Germany v Netherlands, 24 June 1990

Score2-1 to Germany
RefereeJuan Carlos Loustau
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
VenueGiuseppe Meazza, Milan
Attendance74,559
Kick Off: 21:00 Local (20:00 BST) The Germans were clearly struggling to come to terms with all of the movement and positional interchanges, but the match completely changed in the 21st minute when Frank Rijkaard spat on Voeller. For some reason, the Argentinean referee, Juan Carlos Luustau, decided to send off both players, but, by his own admission, fault lied entirely with the Dutchman. Rijkaard apologized a few months later and explained that his nerves were frayed because he and his wife had divorced right before the World Cup.

2  Germany

Manager: Franz Beckenbauer

1  Netherlands

Manager: Rinus Michels

Goals:

Jurgen Klinsmann 51 G
Andreas Brehme 85 G

Goals:

Ronald Koeman penalty 89 P

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Bodo Illgner
Defender Thomas Berthold
Defender Andreas Brehme
Defender Guido Buchwald
Defender Jürgen Kohler
Defender/Midfielder Stefan Reuter
Midfielder Pierre Littbarski
Midfielder Lothar Matthäus (captain)
Forward Rudi Völler

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Hans van Breukelen
Defender Ronald Koeman
Defender Berry van Aerle
Midfielder Ruud Gullit (captain)
Midfielder Frank Rijkaard
Midfielder Johnny van't Schip
Midfielder Aron Winter
Midfielder Richard Witschge
Midfielder Jan Wouters

Substitutions:

Karl-Heinz Riedle for Jurgen Klinsmann 78

Substitutions:

Wim Kieft for Berry van Aerle 66
Hans Gillhaus for Richard Witschge 79

Cards:

Rudi Völler 21 Y
Rudi Völler 22 R
Lothar Matthäus 77 Y

Cards:

Frank Rijkaard 21 Y
Frank Rijkaard 22 R
Jan Wouters 32 Y
Marco van Basten 72 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Raimond Aumann
Defender Paul Steiner
Midfielder Andreas Möller
Midfielder Olaf Thon

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Joop Hiele
Defender Danny Blind
Defender Graeme Rutjes
Forward Hans Gillhaus
Forward Wim Kieft