Saturday June 21, 2008 Quarter-final Finished Sankt Jakob-Park

Netherlands 1 - 3 Russia

  • van Nistelrooy 86’
  • Pavluchenko 56’
  • Torbinskiy 112’
  • Arshavin 115’

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  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Netherlands
    • Russia
    • 120' And THAT is the final whistle. Andrei Arshavin falls to the ground in disbelief, and Russia are in the semi final. What a game, in the latter stages at least.
    • 118' Sneijder with a free kick but he sends it into Akinfeev's arms.
    • 116' A throw-in to Russia on the right, taken quickly and the Dutch defence have stepped up, you can't be offside from a throw, Arshavin is in AND HE DRILLS IT UNDER VAN DER SAR FOR 3-1!
    • 115' Sychev in space on the right and he hammers a rising drive that flashes just over! Van der Sar had it covered.
    • 114' RUSSIA SUB: Sychev on for Pavyluchenko.
    • 112' Russia come forward on the break, Arshavin on the left, superb run and a deep cross but too deep for Torbinsky at the far post BUT HE SOMEHOW TURNS IT IN WITH THE OUTSIDE OF HIS LEFT BOOT FROM AN IMPOSSIBLE ANGLE AND RUSSIA LEAD! They have deserved that. Brilliant play, and a great moment for the little man who won't play in the semi but could have got his side there.
    • 111' Long one over the top and some confusion betwen Ignashevich and Akinfeev as the defender heads a ball the keeper is coming for. A flashpoint between them but nothing comes of it.
    • 110' Torbinsky shown yellow for a late one on Van der Sar, he'll miss the next match.
    • 109' Russia swarm forward, great turn and flick by Zhirkov and Ziryanov hits the byline AND HE PLAYS IT BACK FOR TORBINSKY AND IT JUST MISSES HIM! Oh they just can't score but Russia are a joy to watch.
    • 109' Looking at that again, I would call it a penalty. Heitinga got a piece of of Zhirkov's shirt and trod on his ankle.
    • 108' The ball is still with Russia though, playing it about casually and Pavlyuchenko is almost played through by Semak but not quite. Russia still making all the play.
    • 107' Zhirkov on the left, cuts inside and out and skins Heitinga who brings him down and surely a penalty but nothing given! Hmmm, that looked like a foul to me.
    • 105' Half-time in extra-time, quick swap and off they go!
    • 103' Zhirkov gets a yellow for flying into the back of Van Persie.
    • 101' Free-kick to Russia again on the left, Kolodin of traction-engine fame has a chance... and he hammers another brilliant effort that flashes wide. They should convert him to midfield, so he causes less problems with his mediocre defending.
    • 99' Arshavin on the right, weaves in and out, glides past Gio like he's not even there, then Mathijsen AND HE DRILLS IT TO THE UNMARKED TORBINSKY WHO MUST SCORE BUT FINISHES WEAKLY AT VAN DER SAR! If they go out the Russians will be asking themselves "why, oh why".
    • 97' Pavlyuchenko on the left, he cuts inside a bit AND UNLEASHES A BRILLIANT DRIVE THAT CLATTERS OFF THE ANGLE OF POST AND BAR! Incredible effort!
    • 96' Arshavin on the ball, wriggles past one man then another and he's created space to shoot but fires over!
    • 92' Arshavin almost creates a chance but Van der Sar smothers.
    • 91' First half of extra time underway, Sneijder has a pop from the edge of the box but straight at Akinfeev.
    • 90+2 And that is the final whistle! 1-1 and extra time again!
    • 90+1 Oh but he's changed his mind! Great linesmaning and refereeing, the assistant signalled to Lubos Michel as the ball had gone just out of play before Kolodin's challenge. Kolodin stays on the pitch.
    • 90+1 Kolodin slides in on Sneijder and oh no it's a second yellow and a red card. And they can't defend set pieces either.
    • 87' Russia attack, Zhirkov played in on the left, he's in space and has men to cut it back for but Ooijer hacks it away! Pavlyuchenko was waiting to pounce! Another grandstand finish at the Euros!
