Feijenoord Stadion - Rotterdam 12/10/2012 - 20:30CET (20:30 local time)

Qualifying round - Group D

Netherlands - Andorra
3-0
 

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Netherlands in charge after Andorra success

Published: Friday 12 October 2012, 23.19CET
Netherlands 3-0 Andorra
Louis van Gaal's side maintained their 100% record in Group D, victory setting them up for Tuesday's top-of-the-table trip to Romania.
by Berend Scholten
Netherlands in charge after Andorra success
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Rafael van der Vaart both scored during the first half ©Getty Images

Match statistics

Netherlands
Andorra

3

Goals scored

0

15

Total attempts

3

7

Attempts on target

2

7

off target

1

0

blocked

0

1

against woodwork

0

12

Corners

1

5

Offsides

0

1

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

13

Fouls committed

6

6

Fouls suffered

12

Standings

Last updated: 18/04/2013 18:18 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
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Published: Friday 12 October 2012, 23.19CET

Netherlands in charge after Andorra success

Netherlands 3-0 Andorra
Louis van Gaal's side maintained their 100% record in Group D, victory setting them up for Tuesday's top-of-the-table trip to Romania.

The Netherlands continue to keep pace with Romania at the head of Group D after Louis van Gaal's side made it a third consecutive qualifying win by seeing off Andorra in Rotterdam.

The coach gave an Oranje debut to 30-year-old forward Ruben Schaken, but the Feyenoord man was overshadowed before the break as Rafael van der Vaart and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar put the hosts ahead. However, Schaken got himself a first international goal after the interval to complete the scoring and put the Netherlands top of the section on goal difference.

In a match that the hosts were expected to dictate, things went to plan early on as Huntelaar played in Van der Vaart to claim his 20th international goal on his 101st appearance. FC Schalke 04 forward Huntelaar was rewarded for providing the first, getting his head to Jeremain Lens' left-wing cross to double the advantage eight minutes later.

The Netherlands threatened to run away with the game, controlling possession, but a dogged performance from the visitors prevented the home side from stretching the advantage before the break.

There was nothing Andorra could do on 50 minutes, however, as Lens again provided the ammunition and this time it was Schaken who provided the finishing touch from close range. The result sets up Tuesday's trip to Romania perfectly, with both sides having taken maximum points from their three outings, while Andorra will hope to get their first points of the campaign when they host Estonia.

Last updated: 08/05/14 7.35CET

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Lineups

Netherlands

Netherlands

Andorra

Andorra

1Maarten Stekelenburg (GK)1José Gómes (GK)
2Daryl Janmaat
Yellow Card42
6Ildefons Lima (C)
3John Heitinga7Marc Pujol
4Ron Vlaar8Marcio Vieira
5Bruno Martins Indi11Marc Vales
6Nigel de Jong17Victor Moreira
Yellow Card40
Substitution82
7Ruben Schaken
Goal50
18Josep Ayala
8Kevin Strootman (C)
Substitution75
19Sebastiàn Gómez
Substitution74
9Klaas-Jan Huntelaar
Goal15
20Ivan Lorenzo
10Rafael van der Vaart
Goal7
Substitution71
21Marc García
11Jeremain Lens
Substitution71
23Adrian Rodrígues
Substitution52

Substitutes

23Kenneth Vermeer (GK)13Ferran Pol (GK)
22Michel Vorm (GK)3Marc Bernaus
Substitution82
12Ricardo van Rhijn5Emili Garcia
13Douglas9Fernando Silva
14Nick Viergever15Moises San Nicolas
Substitution52
17Luciano Narsingh16Cristopher Pousa
18Urby Emanuelson
Substitution75
22Sergio Moreno
Substitution74
19Robin van Persie
20Ibrahim Afellay
Substitution71
21Dirk Kuyt
Substitution71

Coach

Louis van Gaal (NED) Jesús Álvarez (AND)

Referee

Aleksei Kulbakov (BLR)

Assistant referees

Andrei Getikov (BLR), Dmitri Zhuk (BLR)

Fourth official

Denis Scherbakov (BLR)

Legend:

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

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