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Dutch hit ground running

Published: Friday 4 September 2009, 21.20CET
Netherlands 2-0 Finland
Coach Cor Pot celebrated his first competitive match in charge with victory thanks to goals from Siem de Jong and Diego Biseswar.
by Berend Scholten
Dutch hit ground running
Cor Pot got off to a winning start ©Getty Images
Published: Friday 4 September 2009, 21.20CET

Dutch hit ground running

Netherlands 2-0 Finland
Coach Cor Pot celebrated his first competitive match in charge with victory thanks to goals from Siem de Jong and Diego Biseswar.

A goal in each half from Siem de Jong and Diego Biseswar got the Netherlands off to the perfect start in qualifying for the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship with a 2-0 win over Finland in Group 4.

Pot debut
It was the first competitive match under new coach Cor Pot since the resignation of Foppe de Haan, who led the Jong Oranje to the title in 2006 then again on home soil in 2007, and the new man in charge soon had reason to cheer. On 15 minutes, Feyenoord's Leroy Fer broke clear of the defence and teed up AFC Ajax midfielder De Jong, who fired beyond Jukka Lehtovaara from the edge of the area.

Rematch
A crowd of 6,057 at the FC Emmen Stadium had to wait until 15 minutes from time for the second goal when the contest was finally put beyond doubt. Arsenal FC's Nacer Barazite and Fer combined well to put Biseswar through on goal and the Feyenoord striker made no mistake. It was an important win for the Netherlands, with Spain and Poland also in contention in a tough-looking section, and they will be looking to repeat the feat when the two sides meet again at the Töölön Pallokenttä Stadium in Helsinki in October.

Last updated: 27/03/13 5.16CET

http://www.uefa.com/under21/season=2011/matches/round=2000006/match=2000115/postmatch/report/index.html#dutch+ground+running

Lineups

Netherlands

Netherlands

Finland

Finland

1
KrulTim Krul (GK) (C)
1
LehtovaaraJukka Lehtovaara (GK)
2
JanmaatDaryl Janmaat
2
NikkariVille Nikkari
3
Van EijdenRens van Eijden
3
RaitalaJukka Raitala
4
BrumaJeffrey Bruma
4
TanskaJani Tanska
5
KuiperNicky Kuiper
5
ArajuuriPaulus Arajuuri
6
FerLeroy Fer
6
MattilaSakari Mattila
Yellow Card78
Substitution81
7
WijnaldumGeorginio Wijnaldum
Substitution67
7
MannströmSebastian Mannström
8
DonaldMitchell Donald
Substitution83
8
ToivioJoona Toivio (C)
9
Van WolfswinkelRicky van Wolfswinkel
9
KoljonenPele Koljonen
Substitution60
10
S. De JongSiem de Jong
Goal16
10
RiskiRiku Riski
11
BiseswarDiego Biseswar
Goal75
Substitution77
11
PelvasAkseli Pelvas
Substitution73

Substitutes

16
PadtSergio Padt (GK)
12
HradeckyLukas Hradecky (GK)
12
BlindDaley Blind
13
AaltoHenri Aalto
13
ViergeverNick Viergever
14
SumusaloMikko Sumusalo
14
AnitaVurnon Anita
Substitution83
16
KaukoJoni Kauko
15
Van der HeijdenJan-Arie van der Heijden
17
KangaskolkkaAleksei Kangaskolkka
Substitution73
17
BaraziteNacer Barazite
Substitution67
18
OjalaMika Ojala
Substitution81
18
EmnesMarvin Emnes
Substitution77
20
PukkiTeemu Pukki
Substitution60

Coach

Cor Pot (NED) Markku Tapio Kanerva (FIN)

Referee

Ante Vučemilović (CRO)

Assistant referees

Dalibor Conjar (CRO), Miro Grgić (CRO)

Fourth official

Danijel Trampus (CRO)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution