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Castelen leads Dutch charge

Published: Tuesday 11 October 2005, 20.11CET
Netherlands 4-0 F.Y.R. Macedonia Roman Castelen scored a hat-trick as the Netherlands ensured they finished atop Group 1.
by Berend Scholten
Published: Tuesday 11 October 2005, 20.11CET

Castelen leads Dutch charge

Netherlands 4-0 F.Y.R. Macedonia Roman Castelen scored a hat-trick as the Netherlands ensured they finished atop Group 1.

Roman Castelen scored a hat-trick as the Netherlands ensured they finished atop UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 1 with an impressive 4-0 victory against F.Y.R. Macedonia.

Huntelaar header
The Feyenoord striker broke the deadlock on 23 minutes after good work from captain Stijn Schaars, and although the visitors kept the Dutch side at bay until midway through the second half, the result never really looked in doubt. Klaas Jan Huntelaar eventually doubled the lead on 65 minutes before Castelen gave the scoreline a one-sided appearance with two goals in the final 17 minutes.

Relaxed performance
Already assured of a play-off place, Foppe De Haan's side looked at ease from the whistle, and broke the deadlock midway through the first half when Schaars intercepted the ball and fed Castelen, who surprised Darko Tofiloski with an early shot. The Netherlands were cantering, but still led by a solitary goal until Huntelaar made it 2-0, heading in a left-wing cross from Quincy Owusu-Abeyie.

Late double
Castelen then returned to the fore, effectively sealing victory on 73 minutes before completing a fine hat-trick in added time. The result means the Netherlands qualify as group winners, finishing two points clear of the Czech Republic.

Last updated: 28/03/13 3.02CET

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Lineups

Netherlands

Netherlands

FYROM

FYROM

1
WatermanBoy Waterman (GK)
1
TofiloskiDarko Tofiloski (GK)
2
TiendalliDwight Tiendalli
2
MarkoskiBojan Markoski
3
De ZeeuwDemy de Zeeuw
3
LazarevskiVlade Lazarevski
4
LuirinkGijs Luirink
Substitution65
4
TodorcevGoran Todorcev
Substitution55
5
EmanuelsonUrby Emanuelson
5
IvanovskiDaniel Ivanovski
6
SchaarsStijn Schaars (C)
Substitution72
6
SikovVance Sikov
7
JennerJulian Jenner
Substitution46
7
GrozdanoskiVlatko Grozdanoski (C)
8
ZuiverloonGianni Zuiverloon
8
MitrevVasko Mitrev
Yellow Card74
9
HuntelaarKlaas-Jan Huntelaar
Goal65
9
F. IvanovskiFilip Ivanovski
10
CastelenRomeo Castelen
Goal23
Goal73
Goal90+3
10
ManevskiBorce Manevski
Substitution62
11
De RidderDaniël de Ridder
11
KleckaroskiNikolce Kleckaroski
Yellow Card38
Substitution40

Substitutes

16
PasveerRemko Pasveer (GK)
12
MadzovskiFilip Madzovski (GK)
12
BraafheidEdson Braafheid
Substitution72
13
SelimiErhan Selimi
13
KruiswijkArnold Kruiswijk
14
TanevskiZlatko Tanevski
14
VerhaeghPaul Verhaegh
15
BajramiMuarem Bajrami
Substitution55
15
ZomerRamon Zomer
Substitution65
16
TodorovskiBlagoja Todorovski
Substitution40
17
BramaWout Brama
17
IlijoskiBaže Ilijoski
Substitution62
18
Owusu-AbeyieQuincy Owusu-Abeyie
Substitution46

Coach

Foppe de Haan (NED) Mirsad Jonuz (MKD)

Referee

Anthony Zammit (MLT)

Assistant referees

Joseph Rapa (MLT), Joseph Camilleri (MLT)

Fourth official

Marco Borg (MLT)

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