Play-off for Final Tournament, Second leg - 30/10/2008 - 20:00CET (20:00 local time) - KRAS - Volendam
2-0
Aggregate: 4-0 

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Stevens strikes spark Netherlands joy

Published: Thursday 30 October 2008, 22.45CET
Netherlands 2-0 Spain (agg: 4-0)
Two goals from Karin Stevens took the Netherlands to their first major female finals with victory in their play-off against Spain in Volendam.
by Berend Scholten
Stevens strikes spark Netherlands joy
The Netherlands delight in their success ©KNVB

Match statistics

NetherlandsSpain

Goals scored2
 
0
Attempts on target2
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Published: Thursday 30 October 2008, 22.45CET

Stevens strikes spark Netherlands joy

Netherlands 2-0 Spain (agg: 4-0)
Two goals from Karin Stevens took the Netherlands to their first major female finals with victory in their play-off against Spain in Volendam.

Two goals from Karin Stevens took the Netherlands to their first major female finals with victory in their UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ play-off against Spain.

Finals berth
Stevens scored in the 2-0 win in Spain on Saturday that had left the Netherlands in a great position and she struck either side of half-time in Volendam tonight. The Netherlands will now enter the finals draw on 18 November and compete in Finland from 23 August until 10 September 2009.

Stevens strikes
Home coach Vera Pauw kept faith with the team that started in Spain while Ignacio Quereda brought in Laura del Río, Sonia Bermudez and María Paz in a reshuffle that led to his side dominating possession early on. The Netherlands withstood that and soon were finding striker Karin Stevens with long balls, supported by Sylvia Smit and Kirsten van de Ven. Just before the half-hour, Van de Ven forced an excellent save from Spai goalkeeper Ainhoa Tirapu but in the 37th minute she was beaten as a Smit free-kick from the right was turned in by Stevens.

Second goal
Spain now needed to score three times and that number increased to four eleven minutes into the second half. Dyanne Bito advanced down the right wing and crossed for Stevens to shoot in. The visitors did not give up hope but the Netherlands held out.

Last updated: 27/03/13 6.21CET

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Lineups

Netherlands

Netherlands

Spain

Spain

1
GeurtsLoes Geurts (GK)
1
TirapuAinhoa Tirapu (GK)
2
BitoDyanne Bito
2
TorrejónMarta Torrejón
3
MeulenManoe Meulen
3
BurgosBurgos
4
HogewoningPetra Hogewoning
Yellow Card60
4
NicolauMelisa Nicolau (C)
Yellow Card28
5
KosterDaphne Koster (C)
6
DiéguezMiriam Diéguez
6
SpitseSherida Spitse
Substitution59
8
Laura del RíoLaura del Río
Yellow Card37
Substitution67
7
Kiesel-GriffioenAnnemieke Kiesel-Griffioen
12
Silvia MeseguerSilvia Meseguer
10
StevensKarin Stevens
Goal37
Goal56
14
SoniaSonia Bermudez
Substitution64
11
SmitSylvia Smit
Substitution82
7
MartínAdriana Martín
Substitution60
12
HoogendijkAnouk Hoogendijk
9
Verónica BoqueteVerónica Boquete
20
Van de VenKirsten Van de Ven
Substitution87
15
María PazMaría Paz

Substitutes

16
ChristAngela Christ (GK)
16
PérezMaría José Pérez
8
LegemateKarin Legemate
13
PonsMaría José Pons (GK)
14
OudejansTessa Oudejans
Substitution59
5
RuthRuth García
15
Van den HeiligenbergClaudia van den Heiligenberg
10
VanesaVanesa
18
TornyJanna Torny
Substitution87
11
VilanovaSandra Vilanova
Substitution64
19
De VriesLianne de Vries
17
RomeroAna Romero
Substitution67
21
De RidderChantal de Ridder
Substitution82
18
Erika VázquezErika Vázquez
Substitution60

Coach

Vera Pauw (NED) Ignacio Quereda (ESP)

Referee

Tanja Schett (AUT)

Assistant referees

Cindy Zeferino De Oliveira (AUT), Michaela Kaar (AUT)

Fourth official

Richard Liesveld (NED)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution