Netherlands v Scotland, 12 June 1992

Score1-0 to Netherlands
RefereeKarlsson Karlsson
CompetitionUEFA European Championship Finals group 2
VenueNya Ullevi, Goteborg
Attendance35,720
Kick-Off: 17:15 Local (16:15 BST) Dennis Bergkamp scored 15 minutes from time to settle the Netherlands' opening EURO '92 game against Scotland, but the holders' made heavy work of it. Rinus Michels' side boasted a wealth of talent but showed their class only in flashes at Gothenburg's Ullevi Stadium until, from a corner on the left, Ruud Gullit moved the ball on and Frank Rijkaard's header invited Bergkamp to prod under goalkeeper Andy Goram from five metres out. For all of the heavy footballing ammunition trained on them, Andy Roxburgh's Scotland never looked to be out of their depth in this Group B meeting. Netherlands keeper Hans van Breukelen may have had almost nothing to do for the duration of the game, but opposite number Goram was not exactly rushed off his feet either. Richard Gough kept a tight rein on Marco van Basten, and Goram had only one meaningful save to make – from a fierce Rijkaard shot – until Bergkamp plundered the winning goal.

1  Netherlands

Manager: Rinus Michels

0  Scotland

Manager: Andy Roxburgh

Goals:

Dennis Bergkamp 76 G

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Hans van Breukelen
Defender Ronald Koeman
Defender Berry van Aerle
Midfielder Ruud Gullit (captain)
Midfielder Frank Rijkaard
Midfielder Rob Witschge
Midfielder Jan Wouters
Forward Dennis Bergkamp
Forward Bryan Roy

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Andy Goram
Defender Maurice Malpas
Defender Stewart McKimmie
Defender Davie McPherson
Defender/Centre back Richard Gough (captain)
Midfielder Gary McAllister
Midfielder Stuart McCall
Midfielder Brian McClair
Midfielder Paul McStay
Forward Gordon Durie
Forward Ally McCoist

Substitutions:

Wim Jonk for Jan Wouters 54
Aron Winter for Dennis Bergkamp 85

Substitutions:

Kevin Gallacher for Ally McCoist 73
Duncan Ferguson for Brian McClair 79

Cards:

Rob Witschge 25 Y

Cards:

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Stanley Menzo
Defender Danny Blind
Defender Frank de Boer
Midfielder Peter Bosz
Midfielder Wim Jonk
Midfielder Johnny van't Schip
Midfielder Aron Winter
Forward Wim Kieft
Forward Erik Viscaal

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Henry Smith
Defender Tommy Boyd
Defender Alan McLaren
Defender Derek Whyte
Full back Jim McInally
Midfielder David Bowman
Midfielder/Forward Pat Nevin
Forward Duncan Ferguson
Forward Kevin Gallacher