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Netherlands 3-0 Italy



Italian fans create a riot of colour in the Stade de Suisse Wankdorf

Italian fans create a riot of colour in the Stade de Suisse Wankdorf as kick-off approaches in the massive clash with the Dutch

Italy's Massimo Ambrosini is tackled by Nigel de Jong

Italy's Massimo Ambrosini is tackled by Nigel de Jong during a lively opening to the match in the Swiss capital Berne

Dirk Kuyt challenges Italy's Gianluca Zambrotta

Liverpool's Dirk Kuyt is involved in the thick of the action for the Dutch as they begin to create some promising openings

Ruud van Nistelrooy attempts to round Gianluigi Buffon

Dutch dominance continues with Ruud van Nistelrooy unfortunate not to open the scoring after attempting to round Gianluigi Buffon

Van Nistelrooy celebrates

Van Nistelrooy soon takes his chance - tapping home Wesley Sneijder's shot from an off-side position to give the Dutch the lead

Wesley Sneijder superbly volleys past Buffon as the Dutch take control

Italy fall further behind in the 31st minute as Wesley Sneijder superbly volleys past Buffon as the Dutch take control

Mauro Camoranesi of Italy looks dejected

Italian midfielder Mauro Camoranesi is stunned as his side fall further behind as the Dutch hold a two-goal lead at half-time

Dutch fans enjoy a night to remember

The huge army of Dutch fans enjoy a night to remember as the second-half continues to provide thrilling football from both sides

Gio Van Bronckhorst heads home Dirk Kuyt's cross

The Dutch seal the win with a breathtaking goal - Gio van Bronckhorst heading home Dirk Kuyt's cross

Van Bronckhorst's header is celebrated wildly

Van Bronckhorst's header is celebrated wildly as the stunning counter-attack bears fruit for the men in orange




see also
Netherlands v Italy
08 May 08 |  Euro 2008


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