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Robben and Huntelaar fire Netherlands past Latvia

Published: Sunday 16 November 2014, 20.07CET
Netherlands 6-0 Latvia
Guus Hiddink's side got back on track in Group A with Arjen Robben and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar both scoring twice in Amsterdam.
by Berend Scholten
from Amsterdam ArenA

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Match statistics

NetherlandsLatvia

Goals scored6
 
0
Possession (%)71
 
29
Total attempts27
 
6
on target13
 
2
off target8
 
4
blocked6
 
0
against woodwork2
 
0
Corners14
 
2
Offsides2
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed11
 
9
Fouls suffered9
 
10

Standings

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Published: Sunday 16 November 2014, 20.07CET

Robben and Huntelaar fire Netherlands past Latvia

Netherlands 6-0 Latvia
Guus Hiddink's side got back on track in Group A with Arjen Robben and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar both scoring twice in Amsterdam.

The Netherlands record second win in Group A
Robin van Persie breaks the deadlock with his 49th Oranje goal 
• Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Arjen Robben both strike in each half
PSV Eindhoven defender Jeffrey Bruma scores his first international goal
Next games: Netherlands v Turkey, Czech Republic v Latvia (28 March)

Arjen Robben and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar both struck twice as the Netherlands comfortably defeated Latvia 6-0 in Amsterdam.

Eager to make amends for a 2-0 defeat by Iceland last time out, Netherlands winger Ibrahim Afellay struck a post after just two minutes. Robin van Persie made no mistake moments later, though, heading in Robben's pinpoint cross from the right. Afellay and Robben both spurned opportunities to extend the hosts' lead and almost paid a high price when Valērijs Šabala headed just over at the other end.

Guus Hiddink's side responded in style, Robben combining with Van Persie on 35 minutes and picking out the corner with a wonderful left-footed drive. FC Schalke 04 predator Huntelaar made it three shortly before the break by prodding in Afellay's centre from point-blank range.

The pattern of play remained the same in the second half, with Robben hitting a free-kick against the crossbar before firing a shot centimetres past a post. The fourth goal the Netherlands had been threatening arrived when Jeffrey Bruma guided Van Persie's flick-on into an open goal with 12 minutes to play. Robben produced another trademark finish four minutes later, before Huntelaar swept past Aleksandrs Koļinko to surpass Dennis Bergkamp's international haul of 37 goals.

Last updated: 02/06/15 6.39CET

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Lineups

Netherlands

Netherlands

Latvia

Latvia

1
CillessenJasper Cillessen (GK)
12
KoļinkoAleksandrs Koļinko (GK)
2
Van der WielGregory van der Wiel
4
DubraKaspars Dubra
3
BrumaJeffrey Bruma
Goal78
6
GabovsVladislavs Gabovs
4
De VrijStefan de Vrij
Yellow Card71
10
ŠabalaValērijs Šabala
5
WillemsJetro Willems
11
E. VišņakovsEduards Višņakovs
Substitution70
6
BlindDaley Blind
Substitution20
13
GorkšsKaspars Gorkšs (C)
7
AfellayIbrahim Afellay
Substitution69
14
IkaunieksJānis Ikaunieks
Substitution46
8
SneijderWesley Sneijder
17
ZjuzinsArtūrs Zjuzins
Yellow Card24
Substitution54
9
HuntelaarKlaas-Jan Huntelaar
Goal42
Goal89
18
FertovsAleksandrs Fertovs
10
Van PersieRobin van Persie (C)
Goal6
Substitution79
20
KurakinsAntons Kurakins
Yellow Card26
11
RobbenArjen Robben
Goal35
Goal82
21
A. VišņakovsAleksejs Višņakovs

Substitutes

22
KrulTim Krul (GK)
23
ŠteinborsPāvels Šteinbors (GK)
23
VermeerKenneth Vermeer (GK)
1
IkstensKaspars Ikstens (GK)
12
Van RhijnRicardo van Rhijn
2
MaksimenkoVitālijs Maksimenko
13
VeltmanJoël Veltman
3
BulvitisNauris Bulvitis
14
RekikKarim Rekik
5
LaizānsOļegs Laizāns
Substitution46
Yellow Card57
15
FerLeroy Fer
7
KovaļovsAndrejs Kovaļovs
16
ClasieJordy Clasie
Substitution20
8
CauņaAleksandrs Cauņa
Substitution54
17
NarsinghLuciano Narsingh
9
ŽigajevsJurijs Žigajevs
18
WijnaldumGeorginio Wijnaldum
Substitution79
15
RakelsDeniss Rakels
19
L. de JongLuuk de Jong
16
RudņevsArtjoms Rudņevs
Substitution70
20
PromesQuincy Promes
19
JagodinskisVitālijs Jagodinskis
21
DepayMemphis Depay
Substitution69
22
TimofejevsOļegs Timofejevs

Coach

Guus Hiddink (NED) Marians Pahars (LVA)

Referee

Liran Liany (ISR)

Assistant referees

David Elias Biton (ISR), Oren Borneshtain (ISR)

Fourth official

Nissan Davidy (ISR)

Additional assistant referees

Eitan Shmuelevitz (ISR), Orel Grinfeld (ISR)

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