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Wednesday May 26, 2010 Friendlies Finished badenova-Stadion

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Netherlands

  • van Persie 17’, 42’

Mexico

  • Hernández 74’

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  1. Netherlands v Mexico: LIVE

    Netherlands v Mexico: LIVE

    Follow LIVE coverage from Freiburg, Germany of this evening's international friendly match between the Netherlands and Mexico. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Netherlands
    • Mexico
    • 90+3' THE NETHERLANDS HOLD ON FOR VICTORY! The whistle goes for full-time, as Bert van Marwijk's side extend their unbeaten run to 17 matches. It is a second defeat in three days for Mexico, but Javier Aguirre's men can take heart from a spirited second-half performance.
    • 90+2' A dangerous free-kick just outside the Dutch penalty is drilled low by Vela, but Stekelenburg holds it safely.
    • 90+1' It is a fifth change for Mexico as Jonathan dos Santos takes the place of Torrado.
    • 90' Engelaar tries to blast it through the wall, but there is no way through.
    • 89' Castro takes out Huntelaar with a blatant trip on the edge of the Mexico box.
    • 87' Another shot from de Zeeuw is blocked.
    • 86' De Zeeuw has a go from 30 yards, but it flies over the bar.
    • 84' Free-kick from Engelaar, but it is a very poor delivery, and it goes behind for a goal-kick.
    • 82' Boulahrouz is forced to clear as dos Santos' weak effort almost sets up a team-mate.
    • 79' The first yellow card of the match goes to Hector Moreno.
    • 77' Goalscorer Hernandez has an opportunity to equalise, but he rather scuffs the attempt, and it rolls wide.
    • 76' The Dutch have really gone off the boil, and it is Mexico who are on top now. Dos Santos hits another long-range shot that Stekelenburg is forced to tip over. Fine save.
    • 74' GOAL MEXICO! Javier Hernandez pulls a goal back for Javier Aguirre's men. The ball is crossed in from the left and the forward is in acres of space as he plants a header past Stekelenburg.
    • 73' A bit of afters between Engelaar and Israel Castro, but the referee is unmoved.
    • 71' Eljero Elia replaces van der Vaart, who has led by example this evening.
    • 69' Vela tries his luck from distance, but it does not trouble the goalkeeper.
    • 68' Klaas-Jan Huntelaar is the latest to enter the field of play. Off goes the man with both goals to his name tonight, Robin van Persie.
    • 65' Mexico are starting to threaten the Dutch goal. Stekelenburg does well to get a fist to a teasing cross, and then dos Santos is denied a glorious chance by a fantastic tackle in the six-yard box.
    • 64' But dos Santos' effort is a poor one, and it sails into the stands.
    • 63' Anita fouls Hernandez just outside the box.
    • 60' To see this evening's other matches in progress, click here.
    • 58' Martin Stekelenburg makes his first save of the evening, and it is a good one. The Dutch defence are slow to close down Barrera, who lets rip from 30 yards, forcing the goalkeeper into an acrobatic stop.
    • 55' Make that two. Arsenal's Carlos Vela is on for Aguilar.
    • 55' Another substitution for Mexico. Giovani dos Santos takes the places of the lively Medina.
    • 53' In another of tonight's friendlies, Costa Rica have taken a surprise lead against France in Lens. Follow that match here.
    • 50' The chances keep coming for the Netherlands. Kuyt is in acres of space on the edge of the box, but he drills a shot across the face of the goal.
    • 48' A slip from Jonny Magallon presents van der Vaart with a chance, but he drags a shot wide of the goal.
    • 47' Both sides have made two changes at half-time. Orlando Engelaar and Vurnon Anita replace Stijn Schaars and Edson Braafheid for the Oranje. Efrain Juarez and Pablo Barrera are on in place of Blanco and Guardado for La Tricolor.
    • 46' The Dutch begin the second half.
    • 19:02 As for the Dutch, they will face Denmark, Cameroon and Japan in Group E. Click for more news on their group.
    • 19:00 Mexico are in Group A along with hosts South Africa, France and Uruguay. For the latest Group A news, click here.
    • 45+1' The match has certainly seen its fair share of chances as the referee signals the end of the first half in Germany.
    • 45' van Persie has a difficult chance for his hat-trick, and he can only shoot into the side netting.
    • 44' Guardado finds Hernandez in the box, but just as he is about to shoot, the flag goes up. He looked to be even with the last defender.
    • 41' GOAL NETHERLANDS! van Persie is showing Arsenal what they missed in his absence. On the move, Afellay hits a precision pass to van Persie in the Mexican box, and the striker volleys coolly into the corner.
    • 40' What was a slick-looking surface is now starting to hold up more with the ongoing downpour.
    • 38' Heitinga appears to be sporting a black eye after that earlier collision with Medina.
    • 36' Blanco lifts a cheeky ball to Medina, but the forward cannot quite get a touch on it.
    • 33' Torrential rain is making it hard for the players to keep their footing.
    • 31' Andres Guardado fouls Demy de Zeeuw with a pretty clumsy challenge near the touchline, but the resulting free-kick is headed away from danger.
    • 29' Torrado's speculative shot from about 40 yards goes harmlessly wide.
    • 28' Mexico are beginning to move the ball around nicely, but they still lack any real threat.
    • 24' A clash of heads floors John Heitinga and Medina, meanwhile van der Vaart is clutching his hand after slipping to the ground.
    • 23' Alberto Medina has Mexico's first attempt at goal, but it is a weak one.
    • 21' Boulahrouz slides into the back of Javier Hernandez. The referee gives the defender a talking to.
    • 20' van Persie springs Kuyt once more on the wing, but the cross is cut out.
    • 17' GOAL NETHERLANDS! It was coming, and that is an understatement. van der Vaart whips in a cross to far the post and van Persie is there to tuck it home. Ochoa slipped, but there was no way he was keeping that one out.
    • 16' Mexico have their goalkeeper to thank yet again. Kuyt's close-range shot is brilliantly palmed away by Ochoa.
    • 14' The Dutch are all over Mexico at the moment, Afellay delivers a ball from the left wing, and van Persie slides in but sends it just the wrong side of the post.
    • 13' Van Persie is put through, but the linesman rules he was offside. It was close.
    • 11' van Marwijk has Kuyt operating on the right wing, in similar fashion to his role at Liverpool.
    • 8' Dirk Kuyt pokes the ball on to van der Vaart, but the Dutch captain sees his 25-yard curling effort clip the post and go wide.
    • 6' Ochoa is called into action again as the Dutch are dominating early on.
    • 4' Afellay involved again. He manouevres round the edge of the area, creating a clear chance, but his effort is saved blocked Guillermo Ochoa.
    • 3' Afellay gets a fortunate bounce and is through on goal, but he slides it across and the defender clears.
    • 19:03 Mexico get the game underway at the badenova-Stadion in Freiburg.
    • 18:58 Real Madrid's Rafael van der Vaart leads out the Netherlands in the absence of Giovanni van Bronckhorst, and Cuahtemoc Blanco will captain Mexico tonight.
    • 18:56 The last time these two sides met was just under four years ago, before the 2006 World Cup. The Dutch prevailed 2-1 on that day.
    • 18:55 With less than a week until the June 1 deadline, both managers still have a few decisions to make before the teams to South Africa are finally revealed.
    • 18:50 As for Javier Aguirre's men, the Mexican coach has made wholesale changes as only Paul Aguilar and Gerardo Torrado retain their place following Monday's 3-1 defeat to England.
    • 18:45 Bert van Marwijk has named Khalid Bouhlarouz and Ibrahim Afellay in the starting XI; it will be their last chance to impress with rumours the Dutch squad will be finalised tomorrow.
    • 18:40 Netherlands: 1-Stekelenburg; 2-Boulahrouz, 3-Heitinga, 4-Mathijsen, 5-Braafheid; 7-Kuyt, 10-van der Vaart, 8-Schaars, 6-de Zeeuw, 11-Afellay; 9-van Persie. /// Mexico: 13-Ochoa; 25-Aguilar, 15-Moreno, 19-Magallon, 20-Torres; 6-Torrado, 8-Castro, 18-Guardado; 14-Hernandez, 22-Medina, 10-Blanco.
    • 18:35 Kick-off is scheduled in around 20 minutes, and team news will be available shortly.
    • 18:30 Follow the build-up for this evening’s international friendly match between the Netherlands and Mexico.
  • Summary

