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Netherlands held by Romania

Published: Sunday 25 March 2007, 0.30CET
Netherlands 0-0 Romania The Netherlands and Romania maintained their unbeaten records in UEFA EURO 2008™ qualifying Group G after this goalless draw.
Netherlands held by Romania
Denny Landzaat (left) challenges Romania's Adrian Mutu ©Getty Images

Match statistics

NetherlandsRomania

Goals scored0
 
0
Attempts on target5
 
5
Attempts off target2
 
4
Corners7
 
3
Fouls committed14
 
18
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 27/06/2012 11:57 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Sunday 25 March 2007, 0.30CET

Netherlands held by Romania

Netherlands 0-0 Romania The Netherlands and Romania maintained their unbeaten records in UEFA EURO 2008™ qualifying Group G after this goalless draw.

The Netherlands and Romania maintained their unbeaten records in UEFA EURO 2008™ Group G with an uninspiring goalless draw in Rotterdam.

Bright start
The result keeps Marco van Basten's side three points clear of Romania and Bulgaria at the summit of the group, though they have played a game more than their nearest challengers. The visitors made the brighter start and had two early opportunities to take the lead. First, Dorin Goian's header from the edge of the area sailed narrowly wide, before Ciprian Marica saw his crisp drive from 15 metres tipped around the post by Maarten Stekelenburg.

Visitors' pressure
Two further chances were spurned by Victor Piturca's men inside the first 20 minutes with Stekelenburg holding a strike from Adrian Mutu and Goian also unable to find a way past the keeper. The AFC Ajax stopper was beaten twice before the break, although the attempts from Paul Codrea and Marica both drifted wide of his goal. For their part the Oranje had to wait until seven minutes from half-time for their first decent opening, which came from the left foot of Rafael van der Vaart, who forced Bogdan Lobont into a fine save.

Deserved point
Romania continued to set the tempo after the restart and ACF Fiorentina forward Mutu was unlucky with a fierce shot that flew just over Stekelenburg's crossbar. The Netherlands provided more of a threat thereafter, with Arjen Robben and Giovanni van Bronckhorst both threatening, but the Romania defence - marshalled by Goian - held firm for a deserved share of the spoils. Both countries will hope to return to winning ways on Wednesday when the Netherlands travel to Slovenia and Romania host Luxembourg.

Last updated: 25/03/07 0.36CET

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Lineups

Netherlands

Netherlands

Romania

Romania

1
StekelenburgMaarten Stekelenburg (GK)
1
LobonţBogdan Lobonţ (GK)
Yellow Card35
2
JaliensKew Jaliens
Yellow Card69
2
ContraCosmin Contra
4
BoumaWilfred Bouma
15
GoianDorin Goian
Yellow Card55
3
MathijsenJoris Mathijsen
4
TamaşGabriel Tamaş
5
Van BronckhorstGiovanni van Bronckhorst (C)
3
RaţRăzvan Raţ
Substitution78
6
LandzaatDenny Landzaat
Substitution79
19
CocişRăzvan Cociş
8
SneijderWesley Sneijder
8
NicoliţăBănel Nicoliţă
7
BabelRyan Babel
6
RădoiMirel Rădoi
10
Van der VaartRafael van der Vaart
Yellow Card64
Substitution86
5
CodreaPaul Codrea
Yellow Card83
Substitution87
9
HuntelaarKlaas-Jan Huntelaar
9
MaricaCiprian Marica
Substitution64
11
RobbenArjen Robben
10
MutuAdrian Mutu (C)

Substitutes

16
TimmerHenk Timmer (GK)
12
ComanDănuţ Coman (GK)
12
HeitingaJohn Heitinga
7
ZicuIanis Zicu
13
EmanuelsonUrby Emanuelson
Substitution79
11
RoşuLaurenţiu Roşu
Substitution87
14
De ZeeuwDemy de Zeeuw
14
BădoiValentin Bădoi
15
SeedorfClarence Seedorf
Substitution86
16
ParaschivSorin Paraschiv
17
KuytDirk Kuyt
21
D.NiculaeDaniel Niculae
Substitution64
18
KoevermansDanny Koevermans
22
RaduŞtefan Radu
Substitution78

Coach

Marco van Basten (NED) Victor Piturca (ROU)

Referee

Markus Merk (GER)

Assistant referees

Jan-Hendrik Salver (GER), Mike Pickel (GER)

Fourth official

Knut Kircher (GER)

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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