Amsterdam ArenA - Amsterdam 26/03/2013 - 20:30CET (20:30 local time)

Qualifying round - Group D

Netherlands - Romania
4-0
 

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Van Persie double helps Dutch down Romania

Published: Tuesday 26 March 2013, 23.25CET
Netherlands 4-0 Romania
Robin van Persie's double helped extend the Oranje's perfect Group D record as Victor Piţurcă's side were the latest to fall in the Amsterdam ArenA.
Van Persie double helps Dutch down Romania
Robin van Persie celebrates the first of his double ©Getty Images

Match statistics

Netherlands
Romania

4

Goals scored

0

13

Total attempts

8

8

Attempts on target

2

3

off target

4

0

blocked

0

0

against woodwork

0

1

Corners

1

7

Offsides

1

2

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

13

Fouls committed

13

13

Fouls suffered

13

Lineups

Netherlands

Netherlands

Romania

Romania

1Vermeer (GK)1Pantilimon (GK)
2Janmaat3Raţ (C)
3De Vrij4Tamaş
4Martins Indi
47
5Bourceanu
5Blind
61
6Chiricheş
6De Guzmán
73
9Stancu
7Lens
90+1
13Grozav
68
8Strootman (C)14Popa
63
9Van Persie
56
65
86
15Gardoş
10Van der Vaart
12
79
18Pintilii
11Robben20C. Tănase
60

Substitutes

23Vorm (GK)12Tătăruşanu (GK)
22Stekelenburg (GK)23Lung (GK)
12Van Rhijn2Luchin
13Vlaar7Chipciu
60
89
14Mathijsen8Grigore
15Kuyt10Mutu
68
16Clasie
79
11Torje
63
17Schaken16Keșerü
18Trindade de Vilhena17Radu
19S. De Jong
86
19Rusescu
20Maher
73
21Maxim
21John

Coaches

Louis van Gaal (NED) Victor Piţurcă (ROU)

Referee

Mark Clattenburg (ENG)

Press kits

Standings

Last updated: 18/04/2013 18:17 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
  
Published: Tuesday 26 March 2013, 23.25CET

Van Persie double helps Dutch down Romania

Netherlands 4-0 Romania
Robin van Persie's double helped extend the Oranje's perfect Group D record as Victor Piţurcă's side were the latest to fall in the Amsterdam ArenA.

The Netherlands maintained their perfect FIFA World Cup qualifying Group D record, making it six straight wins with an accomplished success against Romania in Amsterdam.

As expected, Louis van Gaal made just one change to the side that saw off Estonia 3-0 on Friday, with Rafael van der Vaart coming in for the injured Wesley Sneijder. The coach's reward for selecting the Hamburger SV man materialised 12 minutes in: Jeremain Lens stole the ball from Romania captain Răzvan Raţ and his cross was cushioned back into the path of Van der Vaart who marked his 105th cap with a fine goal from the edge of the box.

Though the Oranje pressure was intense, the scores could have been level courtesy of a quick Romanian break, only for Adrian Popa to direct his effort narrowly wide of Kenneth Vermeer's goal. However, Robin van Persie ended any speculation about which way the game was going with two goals in the space of nine minutes early in the second half. On 56 minutes the Manchester United FC forward met Arjen Robben's centre from the left to arc a header past Costel Pantilimon; he then registered from the spot after Florin Gardoş had brought down Lens.

The gloss was added by Lens in added time, pouncing on the rebound after Adam Maher's shot was parried by Pantilimon. The victory earned the Dutch a seven-point advantage at the top of the section with four games remaining.

Last updated: 08/05/14 5.43CET

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