    • 86' Free-kick to the Netherlands on the left, Sneijder to swing it in... a great delivery totally takes the Russians out of play AND VAN NISTELROOY FLIES IN AT THE FAR POST WITH A DIVING HEADER INTO THE BOTTOM RIGHT FOR 1-1! Russia's weak point is exploited, the set play is impossible for them to defend.
    • 83' Arshavin eases Heitinga off the ball, wide left and into Zhirkov who is in but his touch is too heavy so he pulls it back to Pavluchenko but intercepted and behind for a corner! Russia trying to walk it in.
    • 82' Sneijder again from distance but well-wide this time.
    • 81' RUSSIA SUB: Torbinski on for Saenko.
    • 80' Sneijder picks the ball up some way out and tries a pretty cocky effort which flies just over!
    • 79' Affelay combines with Sneijder and now Van Bronckhorst but hacked away by Russia.
    • 76' Mathijsen with a mistake lets Pavluchenko in and he lofts it over Van der Sar but the Man United keeper is very tall and uses his height to claw the ball away! Almost a horror-show for the Hamburg defender.
    • 73' Good run from Affelay but he goes down very easily under minimal pressure and the ref waves play on.
    • 72' Sneijder to take this... but a poor free-kick rising still as it flies several feet over.
    • 71' Kolodin fouls Van Nistelrooy on the edge of the box, free-kick in a dangerous position and a yellow card - he will miss the semi, should Russia get there.
    • 70' Pavluchenko on the right, a superb ball over the top for Anyukov on the overlap and he can finish but a good, one-handed save from Van der Sar!
    • 69' RUSSIA SUB: Bilyatedinov on for Shemshov. Zhirkov with a corner, which is cleared from the near post.
    • 68' Ziryanov almost breaks into the box with Pavluchenko free but De Jong slides back brilliantly to put it behind for a corner - it would have been an easy finish for the Russia hit man.
    • 65' Holland in trouble as Heitinga comes off for treatment to a cut face - they've already used all three subs!
    • 62' Van Nistelrooy combines with Van Persie, who has a crack but sends a rising shot well over.
    • 61' NETHERLANDS SUB: Attack-minded midfielder Ibrahim Afellay is on for Engelaar. Third and final sub for the Dutch.
    • 59' Van der Vaart booked for dissent after giving away a free-kick.
    • 58' Saenko slips past Van Bronckhurst and fires a low drive through Gio's legs but just wide!
    • 56' Arshavin with a cute pass into Semak on the left, he whips in a great cross AND PAVLUCHENKO ARRIVES ON THE PENALTY SPOT WITH A LOW SCUFFED LEFT FOOT FINISH PAST VAN DER SAR FOR 1-0! Advantage Russia! And Hiddink is doing it again!
    • 56' Arshavin to take this one, on the left, around 30 yards out and very wide... and a superb shot flashing across goal and just wide! Van der Sar had it covered though.
    • 55' Van Persie booked for a high arm on Ziryanov, looked accidental and a bit over an over-reaction but still a foul.
    • 54' NETHERLANDS SUB: Bouhlarouz comes off for Hetinga.
    • 53' Heitinga is warming up - maybe Van Basten is seeing him as a potential threat on the set-pieces that are causing Russia problems at the left far post.
    • 52' Russia still attack, lofted wide to Saenko who can't quite keep it in.
    • 51' ree-kick to Russia on the left, taken quickly to free Zhirkov who feeds Arshavin in the box but a great tackle by Mathijsen.
    • 50' Bad tackle from Bouhlarouz and he is the first player to see yellow. Retribution of sorts as it was on Arshavin, who fouled him in the first half.
    • 49' Free-kick to the Dutch on the right, Van der Vaart to take... he swings it far post and poor marking from Russia again as De Jong flies in but he can't quite get his head on it and it flies just wide! Again the Russians all over the shop at set plays.
    • 47' The ball drops to Van Persie - who came on for Kuyt at the break - but he slices it wide from the edge of the box.
