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.