International round-up

12 september 2012 16:45
PSV had nine senior players on international duty on Tuesday, with some fine results. The Netherlands continued their 100% start to Group D with a 1-4 win in Hungary. Jeremain Lens put in a man-of-the-match display, scoring twice and setting up the fourth goal for Klaas Jan Huntelaar.

Narsingh and Lens were included in Holland’s starting line-up against Hungary. Narsingh and Lens were included in Holland’s starting line-up against Hungary.

Four PSV players included in Holland’s starting line-up

Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal made a late change. Arjen Robben was forced to pull out due to injury, with Jeremain Lens taking his place on the wing. His PSV team-mates Willems, Strootman and Narsingh were also handed a start. Lens broke the deadlock after just three minutes. Luciano Narsingh crossed from the right and Lens headed home from six yards: 0-1. Hungary were back on level terms within four minutes when captain Zoltán Gera was felled in the penalty area and former PSV player Dzsudzsák slotted home the resultant spot-kick: 1-1. The Netherlands regained the lead in the 18th minute through a goal from defender Bruno Martins Indi. Lens made it three after the break and set up the fourth goal for substitute Klaas-Jan Huntelaar after 74 minutes: 1-4.


Manolev match winner

Stanislav Manolev scored the only goal for Bulgaria in their 1-0 win over Armenia. Belgium were held to a 1-1 draw by Croatia in Brussels. Mertens was taken off with ten minutes remaining. Ola Toivonen started as former PSV striker Marcus Berg scored the second goal for Sweden in their 2-0 win over Kazakhstan. Tim Matavz played the full ninety minutes for Slovenia, but could not prevent his side from losing 2-1 to Norway. Goalkeeper Tyton kept a clean sheet in Poland’s 2-0 win Moldavia,


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