Germany v Netherlands, 18 June 1978

Score2-2
RefereeRamon Barreto Ruiz
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Finals Group A
VenueEstadio Chateau Carreras, Cordoba
Attendance40,750
Kick Off: 16:45 local (20:45 BST) This highly anticipated match was a repeat of the 1974 FIFA World Cup Final, with the Netherlands fielding six players who had played that day and West Germany four. The match official Ramón Barreto of Uruguay coincidentally had also been one of the linesmen at the 1974 final. The end of the game ended in Bizarre fashion, with substitute Dick Nanninga shown a yellow card for an off the ball incident and then seconds later referee Barreto showed the same player a red card for apparently laughing at the decision to give him a card. It took five minutes to restore order on the field as the bewildered Nanninga was led off.

2  Germany

Manager: Helmut Schon

2  Netherlands

Manager: Ernst Happel

Goals:

Rudiger Abramczik 3 G
Dieter Muller 70 G

Goals:

Arie Haan 27 G
René van de Kerkhof 84 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Sepp Maier
Defender Bernard Dietz
Defender Manfred Kaltz
Defender Rolf Russmann
Defender Berti Vogts (captain)
Midfielder Rudiger Abramczik
Midfielder Erich Beer
Midfielder Rainer Bonhof
Forward Dieter Muller

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Piet Schrijvers
Defender Ernie Brandts
Defender Ruud Krol (captain)
Defender Jan Poortvliet
Defender Piet Wildschut
Midfielder Arie Haan
Midfielder Wim Jansen
Forward Rob Rensenbrink
Forward Johnny Rep

Substitutions:

Substitutions:

Dick Nanninga for Piet Wildschut 80

Cards:

Sepp Maier Y

Cards:

Willy van der Kerkhof 6 Y
Dick Nanninga 87 Y
Dick Nanninga 88 R

On the bench:

On the bench:

Midfielder Dick Nanninga