Qualifying round (Group 4 : GER / NED / SUI / BEL / WAL) - 30/08/2008 - 19:00CET (19:00 local time) - Ado den Haag - Den Haag
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Stalemate keeps contest tight

Published: Saturday 30 August 2008, 19.39CET
Netherlands 1-1 Switzerland
The race to reach the UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ qualifying play-offs from Group 4 remains finely balanced.
by Berend Scholten
Stalemate keeps contest tight
Netherlands coach Vera Pauw saw her side concede a late equaliser ©Getty Images

Match statistics

NetherlandsSwitzerland

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target1
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
0
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Group 4 : GER / NED / SUI / BEL / WAL

PPts
Germany Germany721
Switzerland Switzerland711
Belgium Belgium710
Netherlands Netherlands79
Wales Wales80
Last updated: 19/04/2013 10:41 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
Published: Saturday 30 August 2008, 19.39CET

Stalemate keeps contest tight

Netherlands 1-1 Switzerland
The race to reach the UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ qualifying play-offs from Group 4 remains finely balanced.

The race to reach the UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ qualifying play-offs from Group 4 remains finely balanced after the Netherlands were held by Switzerland in The Hague.

Various permutations
Manon Melis's opener for the Netherlands was cancelled out in added time by substitute Désirée Grundbacher to move Switzerland into second place, one point ahead of Belgium and two clear of the Dutch with one fixture remaining. However, after the Netherlands welcome Belgium on 27 September, Switzerland must face group winners Germany on 1 October and look likely to need at least a point to have any chance of going into the play-offs as one of the four best third-place sides; only victory would allow them to finish in second and ensure a two-legged tie.

Late equaliser
The Netherlands started well in The Hague with Karin Stevens threatening early although she could not keep her header down with the first presentable chance of the game. The away side then went close from a set-piece before Sylvia Smit was released by Sherida Spitse but did not take advantage in a one-on-one situation. Vera Pauw's home side then took the lead after an hour when Kirsten van de Ven and Smit combined to set up Melis. The Netherlands looked like they would claim three crucial points but Grundbacher equalised after adroitly meeting a pass from deep. Still, a win for the Netherlands against their neighbours next month should take them into the play-offs barring an upset when Switzerland face Germany.

Last updated: 27/03/13 6.30CET

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Lineups

Netherlands

Netherlands

Switzerland

Switzerland

2
BitoDyanne Bito
Yellow Card44
15
AbbéCaroline Abbé
1
GeurtsLoes Geurts (GK)
3
BetschartSandra Betschart
4
HogewoningPetra Hogewoning
Substitution65
1
BrunnerMarisa Brunner (GK)
9
MelisManon Melis
Goal58
10
DickenmannLara Dickenmann (C)
3
MigchelsenElisabeth Migchelsen (C)
Substitution87
9
MeyerIsabelle Meyer
11
SmitSylvia Smit
16
SchäpperNicole Schäpper
6
SpitseSherida Spitse
Yellow Card85
2
SchärerFranziska Schärer
Substitution85
10
StevensKarin Stevens
19
BachmannRamona Bachmann
7
Kiesel-GriffioenAnnemieke Kiesel-Griffioen
14
BeneyNoémie Beney
5
KosterDaphne Koster
5
KellerMarina Keller
20
Van de VenKirsten Van de Ven
Substitution61
7
MoserMartina Moser
Substitution63

Substitutes

14
BrummelMarije Brummel
4
GrafRahel Graf
12
HoogendijkAnouk Hoogendijk
Substitution65
18
GrundbacherDésirée Grundbacher
Substitution85
Goal90+1
8
LegemateKarin Legemate
Substitution87
8
SteineggerPrisca Steinegger
23
ChristAngela Christ (GK)
20
SarrasinMaeva Sarrasin
Substitution63
22
VugtsDominique Vugts
12
ThalmannGaëlle Thalmann (GK)
15
Van den HeiligenbergClaudia van den Heiligenberg
Substitution61
17
EgliMarie-Andrea Egli
19
De VriesLianne de Vries
13
HaeuptleNora Haeuptle

Coach

Vera Pauw (NED) Béatrice Von Siebenthal (SUI)

Referee

Floarea Babadac (ROU)

Assistant referees

Monica Rigo (ROU), Mihaela Tepusa (ROU)

Fourth official

Sjoukje de Jong (NED)

Legend:

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