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Kist spot on for Dutch against Greece

Published: Saturday 4 October 2003, 11.19CET
Netherlands 1-0 Greece
The tournament underdogs impressed for long periods but it was the Dutch who started with a win thanks to Kees Kist's penalty.
Kist spot on for Dutch against Greece
René Van Der Kerkhof starred for the Netherlands ©Getty Images

Match statistics

NetherlandsGreece

Goals scored1
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 27/06/2012 12:05 CET

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Published: Saturday 4 October 2003, 11.19CET

Kist spot on for Dutch against Greece

Netherlands 1-0 Greece
The tournament underdogs impressed for long periods but it was the Dutch who started with a win thanks to Kees Kist's penalty.

Expected to stroll to victory, the Netherlands ultimately did just enough to see off Greece in their 1980 opener.

Greece were the overwhelming underdogs for the tournament as a whole but did not seem prepared to stick to the script against a Dutch side who, two years previously, had suffered their second successive FIFA World Cup final defeat.

As it transpired, it was Greece who were often the better-looking team in Naples. Thomas Mavros was a particular handful, forcing Piet Schrijvers off the pitch after a collision and heading the ball towards Georgios Kostikos, who just failed to reach it two metres out.

The Dutch, though, had a happy knack of doing what was required; second best for much of the match, they still edged to victory. Mavros was in the process of dribbling the ball out of his penalty area when the referee spotted a foul by Vasilis Konstantinou on Dick Nanninga. Kees Kist, who had earlier drawn a fine save from the goalkeeper, beat him from the penalty spot and that was that.

Last updated: 04/01/12 22.17CET

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Lineups

Netherlands

Netherlands

Greece

Greece

1
SchrijversPiet Schrijvers
Substitution15
1
KonstantinouVasilis Konstantinou
2
WijnstekersBen Wijnstekers
2
KirastasGiannis Kirastas
3
KrolRuud Krol (C)
3
IosifidisKostas Iosifidis
4
Van De KorputMichel van de Korput
4
FirosGiorgos Firos
5
HovenkampHugo Hovenkamp
5
TerzanidisChristos Terzanidis
6
StevensHuub Stevens
6
KapsisAnthimos Kapsis (C)
7
HaanArie Haan
7
LivathinosSpiros Livathinos
8
W. van de KerkhofWilly van de Kerkhof
Yellow Card0
8
KouisDinos Kouis
9
VreijsenMartien Vreijsen
Substitution45
9
KostikosGiorgos Kostikos
Substitution78
10
KistKees Kist
Goal65
10
MavrosThomas Mavros
Yellow Card0
11
R. van de KerkhofRené van de Kerkhof
11
ArdizoglouChristos Ardizoglou
Substitution68

Substitutes

12
DoesburgPim Doesburg
Substitution15
12
AnastopoulosNikos Anastopoulos
Substitution68
13
NanningaDick Nanninga
Substitution45
13
GalakosMike Galakos
Substitution78

Coach

Johannes Zwartkruis (NED) Alketas Panagulias (GRE)

Referee

Adolf Prokop (GER)

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