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Dutch do their job

Published: Saturday 3 September 2005, 20.33CET
Armenia 1-3 Netherlands Klaas Jan Huntelaar scored twice and Quincy Owusu-Abeyie added another as the Netherlands moved to the Group 1 summit.
by Khachik Chakhoyan
Published: Saturday 3 September 2005, 20.33CET

Dutch do their job

Armenia 1-3 Netherlands Klaas Jan Huntelaar scored twice and Quincy Owusu-Abeyie added another as the Netherlands moved to the Group 1 summit.

Klaas Jan Huntelaar scored twice and Quincy Owusu-Abeyie added another goal as the Netherlands moved top of UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 1 in Armenia.

Huntelaar double
The visitors were in control for most of the 90 minutes, but it was not their fine passing game that yielded the first goal. Huntelaar showed a moment of personal brilliance on 29 minutes when he received a pass and sent the ball into the top corner of Armenian goal from 25 metres. With 12 minutes to go before the break, the Dutch doubled their lead. Artur Stepanyan fouled Dwight Tiendalli in Armenia's penalty area, and Huntelaar was on hand to convert the penalty.

Victory sealed
However, after the break the first dangerous attack by Armenia resulted in a goal. Vahe Tadevosyan's corner came to Tigran Karabagtsyan, who rose over the Dutch defence to power a header into the net. But the Netherlands quickly replied, as their main playmaker Daniel De Ridder spotted substitute Owusu-Abeyie on 76 minutes, and the striker calmly finished. De Ridder and Eldridge Royer also hit the woodwork in the first and second halves respectively.

October deciders
The Netherlands' main challengers, Romania and the Czech Republic, drew 0-0 today, leaving the Dutch one and two points ahead of those side respectively. Whatever the result, victory for the Dutch in the Czech Republic, who have a game in hand in midweek against fifth-placed Armenia, on 7 October and at home to F.Y.R. Macedonia four days later would take them through to the play-offs.

Last updated: 28/03/13 3.06CET

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Lineups

Armenia

Armenia

Netherlands

Netherlands

1
GasparyanEdgar Gasparyan (GK)
1
WatermanBoy Waterman (GK)
2
ChilingaryanHayk Chilingaryan
Substitution71
2
VerhaeghPaul Verhaegh
3
Ara KhachatryanAra Khachatryan
Substitution46
3
De ZeeuwDemy de Zeeuw
4
StepanyanArtur Stepanyan
4
ZomerRamon Zomer
Substitution46
5
SafaryanRafael Safaryan
5
DrostJeroen Drost
6
PachajyanLevon Pachajyan
6
SchaarsStijn Schaars (C)
7
Ararat ArakelyanArarat Arakelyan (C)
Yellow Card45
7
De RidderDaniël de Ridder
8
T. DavtyanTigran Davtyan
8
TiendalliDwight Tiendalli
Substitution77
9
GharabaghtsyanTigran Gharabaghtsyan
Goal55
9
HuntelaarKlaas-Jan Huntelaar
Goal28
Goal34
10
HovhannisyanZhora Hovhannisyan
Substitution34
10
EmanuelsonUrby Emanuelson
11
OseyanArtak Oseyan
11
RojerEldridge Rojer
Substitution67

Substitutes

12
HarutyunyanArtur Harutyunyan (GK)
16
PasveerRemko Pasveer (GK)
13
BaghdasaryanArtashes Baghdasaryan
Substitution46
Yellow Card49
12
Henrico DrostHenrico Drost
Substitution46
14
Vahe TadevosyanVahe Tadevosyan
Substitution34
13
BraafheidEdson Braafheid
15
HayrapetyanAghvan Hayrapetyan
Substitution71
14
KruijsRick Kruijs
Substitution77
16
S. SargsyanSuren Sargsyan
15
JennerJulian Jenner
17
VardazaryanHrachya Vardazaryan
17
DenissenHans Denissen
18
Owusu-AbeyieQuincy Owusu-Abeyie
Substitution67
Goal76

Coach

Samvel Petrosyan (ARM) Foppe de Haan (NED)

Referee

Michael Svendsen (DEN)

Assistant referees

Bo Blankholm Pedersen (DEN), Jesper Petersen (DEN)

Fourth official

Peter Rasmussen (DEN)

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