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De Guzman dazzles on debut

Published: Wednesday 26 March 2008, 2.45CET
Netherlands 3-0 Estonia
Jonathan De Guzman scored twice on his debut to inspire Under-21 champions the Netherlands to a fifth-straight victory.
by Berend Scholten
De Guzman dazzles on debut
Foppe De Haan's team were comfortable winners ©Getty Images

Match statistics

NetherlandsEstonia

Goals scored3
 
0
Attempts on target3
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Group 5: NED / SUI / NOR / MKD / EST

PPts
Netherlands Netherlands515
Norway Norway510
FYROM FYROM68
Switzerland Switzerland57
Estonia Estonia70
Last updated: 19/04/2013 11:24 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
Published: Wednesday 26 March 2008, 2.45CET

De Guzman dazzles on debut

Netherlands 3-0 Estonia
Jonathan De Guzman scored twice on his debut to inspire Under-21 champions the Netherlands to a fifth-straight victory.

Jonathan De Guzman scored twice on his debut to inspire UEFA European Under-21 champions the Netherlands to a comfortable 3-0 victory against Estonia.

De Guzman double
Estonia, bottom of Group 5 without a point, held their hosts until five minutes into the second half when De Guzman put Foppe de Haan's side ahead. The Netherlands then had to wait until the closing ten minutes to secure the points when goals from Ismaïl Aissati and De Guzman ensured the Jong Oranje preserved their perfect record in the section. Spain are the only other side yet to drop a point in qualifying. 

Flowing move
Neither goalkeeper was forced to extend himself in the first half, with Royston Drenthe's effort which hit the post the closest either side came to opening the scoring. But five minutes in the second half it was De Guzman who was in the right place to score when he finished off a well-worked move between Aissati and Evander Sno.

Aissati effort
Aissati then doubled the hosts' advantage eight minutes from time. The PSV Eindhoven midfielder broke down the left, but when his cross was spilled by the Estonia goalkeeper, Aissati mopped up the loose ball after being teed up by De Guzman. In the final minute, De Guzman rounded off a fine debut with a curling a free-kick over the wall, much to the 20-year-old's delight.

'Dream debut'
"It was a dream debut," said the Feyenoord midfielder. "The first goal was not really a beauty, but the attack that led to it was. And a goal is a goal. I am glad I am now with Jong Oranje, and I am glad that I was of immediate importance to the team. I felt at home here right away."

Last updated: 27/03/13 6.51CET

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Lineups

Netherlands

Netherlands

Estonia

Estonia

7
BeerensRoy Beerens
9
DmitrijevArtjom Dmitrijev
Yellow Card67
Substitution71
6
BramaWout Brama
Substitution46
11
KallasteKen Kallaste
10
BruinsLuigi Bruins
2
KoogasAndres Koogas (C)
11
DrentheRoyston Drenthe
8
KuresooJürgen Kuresoo
Substitution57
5
PietersErik Pieters
1
OrglaAiko Orgla (GK)
9
SnoEvander Sno
Substitution68
6
E.PuriEino Puri
1
VermeerKenneth Vermeer (GK)
4
RoopsSiim Roops
2
ZuiverloonGianni Zuiverloon (C)
10
RõškevitšMiroslav Rõškevitš
Substitution86
4
DonkRyan Donk
Yellow Card86
3
TenisteTaijo Teniste
3
MarcellisDirk Marcellis
Substitution59
7
S. PuriSander Puri
Yellow Card60
8
De GuzmánJonathan De Guzmán
Goal49
Goal90+2
5
MorozovIgor Morozov

Substitutes

15
AissatiIsmaïl Aissati
Substitution46
Goal82
16
KaukvereTõnis Kaukvere
Substitution57
17
AmrabatNordin Amrabat
Substitution68
17
MošnikovSergei Mošnikov
Substitution86
13
DavidsLorenzo Davids
12
PedõkStanislav Pedõk (GK)
14
SchilderRobbert Schilder
14
TaskaMartin Taska
18
GeorgeLeroy George
15
HennJürgen Henn
16
De RuiterWesley De Ruiter (GK)
13
NarisArmand Naris
12
HiariejTom Hiariej
Substitution59
18
MarmorKristian Marmor
Substitution71

Coach

Foppe de Haan (NED) Marko Lelov (EST)

Referee

Magnus Thorisson (ISL)

Assistant referees

Einar Sigurdsson (ISL), Áskell Thór Gíslason (ISL)

Fourth official

Gardar Orn Hinriksson (ISL)

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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