Netherlands 2 Turkey 0

The Neth­er­lands were off to a fine start as Man­chester United´s Robin van Per­sie head­ed ho­me a dan­ger­ous flag-kick from Gal­ata­s­aray mid­field play­maker Wes­ley Sneijder in the 15th min­ute of the Wor­ld Cup Qual­i­fy­ing en­counter. And al­though bo­th te­ams en­joyed sev­er­al qual­ity chances as the fir­st pe­riod pro­gressed, no more goals were sco­red ahead of the ha­lf-time break. Fol­low­ing the re­start, Tur­key dom­in­ated pos­ses­sion, but The Cres­cent Stars were waste­ful in front of goal. Ag­ainst the flow of play, Hol­land fi­nally doubled their ad­vant­age thanks to Lu­ciano Nars­ingh who sco­red the sec­ond goal of the ga­me when the young wing­man ran on to a long pass and calmly lif­ted the ball bey­ond the out­stretched arms of Turk­ish goal­keeper Tolga Zen­gin and in­to the bot­tom right-hand cor­ner of the net on 93 min­utes to hand the or­ange shirts a 2-0 ho­me win, which was the fir­st of­fi­cial vic­tory un­der re­cently ap­poin­ted head coach Louis van Gaal. Neth­er­lands Te­am. Tim Krul, Johnny Heitinga, Daryl Jan­maat, Jetro Wille­ms, Bruno Mar­tins Indi, Jordy Clasie, Ar­jen Rob­ben, Wes­ley Sneijder, Kev­in St­root­man, Lu­ciano Nars­ingh, Robin van Per­sie. Sub­stitutes: Maarten Stekelen­burg, Michel Vorm, Jor­is Math­ijsen, Ri­cardo van Rhijn, Nick Vi­ergever, Ron Vlaar, Urby Emanuel­son, Dirk Kuyt, Leroy Fer, Luuk de Jong, Klaas Jan Hunte­laar, Jere­main Lens. Tur­key Te­am: Tolga Zen­gin, Has­an Ali Kaldirim, Omer To­prak, Semih Kaya, Ar­da Tur­an, Emre Be­lo­zo­glu, Ham­it Altin­top, Mehmet To­pal, Tunay Torun, Ser­can Sararer, Umut Bu­lut. Sub­stitutes: Cenk Gon­en, Mert Gun­ok, Bekir Irte­g­un, Er­en Gungor, Sel­cuk In­an, Gokhan Gonul, Gokhan Tore, Mehmet Ekici, Caner Er­kin, Nuri Sah­in, Burak Yil­maz, Mevlut Erdinc.


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