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September 11, 2012 7:30 PM BST
Puskás Ferenc Stadion — Budapest
Referee:‬ Pedro Proença‎
Attendance:‬ 22000‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Hungary 1-4 Netherlands

Goal.com rates the performers on show in Oranje's comfortable win over the Hungarians in Budapest

By Stefan Coerts

  • Adam Bogdan
    3
    7
    2.00

    Adam Bogdan

    Could perhaps have done better for Holland's second goal, but couldn't anything about the other three goals he conceded. Occasionally looked shaky on long range strikes as Clasie and Sneijder tested him.

  • Roland Juhasz
    9
    5
    1.50

    Roland Juhasz Flop of the Match

    The Anderlecht defender had a poor game as he needed foul after foul to shut out Van Persie. Lack of focus on his behalf resulted in the 4-1 as he failed to organise his defence and/or mark Huntelaar.

  • Vilmos Vanczak
    4
    2
    2.00

    Vilmos Vanczak

    Vanczak did not have the best of games as his direct opponent scored twice and got an assist to his name as well. Beaten too easily on more than one occasion.

  • Zsolt Korcsmar
    4
    2
    2.50

    Zsolt Korcsmar

    Got an early chance to add his name to the score sheet, but headed over after a cross from Koman. Had a disappointing game in midfield as he could not keep up with Sneijder and Strootman.

  • Zoltán Lipták
    1
    2
    2.50

    Zoltán Lipták

    Made an excellent clearance in the first half to prevent a certain looking Van Persie goal, but had a difficult evening as he lacked support from his fellow defenders and holding midfielders.

  • Ákos Elek
    3
    3
    2.00

    Ákos Elek

    Lost sight of his direct opponent for the opener, while also at fault for Oranje's third. Unsurprisingly hooked after the interval.

  • Balázs Dzsudzsák
    6
    2
    3.50

    Balázs Dzsudzsák

    The former PSV man did find the net as he converted a spot kick, but was unable to leave his mark otherwise. Deliveries from set pieces generally lacked accuracy.

  • József Varga
    1
    2
    2.50

    József Varga

    Was given the task to protect his back four, but allowed Sneijder and Strootman too much space in midfield. Outrun and outmuscled no more than one occasion.

  • V. Koman
    3
    3
    2.50

    V. Koman

    Koman looked dangerous early on in the game as he send in a few dangerous crosses from the right. Faded as the game went on and eventually taken off at the break.

  • Zoltán Gera
    5
    2
    2.50

    Zoltán Gera

    The experienced midfielder won his side an early penalty after going down following a Clasie challenge. Was generally second-best to the Feyenoord man, though, as his injury still seemed to hinder him.

  • Tamás Priskin
    2
    3
    2.00

    Tamás Priskin

    Hardly got himself involved, and was not up for the task when he got the chance to help Hungary back in the game in the 58th minute.

Substitutions

  • Tamas Hajnal
    2
    2
    1.50

    Tamas Hajnal

    Made a few good runs off the ball after replacing Koman, but couldn't turn things around as Hungary lacked the quality to trouble Holland.

  • Adám Gyurcsó
    2
    2

    Adám Gyurcsó

    Replaced Elek at the hour mark, but was not much of an improvement as he was left trailing his direct opponent several times.

  • Krisztian Nemeth
    4
    3

    Krisztian Nemeth

    Came on for the last 10 minutes of the game, but didn't do anything noteworthy.

  • Maarten Stekelenburg
    13
    3
    3.00

    Maarten Stekelenburg

    Returned to the starting XI following Tim Krul’s elbow injury, and put in a more than decent performance. Could not do anything about Hungary’s goal and showed his class with a fantastic reflex to deny Priskin.

  • Bruno Martins Indi
    23
    2
    4.00

    Bruno Martins Indi

    Martins Indi capped his third international appearance with his first goal as he restored Oranje’s lead in the 19th minute. Hardly set a foot wrong all game as the Feyenoord starlet once more impressed.

  • Jetro Willems
    19
    4
    3.00

    Jetro Willems

    The 18-year-old has received his fair share of criticism in recent weeks for his tendency to charge forward too often, but Willems put in a disciplined performance in Budapest. Solid at the back and hardly lost possession.

  • Ricardo van Rhijn
    15
    4
    3.00

    Ricardo van Rhijn

    Van Rhijn featured from the start this time and did not disappoint at right back. Hardly troubled in his defensive duties as he kept Dzsudzsak quiet, while he happily charged forward whenever possible.

  • Ron Vlaar
    15
    4
    3.00

    Ron Vlaar

    Lost sight of Priskin once in the second half, but was bailed out by Stekelenburg. Won the majority of his challenges and always looked comfortable on the ball.

  • Jordy Clasie
    14
    8
    4.00

    Jordy Clasie

    Unfortunate to concede an early spot kick after a light foul on Gera, but remained unperturbed as he put in a good outing. Much more confident on the ball than versus Turkey, and always looked for the attacking solution first.

  • Kevin Strootman
    13
    7
    3.00

    Kevin Strootman

    Strootman played in a more advanced role than he’s used to at PSV, and struggled a bit in the opening 45 minutes. Improved after the interval until he was replaced by Maher.

  • Wesley Sneijder
    19
    2
    3.50

    Wesley Sneijder

    Sneijder was sloppy in possession before the break, but lead by example as he always worked hard. Set up Martins Indi for Oranje’s second goal. Unfortunate not to find the net as his powerful long range strike only hit the cross-bar.

  • Luciano Narsingh
    24
    3
    4.00

    Luciano Narsingh

    Excellent start to the game as he provided the assist for Lens’ early opener. Narsingh caused his direct opponent all kinds of trouble with his pace in the remainder of the game.

  • Robin van Persie
    30
    7
    3.50

    Robin van Persie

    Van Persie failed to score, but the Manchester United star was involved in the opener, and was always available. Replaced at half-time with a thigh injury.

  • Jeremain Lens
    40
    4
    4.50

    Jeremain Lens Top of the Match

    Lens was only a late inclusion due to Robben’s injury, but the versatile attacker was simply unstoppable. Scored twice, as well as setting up Huntelaar for the 4-1. Could have had his first hat-trick for Oranje with a bit more luck.

Substitutions

  • Joris Mathijsen
    10
    5
    2.50

    Joris Mathijsen

    Replaced the injured Martins Indi, and did a good job to keep the Hungarian attack quiet.

  • Adam Maher
    12
    4

    Adam Maher

    Replaced Strootman late in the game.

  • Klaas-Jan Huntelaar
    25
    3
    3.50

    Klaas-Jan Huntelaar

    Came off the bench at half-time and capped a decent display with his 33rd goal for the national team. Should have made a second late on , but aimed wide.

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