China 0 – 1 Netherlands
Manon Melis 24’ (Netherlands)
Dutch women’s team for the first time in history the women of China reports. After a 1-1 tie Monday, was 0-1 Wednesday in Hohhot. It was the last friendly match before the first European Championship qualifying match against Serbia.
,, Yes, we are ready, “coach Roger Reijners resounding answer to the question whether his team on track for the first confrontation on the route to the 2013 European Championships in Sweden. ,, The implementation of what we want is even better. We need to be tighter. But it is clear that the team knows what it wants. “Without spectators
While Monday before some 15,000 spectators was played, the game was now at the request of China, which prepares for the match against South Korea on September 1, behind closed doors. And where the internationals later flown from Sweden and the USA Monday still got peace, should include Kirsten van de Ven, Manon Melis and Petra Hogewoning now make their appearance from the start.
Hey game screen appeared, however, that the first game, especially with Orange to rest the best impression. The opponent did well to hold the rod and thereby had plenty of opportunities. Reijners: ‘There was even a beautiful attack in which Loes Geurts in reverse and we built up to the Chinese goalkeeper by combined. “
The final shot of Sylvia Smith could keep the star more times, but the final item was barely half hours after defenseless against the goal of Manon Melis. After the ball after a cross bounced once in the sixteen-yard box, the striker drove the ball LDB FC Malmö with a line against the ropes. ‘They took him off great. So in the intersection, “said Reijners.
After the break, the game of the Orange Lionesses was also inaccurate and China becoming more faith in a happy ending. Geurts was a supreme effort to make a header against the post and also tapping a free kick went just over. ,, 0-2 To quickly make you of your opponent. But it was not for us to keep playing well, so they continued to have hope. They kept pressing and gas business. But based on struggle and enthusiasm we kept it up and we won 0-1. ”
Setup Netherlands: Loes Geurts (SC Telstar), Kika Es (VVV Venlo), Daphne Koster © (SC Telstar), Mandy van den Berg (ADO Den Haag), Petra Hogewoning (Sky Blue FC), Anouk Hoogendijk (Bristol Academy) , Sylvia Smit (FC Zwolle), Sherida Pointed (Heerenveen), Manon Melis (LDB FC Malmö), Kirsten van de Ven (Tyreso FF), Renee Slegers (Djurgården IF)
Substitutes: 63. Marije Brummel (SC Heerenveen) for Hoogendijk, 76. Claudia van den Heiligenberg (SC Telstar) for P. Hogewoning, 85. Chantal de Ridder (1. FFC Turbine Potsdam) for R. Slegers.
Other exchange players: Dyanne Bito (SC Telstar), Angela Christian (FC Utrecht), Danielle van de Donk (VVV Venlo), Nangila van Eyck (Heerenveen), Lieke Martens (Standard Liege), Manu Meulen (VVV Venlo), Nadja Olthuis (FC Zwolle), Leonne Stentler (ADO Den Haag),
Yellow card: 30. Hoogendijk, 58. Hogewoning, 80. Koster, 83. Geurts
Story: Welmoed de Lang
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