Sunday, June 22, 2008

Oranjes blackened out...

My favorite team the Netherlands got knocked out miserably in the quarter finals of the Euro 08 and their misfortune in the Euro championships continues. This time, they simply were in a rocking form in their league stage winning all 3 matches. But, they were outclassed by a young Russian team who simply were too good for the aging Dutch. No player except Sneijder caused any problems for the Russians. Where as, the Russians with their young and energetic boys ably coached by the shrewd Dutchman Guus Hiddink were simply too hot to handle for the Dutch Defenders. Van Nistelrooy scored the only goal for the Dutch taking the game into extra time after Poulochenko had earlier put the Russians in the lead. But, in the 2nd extra time, the Russians netted twice to seal the nail in the coffin for the Oranjes. Arashevin was amazing as he assisted a goal and in the end scored one himself. So, the Dutch challenge ended. Today its going to be another cracking encounter with the Spain taking on Italy.