Netherlands vs. Denmark  2 - 0

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90' +4 There sounds the final whistle, and the Netherlands grab three points in the opener even if it wasn't the most convincing of Dutch displays. Denmark had decent chances, but Holland's class shined in the second half following the unfortunate own goal in the first minutes of the second half.
90' +2 Kuyt bids for a brace with a long-range shot, but the ball slices well wide of the goal.
90' Rommedahl drills the ball through the six-yard box, but there is no one at the other post to tuck it home. Three minutes of stoppage added on.
88' D. de Zeeuw enters the game and replaces N. de Jong.
And now the hobbled de Jong comes off in place of Demy de Zeeuw. Meanwhile, Simon Poulsen clears it off the line as Afellay looked to have a sure third for the Dutch.
85' D. Kuijt has scored a goal for Netherlands! Assist by E. Elia.
Goal Netherlands! Sneijder slides in a great ball for Elia, whose shot comes off the post. But Liverpool striker Kuyt is right there to tuck home the rebound. The super sub Elia has helped put this match beyond doubt.
83' Another long-range effort in space, this time for Afellay. But the PSV man can't guide it on target.
82' A looping shot by Sneijder from the top of the area, but the ball lands on the top of the bar.
81' De Jong is in some pain grasping his lower leg. He is limping around the pitch but not coming off.
79' Sliding cross from the left by Afellay, but the ball can't quite reach its target in the center.
77' I. Afellay enters the game and replaces R. van Persie.
Van Persie's day is done as Ibrahim Afellay replaces the Arsenal striker.