Netherlands vs Romania
Tuesday, 17th June at 20.45
Holland have already won Group
C. If Romania win here, then France and Italy are out. Romania will also qualify if
both games are a draw.
As usual, Romania started the game just happy not to concede a goal.
But as news of Italy's goal in Zurich reach the Romanian players,
they'll know that a draw won't be good enough and they'll have to start thinking about
taking the game to the Dutch - if they can.
Half-time - 0:0
The game in Berne was held up so that the match started the same time
as the delayed one in Zurich.
Romania needed to score but it was Holland who took the lead, through
Three minutes from time, Robin Van Persie wrapped it up for Holland.
Credit to the Dutch, they didn't throw the game to avoid a possible
meeting with France or Italy in the semi-final.
Netherlands 2 - Romania 0
1:0 Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (54)
2:0 Robin Van Persie (87)
16 Maarten Stekelenburg; 15 Tim De Cler, 14 Wilfred Bouma, 3 Johnny Heitinga, 21 Khalid
Boulahrouz; 11 Arjen Robben, 8 Orlando Engelaar, 7 Robin Van Persie, 6 Demy De Zeeuw, 20
Ibrahim Afellay; 19 Klaas-Jan Huntelaar.
1 Bogdan Lobont; 3 Razvan Dinca Rat, 14 Sorin Ghionea, 4 Gabriel Sebastian Tamas, 2 Cosmin
Contra; 5 Cristian Chivu, 8 Paul Codrea, 11 Razvan Cocis; 10 Adrian Mutu, 18 Marius
Niculae, 16 Banel Nicolita.
Massimo Busacca (Switzerland)
58 Mins - 12 Mario Melchiot on for 21 Khalid Boulahrouz
59 Mins - 21 Daniel Niculae on for 18 Marius Niculae
61 Mins - 18 Dirk Kuyt on for 11 Arjen Robben
72 Mins - 20 Nicolae Dica on for 8 Paul Codrea
82 Mins - 7 Florentin Petre on for 16 Banel Nicolita
83 Mins - 22 Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink on for 19 Klaas-Jan Huntelaar
1 Yellow Card:
78 Mins - Cristian Chivu (Romania)
France vs Italy