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  • Date:28 Jun 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Durban
  • Attendance:61,962
Goal!

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95mins

Martin Jakubko provided the assist for the goal.

94mins

Juraj Kucka has a drilled shot. Gregory Van Der Wiel gets a block in. Maarten Stekelenburg challenges Martin Jakubko unfairly and gives away a Penalty. Maarten Stekelenburg receives a yellow card. Penalty taken right-footed by Robert Vittek and scored. Holland 2-1 Slovakia.

93mins

Marek Sapara takes a shot. Blocked by Johnny Heitinga.

92mins

Ibrahim Afellay has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

92mins

The referee blows for offside. Maarten Stekelenburg restarts play with the free kick. Ibrahim Afellay replaces Wesley Sneijder.

91mins

Foul by Klaas-Jan Huntelaar on Martin Skrtel, free kick awarded. Martin Skrtel restarts play with the free kick.

89mins

Marek Sapara is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Maarten Stekelenburg.

89mins

Dirk Kuyt crosses the ball, save by Jan Mucha.

88mins

Dirk Kuyt crosses the ball.

88mins

Robert Vittek is caught offside. Maarten Stekelenburg takes the indirect free kick.

87mins

The referee blows for offside against Klaas-Jan Huntelaar. Jan Mucha takes the indirect free kick. Marek Sapara is brought on as a substitute for Marek Hamsik. Martin Jakubko joins the action as a substitute, replacing Radoslav Zabavnik.

86mins

Dirk Kuyt sends in a cross, Eljero Elia takes a shot. Save by Jan Mucha.

85mins

Booking for Martin Skrtel for unsporting behaviour.

83mins

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar fouled by Martin Skrtel, the ref awards a free kick. Giovanni Van Bronckhorst takes the direct free kick. Wesley Sneijder finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Holland 2-0 Slovakia.Assist by Dirk Kuyt.

83mins

Unfair challenge on Marek Hamsik by Gregory Van Der Wiel results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Miroslav Stoch. Marek Hamsik crosses the ball, clearance by Joris Mathijsen.

82mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kamil Kopunek by Eljero Elia. Peter Pekarik restarts play with the free kick.

81mins

Martin Skrtel gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Klaas-Jan Huntelaar. Free kick taken by Giovanni Van Bronckhorst.

80mins

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar concedes a free kick for a foul on Jan Durica. Radoslav Zabavnik takes the direct free kick.

80mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robin van Persie by Martin Skrtel. Klaas-Jan Huntelaar comes on in place of Robin van Persie. Free kick taken by Giovanni Van Bronckhorst.

78mins

Effort on goal by Robert Vittek from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

77mins

A cross is delivered by Vladimir Weiss, blocked by Gregory Van Der Wiel.

76mins

Eljero Elia delivers the ball.

75mins

Vladimir Weiss produces a cross.

75mins

Eljero Elia sends in a cross, Martin Skrtel manages to make a clearance.

73mins

Dirk Kuyt takes a shot. Save by Jan Mucha. Inswinging corner taken by Wesley Sneijder, Juraj Kucka makes a clearance.

72mins

Eljero Elia fouled by Kamil Kopunek, the ref awards a free kick. Johnny Heitinga restarts play with the free kick. Kamil Kopunek is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

71mins

Kamil Kopunek joins the action as a substitute, replacing Erik Jendrisek.

71mins

Eljero Elia is brought on as a substitute for Arjen Robben.

69mins

Martin Skrtel concedes a free kick for a foul on Robin van Persie. The ball is swung over by Wesley Sneijder, Dirk Kuyt produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the crossbar.

69mins

Juraj Kucka concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Van Bommel. Free kick taken by Mark Van Bommel.

67mins

Robert Vittek takes a shot. Save by Maarten Stekelenburg.

67mins

Miroslav Stoch takes a shot. Save made by Maarten Stekelenburg. Corner taken short by Miroslav Stoch.

65mins

Wesley Sneijder takes a shot. Martin Skrtel gets a block in.

64mins

Mark Van Bommel concedes a free kick for a foul on Erik Jendrisek. Miroslav Stoch takes the direct free kick.

63mins

Shot by Juraj Kucka missed to the left of the net.

62mins

Vladimir Weiss concedes a free kick for a foul on Nigel De Jong. Nigel De Jong takes the free kick.

61mins

Robin van Persie is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Radoslav Zabavnik takes the free kick.

60mins

Wesley Sneijder concedes a free kick for a foul on Juraj Kucka. Free kick taken by Martin Skrtel.

58mins

Radoslav Zabavnik concedes a free kick for a foul on Arjen Robben. Shot on goal comes in from Robin van Persie from the free kick, save made by Jan Mucha. Free kick awarded for a foul by Dirk Kuyt on Jan Mucha. Jan Mucha restarts play with the free kick.

58mins

A cross is delivered by Arjen Robben, Juraj Kucka manages to make a clearance.

55mins

Radoslav Zabavnik is penalised for a handball. Johnny Heitinga takes the free kick.

