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Van Ginkel double puts Netherlands in command

Published: Thursday 11 October 2012, 22.02CET
Slovakia 0-2 Netherlands
The Jong Oranje are on the cusp of a place in next summer's final tournament thanks to two second-half goals from Marco van Ginkel.
by Tomáš Čunčík
from National Training Centre
Van Ginkel double puts Netherlands in command
Netherlands forward Yanic Wildschut on the ball in Senec ©Patrik Levický

Match statistics

SlovakiaNetherlands

Goals scored0
2
Attempts on target6
 
6
Attempts off target7
 
6
Corners5
 
6
Fouls committed13
 
15
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Published: Thursday 11 October 2012, 22.02CET

Van Ginkel double puts Netherlands in command

Slovakia 0-2 Netherlands
The Jong Oranje are on the cusp of a place in next summer's final tournament thanks to two second-half goals from Marco van Ginkel.

Marco van Ginkel scored twice without reply as the Netherlands took a firm grip on their UEFA European Under-21 Championship play-off against Slovakia.

Following a goalless first period in which the home side started positively, Van Ginkel put the Jong Oranje ahead in the 55th minute. His second, a predatory strike in the closing stages to divert a header from Luuk de Jong into the net, means the Dutch are perfectly situated to secure a place in the finals for the first time since winning the second of their two titles in 2007.

The early stages, if not most of the first 45 minutes in Senec on Thursday, belonged to Ivan Galád's side. Lukáš Pauschek was denied by the outrushing Jeroen Zoet in the first minute and, a little over a quarter of an hour later, Róbert Mak slipped at the crucial moment with just the goalkeeper to beat.

Cor Pot's team slowly began to take control, yet they were restricted to long-range efforts which failed to trouble Michal Šulla in the Slovakia goal. All the while, Slovakia remained a threat on the counterattack through Mak and Martin Mikovič.

However, Van Ginkel, the 19-year-old Vitesse midfielder, broke the deadlock ten minutes into the second half, finishing off a one-on-one chance with Šulla following a precision pass from Adam Maher. Slovakia had opportunities to equalise, notably via Mikovič and Kristián Kolčák's outrageous attempt from the halfway line, yet conceded what could be the crucial goal eight minutes from time.

A cross from the left by substitute Jerson Cabral was headed on by De Jong and Van Ginkel, with the slightest of touches, turned the ball past Šulla. The return leg takes place on Monday in Rotterdam.

Last updated: 09/05/13 11.37CET

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Lineups

Slovakia

Slovakia

Netherlands

Netherlands

1
ŠullaMichal Šulla (GK)
1
ZoetJeroen Zoet (GK)
3
PauschekLukáš Pauschek
Substitution58
2
LeerdamKelvin Leerdam
5
GyömberNorbert Gyömber
Yellow Card63
3
BrumaJeffrey Bruma
6
KissFilip Kiss (C)
Substitution76
4
NuytinckBram Nuytinck (C)
Yellow Card69
Substitution85
7
GregušJán Greguš
5
BlindDaley Blind
8
ŠtetinaLukáš Štetina
Yellow Card72
6
ClasieJordy Clasie
10
MakRóbert Mak
7
Van GinkelMarco van Ginkel
Goal55
Yellow Card78
Goal82
11
MikovičMartin Mikovič
Substitution87
8
MaherAdam Maher
16
KolčákKristián Kolčák
9
L. de JongLuuk de Jong
19
ČonkaMatúš Čonka
10
WijnaldumGeorginio Wijnaldum
23
LásikRichard Lásik
Yellow Card65
11
WildschutYanic Wildschut
Substitution74

Substitutes

12
Le GiangPatrik Le Giang (GK)
16
PadtSergio Padt (GK)
4
VojtušJakub Vojtuš
Substitution87
12
van DijkVirgil van Dijk
13
MészárosKarol Mészáros
13
DijksMitchell Dijks
Substitution85
14
HolúbekJakub Holúbek
Substitution58
14
Van HaarenRick van Haaren
17
KarašKamil Karaš
15
BacunaLeandro Bacuna
18
OršulaFilip Oršula
Substitution76
17
CabralJerson Cabral
Substitution74
22
PovažanecJakub Považanec
18
ZeefuikGenero Zeefuik

Coach

Ivan Galád (SVK) Cor Pot (NED)

Referee

Antony Gautier (FRA)

Assistant referees

Michael Annonier (FRA), Philippe Jeanne (FRA)

Fourth official

Said Ennjimi (FRA)

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