Oranjevrouwen much too strong for Wales in last some players for european CHAMPIONSHIPS

Oranjevrouwen much too strong for Wales in last some players for european CHAMPIONSHIPS

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The Oranjevrouwen have Saturday in their last friendly before the start of the european CHAMPIONSHIPS in their own country easily won. At The Castle in Rotterdam, it was Wales with 5-0 records.

Halfway through, it was 2-0 for the Orange through goals from Lieke Martens and Danielle van de Donk and after peace signed with Vivianne Miedema (two times) and Mandy van den Berg, the Dutch production.

With the victory awarded the team of coach Sarina Wiegman is a good dress for the european cup, already played for Wales, not to the EK, too weak to speak of a serious test.

Sunday, July 16 the Netherlands played in The Galgenwaard stadium the opening match of the tournament against Norway. The other opponents in group A are Denmark (20 July) and Belgium (24 July). The number one and two qualify for the quarter-finals. At the previous european CHAMPIONSHIPS four years ago in Sweden, came Orange not through the group stage.


It was Saturday and The Castle was already clear that the duel with Wales is no real test would be for the EC, but rather a nice warm-up.

Orange was from the beginning, and all the space to attack and there made especially Shanice van de Sanden use of. Problem was that the crossing of the blazing fast right-winger is not always properly were, all she knew after six minutes, however, Vivianne Miedema in contention. The spits of Orange darted next.

Not much later, it was the Sanden which is itself uithaalde and through the keepster Laura O’Sullivan in the pole hit. A goal for the Orange, however, could not long be wanting. After twelve minutes dribbled left Martens by the defence of Wales and shot the ball into the far (1-0).

While Orange-keepster Sari van Veenendaal virtually had nothing to do, seemed Of the Sanden in the twentieth minute the score to double, but they headed home from buitenspelpositie. The Donk made a little later, however, the second goal for Orange. O’sullivan knew the stakes of Miedema still to return, but had no chance on the rebound of the middenveldster of Arsenal, who signed for the 2-0 halftime.


Without bills of exchange mid was Orange in the second half, happy to go on the attack. The 3-0 was also not long in coming; Miedema headed touch from a cross From de Sanden, and that was already the fortieth interlandgoal of the only 20-year-old striker of Orange.

Number 41 there was also. This time, if the province Drenthe, who this summer Bayern Munich for Arsenal and join, go to the edge of the sixteen metre, after which they O’Sullivan no chance left with a hard shot into the far corner (4-0).

The 43rd interlandgoal of Miedema also had been able. After a one-two with invalster Renate Jansen met them on keepster.

Thus, it was not yet done, because the fifth goal for the Orange fell still. Aanvoerster Van den Berg made just before the time the 5-0, a victory which the Netherlands carefree can toeleven to the CHAMPIONSHIP.

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