Last-gasp Dutch deny Belgium

Published: Wednesday 23 April 2008, 18.02CET
Belgium 2-2 Netherlands
The Low Country derby ended level after an entertaining UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ qualifier in Eisden-Maasmechelen.
by Berend Scholten
Last-gasp Dutch deny Belgium
Kristel Verelst scored twice for Belgium ©KFC Rapide Wezemaal

Match statistics

BelgiumNetherlands

Goals scored2
 
2
Yellow cards0
1
Red cards0
 
0
Goal attempts2
 
2
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Published: Wednesday 23 April 2008, 18.02CET

Last-gasp Dutch deny Belgium

Belgium 2-2 Netherlands
The Low Country derby ended level after an entertaining UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ qualifier in Eisden-Maasmechelen.

Belgium and the Netherlands had to settle for a point apiece after a 2-2 draw in their UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ qualifier.

Derby meeting
The Low Countries derby, played in Belgian town Eisden-Maasmechelen located just a few kilometres from the Dutch border, held even more significance than usual with just a point separating the sides and the home team due to play Switzerland – who are wedged between them in Group 4 – on Sunday. Kristel Verelst gave Belgium the lead twice during the game but each time they were pegged back by the visitors.

Last-minute leveller
Verelst opened the scoring five minutes before half-time with an excellent lob but FC Utrecht midfielder Anouk Hoogendijk replied straight away for Vera Pauw's side. Twelve minutes after the break FCL Rapide Wezemaal forward Verelst struck again and it looked enough to give the home team all three points but Manon Melis earned the Dutch a draw which leaves them second behind section leaders Germany, with Belgium a further point back having played a game less.

Last updated: 27/04/08 16.03CET

Related information

Team profiles

Lineup

Belgium

Belgium

Netherlands

Netherlands

1Gave Van Poucke (GK)1Loes Geurts (GK)
2Maud Coutereels2Dyanne Bito
3Annelies Timmermans3Elisabeth Migchelsen (C)
4Heleen Jaques5Daphne Koster
Yellow Card71'
5Hanne Van De Goor7Annemieke Kiesel-Griffioen
Substitution58'
6Aline Zeler
Substitution90+1'
9Manon Melis
Goal89'
7Marlies Verbruggen10Karin Stevens
Substitution82'
8Femke Maes (C)12Anouk Hoogendijk
Goal45+1'
9Kristel Verelst
Goal41'
Goal56'
13Roos Kwakkenbos
Substitution86'
10Niki De Cock17Nangila Naomi van Eijk
11Inge Heiremans
Substitution84'
20Kirsten van de Ven

Substitutes

18Tina Vanderauwera16Petra Dugardein (GK)
15Marjorie De Rammelaere
Substitution90+1'
6Sherida Spitse
Substitution82'
12Sofie Van Houtven (GK)8Karin Legemate
16Anneleen Segers11Sylvia Smit
Substitution58'
13Janice Cayman
Substitution84'
15Claudia van den Heiligenberg
Substitution86'
17Berit Stevens18Janna Torny
14Audrey Demoustier22Dominique Vugts

Coach

Anne Noë (BEL) Vera Pauw (NED)

Referee

Maaren Olander (EST)

Assistant referees

Eduard Rozov (EST), Pille Raadik (EST)

Fourth official

Leen Martens (BEL)

Legend:

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

See also

  • Belgium

    Belgium

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  • Netherlands

    Netherlands

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