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

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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Lineups

Netherlands

Netherlands

Romania

Romania

1Kenneth Vermeer (GK)1Costel Pantilimon (GK)
2Daryl Janmaat3Răzvan Raţ (C)
3Stefan de Vrij4Gabriel Tamaş
4Bruno Martins Indi
Yellow Card47
5Alexandru Bourceanu
5Daley Blind
Yellow Card61
6Vlad Chiricheş
6Jonathan De Guzmán
Substitution73
9Bogdan Stancu
7Jeremain Lens
Goal90+1
13Gheorghe Grozav
Substitution68
8Kevin Strootman (C)14Adrian Popa
Substitution63
9Robin van Persie
Goal56
Goal65
Substitution86
15Florin Gardoş
10Rafael van der Vaart
Goal12
Substitution79
18Mihai Pintilii
11Arjen Robben20Cristian Tănase
Substitution60

Substitutes

23Michel Vorm (GK)12Ciprian Tătăruşanu (GK)
22Maarten Stekelenburg (GK)23Silviu Lung (GK)
12Ricardo van Rhijn2Srgian Luchin
13Ron Vlaar7Alexandru Chipciu
Substitution60
Yellow Card89
14Joris Mathijsen8Dragoş Grigore
15Dirk Kuyt10Adrian Mutu
Substitution68
16Jordy Clasie
Substitution79
11Gabriel Torje
Substitution63
17Ruben Schaken16Claudiu Keșerü
18Tonny Trindade de Vilhena17Ştefan Radu
19Siem de Jong
Substitution86
19Raul Rusescu
20Adam Maher
Substitution73
21Alexandru Maxim
21Ola John

Coach

Louis van Gaal (NED) Victor Piţurcă (ROU)

Referee

Mark Clattenburg (ENG)

Assistant referees

Simon Beck (ENG), Stephen Child (ENG)

Fourth official

Lee Probert (ENG)

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

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