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October 11, 2013 7:30 PM BST
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Player Ratings: Netherlands 8-1 Hungary

Louis van Gaal's side ran riot as Robin van Persie became the Oranje's all-time top goal-scorer in Amsterdam

By Tom Maston

  • Michel Vorm
    39
    6
    3.50

    Michel Vorm

    The only effort to get past him was a penalty and looked assured with the little he had to do. Made a decent parried stop from Dzsudzsak free kick in first half.

  • Daryl Janmaat
    44
    2
    4.00

    Daryl Janmaat

    A pinpoint cross created opener for Van Persie and continued to get forward and create an extra attacking option. Almost capped fine display with goal but hit the post.

  • Daley Blind
    34
    6
    3.50

    Daley Blind

    Less adventurous than Janmaat on the opposite flank but still caused Hungary's defence some problems with direct running. Solid in defence.

  • Ron Vlaar
    37
    1
    3.50

    Ron Vlaar

    Hardly gave Nemeth a minute in an excellent defensive display. Not the busiest evening he has ever had in international football.

  • Jeffrey Bruma
    38
    8
    3.50

    Jeffrey Bruma

    Almost opened the scoring early on before conceding a penalty early in the second half with an unfortunate handball.

  • Nigel De Jong
    53
    7
    3.50

    Nigel De Jong

    Solid if unspectacular in a performance where he still picked up a booking. Kept the ball effectively.

  • Kevin Strootman
    84
    3
    4.50

    Kevin Strootman

    Through-balls caused constant problems and he got his name on the scoresheet with fine header. Almost picked up another as curling effort hit the crossbar.

  • Rafael van der Vaart
    49
    7
    4.00

    Rafael van der Vaart

    A quiet performance but a late deflected free-kick allowed him to take some of the plaudits. Denied by Bogdan earlier after fine save.

  • Arjen Robben
    114
    5
    4.50

    Arjen Robben

    Almost the complete display from the Bayern Munich man as he was involved in almost everything good the Dutch did. Superb free kick was arguably the goal of the game.

  • Jeremain Lens
    62
    6
    4.50

    Jeremain Lens

    Had goal harshly chalked off early on but got his goal in the end with first time finish. Could have had more but provided excellent cross for Strootman goal.

  • Robin van Persie
    176
    29
    5.00

    Robin van Persie Top of the Match

    Will score more difficult hat-tricks but for a man who was a doubt beforehand put in a real shift. Third goal made him all-time top goalscorer for his country.

Substitutions

  • Leroy Fer
    29
    5
    3.50

    Leroy Fer

    Had little time to make an impact in short substitutes appearance.

  • Dirk Kuyt
    32
    13
    3.50

    Dirk Kuyt

    Workmanlike as always but didn't provide enough of a goal threat after replacing Van Persie.

  • Adam Bogdan
    10
    20
    1.50

    Adam Bogdan

    At fault for first goal but could do little about following seven as defence capitulated in front of him. Couple of late saves won't have helped confidence.

  • Richárd Guzmics
    2
    21
    1.50

    Richárd Guzmics

    Lucky to stay on the field after late fouls led to him being booked. Overrun by Lens and Robben as well as Blind on occasion.

  • Vilmos Vanczak
    2
    21
    1.50

    Vilmos Vanczak

    Unable to get close to roaming Robben as he would have liked to have done. Deflection carried Van der Vaart's free-kick past Bogdan for seventh goal.

  • Tamas Kadar
    2
    20
    1.50

    Tamas Kadar

    Gave Vanmaart far too much room on the right as he regularly was drawn inside by Robben. Failed to support Dzsudzsak going forward.

  • Zsolt Korcsmar
    2
    20
    1.50

    Zsolt Korcsmar

    A terrible evening as poor clearances left Bogdan stranded for second and third goals. Also conceded free-kick for Van der Vaart's goal.

  • Balázs Dzsudzsák
    20
    13
    2.00

    Balázs Dzsudzsák

    Hungary's best player as pace down the left allowed them to leave their own half on occasion. Won penalty before sending Vorm the wrong way.

  • József Varga
    3
    19
    1.50

    József Varga

    Only really figured going forward on one occasion but gave the ball away when outnumbering the Dutch defence. Not a great performance.

  • V. Koman
    2
    22
    1.00

    V. Koman

    Hardly had a touch alongside Nemeth up front. A passenger as home side dominated.

  • Daniel Böde
    4
    20
    1.50

    Daniel Böde

    Isolated on the right hand side as visitors looked to Dzsudzsak on the opposite flank to create chances.

  • Tamas Hajnal
    2
    19
    1.00

    Tamas Hajnal

    Couldn't get close to Strootman as the Netherlands midfielder ran proceedings. Rightly replaced at the break.

  • Krisztian Nemeth
    7
    24
    1.50

    Krisztian Nemeth

    Worked hard but couldn't rid himself of Vlaar on rare occasion ball came forward. Did as much as could be asked of him.

Substitutions

  • Szilard Devecseri
    8
    31
    0.50

    Szilard Devecseri Flop of the Match

    Booked early on in second half after coming on at half-time before scoring laughable own goal. Looked very much out of his depth.

  • Ákos Elek
    2
    21
    1.50

    Ákos Elek

    Had little impact on the game after half-time substitute appearance. Marked Strootman more effectively than Hajnal.

Results
Group A Matchday 10
Times In BST
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Robin van Persie Robin van Persie
Striker
Man Utd.
11 2
Edin Dzeko Edin Dzeko
Striker
Manchester City
10 0
Mesut Özil Mesut Özil
Midfielder
Arsenal
8 3
Zlatan Ibrahimovic Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Striker
PSG
8 1
C. Ronaldo C. Ronaldo
Striker
Real Madrid
8 0