Match statistics

NetherlandsRomania

Goals scored2
 
0
Attempts on target5
 
2
Attempts off target9
 
7
Corners2
 
1
Fouls committed17
 
11
Yellow cards0
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 27/06/2012 11:56 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 

Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Romania bow out of the tournament as they could not find the attacking edge to puncture the Dutch defence when they needed to. Marco van Basten's side controlled the game for the most part and goals from Klaas Jan Huntelaar and Robin van Persie were just reward for their creativity. They become the second side to progress with a maximum haul of nine points and will face Sweden or Russia in Basel on Saturday for a place in the semi-finals.
  • 90+2
    Afellay (Netherlands) takes the free-kick.
  • 89
    De Zeeuw (Netherlands) misses the target.
    De Zeeuw drives an effort across the face of goal as the Dutch fans begin to party. The Italian supporters do likewise in Zurich when news of the second Netherlands goal filters through.
  • Goal
    87
    Van Persie (Netherlands) scores!
    It is surely all over now for Romania as De Zeeuw's crossfield pass finds Van Persie on the edge of the area. He holds off the challenge of Contra and rifles a rising shot past Lobonţ at his near post.
  • 86
    Lobonţ (Romania) makes a save.
    Afellay surges round the outside of the Romania defence but cannot get the angle on his shot to beat the goalkeeper.
  • 86
    Afellay (Netherlands) has an effort on goal.
  • 85
    Petre (Romania) takes the corner.
  • 84
    Mutu (Romania) fouls.
  • 84
    Tamaş (Romania) takes the free-kick.
  • 84
    Kuyt (Netherlands) is penalised for a foul on Contra (Romania).
  • 84
    Petre (Romania) misses the target.
    The overhead kick from the substitute flies high over the bar.
  • 83
    Mutu (Romania) has a shot blocked.
    A chance for Mutu but he cannot make good contact with the cross and the Dutch clear.
  • 83
    Tamaş (Romania) takes the free-kick.
  • 83
    Vennegoor of Hesselink (Netherlands) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Tamaş (Romania).
  • Substitution
    83
    Vennegoor of Hesselink (in) - Huntelaar (out) (Netherlands)
    A straight swap up front as the goalscorer comes off to the applause of the Dutch fans.
  • Substitution
    82
    Petre (in) - Nicoliţă (out) (Romania)
    Romania's last change and they desperately need Petre to make an impact.
  • 82
    Van Persie (Netherlands) misses the target.
    Van Persie cracks in a dipping drive from the edge of the box but it started too high and cannot arrow into the top corner.
  • 81
    Heitinga (Netherlands) takes the free-kick.
  • 79
    Van Persie (Netherlands) takes the free-kick.
  • Yellow Card
    78
    Chivu (Romania) is shown a yellow card.
    Chivu slides in to foul De Cler and the booking means he would miss the next match if Romania pull off a great escape.
  • 78
    Chivu (Romania) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on De Cler (Netherlands).
  • 78
    Lobonţ (Romania) makes a save.
    Afellay has impressed tonight but that long-range strike was not fierce enough to defeat Lobonţ.
  • 77
    Afellay (Netherlands) has an effort on goal.
  • 76
    Huntelaar (Netherlands) has a shot blocked.
    An ambitious effort but the Romania defence holds firm to block the shot.
  • 76
    Van Persie (Netherlands) takes the free-kick.
  • 76
    Tamaş (Romania) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Huntelaar (Netherlands).
  • 73
    Ghionea (Romania) takes the free-kick.
  • 73
    Huntelaar (Netherlands) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 72
    Raţ (Romania) takes the free-kick.
  • Substitution
    72
    Dică (in) - Codrea (out) (Romania)
    The talented Dică is the kind of player who can transform a match and Romania need all of his influence now with two goals looking necessary to ensure qualification.
  • 72
    Kuyt (Netherlands) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Codrea (Romania).
  • 68
    Melchiot (Netherlands) takes the free-kick.
  • 68
