Netherlands 1 – 1 North Korea

Goals From:

Lee Paek 76’ (North Korea)


Manon Melis  90+ 1 (Netherlands)


The Orange women therefore have their proper sequence, which inter alia, the Cyprus Cup final of shrugged, in result to continue. Nevertheless the Lionesses Orange, now the fourteenth place in the world, but slowly during the friendly match. The game seemed to rest primarily on a tactical chess game, but as the fight progressed, the best opportunities for North Korea.

Loes Geurts could, after a previously rejected kopdoelpunt the header Hyon Yi Yun corner just to handle, while Anouk Hoogendijk after about half hour but the ball inches over his own goal took place. Injuries by Kirsten van de Ven (nose) and Daphne Koster (only), it seemed the team of Roger Reijner to lack of aggressiveness.

Hardly Orange Opportunities

Netherlands could only just after halftime against the strong Korean defense set when Marlene Pieëte after a shot was good to go. The goalkeeper of North Korea, which is preparing for the 2011 World Cup in Germany, saved, however capable. Um Sim Ra took the lead best Korean Kristiansen then calculated by Kiesel-Griffin to play along and simply typing in Geurts. The game looked like a victory for the World Cup participant to be moving, Manon Melis until two minutes before time with a shot from distance Korean goalkeeper devoured.

Source: Welmoed Long/


  1. Women's Soccer United 8 years ago

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