Netherlands first to book play-off place

Published: Wednesday 11 August 2010, 21.50CET
Liechtenstein 0-3 Netherlands
Cor Pot's side maintained their 100% qualifying record in Vaduz to become the first team to confirm their play-off place as group winners.
Netherlands first to book play-off place
Cor Pot has guided his team to the play-offs as group winners ©Getty Images

Match statistics

LiechtensteinNetherlands

Goals scored0
3
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red cards0
 
0
Goal attempts2
 
12
Attempts off target2
 
6
Corners2
 
3
Fouls committed14
 
21

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Published: Wednesday 11 August 2010, 21.50CET

Netherlands first to book play-off place

Liechtenstein 0-3 Netherlands
Cor Pot's side maintained their 100% qualifying record in Vaduz to become the first team to confirm their play-off place as group winners.

The Netherlands became the first team to qualify for the UEFA European Under-21 Championship play-offs as group winners with a 3-0 victory against Liechtenstein.

The visitors – along with the Czech Republic – were one of only two sides with 100% qualifying records at the start of the day and Cor Pot's side rarely looked in danger of blotting their copybook. They had to wait until three minutes before half-time to go in front through Erik Falkenburg before Jens Toornstra (55) and Bas Dost (78) struck in the second period. Victory leaves the Netherlands eight points clear of Spain, who have only two fixtures left following their 1-1 draw with Finland.

The Jong Oranje may have started slowly but their patience was eventually rewarded when Daryl Janmaat laid on for Falkenburg, who finished well from ten metres out. The interval failed to disrupt their new-found momentum and they emerged from the break on the front foot, Toornstra, a first-half substitute, doubling their advantage.

The Netherlands sat back, content with a two-goal cushion, but René Pauritsch's side could not find a way into the game. Instead it was Dost who turned Toornstra's cross past Benjamin Büchel 12 minutes from time.

Last updated: 12/08/10 9.40CET

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Player profiles

Team profiles

Lineup

Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein

Netherlands

Netherlands

1Benjamin Büchel (GK)1Tim Krul (GK) (C)
2Seyhan Yildiz2Daryl Janmaat
Substitution63'
3Oliver Spalt
Substitution67'
3Daley Blind
4Andreas Haber4Nick Viergever
5Daniel Kaufmann
Yellow Card66'
5Patrick Van Aanholt
6Dominic Spalt6Kevin Strootman
7Rony Hanselmann
Substitution77'
7Donny Gorter
8Andreas Christen (C)8Erik Falkenburg
Goal42'
9David Hasler9Luuk de Jong
Substitution63'
10Ivan Quintans10Stefan Nijland
Substitution16'
11Burak Eris
Yellow Card43'
Substitution86'
11John Goossens

Substitutes

12Mario Tichy (GK)16Erwin Mulder (GK)
13Armando Heeb
Substitution77'
12Maikel Kieftenbeld
Substitution63'
Yellow Card80'
14Pius Sprenger
Substitution67'
13Bram Nuytinck
15Yasin Ünlü14Geert Arend Roorda
16Tolgahan Ünlü
Substitution86'
15Jens Toornstra
Substitution16'
Goal55'
17Claudio Beck17Bas Dost
Substitution63'
Goal78'

Coach

René Pauritsch (LIE) Cor Pot (NED)

Referee

Aleksander Gauzer (KAZ)

Assistant referees

Rustam Suyunov (KAZ), Timur Kumashev (KAZ)

Fourth official

Anatoliy Vishnichenko (KAZ)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution

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