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Netherlands break down Luxembourg to go clear

Published: Tuesday 3 June 2014, 21.00CET
Netherlands 3-1 Luxembourg
Luxembourg held out for 54 minutes but club-mates Luc Castaignos and Quincy Promes ensured their side went three points clear in Group 3.
Netherlands break down Luxembourg to go clear
Luc Castaignos (left) set the Netherlands on their way ©Getty Images

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Published: Tuesday 3 June 2014, 21.00CET

Netherlands break down Luxembourg to go clear

Netherlands 3-1 Luxembourg
Luxembourg held out for 54 minutes but club-mates Luc Castaignos and Quincy Promes ensured their side went three points clear in Group 3.

The Netherlands moved three points clear of Slovakia in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 3 with two games to go but only after forcing their way past a determined Luxembourg side in Maastricht.

Albert Stuivenberg's side moved level with Slovakia last week thanks to a 6-1 win in Scotland, and played their game in hand tonight. For 54 minutes there was no breakthrough but then in quick succession FC Twente duo Luc Castaignos and Quincy Promes both scored. Glenn Borges immediately pulled one back but then Promes struck again, all four goals coming in the space of seven minutes.

Promes, who also scored a hat-trick in Scotland, is now on seven qualifying goals, and the Netherlands need only four points from the visits of Georgia on 4 September and Slovakia four days later to top the section and ensure a play-off position. Luxembourg were already out, but this was another promising show after the 1-1 draw in Georgia in March (later awarded to Luxembourg as a 3-0 forfeit win), and they will hope to end qualifying on a high against Scotland on 8 September.

Last updated: 04/06/15 7.18CET

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Lineups

Netherlands

Netherlands

Luxembourg

Luxembourg

1
HahnWarner Hahn (GK)
1
FrisingJoé Frising (GK)
2
te WierikMike te Wierik
2
MastrangeloTony Mastrangelo
3
Van BeekSven Van Beek
3
Da Graca DiasYanick Da Graca Dias
4
RekikKarim Rekik
4
DelgadoRicardo Delgado
5
AkéNathan Aké
5
TodorovicMilos Todorovic
6
EbecilioKyle Ebecilio
Substitution73
6
AgovicDenis Agovic (C)
7
PromesQuincy Promes
Goal56
Goal61
7
BorgesGlenn Borges
Goal59
8
TrindadeTonny Trindade
8
C. MartinsChristopher Martins
Substitution79
9
CastaignosLuc Castaignos
Goal54
10
LuisiAntonio Luisi
Substitution58
10
Van GinkelMarco van Ginkel (C)
Substitution85
15
LascakJeff Lascak
Substitution68
11
BoëtiusJean-Paul Boëtius
Substitution63
17
MerschGérard Mersch

Substitutes

16
van der HartMickey van der Hart (GK)
12
RoulezValentin Roulez (GK)
12
Van Der HoornMike van der Hoorn
9
Е. AgovicEdis Agovic
Substitution58
13
DenswilStefano Denswil
13
KergerKevin Kerger
14
MaherAdam Maher
Substitution85
14
Couto PintoRicardo Couto Pinto
Substitution79
15
ZiyechHakim Ziyech
Substitution73
16
EiresAnthony Eires
17
De SaLesly de Sa
18
ThillFrédéric Thill
18
JohnOla John
Substitution63
19
KalisaSven Kalisa
Substitution68

Coach

Albert Stuivenberg (NED) Reinhold Breu (GER)

Referee

Johnny Casanova (SMR)

Assistant referees

Massimo Zanotti (SMR), Andrea Guidi (SMR)

Fourth official

Marco Avoni (SMR)

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