54mins

Juraj Kucka fouled by Mark Van Bommel, the ref awards a free kick. Martin Skrtel restarts play with the free kick.

53mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Juraj Kucka on Wesley Sneijder. Wesley Sneijder delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, save by Jan Mucha.

51mins

The ball is crossed by Arjen Robben, Mark Van Bommel takes a shot. Save by Jan Mucha.

50mins

Arjen Robben takes a shot. Save by Jan Mucha. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Wesley Sneijder, Martin Skrtel manages to make a clearance.

48mins

Erik Jendrisek concedes a free kick for a foul on Nigel De Jong. Nigel De Jong takes the free kick.

47mins

Robert Vittek takes a shot. Maarten Stekelenburg makes a save.

45mins

Miroslav Stoch produces a cross, Gregory Van Der Wiel makes a clearance. Wesley Sneijder fouled by Juraj Kucka, the ref awards a free kick. Maarten Stekelenburg takes the direct free kick.

45mins

A cross is delivered by Marek Hamsik, blocked by Joris Mathijsen.

44mins

Mark Van Bommel produces a cross, Shot from close range by Robin van Persie misses to the right of the target.

43mins

Unfair challenge on Robert Vittek by Mark Van Bommel results in a free kick. Miroslav Stoch takes the direct free kick.

41mins

Robert Vittek takes a shot. Blocked by Johnny Heitinga. Miroslav Stoch decides to take a short corner.

41mins

Robin van Persie takes a shot. Save made by Jan Mucha.

40mins

Juraj Kucka concedes a free kick for a foul on Nigel De Jong. Juraj Kucka goes into the referee's book. Mark Van Bommel restarts play with the free kick. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Juraj Kucka by Giovanni Van Bronckhorst. Direct free kick taken by Juraj Kucka.

38mins

The ball is sent over by Erik Jendrisek, Joris Mathijsen gets a block in.

34mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Arjen Robben by Radoslav Zabavnik. Free kick taken by Gregory Van Der Wiel.

34mins

The ball is delivered by Vladimir Weiss, clearance by Johnny Heitinga.

34mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Erik Jendrisek by Giovanni Van Bronckhorst. Martin Skrtel takes the direct free kick.

31mins

Arjen Robben is penalised for a handball. Arjen Robben goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Miroslav Stoch crosses the ball in from the free kick, Mark Van Bommel makes a clearance. Erik Jendrisek produces a left-footed shot from 35 yards and missed to the left of the net.

30mins

Unfair challenge on Robert Vittek by Mark Van Bommel results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Miroslav Stoch, Nigel De Jong makes a clearance.

29mins

Juraj Kucka challenges Wesley Sneijder unfairly and gives away a free kick. Wesley Sneijder takes the free kick.

27mins

Wesley Sneijder challenges Radoslav Zabavnik unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jan Mucha.

27mins

Inswinging corner taken by Arjen Robben.

26mins

Centre by Mark Van Bommel, Miroslav Stoch gets a block in.

26mins

A cross is delivered by Robin van Persie, Peter Pekarik gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Wesley Sneijder, save by Jan Mucha.

23mins

The ball is sent over by Vladimir Weiss.

18mins

Arjen Robben grabs a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Holland 1-0 Slovakia.Assist by Wesley Sneijder.

16mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jan Durica on Robin van Persie. Mark Van Bommel takes the direct free kick.

14mins

Effort from outside the penalty box by Juraj Kucka goes wide left of the goal.

13mins

Miroslav Stoch fouled by Giovanni Van Bronckhorst, the ref awards a free kick. Martin Skrtel restarts play with the free kick.

13mins

Radoslav Zabavnik challenges Nigel De Jong unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gregory Van Der Wiel takes the free kick.

11mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Giovanni Van Bronckhorst. Peter Pekarik takes the free kick.

11mins

Wesley Sneijder takes a shot. Save by Jan Mucha.

9mins

The ball is delivered by Miroslav Stoch, save by Maarten Stekelenburg.

7mins

Centre by Dirk Kuyt, Robin van Persie takes a shot. Blocked by Radoslav Zabavnik. Arjen Robben takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post.

7mins

Vladimir Weiss produces a cross, Gregory Van Der Wiel manages to make a clearance. Marek Hamsik concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Van Bommel. Joris Mathijsen takes the direct free kick.

6mins

Dirk Kuyt has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the goal.

6mins

Marek Hamsik has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide left of the goal.

5mins

Wesley Sneijder takes a shot from inside the box clearing the bar.

3mins

Centre by Giovanni Van Bronckhorst, Vladimir Weiss gets a block in.

2mins

Shot from just outside the box by Erik Jendrisek goes over the bar.

The referee gets the game underway.

The first half comes to an end.

The match restarts for the second half.

The referee ends the match.

