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Bergkamp strikes as Oranje edge out Scotland

Published: Sunday 5 October 2003, 15.07CET
Netherlands 1-0 Scotland
Dennis Bergkamp scored the only goal with 15 minutes to go as the holders made a sluggish start.
Bergkamp strikes as Oranje edge out Scotland
Dennis Bergkamp's goal proved decisive ©Getty Images

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Published: Sunday 5 October 2003, 15.07CET

Bergkamp strikes as Oranje edge out Scotland

Netherlands 1-0 Scotland
Dennis Bergkamp scored the only goal with 15 minutes to go as the holders made a sluggish start.

Dennis Bergkamp scored 15 minutes from time to settle the Netherlands' opening EURO '92 game against Scotland, but the holders' made heavy work of it.

Rinus Michels' side boasted a wealth of talent but showed their class only in flashes at Gothenburg's Ullevi Stadium until, from a corner on the left, Ruud Gullit moved the ball on and Frank Rijkaard's header invited Bergkamp to prod under goalkeeper Andy Goram from five metres out.

For all of the heavy footballing ammunition trained on them, Andy Roxburgh's Scotland never looked to be out of their depth in this Group B meeting. Netherlands keeper Hans van Breukelen may have had almost nothing to do for the duration of the game, but opposite number Goram was not exactly rushed off his feet either.

Richard Gough kept a tight rein on Marco van Basten, and Goram had only one meaningful save to make – from a fierce Rijkaard shot – until Bergkamp plundered the winning goal.

Last updated: 24/01/12 11.17CET

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Lineups

Netherlands

Netherlands

Scotland

Scotland

1
Van BreukelenHans van Breukelen (GK)
1
GoramAndy Goram (GK)
2
Van AerleBerry van Aerle
2
GoughRichard Gough (C)
3
Van TiggelenAdri van Tiggelen
3
McStayPaul McStay
4
R. KoemanRonald Koeman
4
MalpasMaurice Malpas
6
WoutersJan Wouters
Substitution54
5
McCoistAlly McCoist
Substitution73
7
BergkampDennis Bergkamp
Goal75
Substitution84
6
McClairBrian McClair
Substitution78
8
RijkaardFrank Rijkaard
7
DurieGordon Durie
9
Van BastenMarco van Basten
8
McPhersonDave McPherson
10
GullitRuud Gullit (C)
9
McKimmieStewart McKimmie
14
WitschgeRob Witschge
Yellow Card25
10
McCallStuart McCall
20
RoyBryan Roy
11
McAllisterGary McAllister

Substitutes

5
BlindDanny Blind
12
SmithHenry Smith (GK)
11
Van 't SchipJohn van 't Schip
13
NevinPat Nevin
12
KieftWim Kieft
14
GallacherKevin Gallacher
Substitution73
13
MenzoStanley Menzo (GK)
15
BoydTom Boyd
15
WinterAron Winter
Substitution84
16
McInallyJim McInally
16
BoszPeter Bosz
17
WhyteDerek Whyte
17
F. de BoerFrank de Boer
18
BowmanDavid Bowman
18
JonkWim Jonk
Substitution54
19
McLarenAlan McLaren
19
ViscaalErik Viscaal
20
FergusonDuncan Ferguson
Substitution78

Coach

Rinus Michels (NED) Andy Roxburgh (ENG)

Referee

Bo Karlsson (SWE)

Assistant referees

Lennart Sundqvist (SWE), Bo Persson (SWE)

Fourth official

Leif Sundell (SWE)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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