    • 46' Second half underway!
    • 45+2 The first half comes to a close, a very uncharacteristic performance from both sides, 0-0 but Russia have had the better of it.
    • 45+1 Kuyt to Van der Vaart who cross in for Van Nistelrooy but under pressure from Kolodin, the ball goes up in the air and Russia half-clear.
    • 45' One minute added on at the end of the first half.
    • 43' Kolodin gives the ball away to Van der Vaart who has a crack but parried by Akinfeev! What on earth was Kolodin doing?
    • 42' Russia break at pace, some superb one-touch play between Saenko and Arshavin, Saenko goes down on the edge of the area but nothing given. Throw to Russia on the right, Arshavin back to Kolodin, Ziryanov lofts it wide to Semshov but his touch takes it out of play.
    • 41' Free-kick to Holland some way out, to the right, Van der Vaart will swing it over and it's a decent far post delivery but just too far for the three unmarked Dutch flying in. De Jong was closest. Poor marking.
    • 39' Sneijder over the ball, he shapes to shoot from some distance but no Kolodin is he and it spoons embarassingly high and wide. Van Persie is warming up already.
    • 38' Zhirkov tries a long range shot but well wide. The Dutch break, Sneijder is fouled but the ref plays an advantage. He eventually pulls it back for a free-kick midway into the Russia half.
    • 37' Van Nistelrooy on the edge of the box, he turns his marker and drills a low shot for the far post but palmed away by Akinfeev and Russia scramble it clear! That's more like it for the Dutch.
    • 36' Great tracking back from Sneijder to intercept Zhirkov on the overlap, he was in too. Corner to Russia which the Dutch clear wide now, mindful of Kolodin's shooting threat.
    • 35' A Dutch move breaks down as Kuyt loses the ball and concedes a throw. The favourites not getting any real control on anything.
    • 34' Arshavin again on the left, he hits the byline and swings it over for Pavluchenko but Engelaar is back defending and gets a good, tall header away.
    • 33' Again the Dutch clear it, near halfway now, Kolodin again AND HE HAS ANOTHER POP FROM 35 YARDS AND IT WHISTLES JUST OVER WITH VAN DER SAR FLYING ACROSS!! My word this boy has a foot like a traction engine. There, I said it. Never again.
    • 32' The corner is cleared and drops to Kolodin about 35 yards out, he takes a touch AND UNLEASHES A SCREAMER THAT VAN DER SAR FLIES ACROSS TO TIP OVER! Audacious attempt from a ridiculous distance.
    • 31' Van der Vaart finds Bouhlarouz but the cross is poor and hammered away. Still with the Dutch though but Arshavin gets it and leads the charge, one-two and he has it back on the left and he drills it in low and tipped past the far post by Van der Sar! Brilliant save after superb play from Russia's magician. De Jong and Bouhlarouz culpable.
    • 29' Kolodin with a roughouse challenge on Van Nistelrooy, free-kick to the Dutch on the right... Van der Vaart to swing it in... IT'S A BRILLIANT DELIVERY AND VAN NISTELROOY UNMARKED BUT HE MISSES THE BALL AND IT SPINS WIDE! That should have been 1-0.
    • 28' The little wizard Arshavin is human after all, playing a loose pass straight out of play, although admittedly De Jong was hassling him.
    • 27' Saenko wriggles into space on the right and tries a dug-out cross but there's little support for Pavluchenko and the Dutch clear.
    • 26' Russia fail to clear the corner and it drops to ENGELAAR but he drags a low drive wide. There were oranje shirts sliding in and any touch could have taken that in.
    • 25' Ooijer with a clipped ball into the right that Bouhlarouz overlaps onto, defenders getting forward for the Dutch and a corner is won.
    • 24' Bouhlarouz clears the free kick, Zhirkov puts it back in but high and easy for Van der Sar. 56% of the ball with the Russians so far.