    • 90+3' THE NETHERLANDS HOLD ON FOR VICTORY! The whistle goes for full-time, as Bert van Marwijk's side extend their unbeaten run to 17 matches. It is a second defeat in three days for Mexico, but Javier Aguirre's men can take heart from a spirited second-half performance.
    • 77' Goalscorer Hernandez has an opportunity to equalise, but he rather scuffs the attempt, and it rolls wide.
    • 76' The Dutch have really gone off the boil, and it is Mexico who are on top now. Dos Santos hits another long-range shot that Stekelenburg is forced to tip over. Fine save.
    • 74' GOAL MEXICO! Javier Hernandez pulls a goal back for Javier Aguirre's men. The ball is crossed in from the left and the forward is in acres of space as he plants a header past Stekelenburg.
    • 65' Mexico are starting to threaten the Dutch goal. Stekelenburg does well to get a fist to a teasing cross, and then dos Santos is denied a glorious chance by a fantastic tackle in the six-yard box.
    • 58' Martin Stekelenburg makes his first save of the evening, and it is a good one. The Dutch defence are slow to close down Barrera, who lets rip from 30 yards, forcing the goalkeeper into an acrobatic stop.
    • 41' GOAL NETHERLANDS! van Persie is showing Arsenal what they missed in his absence. On the move, Afellay hits a precision pass to van Persie in the Mexican box, and the striker volleys coolly into the corner.
    • 17' GOAL NETHERLANDS! It was coming, and that is an understatement. van der Vaart whips in a cross to far the post and van Persie is there to tuck it home. Ochoa slipped, but there was no way he was keeping that one out.
    • 16' Mexico have their goalkeeper to thank yet again. Kuyt's close-range shot is brilliantly palmed away by Ochoa.
    • 14' The Dutch are all over Mexico at the moment, Afellay delivers a ball from the left wing, and van Persie slides in but sends it just the wrong side of the post.
    • 8' Dirk Kuyt pokes the ball on to van der Vaart, but the Dutch captain sees his 25-yard curling effort clip the post and go wide.
    • 4' Afellay involved again. He manouevres round the edge of the area, creating a clear chance, but his effort is saved blocked Guillermo Ochoa.
    • 18:40 Netherlands: 1-Stekelenburg; 2-Boulahrouz, 3-Heitinga, 4-Mathijsen, 5-Braafheid; 7-Kuyt, 10-van der Vaart, 8-Schaars, 6-de Zeeuw, 11-Afellay; 9-van Persie. /// Mexico: 13-Ochoa; 25-Aguilar, 15-Moreno, 19-Magallon, 20-Torres; 6-Torrado, 8-Castro, 18-Guardado; 14-Hernandez, 22-Medina, 10-Blanco.

Team lineup & ratings

  • Lineup

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • M. Stekelenburg
      • K. Boulahrouz
      • J. Heitinga
      • J. Mathijsen
      • E. Braafheid Substitution Out (45′)
      • D. de Zeeuw
      • S. Schaars Substitution Out (45′)
      • D. Kuyt
      • R. van der Vaart Substitution Out (71′)
      • I. Afellay
      • R. van Persie Goals×2 Substitution Out (64′)

      Subs

      • A. Ooijer
      • K. Huntelaar Substitution In64′
      • M. Vorm
      • J. Lens
      • G. van der Wiel
      • S. Boschker
      • O. Engelaar Substitution In45′
      • G. van Bronckhorst
      • E. Elia Substitution In71′
      • V. Anita Substitution In45′
    • Starting line-up

      • G. Ochoa
      • P. Aguilar Substitution Out (55′)
      • J. Magallón
      • H. Moreno Yellow Card
      • J. Torres
      • A. Guardado Substitution Out (45′)
      • G. Torrado Substitution Out (89′)
      • J. Castro Yellow Card
      • C. Blanco Substitution Out (45′)
      • J. Hernández Goal
      • A. Medina Substitution Out (55′)

      Subs

      • R. Márquez
      • &. Pérez
      • R. Osorio
      • A. Bautista
      • C. Salcido
      • G. Franco
      • G. Dos Santos Substitution In55′
      • L. Michel
      • P. Barrera Substitution In45′
      • E. Juárez Substitution In45′
      • F. Rodríguez
      • C. Vela Substitution In55′
      • Jonathan Substitution In89′
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