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San Marino on the end of record Netherlands win

Published: Friday 2 September 2011, 23.34CET
Netherlands 11-0 San Marino
The hosts are six points clear at the top of Group E after Robin van Persie scored four in the biggest win in the Oranje's history.
by Berend Scholten
from PSV Stadion
San Marino on the end of record Netherlands win
Wesley Sneijder scores the Netherlands' tenth goal ©Getty Images

Match statistics

NetherlandsSan Marino

Goals scored11
 
0
Possession (%)0
100
Total attempts28
 
4
Attempts on target14
 
0
Attempts off target9
 
3
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork0
 
0
Corners14
 
0
Offsides6
 
0
Yellow cards0
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed12
 
11
Fouls suffered10
 
12

Standings

Last updated: 13/02/2013 10:53 CET

Legend:

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Pts: Points   
 
Published: Friday 2 September 2011, 23.34CET

San Marino on the end of record Netherlands win

Netherlands 11-0 San Marino
The hosts are six points clear at the top of Group E after Robin van Persie scored four in the biggest win in the Oranje's history.

Robin van Persie scored four as the Netherlands recorded an 11-0 win against San Marino, the biggest in their history, which maintained a 100% record in UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying Group E.

In registering their seventh successive victory in the section, the Oranje eclipsed their 9-0 scorelines against Finland and Norway from 1912 and 1972 respectively. In addition to Van Persie, Wesley Sneijder and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar both scored twice, with John Heitinga, Dirk Kuyt and substitute Georginio Wijnaldum also on target in Eindhoven.

The unmarked Van Persie started the avalanche after seven minutes when he finished off a cross from Dutch captain Mark van Bommel. Sneijder then controlled a Kevin Strootman pass, turned away from his marker and fired a 20-metre drive into the top left-hand corner, before Heitinga headed in Kuyt's centre. In a rare forward foray, San Marino threatened through Andy Selva's long-range attempt but there was worse to come for the visitors.

Three goals up by half-time, Bert van Marwijk's men stepped up several gears after the break, with Kuyt lobbing in number four following neat interplay between Van Persie and Huntelaar. By finishing off Sneijder's assist on 56 minutes, Huntelaar continued his sequence of scoring in every qualifier he has appeared in during this campaign.

Van Persie completed his hat-trick with two goals in quick succession midway through the second half, while Huntelaar was next to get in on the act with his tenth goal in the group after Strootman had broken down the right. Eleven minutes from time, Van Persie struck his fourth, with Sneijder's shot then ensuring a new landmark for Dutch football by taking the score into double figures.

There was still time for debutant Wijnaldum, on his home ground, to apply the coup de grace with almost the last kick of the game. Sweden's loss to Hungary earlier in the evening means the 2010 FIFA World Cup runners-up have a six-point lead over their rivals at the top of the group. Erik Hamrén's side will seek a response against San Marino on Tuesday, when the Netherlands − assured of a top-two finish − play Finland.

Last updated: 19/09/12 3.24CET

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Lineups

Netherlands

Netherlands

San Marino

San Marino

1
StekelenburgMaarten Stekelenburg (GK)
1
A. SimonciniAldo Simoncini (GK)
2
Van der WielGregory van der Wiel
2
F. VitaioliFabio Vitaioli
3
HeitingaJohn Heitinga
Goal17
3
VannucciDamiano Vannucci
4
MathijsenJoris Mathijsen
4
F. BolliniFabio Bollini
Substitution68
5
PietersErik Pieters
5
D. SimonciniDavide Simoncini
Yellow Card45+1
Substitution82
6
Van BommelMark van Bommel (C)
Substitution74
6
BenedettiniGiacomo Benedettini
7
Van PersieRobin van Persie
Goal7
Goal65
Goal67
Goal79
7
AndreiniMatteo Andreini
8
StrootmanKevin Strootman
Substitution86
8
CervelliniMichele Cervellini
9
HuntelaarKlaas-Jan Huntelaar
Goal56
Goal77
9
MazzaPier Filippo Mazza
Substitution54
10
SneijderWesley Sneijder
Goal12
Goal87
10
SelvaAndy Selva (C)
11
KuytDirk Kuyt
Goal49
Substitution74
11
M. VitaioliMatteo Vitaioli

Substitutes

16
KrulTim Krul (GK)
12
CeccoliMichele Ceccoli (GK)
12
BoulahrouzKhalid Boulahrouz
13
S. BacciocchiSimone Bacciocchi
Substitution82
13
BraafheidEdson Braafheid
14
BugliMatteo Bugli
14
MaduroHedwiges Maduro
Substitution74
15
CoppiniMatteo Coppini
Substitution54
15
WijnaldumGeorginio Wijnaldum
Substitution86
Goal90
16
GasperoniAlex Gasperoni
Substitution68
Yellow Card75
17
EliaEljero Elia
Substitution74
17
MaraniManuel Marani
18
L. de JongLuuk de Jong
18
MontagnaPaolo Montagna

Coach

Bert van Marwijk (NED) Giampaolo Mazza (SMR)

Referee

Liran Liany (ISR)

Assistant referees

Shabtai Nahmias (ISR), David Elias Biton (ISR)

Fourth official

Alon Yefet (ISR)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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