    • 23' A frustrated Bouhlarouz catches Zhirkov, free-kick to Russia on the left which Ziryanov will swing in...
    • 22' The free-kick is played wide and the ball is slid low into the box and PAVLUCHENKO but he can't connect and it drifts harmlessly wide. Russia defintely in the driving seat in the early exchanges of this game.
    • 20' Saenko miscontrols, dives and buys the free-kick off the ref. Van Bronckhorst was behind him but made no contact.
    • 19' Van Nistelrooy wins a high ball in the air after hesitancy from Anyukov and SNEIJDER IS IN but Ignashevich gets back to block.
    • 18' Bouhlarouz gets up in the end, just a knock, no twist. As if you needed reminding, the Chelsea misfit is playing despite suffering a personal tragedy this week.
    • 17' Not a great delivery from Van der Vaart though, straight at Akinfeev. Bouhlarouz is down after a clash with Arshavin, seemed accidental but his knee is hurt...
    • 16' Khirkov on the left but is confronted by two Dutch players and loses out. The Netherlands now have a free kick on the right...
    • 15' Free-kick to Russia on the right but a woeful delivery from the usually accurate Zhirkov, it goes high and wide and nowhere near anyone.
    • 13' Long ball over the top finds Pavluchenko onside on the left, he lacks support though so stands it up for Arshavin... the ball is poor though and Engelaar can clear.
    • 10' The Dutch get some of the ball now, Engelaar and Van Nistelrooy combine, the ball is played through the middle but Akinfeeyev comes out bravely to claim.
    • 8' Netherlands don't clear the corner, it's back with Russia on the right for Arshavin to cross AND PAVLUCHENKO UNMARKED WITH THE HEADER BUT HE SENDS IT OVER! What a chance! Great start for Russia.
    • 7' Corner swung to the centre of the area... cleared and it drops to Kolodin at distance AND HE HAMMERS IN A LOW DRIVE THAT TAKES A DEFLECTION AND GOES JUST WIDE! Almost fell to Arshavin too. Russia taking it to the Dutch.
    • 6' Free-kick to Russia on the right, Zhirkov to take... and he whips in a superb shot that Van der Sar tips away for a corner!
    • 4' Zhirkov latches onto a De Jong error but the Dutch player gets back to challenge.
    • 2' Free-kick to Russia about 30 yards out, taken short, Saenko then thinks he's going to win a corner but it's played clear by Bouhlarouz... still with Russia and Arshavin is almost played in but back with Van der Sar.
    • 1' Match underway at St Jakob-Park!
    • - One man who is playing, however, is grieving Dutch defender Khalid Boulahrouz, who returned to Netherlands in midweek after the tragic death of his prematurely-born daughter. His team are all wearing black armbands in tribute to her.
    • - Arjen Robben does not start in this match on account of his niggling groin injury, which has restricted him to bench duty so far in these championships. "He won't take any part in the match unless we need him in an emergency," Dutch coach Marco van Basten said. Although on the evidence of his virtuoso cameo against France, Robben can certainly have an impact.
    • - Fact of the day: Dutch goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar makes a record 16th European Championships appearance, the joint leader with France's veteran defender Lilian Thuram.
    • - Russia team: 1-Igor Akinfeyev; 22-Alexander Anyukov, 8-Denis Kolodin, 4-Sergei Ignashevich, 18-Yuri Zhirkov; 17-Konstantin Zyryanov, 11-Sergei Semak, 20-Igor Semshov, 9-Ivan Saenko; 10-Andrei Arshavin, 19-Roman Pavlyuchenko.
    • - Netherlands team: 1-Edwin van der Sar; 21-Khalid Boulahrouz, 2-Andre Ooijer, 4-Joris Mathijsen, 5-Giovanni van Bronckhorst; 17-Nigel de Jong, 8-Orlando Engelaar; 18-Dirk Kuyt, 23-Rafael van der Vaart, 10-Wesley Sneijder; 9-Ruud van Nistelrooy
    • - Hello and welcome to eurosport.yahoo.com's LIVE coverage of the third Euro 2008 quarter final, Russia face the in-form Dutch from 19:45 UK time!
  • Team Stats

    Netherlands Stats Russia
    55% Possession 44%
    28 Shots 27
    7 Shots on target 10
    5 Saves 1
    4 Corners 11
    27 Fouls 21
    6 Offsides 4
    3 Yellow cards 3
    0 Red cards 0
    26 Tackles 28
    422 Accurate passes 308
    42 Bad passes 78
  • Player Stats

    G =
    Goals
    S =
    Shots
    SoT =
    Shot on Target
    F =
    Fouls
    FW =
    Fouls Won
    O =
    Offsides
    A =
    Assists
    AP =
    Accurate Passes
    BP =
    Bad Passes
    T =
    Tackles
    • Netherlands
      G S SoT F FW O A AP BP T
      1 Edwin Van der Sar 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 1 0
      2 Andre Ooijer 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 50 1 3
      5 Giovanni van Bronckhorst 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 26 8 5
      21 Khalid Boulahrouz 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 14 0 4
      4 Joris Mathijsen 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 32 4 4
      23 Rafael van der Vaart 0 5 3 3 5 0 0 46 9 1
      8 Orlando Engelaar 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 24 2 0
      17 Nigel de Jong 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 62 4 1
      10 Wesley Sneijder 0 10 1 1 3 1 1 37 7 1
      9 Ruud van Nistelrooy 1 3 2 2 6 2 0 18 0 0
      18 Dirk Kuyt 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 11 2 3
      15 Tim de Cler 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      7 Robin Van Persie 0 5 1 2 5 2 0 23 3 2
      22 Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      14 Wilfred Bouma 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      6 Demy de Zeeuw 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      20 Ibrahim Afellay 0 2 0 2 2 0 0 22 1 1
      13 Henk Timmer 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      3 Johnny Heitinga 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 37 0 1
      19 Klaas Jan Huntelaar 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      12 Mario Melchiot 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      16 Maarten Stekelenburg 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      11 Arjen Robben 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    • Russia
      G S SoT F FW O A AP BP T
      1 Igor Akinfeev 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 1 0
      4 Sergei Ignashevitch 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 31 2 0
      22 Alexander Anyukov 0 1 1 2 2 0 1 16 0 4
      8 Denis Kolodin 0 5 1 3 1 0 0 36 5 5
      11 Sergei Semak 0 1 0 0 5 0 1 35 6 5
      20 Igor Semshov 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 15 1 2
      18 Yuri Zhirkov 0 1 1 5 3 0 0 33 20 5
      17 Konstantin Zyryanov 0 2 0 2 1 1 0 49 21 3
      10 Andrei Arshavin 1 5 3 1 6 1 1 33 11 1
      19 Roman Pavlyuchenko 1 6 2 2 1 1 0 17 2 0
      9 Ivan Saenko 0 1 0 2 2 1 0 10 1 1
      14 Roman Shirokov 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      5 Alexei Berezoutski 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      23 Vladimir Bystrov 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      13 Oleg Ivanov 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      3 Renat Yanbayev 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      21 Dmitry Sychev 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
      12 Vladimir Gabulov 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      2 Vassili Berezoutski 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      16 Vyacheslav Malafeev 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      7 Dmitry Torbinskiy 1 4 2 3 0 0 0 8 1 1
      15 Diniyar Bilyaletdinov 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 14 7 1
      6 Roman Adamov 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  • Summary

