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Dutch defeated in Belarus

Published: Wednesday 21 November 2007, 23.59CET
Belarus 2-1 Netherlands
Vitali Bulyga and Vladimir Korythko scored against the Oranje as Belarus had an uplifting evening in Minsk.
Dutch defeated in Belarus
Yegor Filipenko of Belarus vies with Danny Koevermans ©Getty Images

Match statistics

BelarusNetherlands

Goals scored2
 
1
Attempts on target3
 
5
Attempts off target5
 
8
Corners6
 
3
Fouls committed17
 
21
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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

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Published: Wednesday 21 November 2007, 23.59CET

Dutch defeated in Belarus

Belarus 2-1 Netherlands
Vitali Bulyga and Vladimir Korythko scored against the Oranje as Belarus had an uplifting evening in Minsk.

Second-half goals from Vitali Bulyga and Vladimir Korythko ensured Belarus ended their UEFA EURO 2008™ campaign with a famous win against the Netherlands in Minsk.

Qualification assured
The visitors had secured their place at next summer's finals with a 1-0 weekend defeat of Luxembourg, but this result left Marco van Basten's side in second place in Group G behind Romania. Belarus, meanwhile, climbed from sixth position at kick-off to fourth on 13 points, two above Albania and Slovenia.

Enterprising opening
The Netherlands started strongly at the Dinamo Stadium, with Danny Koevermans and Ryan Babel both missing the target when well-placed although visiting keeper Maarten Stekelenburg had to parry a Korythko shot and Aleksandr Hleb fired wide. It was Van Basten's team though – who had scored only 14 goals in their eleven fixtures, one less than their opponents – who were creating the better openings. Yegor Filipenko blocked another Babel effort, while Rafael van der Vaart and Wilfred Bouma tried their luck from distance.

Belarus in front
Maksim Romashchenko served notice of Belarus's threat in the closing seconds of the first period, and the Netherlands failed to heed the warning. The Oranje duly fell behind four minutes into the second half as Bulyga collected Korythko's through ball and slid a low shot past Stekelenburg. Although Giovanni van Bronckhorst and Van der Vaart hinted at an equaliser, Aleksei Skverniuk's powerful long-range drive almost doubled the hosts' lead and a second goal was not long in arriving. It was Korythko who curled it in from the edge of the area following Bulyga's pass.

Superb finish
Koevermans and Van der Vaart both spurned half-chances and the luckless Babel struck the crossbar, yet it was not until the 89th minute that the Netherlands finally unpicked the Belarus defence. Van der Vaart produced a superb finish, neatly chipping Yuri Zhevnov for a consolation goal as Bernd Stange's men held on for a morale-boosting victory.

Last updated: 21/11/07 23.32CET

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Lineups

Belarus

Belarus

Netherlands

Netherlands

12
ZhevnovYuri Zhevnov (GK)
1
StekelenburgMaarten Stekelenburg (GK)
4
OmelyanchukSergei Omelyanchuk
Yellow Card9
Substitution90+1
2
MelchiotMario Melchiot
3
FilipenkoEgor Filipenko
4
MathijsenJoris Mathijsen
15
KirenkinRoman Kirenkin
3
OoijerAndré Ooijer
11
SkverniukAleksei Skverniuk
5
BoumaWilfred Bouma
6
KorythkoVladimir Korythko
Goal65
10
SneijderWesley Sneijder
Substitution46
10
HlebAleksandr Hleb (C)
Substitution46
7
Van der VaartRafael van der Vaart
Goal89
2
KulchiyAleksandr Kulchiy
8
Van BronckhorstGiovanni van Bronckhorst (C)
Substitution66
9
RomashchenkoMaksim Romashchenko
Yellow Card40
6
De ZeeuwDemy de Zeeuw
Substitution69
13
KutuzovVitali Kutuzov
11
BabelRyan Babel
Yellow Card57
7
BulygaVitali Bulyga
Goal49
Substitution86
9
KoevermansDanny Koevermans

Substitutes

1
KhomutovskiVasili Khomutovski (GK)
16
TimmerHenk Timmer (GK)
5
PlaskonnyPavel Plaskonny
12
HeitingaJohn Heitinga
18
PavlyuchekKiril Pavlyuchek
13
N. De JongNigel de Jong
Substitution69
16
KashevskiNikolai Kashevski
Substitution46
14
MaduroHedwiges Maduro
17
StasevichIgor Stasevich
Substitution90+1
15
EngelaarOrlando Engelaar
Substitution66
8
KornilenkoSergei Kornilenko
Substitution86
18
HuntelaarKlaas-Jan Huntelaar
14
KrivetsSergei Krivets
17
KuytDirk Kuyt
Substitution46

Coach

Bernd Stange (GER) Marco van Basten (NED)

Referee

Bertrand Layec (FRA)

Assistant referees

Christian Thoison (FRA), Eric Dansault (FRA)

Fourth official

Philippe Kalt (FRA)

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