Friendly Match: Netherlands vs China

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The Dutch team won against 10-men China in their international friendly game in Beijing (0-2).

It was their final win of the season, after beating Indonesia. Oranje’s New Captain Robin van Persie and former captain Wesley Sneijder both scored winning goals. The Dutch scored their first goal after Van Persie converted eleven minutes of penalty.

Robin van Persie in 2007
Ronnie Macdonald (flickr)

A few minutes after Van Persie’s goal, China struggled even more when their midfielder Qin Sheng received a straight red card for a two-footed lunge.

The Dutch national team secured their final goal with 24 minutes left when Galatasaray midfielder Wesley Sneijder converted a Robben cross. Sneijder charged and found Van Persie, who picked out Arjen Robben. Finally, Sneijder, who was in a good position with adequate space, scored an excellent back heel.