Qualifying round (Group 4 : GER / NED / SUI / BEL / WAL) - 27/09/2008 - 19:00CET (19:00 local time) - KRAS - Volendam
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Melis provides zest for vibrant Oranje

Published: Saturday 27 September 2008, 12.40CET
Netherlands 3-0 Belgium
Manon Melis scored twice and won a penalty for the third as the Oranje won the Low Countries derby to climb to ensure a play-off place.
by Berend Scholten
Melis provides zest for vibrant Oranje
The Netherlands are one two-legged tie away from the finals ©Leo Soeters
Published: Saturday 27 September 2008, 12.40CET

Melis provides zest for vibrant Oranje

Netherlands 3-0 Belgium
Manon Melis scored twice and won a penalty for the third as the Oranje won the Low Countries derby to climb to ensure a play-off place.

The Netherlands will progress to the play-offs from Group 4 for the 2009 UEFA European Women's Championship after defeating Belgium 3-0 in their final qualifier on Saturday.

Early chances
The Oranje made a determined start in Volendam, creating early openings for Manon Melis and Sylvia Smit which neither player took. Melis made amends with 16 minutes played, though, as she teased her way beyond two defenders on the left before cutting in and firing the ball into the right corner of the net. The same player then hit the post with a lobbed shot, and Belgium were glad to go in at the break just a goal down, knowing a draw would leave them in second place and keep their hopes alive.

Inspirational Melis
That changed in the 51st minute when Smit teed up Melis for the forward's second goal, while Melis also played a part in the third – earning a penalty which Karin Stevens converted on the hour. The Dutch jump two places to second, a position they will retain to reach the play-offs unless Switzerland become the first team to defeat pool winners Germany on Wednesday. But even then the Netherlands will progress as one of the four best third-placed teams.

Last updated: 27/03/13 6.26CET

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Lineups

Netherlands

Netherlands

Belgium

Belgium

1
GeurtsLoes Geurts (GK)
2
CoutereelsMaud Coutereels
4
HogewoningPetra Hogewoning
10
De CockNiki De Cock
12
HoogendijkAnouk Hoogendijk
11
HeiremansInge Heiremans
9
MelisManon Melis
Goal17
Goal52
4
JaquesHeleen Jaques
11
SmitSylvia Smit
8
MaesFemke Maes (C)
6
SpitseSherida Spitse
3
TimmermansAnnelies Timmermans
10
StevensKarin Stevens
Goal60
Substitution89
5
Van De GoorHanne Van De Goor
7
Kiesel-GriffioenAnnemieke Kiesel-Griffioen
6
ZelerAline Zeler
Substitution55
5
KosterDaphne Koster (C)
16
ElsenKristien Elsen
Substitution78
19
De VriesLianne de Vries
Substitution70
1
Van HoutvenSofie Van Houtven (GK)
3
MeulenManoe Meulen
7
CallebautMarijke Callebaut

Substitutes

2
BitoDyanne Bito
17
MannaertSophie Mannaert
8
LegemateKarin Legemate
9
VerelstKristel Verelst
23
ChristAngela Christ (GK)
13
CaymanJanice Cayman
Substitution78
21
De RidderChantal de Ridder
14
DemoustierAudrey Demoustier
18
TornyJanna Torny
15
De RammelaereMarjorie De Rammelaere
Substitution55
20
Van de VenKirsten Van de Ven
Substitution70
12
HaesenAnneleen Haesen (GK)
15
Van den HeiligenbergClaudia van den Heiligenberg
Substitution89
18
Van de PutteLorca van de Putte

Coach

Vera Pauw (NED) Anne Noë (BEL)

Referee

Alexandra Ihringova (ENG)

Assistant referees

Emma Everson (ENG), Sian Massey (ENG)

Fourth official

Anouk De Jong (NED)

Legend:

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