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Netherlands first to book play-off place

Published: Wednesday 11 August 2010, 22.50CET
Liechtenstein 0-3 Netherlands
Cor Pot's side maintained their 100% qualifying record in Vaduz to become the first team to confirm their play-off place as group winners.
Netherlands first to book play-off place
Cor Pot has guided his team to the play-offs as group winners ©Getty Images

Match statistics

LiechtensteinNetherlands

Goals scored0
3
Attempts on target2
 
12
Attempts off target2
 
6
Corners2
 
3
Fouls committed14
 
21
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 21/03/2013 01:09 CET

Legend:

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Pts: Points   
Published: Wednesday 11 August 2010, 22.50CET

Netherlands first to book play-off place

Liechtenstein 0-3 Netherlands
Cor Pot's side maintained their 100% qualifying record in Vaduz to become the first team to confirm their play-off place as group winners.

The Netherlands became the first team to qualify for the UEFA European Under-21 Championship play-offs as group winners with a 3-0 victory against Liechtenstein.

The visitors – along with the Czech Republic – were one of only two sides with 100% qualifying records at the start of the day and Cor Pot's side rarely looked in danger of blotting their copybook. They had to wait until three minutes before half-time to go in front through Erik Falkenburg before Jens Toornstra (55) and Bas Dost (78) struck in the second period. Victory leaves the Netherlands eight points clear of Spain, who have only two fixtures left following their 1-1 draw with Finland.

The Jong Oranje may have started slowly but their patience was eventually rewarded when Daryl Janmaat laid on for Falkenburg, who finished well from ten metres out. The interval failed to disrupt their new-found momentum and they emerged from the break on the front foot, Toornstra, a first-half substitute, doubling their advantage.

The Netherlands sat back, content with a two-goal cushion, but René Pauritsch's side could not find a way into the game. Instead it was Dost who turned Toornstra's cross past Benjamin Büchel 12 minutes from time.

Last updated: 27/03/13 4.44CET

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Lineups

Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein

Netherlands

Netherlands

1
B. BüchelBenjamin Büchel (GK)
1
KrulTim Krul (GK) (C)
2
YildizSeyhan Yildiz
2
JanmaatDaryl Janmaat
Substitution63
3
O. SpaltOliver Spalt
Substitution67
3
BlindDaley Blind
4
HaberAndreas Haber
4
ViergeverNick Viergever
5
KaufmannDaniel Kaufmann
Yellow Card66
5
Van AanholtPatrick Van Aanholt
6
D. SpaltDominic Spalt
6
StrootmanKevin Strootman
7
HanselmannRony Hanselmann
Substitution77
7
GorterDonny Gorter
8
ChristenAndreas Christen (C)
8
FalkenburgErik Falkenburg
Goal42
9
D. HaslerDavid Hasler
9
L. de JongLuuk de Jong
Substitution63
10
QuintansIvan Quintans
10
NijlandStefan Nijland
Substitution16
11
ErisBurak Eris
Yellow Card43
Substitution86
11
GoossensJohn Goossens

Substitutes

12
TichyMario Tichy (GK)
16
MulderErwin Mulder (GK)
13
HeebArmando Heeb
Substitution77
12
KieftenbeldMaikel Kieftenbeld
Substitution63
Yellow Card80
14
SprengerPius Sprenger
Substitution67
13
NuytinckBram Nuytinck
15
ÜnlüYasin Ünlü
14
RoordaGeert Arend Roorda
16
ÜnlüTolgahan Ünlü
Substitution86
15
ToornstraJens Toornstra
Substitution16
Goal55
17
BeckClaudio Beck
17
DostBas Dost
Substitution63
Goal78

Coach

René Pauritsch (AUT) Cor Pot (NED)

Referee

Aleksandr Gauzer (KAZ)

Assistant referees

Rustam Suyunov (KAZ), Timur Kumashev (KAZ)

Fourth official

Anatoliy Vishnichenko (KAZ)

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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