UEFA Euro 2012 Poland & Ukraine
Group E - Qualifications
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar sinks Moldova
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar struck five
minutes before the break as Holland scraped past Moldova
1-0 in Group E.
The Dutch confirmed their passage through to next year's
finals as group winners, despite struggling to break
down Moldova's tight defence and when they did find
a way through the goalkeeper, Stanislav Namasco, kept
out Huntelaar, Robin van Persie and Dirk Kuyt.
Holland finally scored in the 40th minute when Mark
van Bommel released Kuyt down the right and the Liverpool
forward set up Huntelaar for his 11th goal in this qualifying
The Arsenal captain Van Persie had the best opportunity
of the second half when his effort from just inside
the penalty area hit the crossbar.
Holland, with a perfect 27 points from nine games,
are certain to finish top of Group E. They end the campaign
at home against Sweden, in second spot with 21 points,
on Tuesday. Moldova have six points from nine matches.
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