Scorers: 24’, 38’ Gomez; 74’ Van Persie
Netherlands: Stekelenburg; Van der Wiel, Heitinga, Mathijsen, Willems; Van Bommel (46’ Van der Vaart), N. De Jong; Robben (83’ Kuyt), Sneijder, Afellay (46’ Huntelaar); Van Persie. Team manager: B. Van Marvijk.
Germany: Neuer; J. Boateng, Hummels, Badstuber. Lahm; Khedira, Schweinsteiger; Müller (81’ Kroos), Ozil (92’ Bender), Podolski; Gomez (72’ Klose). Team manager: J. Low.
Referee: Eriksson (Sweden)
Warnings: De Jong, Boateng e Willems.
The Netherlands are… nether. The oranges lose also against Germany and are now near to be eliminated: only winning by two goals against Portugal with the contemporary loss of Denmark against Germany the Netherlands will be qualified while Germany is two steps away from the qualification to quarter-finals. In Kharkiv Germany thanks Mario Gomez, who scores two goals (24’ and 38’) taking advantage of the distractions of Dutch defensive line. Only in the final part of second half the Netherlands try to react: Huntelaar enlivens forward line but the goal of Van Persie at 74’ is useless. For the moment.
Before the match
Netherlands – Germany Euro 2012
Netherlands – Germany, match of European Championships 2012, will be played in Kharkiv at Stadio Metalist on Wednesday, June 13th at 20:45 . Netherlands and Germany belong to Euro 2012 Group B. Continue reading