    Raţ (Romania) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Kuyt (Netherlands).
  • 67
    Huntelaar (Netherlands) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Ghionea (Romania).
  • 67
    Bouma (Netherlands) takes the free-kick.
  • 66
    D.Niculae (Romania) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 66
    Codrea (Romania) takes the free-kick.
  • 66
    Afellay (Netherlands) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Contra (Romania).
  • 66
    De Zeeuw (Netherlands) takes the free-kick.
  • 66
    D.Niculae (Romania) fouls.
  • 65
    Raţ (Romania) takes the free-kick.
  • 64
    Heitinga (Netherlands) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on D.Niculae (Romania).
  • 64
    Nicoliţă (Romania) takes the free-kick.
  • 64
    Contra (Romania) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Afellay (Netherlands).
  • 62
    Stekelenburg (Netherlands) takes the free-kick.
  • Substitution
    61
    Kuyt (in) - Robben (out) (Netherlands)
    Robben's pace has caused problems but he is given a breather as the industrious Kuyt enters the fray.
  • 61
    Mutu (Romania) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 60
    Stekelenburg (Netherlands) takes the free-kick.
  • Substitution
    59
    D.Niculae (in) - M.Niculae (out) (Romania)
    Daniel Niculae comes on up front as Romania hunt an equaliser.
  • 59
    Mutu (Romania) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • Substitution
    58
    Melchiot (in) - Boulahrouz (out) (Netherlands)
    A defensive swap as Melchiot gives his colleague a rest before the next round.
  • 58
    Boulahrouz (Netherlands) misses the target.
    The defender lets fly from distance but the shot is always rising high above the goal.
  • 56
    Contra (Romania) takes the free-kick.
  • 56
    Van Persie (Netherlands) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Contra (Romania).
  • Goal
    54
    Huntelaar (Netherlands) scores!
    Huntelaar has waited for his chance and now he has taken it. Afellay whips in a good low cross from the right flank, Engelaar distracts the defence and the balls runs through to the AFC Ajax striker who fires the ball low into the corner. Romania's hopes are fading fast.
  • 51
    De Cler (Netherlands) takes the free-kick.
  • 51
    Nicoliţă (Romania) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Robben (Netherlands).
  • 49
    Van Persie (Netherlands) delivers the corner.
  • 49
    Lobonţ (Romania) makes a save.
    A long ball over the top puts Van Persie in. He swivels past Tamaş and his low shot from 6 metres is destined for the corner until Lobonţ makes a superb stop.
  • 49
    Van Persie (Netherlands) has an effort on goal.
  • 49
    Afellay (Netherlands) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Mutu (Romania).
  • 48
    Mutu (Romania) takes the free-kick.
  • 48
    Heitinga (Netherlands) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on M.Niculae (Romania).
  • 47
    Huntelaar (Netherlands) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Ghionea (Romania).
  • 46
    Stekelenburg (Netherlands) makes a save.
    Mutu quickly sets out Romania's stall with a low drive from 30 metres but the lack of power makes it an easy save.
  • 46
    Mutu (Romania) has an effort on goal.
  • Start Time
    The second half begins.
  • End Time
    The referee blows for half-time.
  • 45
    Engelaar (Netherlands) misses the target.
    The last shot of the half but the goal is never threatened by the long-range effort.
  • 44
    Nicoliţă (Romania) misses the target.
    Romania produce their best move of the match by some distance. Mutu and Raţ combine on the left and the latter pulls back a cross to the edge of the area where Codrea drives over when he really had to test the goalkeeper.
  • 44
    Lobonţ (Romania) takes the free-kick.
  • 43
    Robben (Netherlands) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Nicoliţă (Romania).
  • 42
    Contra (Romania) takes the free-kick.
  • 41
    De Cler (Netherlands) fouls.
  • 39
    Cociş (Romania) misses the target.
