Arena Națională - Bucharest 16/10/2012 - 20:00CET (21:00 local time)

Qualifying round - Group D

Romania - Netherlands
1-4
 

Romania - Netherlands 1-4 - 16/10/2012 - Match page - FIFA World Cup 2014

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Clinical Netherlands brush aside Romania

Published: Tuesday 16 October 2012, 22.00CET
Clinical Netherlands brush aside Romania
Rafael van der Vaart celebrates his goal on the stroke of half-time ©AFP/Getty Images

The Netherlands maintained their perfect start to FIFA World Cup qualifying with an emphatic 4-1 Group D success against Romania at Bucharest's National Arena. 

The home side gave a record crowd of 53,329 little to cheer as the Oranje controlled proceedings with confidence. Jeremain Lens set them on their way after nine minutes, before young defender Bruno Martins Indi made it two. Ciprian Marica halved the deficit but Romania's joy was short-lived as Rafael van der Vaart scored from the spot on the stroke of half-time. Robin van Persie's late strike compounded the locals' misery. 

Lineups

Romania

Romania

Netherlands

Netherlands

12Tătăruşanu (GK)1Stekelenburg (GK)
3Raţ (C)
82
2Van Rhijn
4Tamaş
45+2
3Heitinga
5Bourceanu
16
61
4Vlaar
6Chiricheş5Martins Indi
29
9Marica
40
6N. De Jong
11Torje
66
7Narsingh
13Grozav
75
8Strootman (C)
53
15Goian9Van Persie
86
18Pintilii10Van der Vaart
45+2
76
19Stancu11Lens
9
83
89

Substitutes

1Pantilimon (GK)23Vermeer (GK)
2Luchin22Vorm (GK)
7Chipciu12Janmaat
8Lazăr
61
13Douglas
10Mutu
75
14Viergever
14Latovlevici16Clasie
16Cociş17Elia
89
17Găman18Emanuelson
20Maxim19Huntelaar
21Popa
66
20Afellay
76
22Gardoş21Kuyt
23Grigore

Coaches

Victor Piţurcă (ROU) Louis van Gaal (NED)

Referee

Craig Thomson (SCO)

Press kits

Standings

Last updated: 18/04/2013 17:36 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Match statistics

Romania
Netherlands

1

Goals scored

4

7

Total attempts

10

3

Attempts on target

6

1

off target

1

0

blocked

0

1

against woodwork

0

5

Corners

3

2

Offsides

1

3

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

15

Fouls committed

7

6

Fouls suffered

14

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Substitution
    89
    Elia (in) - Lens (out) (Netherlands)
  • Goal
    86
    Van Persie (Netherlands) scores!
  • Yellow Card
    83
    Lens (Netherlands) is booked.
  • Yellow Card
    82
    Raţ (Romania) is booked.

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