Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
EURO '08: Russia downs the Dutch
by Ridge Mahoney, June 23rd, 2008 7AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  european championship

MOST COMMENTED

[RUSSIA-NETHERLANDS REPORT CARD] The Netherlands joined the group winners to go down in the quarterfinals after surrendering, 3-1, to overtime goals by Dimtri Torbinski and Andrei Arshavin after Ruud van Nistelrooy had nodded home a free kick to tie the match, 1-1, late in regulation.

Russia contained catalysts Wesley Sneijder and Rafael van der Vaart for most of the match and, led by Andrei Arshavin, repeatedly got in behind the Dutch back line. Roman Pavlyuchenko scored 11 minutes into the second half to give Russia the lead, and after the Netherlands fired a half-dozen desperation shots high or wide, van Nistelrooy reached Sneijder's free kick at the far post in the 86th minute.

Arshavin broke free on the left to loop a cross Torbinski touched home in the 112th minute from just yards out, and drove the third goal through var der Sar's ankles four minutes later. Soccer America's Ridge Mahoney grades the players.

Russia Player Ratings
GRADE PLAYER (CLUB) GP/G
6 Igor Akinfeyev (CSKA Moscow) 23/0
5 Alexander Anyukov (Zenit St. Petersburg) 33/1
6 Denis Kolodin (Dynamo Kiev) 16/0
6 Sergei Ignashevich (CSKA Moscow) 38/3
7 Yuri Zhirkov (CSKA Moscow) 20/0
7 Sergei Semak (Rubin Kazan) 50/4
6 Konstantin Zyryanov (Zenit St. Petersburg) 14/2
4 Igor Semshov (Dynamo Moscow) 88/0
5 Ivan Saenko (Nuremberg) 8/0
8 Andrei Arshavin (Zenit St. Petersburg) 34/13
7 Roman Pavlyuchenko (Spartak Moscow) 19/9
Subs:
4 Diniyar Bilyaletdinov (Lok. Moscow) 24/1
6 Dmitry Torbinsky (Lok. Moscow) 11/2
nr Dmitry Sychev (Lok. Moscow) 40/15

Netherlands Player Ratings
GRADE PLAYER (CLUB) GP/G
7 Edwin van der Sar (Man. United) 128/0
4 Andre Ooijer (Blackburn Rovers) 40/2
4 Khalid Boulahrouz (Sevilla) 26/0
3 Joris Mathijsen (Hamburg) 35/2
4 Giovanni van Bronckhorst (Feyenoord) 81/5
6 Nigel de Jong (Hamburg) 26/07
4 Orlando Engelaar (Twente) 10/0
4 Dirk Kuyt (Liverpool) 42/8
5 Rafael van der Vaart (Hamburg) 58/10
5 Wesley Sneijder (Real Madrid) 48/11
5 Ruud van Nistelrooy (Real Madrid) 64/33
Subs:
4 John Heitinga (Ajax) 39/5
3 Ibrahim Afellay (PSV) 8/0
5 Robin van Persie (Arsenal) 28/9



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Soccer America Men's Top 25 Scoreboard    
[ROUNDUP: Thursday] Seyi Adekoya teamed up with fellow freshman Chase Gasper to break a 1-1 tie ...
What They're Saying: Sunil Gulati    
"None of this is personal. Some things could have been phrased differently because the actual opinions ...
AEG antes up at StubHub Center    
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] The LA Galaxy's owner, AEG, will invest over $15 million to improve facilities and ...
Another MLS flop in Central America    
[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] Two days after the Portland Timbers, needing as little as a one-goal loss ...
Western Conference heavyweights square off    
[MLS: Three Games to Watch] Though only one playoff slot is yet to be determined between ...
Three players suspended for season finales    
[MLS DISCIPLINE] The MLS Disciplinary Committee announced Thursday three suspensions stemming from incidents occurring in matches ...
U.S. under-18 men's national team roster    
[CARSON CAMP] Head coach Javier Perez named a 36-player roster for the U.S. under-18 men's national ...
Cuellar stakes rebuilding work on qualifying    
[SCOUTING REPORT: Mexico] Four years ago in the semifinals of the Concacaf Women's Championship, Mexico beat ...
What They're Saying: Dunga    
"We suggest things so that there's a better atmosphere. We explained it to players and we ...
A horrible, hilarious PK miss     
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] You really must watch this botched penalty kick several times to ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives