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Minute by Minute: Netherlands – Italy

SoccerNews in European Championships 9 Jun 2008

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Day 3 of Euro 2008 continues with the Group C clash between the Netherlands and Italy. SoccerWay keeps you up to date on the most important events.

Current score: 0-0
More match information: Here.

Minute 12: Toni gets a head to a cross from the right, but mis-timed his jump a bit, and it goes begging past the far post.

Minute 11: Sneijder’s free kick gets by the wall, but it hits André Ooijer in the back. Van der Vaart then puts one on target, but it’s handled by Buffon.

Minute 10: Gattuso commits a late challenge on Rafael van der Vaart, but Fröjdfeldt keeps his book stowed. Then, Gattuso fouls van Nistelrooy 25 yards from goal. What will the Dutch do with it?

Minute 6: Gennaro Gattuso plays the ball deep into the Dutch box, looking for Massimo Ambrosini, but it’s a bit too strong. Goal kick for Edwin van der Sar.

Minute 3: Dangerous cross as a streaking Antonio Di Natale sends it to the middle, but Luca Toni is just a step behind and the ball goes out harmlessly.

Minute 2: The ball bounces awkwardly into the Italy penalty area, but Gianluigi Buffon gathers with van Nistelrooy bearing down on him.

Kickoff: Peter Fröjdfeldt of Sweden is the match referee and his whistle starts the action!

Pre-Game: Anthems have started with Italy’s first followed by that of the Netherlands.

Pre-Game: Arjen Robben is out for the Dutch with an injury, so Wesley Sneijder is in the team in support of striker Ruud van Nistelrooy. The world champions from Italy will look to come out strong and gain the early advantage in Group C after Romania and France played a goalless draw.

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