Netherlands beat Slovakia 2-1 for Quarter Finals spot

The Netherlands got the job done against Slovakia to win 2-1 in their Round of 16 knockout match of the 2010 World Cup at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, South Africa.

The Netherlands were always in control of the match after a quality strike from Arjen Robben gave the Dutch an early lead over Slovakia after just 18 minutes and Bert van Marwijk’s Oranje were never really in doubt  in their quest for a Quarter Finals berth.

A Wesley Sneijder goal on 84 minutes for the Netherlands secured the win before Slovakia hit back with a late Robert Vittek penalty at the death to give Slovakia a consolation goal.

Netherlands vs Slovakia result

Netherlands 2
Slovakia 1

18m Arjen Robben (Net)
84m Wesley Sneijder (Net)
90m Robert Vittek (Slo)

31 A. Robben (Net)
40 J. Kucka (Slo)
72 K. Kopunek (Slo)
84m M. Skrtel (Slo)
90 M. Stekelenburg (Net)

Maarten Stekelenburg, Gregory van der Wiel, Johnny Heitinga, Joris Mathijsen, Giovanni v. Bronckhorst, Nigel de Jong, Mark van Bommel, Arjen Robben, Wesley Sneijder, Dirk Kuyt, Robin van Persie

71m Eljero Elia/Arjen Robben
80m Klaas Jan Huntelaar/Robin van Persie
90m Ibrahim Afellay/Wesley Sneijderl

Jan Mucha, Peter Pekarik, Martin Skrtel, Jan Durica, Radoslav Zabavnik, Vladimir Weiss, Marek Hamsik, Juraj Kucka, Miroslav Stoch, Robert Vittek, Erik Jendrisek

71m Kamil Kopunek/Erik Jendrisek
87m Marek Sapara/Radoslav Zabavnik
87m Martin Jakubko/Marek Hamsik

The Netherlands will now play the winner of the Brazil and Chile clash in the quarter finals.

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