Saturday, June 14, 2008

Match 14 : Netherlands vs France : Report

From round 1,Netherlands had astoundingly beaten Italy and France had a rusty draw with Romania.Two changes for France with Henry coming in instead of Benzema and Anelka and Patrice Evra in the defence.
Netherlands started off with great speed and were up in the 10th minute with a goal from Kuyt who headed the ball in from a corner.
Van Basten's attack minded substitution was made visible when he replaced a defensive midfielder Engelaar with Robben who is more of attack minded and dazzling midfielder with immaculate ball control.
The change reflected in the 59th minute when a great skill to save the ball by Van Nistelrooy from going out fell to Robben who ran from the left to square the ball for Van Persie to finish,another fast break from the Dutch and another goal.France,where is the defense?
France got a lifeline with Thiery Henry's lightest of touches to get France back in the game.France score the first of the campaign,Netherlands concede their first too.
Game kicks off.Holland start after a shaky defensive lapse.2-1 reads the scoreline.France fans wait for another inspirational run from Ribery or a run from Henry beating the offside trap to square the game but that doesn't happen.Holland score from a fantastic one touch play as Robben scores from the smallest of gaps possible,blame the defenders?or the keeper,Coupet?Holland up 3-1.Contender for goal of the tournament too.
Icing on the cake was provided by Sneijder's 90th minute goal.Holland win 4-1.
Holland advance from the group of death in two games and have sounded the warning alarm to all other teams.3-0 to world champions,Italy.4-1 to 2000winners,France.
Romania,be afraid,be very afraid!



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well written
Keep writing....

June 15, 2008 at 1:34 AM  
Anonymous Aravind said...

Thanks for the videos. The Dutch were amazing. Would like to see lots of goals again against the Romanians.

June 15, 2008 at 1:22 PM  
Blogger tanuj lakhina said...

@Anonymous,Thanks :)
@Aravind,I hope its a goal fest against the Romanians too.Best team of the tournament so far.

June 15, 2008 at 1:34 PM  

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