3 Netherlands
THE NETHERLANDS ARE IN THE WORLD CUP FINAL
Uruguay v Netherlands line-ups:
Uruguay: 1-Fernando Muslera; 3-Diego Godin, 6-Mauricio Victorino, 5-Walter Gargano, 16-Maximiliano Pereira, 22-Martin Caceres, 15-Diego Perez, 11-Alvaro Pereira, 17-Egidio Arevalo, 7-Edinson Cavani, 10-Diego Forlan.
Netherlands: 1-Maarten Stekelenburg; 12-Khalid Boulahrouz, 3-John Heitinga, 4-Joris Mathijsen, 5-Giovanni van Bronckhorst; 7-Dirk Kuyt, 6-Mark van Bommel, 10-Wesley Sneijder, 14-Demy de Zeeuw, 11-Arjen Robben; 9-Robin van Persie.
Referee: Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan).
18′ [0 : 1] G.V. Bronckhorst
41′ [1 : 1] Diego Forlan
70′ [1 : 2] Wesley Sneijder
73′ [1 : 3] Arjen Robben
90′ [2 : 3] Maximiliano Pereira
21′ Maximiliano Pereira
29′ Martin Caceres
29′ Wesley Sneijder
78′ Khalid Boulahrouz
90′ Mark van Bommel
18 mins GOAL Uruguay 0-1 Netherlands
Queue up for one of the goals of the tournament. The Netherlands work it from right to left and when the ball gets to Giovanni van Bronckhorst 35 yards out to the left, it looks like he’s got very little on. But the 35-year-old conjures up an absolute screamer, sending a stunning left-foot drive into the top corner, just flicking the fingertips of Fernando Muslera on its way into the postage stamp. Magnificent.
40 mins GOAL Uruguay 1-1 Netherlands
Not so lifeless now. Uruguay captain Diego Forlan collects the ball 35 yards from the Netherlands goal, turns into some space in a central position and lets fly with a left-foot shot that seems to swerve in the air and bamboozle Maarten Stekelenburg, who can only help the ball one-handed high into his own net.
70 mins GOAL Uruguay 1-2 Netherlands
Uruguay aren’t happy, but the Netherlands are ahead. Another decent move leads to a shooting chance for man-of-the-moment Wesley Sneijder and after it takes a deflection off Maxi Pereira, it might even brush off Robin van Persie’s shin as it flies past Fernando Muslera into the bottom left-hand corner. Was Van Persie offside when the ball was hit, though? It’s so tight.
73 mins GOAL Uruguay 1-3 Netherlands
Now the Dutch are in the World Cup final, and there’s no controversy about this one. Dirk Kuyt cuts back on to his right foot down the left and his cross into the box – slightly behind Arjen Robben – produces a fabulous header from the winger, directing it into the bottom right-hand corner, in off the post.
GOAL Uruguay 2-3 Netherlands
Uruguay play a free-kick short and quickly and fool the Dutch, Walter Gargano finding Maxi Pereira and the midfielder curling left-footed past Maarten Stekelenburg and into the far corner. Surely not?