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

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94:46 +4.46

Martin Jakubko provided the assist for the goal.

93:02 +3.02

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.

92:35 +2.35

Marek Sapara takes a shot. Blocked by Johnny Heitinga.

92:00 +2.00

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

91:03 +1.03

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

90:33 +0.33

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

88:58

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

88:40

Dirk Kuyt crosses the ball, save by Jan Mucha.

87:59

Dirk Kuyt crosses the ball.

87:16

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

86:19

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.

85:04

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

84:10

Booking for Martin Skrtel for unsporting behaviour.

82:49

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.

82:02

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.

81:38

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

80:43

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

80:00

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

79:02

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.

77:49

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

76:12

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

75:20

Eljero Elia delivers the ball.

74:33

Vladimir Weiss produces a cross.

74:09

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

72:44

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

71:33

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.

70:46

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

70:06

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

68:58

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.

68:08

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

66:49

Robert Vittek takes a shot. Save by Maarten Stekelenburg.

66:12

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

64:21

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

63:49

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

62:10

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

61:41

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

60:44

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

59:57

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

57:43

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.

57:27

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

54:14

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

53:41

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

52:06

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.

50:24

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

49:39

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.

47:08

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

46:37

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

44:47

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.

44:32

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

43:11

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

42:14

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

40:31

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

40:07

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

39:08

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.

37:24

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

33:56

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

33:42

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

33:08

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

30:43

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.

29:34

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.

28:07

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

26:52

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

26:24

Inswinging corner taken by Arjen Robben.

25:59

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

25:16

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.

22:12

The ball is sent over by Vladimir Weiss.

17:08

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.

15:58

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

13:30

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

12:52

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

12:14

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

10:27

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

10:05

Wesley Sneijder takes a shot. Save by Jan Mucha.

8:21

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

6:41

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.

6:08

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.

5:38

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

5:05

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

4:07

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

2:57

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

1:12

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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