    Mutu feeds Cociş but he slips as he strikes the ball and his curling effort drifts wide of the far post from 20 metres.
  • 39
    Raţ (Romania) takes the free-kick.
  • 39
    Van Persie (Netherlands) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 38
    Van Persie (Netherlands) delivers the corner.
  • 38
    Afellay (Netherlands) misses the target.
    Afellay's low drive strikes the legs of Ghionea and bounces behind for a corner. Romania are struggling to hold on at the moment.
  • 36
    Robben (Netherlands) misses the target.
    Another fantastic move from the Dutch as De Zeeuw feeds a ball into the feet of Huntelaar who touches it on first time for Robben. The winger gets to the ball before Lobonţ but can only poke it wide of the near post.
  • 34
    Contra (Romania) misses the target.
    The defender flashes in a shot across the area but it is always veering away from the far post.
  • 33
    Huntelaar (Netherlands) misses the target.
    A great chance for the Netherlands as Boulahrouz gets in round the back of the defence and pulls back a cross for Huntelaar but the striker leans back and skies a very presentable opportunity.
  • 33
    Boulahrouz (Netherlands) takes the free-kick.
  • 33
    Mutu (Romania) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 30
    Mutu (Romania) misses the target.
    The striker drives a fine effort in from 25 metres and it flies centimetres wide of the top corner. The best shot of the match so far.
  • 29
    Boulahrouz (Netherlands) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on M.Niculae (Romania).
  • 29
    Engelaar (Netherlands) takes the free-kick.
  • 29
    Contra (Romania) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Engelaar (Netherlands).
  • 28
    Robben (Netherlands) takes the free-kick.
  • 28
    Nicoliţă (Romania) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Bouma (Netherlands).
  • 26
    Van Persie (Netherlands) misses the target.
    Van Persie has a free header from eight metres out but does not make a good contact, heading the ball into the turf and wide of the near post.
  • 25
    Robben (Netherlands) takes the free-kick.
  • 24
    Tamaş (Romania) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Robben (Netherlands).
  • 24
    Mutu (Romania) has a shot blocked.
  • 21
    Huntelaar (Netherlands) fouls.
  • 20
    Huntelaar (Netherlands) takes the free-kick.
  • 20
    Contra (Romania) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Robben (Netherlands).
  • 19
    Stekelenburg (Netherlands) makes a save.
    A shot from distance from Romania's danger man but it is an easy take for the goalkeeper.
  • 19
    Mutu (Romania) has an effort on goal.
  • 19
    Van Persie (Netherlands) misses the target.
    Engelaar clips a cross to the far post where Van Persie had peeled away from his marker but he cannot get over the header and the ball loops well over the bar.
  • 16
    Tamaş (Romania) takes the free-kick.
  • 16
    Huntelaar (Netherlands) fouls.
  • 14
    Engelaar (Netherlands) has a shot blocked.
    The midfielder looks to fire in the Netherlands' first effort but he cannot get the shot past the Romania defence.
  • 9
    Chivu (Romania) delivers the free-kick wide.
    Chivu looks to curl in the free-kick from 27 metres but it is always rising over Stekelenburg's goal.
  • 8
    Engelaar (Netherlands) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Mutu (Romania).
  • 8
    Nicoliţă (Romania) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 4
    M.Niculae (Romania) misses the target.
    Marius Niculae has the first shot in earnest as his volley flies wide of the near post.
  • 4
    Tamaş (Romania) takes the free-kick.
  • 4
    De Zeeuw (Netherlands) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Nicoliţă (Romania).
  • Start Time
    The match is under way.

Legend:

  • Goals
    Goals
  • Own goal
    Own goal
  • Converted penalty
    Converted penalty
  • Missed penalty
    Missed penalty
  • Red card
    Red card
  • Yellow card
    Yellow card
  • Second yellow card
    Second yellow card
  • Substitution
    Substitution
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