Netherlands v Denmark, 09 June 2012

Score1-0 to Denmark
RefereeDamir Skomina
CompetitionUEFA European Championship Finals Group B
VenueMetalist Stadium, Kharkiv
Attendance34,973

Kick-off: 7.00pm local (5.00pm BST)

Favoured Holland took on Denmark in the group of death.

Historically Holland have a reputation for playing attractive, beautiful football - a reputaton undermined by their thuggish performance in the 2010 World Cup final. Unfortunately Holland elected to play with both van Bommel and De Jong in the middle of the park.

Denmark scored against the run of play and then managed to absorb everything the Dutch could throw at them.

The game was also notable for the fact that Jetro Willems, at just 18 years and 71 days old, became the youngest player ever to play in the tournament, breaking the record previously held by Enzo Scifo who was 18 years and 115 days old when he played for Belgium against Yugoslavia in 1984.

0  Netherlands

Manager: Bert van Marwijk

1  Denmark

Manager: Morten Olsen

Goals:

Goals:

Michael Krohn-Dehli 24 G

Starting lineup:

Defender Johnny Heitinga
Defender Ron Vlaar
Defender Jetro Willems
Midfielder Ibrahim Afellay
Midfielder Nigel de Jong
Midfielder Arjen Robben
Midfielder Wesley Sneijder
Midfielder Mark van Bommel

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Stephan Andersen
Defender Lars Jacobsen
Defender Simon Kjaer
Defender/Centre back Daniel Agger
Defender/Midfielder Simon Busk Poulsen
Midfielder Christian Eriksen
Midfielder Michael Krohn-Dehli
Midfielder William Kvist
Midfielder Niki Zimling

Substitutions:

Klaas Jan Huntelaar for Ibrahim Afellay 71
Rafael van der Vaart for Nigel de Jong 71
Dirk Kuyt for Gregory van der Wiel 85

Substitutions:

Lasse Schöne for Christian Eriksen 74
Tobias Mikkelsen for Dennis Rommedahl 84

Cards:

Mark van Bommel 66 Y

Cards:

Simon Busk Poulsen 78 Y
William Kvist 81 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Tim Krul
Goalkeeper Michel Vorm
Defender Wilfred Bouma
Defender Joris Mathijsen
Midfielder Stijn Schaars
Midfielder Kevin Strootman
Midfielder/Forward Dirk Kuyt
Midfielder/Forward Luciano Narsingh
Forward Luuk de Jong

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard
Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel
Defender Andreas Bjelland
Defender Jores Okore
Defender Jakob Poulsen
Midfielder Thomas Kahlenberg
Midfielder Tobias Mikkelsen
Midfielder Christian Poulsen
Midfielder Lasse Schöne
Midfielder Michael Silberbauer
Midfielder Daniel Wass