    • 116' A throw-in to Russia on the right, taken quickly and the Dutch defence have stepped up, you can't be offside from a throw, Arshavin is in AND HE DRILLS IT UNDER VAN DER SAR FOR 3-1!
    • 112' Russia come forward on the break, Arshavin on the left, superb run and a deep cross but too deep for Torbinsky at the far post BUT HE SOMEHOW TURNS IT IN WITH THE OUTSIDE OF HIS LEFT BOOT FROM AN IMPOSSIBLE ANGLE AND RUSSIA LEAD! They have deserved that. Brilliant play, and a great moment for the little man who won't play in the semi but could have got his side there.
    • 109' Russia swarm forward, great turn and flick by Zhirkov and Ziryanov hits the byline AND HE PLAYS IT BACK FOR TORBINSKY AND IT JUST MISSES HIM! Oh they just can't score but Russia are a joy to watch.
    • 107' Zhirkov on the left, cuts inside and out and skins Heitinga who brings him down and surely a penalty but nothing given! Hmmm, that looked like a foul to me.
    • 101' Free-kick to Russia again on the left, Kolodin of traction-engine fame has a chance... and he hammers another brilliant effort that flashes wide. They should convert him to midfield, so he causes less problems with his mediocre defending.
    • 99' Arshavin on the right, weaves in and out, glides past Gio like he's not even there, then Mathijsen AND HE DRILLS IT TO THE UNMARKED TORBINSKY WHO MUST SCORE BUT FINISHES WEAKLY AT VAN DER SAR! If they go out the Russians will be asking themselves "why, oh why".
    • 97' Pavlyuchenko on the left, he cuts inside a bit AND UNLEASHES A BRILLIANT DRIVE THAT CLATTERS OFF THE ANGLE OF POST AND BAR! Incredible effort!
    • 96' Arshavin on the ball, wriggles past one man then another and he's created space to shoot but fires over!
    • 90+1 Oh but he's changed his mind! Great linesmaning and refereeing, the assistant signalled to Lubos Michel as the ball had gone just out of play before Kolodin's challenge. Kolodin stays on the pitch.
    • 90+1 Kolodin slides in on Sneijder and oh no it's a second yellow and a red card. And they can't defend set pieces either.
    • 87' Russia attack, Zhirkov played in on the left, he's in space and has men to cut it back for but Ooijer hacks it away! Pavlyuchenko was waiting to pounce! Another grandstand finish at the Euros!
    • 86' Free-kick to the Netherlands on the left, Sneijder to swing it in... a great delivery totally takes the Russians out of play AND VAN NISTELROOY FLIES IN AT THE FAR POST WITH A DIVING HEADER INTO THE BOTTOM RIGHT FOR 1-1! Russia's weak point is exploited, the set play is impossible for them to defend.
    • 83' Arshavin eases Heitinga off the ball, wide left and into Zhirkov who is in but his touch is too heavy so he pulls it back to Pavluchenko but intercepted and behind for a corner! Russia trying to walk it in.
    • 76' Mathijsen with a mistake lets Pavluchenko in and he lofts it over Van der Sar but the Man United keeper is very tall and uses his height to claw the ball away! Almost a horror-show for the Hamburg defender.
    • 70' Pavluchenko on the right, a superb ball over the top for Anyukov on the overlap and he can finish but a good, one-handed save from Van der Sar!
    • 58' Saenko slips past Van Bronckhurst and fires a low drive through Gio's legs but just wide!
    • 56' Arshavin with a cute pass into Semak on the left, he whips in a great cross AND PAVLUCHENKO ARRIVES ON THE PENALTY SPOT WITH A LOW SCUFFED LEFT FOOT FINISH PAST VAN DER SAR FOR 1-0! Advantage Russia! And Hiddink is doing it again!
    • 56' Arshavin to take this one, on the left, around 30 yards out and very wide... and a superb shot flashing across goal and just wide! Van der Sar had it covered though.
    • 49' Free-kick to the Dutch on the right, Van der Vaart to take... he swings it far post and poor marking from Russia again as De Jong flies in but he can't quite get his head on it and it flies just wide! Again the Russians all over the shop at set plays.
    • 43' Kolodin gives the ball away to Van der Vaart who has a crack but parried by Akinfeev! What on earth was Kolodin doing?
    • 37' Van Nistelrooy on the edge of the box, he turns his marker and drills a low shot for the far post but palmed away by Akinfeev and Russia scramble it clear! That's more like it for the Dutch.
    • 33' Again the Dutch clear it, near halfway now, Kolodin again AND HE HAS ANOTHER POP FROM 35 YARDS AND IT WHISTLES JUST OVER WITH VAN DER SAR FLYING ACROSS!! My word this boy has a foot like a traction engine. There, I said it. Never again.
    • 32' The corner is cleared and drops to Kolodin about 35 yards out, he takes a touch AND UNLEASHES A SCREAMER THAT VAN DER SAR FLIES ACROSS TO TIP OVER! Audacious attempt from a ridiculous distance.
    • 31' Van der Vaart finds Bouhlarouz but the cross is poor and hammered away. Still with the Dutch though but Arshavin gets it and leads the charge, one-two and he has it back on the left and he drills it in low and tipped past the far post by Van der Sar! Brilliant save after superb play from Russia's magician. De Jong and Bouhlarouz culpable.
    • 29' Kolodin with a roughouse challenge on Van Nistelrooy, free-kick to the Dutch on the right... Van der Vaart to swing it in... IT'S A BRILLIANT DELIVERY AND VAN NISTELROOY UNMARKED BUT HE MISSES THE BALL AND IT SPINS WIDE! That should have been 1-0.
    • 26' Russia fail to clear the corner and it drops to ENGELAAR but he drags a low drive wide. There were oranje shirts sliding in and any touch could have taken that in.
    • 19' Van Nistelrooy wins a high ball in the air after hesitancy from Anyukov and SNEIJDER IS IN but Ignashevich gets back to block.
    • 8' Netherlands don't clear the corner, it's back with Russia on the right for Arshavin to cross AND PAVLUCHENKO UNMARKED WITH THE HEADER BUT HE SENDS IT OVER! What a chance! Great start for Russia.
    • 7' Corner swung to the centre of the area... cleared and it drops to Kolodin at distance AND HE HAMMERS IN A LOW DRIVE THAT TAKES A DEFLECTION AND GOES JUST WIDE! Almost fell to Arshavin too. Russia taking it to the Dutch.
    • 6' Free-kick to Russia on the right, Zhirkov to take... and he whips in a superb shot that Van der Sar tips away for a corner!

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • E. van der Sar
      • K. Boulahrouz
      • A. Ooijer
      • J. Mathijsen
      • G. van Bronckhorst
      • N. de Jong
      • O. Engelaar Substitution Out (62′)
      • D. Kuyt
      • R. van der Vaart Yellow Card
      • W. Sneijder
      • R. van Nistelrooy Goal

      Subs

      • M. Melchiot
      • W. Bouma
      • A. Robben
      • J. Vennegoor of Hesselink
      • H. Timmer
      • I. Afellay Substitution In62′
      • R. van Persie Substitution In46′ Yellow Card
      • M. Stekelenburg
      • K. Huntelaar
      • T. de Cler
      • D. de Zeeuw
      • J. Heitinga
    • Starting line-up

      • I. Akinfeev
      • A. Anyukov
      • S. Ignashevich
      • D. Kolodin
      • Y. Zhirkov Yellow Card
      • S. Semak
      • I. Semshov Substitution Out (66′)
      • I. Saenko Substitution Out (81′)
      • K. Zyryanov
      • R. Pavlyuchenko
      • A. Arshavin Goal

      Subs

      • R. Adamov
      • D. Sychev Substitution In114′
      • D. Bilyaletdinov Substitution In66′
      • V. Gabulov
      • D. Torbinskiy Substitution In81′ Goal Yellow Card
      • R. Shirokov
      • R. Yanbaev
      • O. Ivanov
      • V. Malafeev
      • A. Berezutsky
      • V. Berezutsky
      • V. Bystrov
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      Strikers
      - -
      Goal - -
      Subs
      Substitution In114′ - -
      Substitution In66′ - -
      Substitution In81′ Goal Yellow Card - -

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