Greece v Netherlands, 11 June 1980

Score1-0 to Netherlands
RefereeAdolf Prokop
CompetitionUEFA European Championship Finals Group A
VenueSan Paolo, Naples
Attendance14,990
Kick Off: 20:30 Local (19:30 BST) Expected to stroll to victory, the Netherlands ultimately did just enough to see off Greece in their 1980 opener. Greece were the overwhelming underdogs for the tournament as a whole but did not seem prepared to stick to the script against a Dutch side who, two years previously, had suffered their second successive FIFA World Cup final defeat. As it transpired, it was Greece who were often the better-looking team in Naples. Thomas Mavros was a particular handful, forcing Piet Schrijvers off the pitch after a collision and heading the ball towards Georgios Kostikos, who just failed to reach it two metres out. The Dutch, though, had a happy knack of doing what was required; second best for much of the match, they still edged to victory. Mavros was in the process of dribbling the ball out of his penalty area when the referee spotted a foul by Vasilis Konstantinou on Dick Nanninga. Kees Kist, who had earlier drawn a fine save from the goalkeeper, beat him from the penalty spot and that was that.

0  Greece

Manager: Alketas Panagoulias

1  Netherlands

Manager: Jan Zwartkruis

Goals:

Goals:

Kees Kist penalty 67 P

Starting lineup:

Defender Yeorgios Foiros
Defender Anthimos Kapsis (captain)
Defender Ioanis Kirastas
Midfielder Konstandinos Kuis
Midfielder Spiridon Livathinos
Midfielder Hristos Terzanidis
Forward Thomas Mavros

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Piet Schrijvers
Defender Hugo Hovenkamp
Defender Ruud Krol (captain)
Defender Huub Stevens
Midfielder Arie Haan
Forward Kees Kist

Substitutions:

Nikos Anastopoulos for Christos Ardizoglou 68
Ilias Galakos for Yeorgios Kostikos 78

Substitutions:

Pim Doesburg for Piet Schrijvers 15
Dick Nanninga for Martien Vreijsen 46

Cards:

Thomas Mavros Y

Cards:

Willy van der Kerkhof Y

On the bench:

Forward Ilias Galakos

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Pim Doesburg
Midfielder Dick Nanninga