Match Preview

Van Marwijk wants more from Dutch Holland coach Bert van Marwijk is expecting an improved performance from his players when they take on Slovakia in the last 16 of the World Cup. Even though his team recorded their third triumph in as many games, Van Marwijk was furious with his side's under-par display in their 2-1 win over Cameroon on Thursday. "We could have easily lost that game and that was surprising to me," said Van Marwijk. "I spoke to my players very clearly after the Cameroon game. "We played less well when we are ahead and we seem to think that it's going to be easy. "But in the last 16 you cannot afford that and that is what I said to them. "We cannot underestimate any rival because otherwise we will be in for a surprise. You can always be surprised in football." Slovakia coach Vladimir Weiss is hoping his team will approach the showdown with the same mindset they had against Italy on Thursday. Having earned just one point from their opening two matches in South Africa, the Slovakians sparked their tournament into life with a 3-2 win over Italy in their final group game to progress to the knockout round. "We came here to fight for something sensational," said Weiss. "But I don't consider our tournament so far as a miracle. "We didn't start the tournament very well. We gave a goal away in the last seconds against New Zealand and our second match against Paraguay, which we lost, wasn't our game. "But we played very well against Italy and we deserved to win that match. Miracles do happen and it's the round of 16 and everything is possible. "The match will show something more about our level of performance and we will measure our forces against Holland."

Formation:4411Manager: Bert Van Marwijk

Holland

Formation: 4312Manager: Vladimir Weiss

Slovakia

  • Maarten Stekelenburg
  • Gregory Van Der Wiel
  • Johnny Heitinga
  • Joris Mathijsen
  • Giovanni Van Bronckhorst
  • Dirk Kuyt
  • Mark Van Bommel
  • Nigel De Jong
  • Arjen Robben
  • Wesley Sneijder
  • Robin van Persie
  • SUBS
  • Michel Vorm
  • Khalid Boulahrouz
  • Andre Ooijer
  • Demy De Zeeuw
  • Edson Braafheid
  • Eljero Elia
  • Stijn Schaars
  • Ryan Babel
  • Ibrahim Afellay
  • Klaas-Jan Huntelaar
  • Rafael Van der Vaart
  • Sander Boschker

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Match Report

Robben guides Dutch through Holland booked a World Cup quarter-final spot after a narrow 2-1 victory over Slovakia in Durban. Arjen Robben opened the scoring in the 18th minute before Wesley Sneijder doubled his team's lead with six minutes remaining. Slovakia scored a consolation goal in stoppage time when Robert Vittek struck from the penalty spot after substitute Martin Jakubko was brought down by Holland goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg. Stekelenburg had earlier made a great save from Vittek's close-range strike in the 66th minute to deny Slovakia an equaliser. Holland have now won all four games at the World Cup and will meet the winner of Brazil's clash with Chile on Friday in Port Elizabeth. Today's game at the Moses Mabhida stadium offered two contrasting styles, with Holland pursuing a patient passing game while Slovakia adopted a more direct approach to try to utilise Vittek's pace. Robben earned his first start at the World Cup after recovering from a calf injury and he terrorised Slovakia's defence with pace and skill before being replaced after the hour mark. Slovakia coach Vladimir Weiss made just one change to the side that knocked Italy out of the tournament. The Slovaks, looking to upset another World Cup heavyweight, started in confident fashion and had the first chance after two minutes but Erik Jendrisek's left-footed strike from 25 yards went over the bar. Holland struggled to break down Slovakia's defence and were limited to long-range shooting. Sneijder tried his luck from distance and his effort went high and wide while shortly after, Dirk Kuyt fired just wide of the near post. In the 10th minute, Sneijder should have done better after being set up inside the area by Van Persie. However, the Inter Milan forward shot straight at Slovakia goalkeeper Jan Mucha. It did not take long for Holland to go in front, though. A great long ball from Sneijder found Robben and the Bayern Munich winger cut inside two defenders before firing a left-footed strike into the net. On the half-hour mark, Miroslav Stoch got the ball into the danger zone but no-one was there to get on the end of his cross. Holland were happy to sit on their lead with Slovakia unable to put a good move together. Robin van Persie should have doubled Holland's lead before half-time but his close-range shot from Mark van Bommel's cross went wide. Slovakia showed more determination after the restart but it was Holland that looked more deadly. Mucha was twice called into action to prevent Holland from extending their lead. The Slovakia goalkeeper was forced to fully stretch to make a one-handed save from Robben's shot and, seconds later, Mark van Bommel's close-range shot was parried away by Mucha. Stekelenburg made his first save of the afternoon in the 65th minute by palming over Stoch's right-footed strike from the edge of the area. Slovakia should have equalised seconds later but Vittek's effort was parried away by Stekelenburg. At the other end, Kuyt latched onto Sneijder's free-kick but his header went over the bar. In the 73rd minute, Kuyt warmed the hands of Mucha with a stinging drive from 25 yards and Holland ended Slovakia's hopes in the 84th minute. Kuyt fed Sneijder and he struck the ball home from 15 yards. With seconds remaining, Vittek coolly scored from the penalty spot to score his fourth goal of the World Cup, but it was too little, too late.

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