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Classy Huntelaar proves Dutch hero

Published: Tuesday 7 June 2005, 23.17CET
Finland 1-2 Netherlands Klaas Jan Huntelaar heads two goals including a last-gasp winner for the away team.
Published: Tuesday 7 June 2005, 23.17CET

Classy Huntelaar proves Dutch hero

Finland 1-2 Netherlands Klaas Jan Huntelaar heads two goals including a last-gasp winner for the away team.

By Jukka Malm

Klaas Jan Huntelaar was the hero for Netherlands with two goals including a last-gasp winner to see off Finland and keep the Dutch in strong UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 1 contention.

Opening goal
The Netherlands kept control of the ball in the first half and opened the scoring after 32 minutes. Daniel de Ridder sent in a free-kick from 30 metres out and Huntelaar was first to react, heading in from close range.

Finland level
Finland had a good chance to level just before the break but Ville Lehtonen was unable to register from five metres out. However, straight after half-time, Lehtonen had his second opportunity and this time the big defender made no mistake, applying his head to Henri Scheweleff's corner.

Huntelaar winner
With the Czechs defeating F.Y.R. Macedonia elsewhere today, the Dutch needed victory and De Ridder came close as he was sent clear only to be denied by Finland goalkeeper Niki Maenpaä. However, Maenpaä's goal was breached again in added time when, just as for the first goal, Huntelaar rose to head a De Ridder free-kick past the custodian.

Armenia trip
Now second, behind the Czechs on goal difference having played a game more, the Dutch will fall back to third tomorrow should Romania defeat Armenia. The former Soviet republic is the destination for the Netherlands on 2 September while Finland will aim to escape last place when they go to F.Y.R. Macedonia on 16 August.

Last updated: 28/03/13 3.26CET

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Lineups

Finland

Finland

Netherlands

Netherlands

1
MäenpääNiki Mäenpää (GK)
1
PasveerRemko Pasveer (GK)
2
HurmeJarkko Hurme
Yellow Card17
2
VerhaeghPaul Verhaegh
3
VellamoJanne Vellamo
3
KruiswijkArnold Kruiswijk
5
LehtonenVille Lehtonen
Goal50
4
ZomerRamon Zomer
6
LampiVeli Lampi
5
van MosselveldFrank van Mosselveld (C)
Yellow Card54
7
KolsiMarko Kolsi
Yellow Card32
6
De ZeeuwDemy de Zeeuw
8
ScheweleffHenri Scheweleff (C)
7
De RidderDaniël de Ridder
Yellow Card90+1
9
TarvajärviNiklas Tarvajärvi
Substitution85
8
BraafheidEdson Braafheid
10
SjölundDaniel Sjölund
Substitution71
9
HuntelaarKlaas-Jan Huntelaar
Goal32
Goal90
11
ArkivuoKari Arkivuo
Substitution76
10
DenissenHans Denissen
Substitution59
18
SavolainenVili Savolainen
11
CastelenRomeo Castelen

Substitutes

12
LiskolaVille Liskola (GK)
16
WintjensDanny Wintjens (GK)
4
TauloVille Taulo
12
RojerEldridge Rojer
13
HauhiaMikko Hauhia
Substitution71
14
JennerJulian Jenner
Substitution59
14
HynynenAntti Hynynen
15
KerstensBenny Kerstens
15
PortinJens Portin
17
WolfgangJerrel Wolfgang
16
MäkeläJuho Mäkelä
Substitution85
18
VerhoekWesley Verhoek
17
OravainenPetri Oravainen
Substitution76
Yellow Card77

Coach

Markku Tapio Kanerva (FIN) Foppe de Haan (NED)

Referee

Mark Courtney (NIR)

Assistant referees

Paul Munn (NIR), Gerard Flynn (NIR)

Fourth official

Brian Turkington (NIR)

Legend:

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  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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