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Perfect Dutch blot Spain's record

Published: Tuesday 17 November 2009, 22.45CET
Netherlands 2-1 Spain
The 2006 and 2007 champions maintained their 100 per cent Group 4 record and ended Spain's to move six points clear at the summit.
by Berend Scholten
from Rotterdam
Perfect Dutch blot Spain's record
Cor Pot's Netherlands have won all five of their Group 4 fixtures ©Getty Images
Published: Tuesday 17 November 2009, 22.45CET

Perfect Dutch blot Spain's record

Netherlands 2-1 Spain
The 2006 and 2007 champions maintained their 100 per cent Group 4 record and ended Spain's to move six points clear at the summit.

The Netherlands maintained their 100 per cent record in Group 4 of 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying with a 2-1 victory over Spain.

Perfect records
Neither Spain nor the hosts had dropped a point, or even conceded a goal, in three and four games respectively prior to meeting in Rotterdam. The Netherlands led the group by virtue of having won a game more but now sit six points clear of their opponents and third-placed Poland. Spain started brightly but were breached for the first time on 14 minutes when Georginio Wijnaldum set up Sparta Rotterdam midfielder Erik Falkenburg to score in his home stadium.

Late pressure
The visitors again took the initiative after half-time but failed to make it tell as Adrián López's close-range header was adroitly saved by Tim Krul. As in the first half, the hosts duly capitalised and doubled their advantage on 63 minutes when Wijnaldum headed in a Joshua John cross. César Azpilicueta halved his side's arrears with ten minutes remaining before both Diego Capel and captain Javi Martínez were denied by the woodwork in a late Spanish surge. Spain, who had won their previous 14 group stage qualifiers stretching back to October 2005, and the Netherlands resume action in March, at home to Liechenstein and Poland respectively.

Last updated: 27/03/13 4.49CET

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Lineups

Netherlands

Netherlands

Spain

Spain

1
KrulTim Krul (GK)
Yellow Card55
1
Sergio AsenjoSergio Asenjo (GK)
2
JanmaatDaryl Janmaat
Yellow Card45
2
AzpilicuetaCésar Azpilicueta
Goal80
3
Van EijdenRens van Eijden
3
CanellaRoberto Canella
Substitution82
4
BrumaJeffrey Bruma
4
BotíaAlberto Botía
5
PietersErik Pieters (C)
Yellow Card13
5
Victor LaguardiaVictor Laguardia
Yellow Card90+2
6
AnitaVurnon Anita
Substitution82
6
Javi MartínezJavi Martínez (C)
Yellow Card88
7
WijnaldumGeorginio Wijnaldum
Goal63
7
Jordi AlbaJordi Alba
Yellow Card45+4
Substitution52
8
FerLeroy Fer
Yellow Card82
8
Ander HerreraAnder Herrera
Substitution74
9
L. de JongLuuk de Jong
Substitution82
9
Adrián LópezAdrián López
10
FalkenburgErik Falkenburg
Goal14
Yellow Card56
10
ParejoDaniel Parejo
11
JohnJoshua John
11
CapelDiego Capel

Substitutes

16
PadtSergio Padt (GK)
13
Tomás MejíasTomás Mejías (GK)
12
Van der MaarelMark van der Maarel
12
KikoKiko
13
ViergeverNick Viergever
14
MéridaFran Mérida
Substitution82
14
StrootmanKevin Strootman
Substitution82
15
MíchelMíchel
Substitution52
Yellow Card82
15
Van der HeijdenJan-Arie van der Heijden
16
Omar RamosOmar Ramos
Substitution74
17
DostBas Dost
Substitution82
17
FontàsAndreu Fontàs
18
GoossensJohn Goossens
18
KikeKike

Coach

Cor Pot (NED) Juan Ramon Lopez Caro (ESP)

Referee

Manuel Gräfe (GER)

Assistant referees

Detlef Scheppe (GER), Stefan Lupp (GER)

Fourth official

Helmut Fleischer (GER)

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