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November 14, 2012 7:30 PM GMT
Amsterdam ArenA — Amsterdam
Referee:‬ Pedro Proença‎
Attendance:‬ 51000‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Netherlands 0-0 Germany

Goal.com rates the performers on show in Wednesday evening's scoreless draw at the Amsterdam ArenA

By Stefan Coerts

  • Kenneth Vermeer
    22
    5
    3.00

    Kenneth Vermeer

    Alert early in the game when he beat Reus to Hummels' through ball. Beaten by Gundogan in the 45th minute, but breathed a sight of relief as Heitinga cleared the ball off the line.

  • Bruno Martins Indi
    28
    5
    3.00

    Bruno Martins Indi

    Did a fine job defensively, but occasionally looked a bit sloppy on the ball. Didn't get involved too much in possession.

  • John Heitinga
    24
    6
    2.50

    John Heitinga

    Sloppy passing early on almost led to a good chance for Germany. Recovered after a shaky start with good blocks to deny Gotze and Gundogan. Replaced at half-time.

  • Ricardo van Rhijn
    25
    2
    3.50

    Ricardo van Rhijn

    Lost sights of Reus early on, but was bailed out by Vermeer. Made a superb interception in the 13th minute when confronted with two German attackers.

  • Ron Vlaar
    29
    4
    3.50

    Ron Vlaar

    Vlaar remained unperturbed by the constant switching of Germany's forwards as he put in an encouraging performance.

  • Arjen Robben
    24
    19
    2.00

    Arjen Robben

    Largely anonymous as Holland sat back and allowed Germany possession. Should have opened the scoring after rounding Neuer in the 30th minute, but failed to get his shot on target.

  • Ibrahim Afellay
    30
    33
    2.00

    Ibrahim Afellay Flop of the Match

    Afellay created Holland's only first chance of the first half with a fine through ball for Robben, but was unable to really leave his mark on the game. Taken off in the second half with a minor knock.

  • Nigel De Jong
    27
    6
    3.00

    Nigel De Jong

    Did what was expected of him as he provided his back-four with excellent cover whenever needed. Made a superb last-ditch interception in the first half to prevent Reus from getting a shot in.

  • Rafael van der Vaart
    32
    10
    2.50

    Rafael van der Vaart

    At the heart of a good attack in the 20th minute with a superb pass for Schaken, but was unable to add much creativity to Oranje. Taken off after the break.

  • Dirk Kuyt
    27
    7
    3.00

    Dirk Kuyt

    Given the nod ahead of Huntelaar, but failed to justify his inclusion. His quick one-two with Janmaat toward the end of the game was one of his few good touches.

  • Ruben Schaken
    16
    11
    2.50

    Ruben Schaken

    Not afraid to take on Lahm whenever he got the chance, and did beat the Bayern defender a few times. Lacked an end product, though.

Substitutions

  • Daryl Janmaat
    20
    4
    3.00

    Daryl Janmaat

    Came off the bench at half-time to replace Van Rhijn, and made a good impression at right-back. Solid in defence and came close to opening the scoring after a quick one-two with Kuyt.

  • Stefan de Vrij
    26
    2
    3.50

    Stefan de Vrij

    Took Heitinga’s place after the break and showed what he can do with a good display in defence. Won the majority of his duels and formed a solid partnership with Vlaar.

  • Marco van Ginkel
    24
    4
    2.50

    Marco van Ginkel

    The Vitesse youngster made his senior debut and showed glimpses of his immense potential. A night to remember for Van Ginkel.

  • Urby Emanuelson
    20
    8
    2.50

    Urby Emanuelson

    His first international appearance since Van Gaal took over from Van Marwijk. Threatened once on the counterattack, but played too short to really make an impact.

  • Eljero Elia
    24
    6
    2.50

    Eljero Elia

    Looked lively after replacing Robben and was never afraid to run at his direct opponent. Blasted a shot over the bar after a good individual action down the left.

  • Manuel Neuer
    62
    6
    3.00

    Manuel Neuer

    Called into action only once before the break as he forced Robben wide to prevent him from breaking the deadlock. Made a superb save after the break to deny Janmaat and keep a clean sheet.

  • Benedikt Höwedes
    60
    3
    3.50

    Benedikt Höwedes

    Did a good job to keep Robben at bay, and always willing to charge forward and support his attack. Excellent run forward in the 21st minute, followed by a good cross for Gotze.

  • Mats Hummels
    65
    4
    3.00

    Mats Hummels

    Hardly tested at the back as Kuyt was rather anonymous. Always comfortable on the ball, and showed his passing skills with a fine pass for Reus early on.

  • Philipp Lahm
    46
    5
    3.00

    Philipp Lahm

    Occasionally struggled against the quick Schaken, but still a solid outing from the left-back. Bombed forward whenever possible as we've come to get used of Lahm.

  • Per Mertesacker
    46
    8
    3.00

    Per Mertesacker

    Mertesacker was hardly troubled in his defensive duties as much of the game was played in midfield. Dealt well with the few crosses that came his way.

  • Ilkay Gündogan
    48
    13
    3.00

    Ilkay Gündogan

    Showed some tidy passing in midfield and was unfortunate not to gift Germany the lead in the 45th minute when his shot was cleared off the line by Heitinga.

  • Lars Bender
    40
    9
    2.50

    Lars Bender

    Worked hard in midfield to try and shut out Van der Vaart and Afellay. Didn't take much risk in possession, but Low will have been pleased with his outing.

  • Lewis Holtby
    46
    8
    3.00

    Lewis Holtby

    Caused the Oranje defence plenty of trouble with his intelligent movement, without really dominating play. Had a good shot halfway through the first half blocked by a Dutch defender.

  • Mario Götze
    63
    9
    3.00

    Mario Götze

    Should have done better after a good cross from Howedes in the 21st minute, but failed to add his name to the score sheet. Always tried to make himself available and get involved near the Dutch goal.

  • Marco Reus
    96
    8
    3.50

    Marco Reus Top of the Match

    Reus always looked dangerous cutting inside from the left, and nearly surprised Vermeer with a powerful shot at the near post, which eventually only hit the sidenetting. Panicked when given the chance to decide the match in the closing seconds of the match.

  • Thomas Müller
    36
    17
    2.50

    Thomas Müller

    Muller was unable to really trouble Martins Indi down the right. Outmuscled more than once, and didn't have much luck elsewhere on the pitch either.

Substitutions

  • Julian Draxler
    20
    5

    Julian Draxler

    N/A

  • Sven Bender
    27
    3

    Sven Bender

    N/A

  • Andre Schürrle
    25
    3

    Andre Schürrle

    N/A

  • Roman Neustädter
    21
    3

    Roman Neustädter

    N/A

  • Lukas Podolski
    39
    22
    2.50

    Lukas Podolski

    Failed to make the difference during his 20 minutes on the pitch.

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