Matches against Italy seems to inspire the Dutch team only when there’s something at stake. Never won ‘ azurri ‘ namely a final tournament in Orange. On the other hand, the Netherlands has never won a friendly match with Italy in spite of thirteen meetings. Italy and the Netherlands played a total of 19 times against each other. Netherlands pulled off only three times at the longest end, while Italy won eight times. There was also a draw eight times.It is striking that the Netherlands has never won one of the 13 friendly matches against Italy. All three wins scored during qualifiers for the last rounds or any of the major tournaments. The overall goal difference is 25-19 in favor of Italy.
The final rounds of a European or WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
During the last rounds of the four matches between ‘ azurri ‘ and Orange were played, the balance profit twice for the Netherlands and two play the same, with a goal difference 6-2 to the Netherlands.Italy has never won. During qualifying and Netherlands Italy won once again, with a goal difference 3-2 in favor of Orange.
2nd Round-Group World Cup 1978: Netherlands-Italy 2-1
Buenos Aires, June 21
In the second group round in the World Cup in Argentina was ‘ Azurri ‘ favorite for the world title and came after 19 minutes thanks to a somewhat unfortunate effect of Defender Ernie Brandts deserved lead.He also still injured goalkeeper Piet Schrijvers. Italy tried to suppress and Netherlands wavered, but there was no further score.
Four minutes after the break gave the Brandts suddenly grams for own goals in first half: with a shot from long range he surprised the Italian goalkeeper Dino Zoff 1-1. Italy was thus forced to seek the attack with more urgency, but it was Orange, thanks to a free kick from Arie Haan in the 74th minute came 2-1. That lead was arrested and ultimately not put Italy qualify for finals, but the Netherlands.
Goals: 0-1 Brandts; Brandt’s 1-1; 2-1 Haan
Group Round Mini World Cup: Netherlands-Italy 1-1
Montevideo, jan 6, 1981
After the first match in Uruguay two countries already eliminated in the Netherlands lost 2-0 to Italy was the host country and with the same numbers in gegaan-and there was much more at stake. Still wanted to win as the Netherlands to quell the wave of criticism from their own country. The Italians had drawn up a number of reserves and because the opponent that allowed the Netherlands could do better start than earlier against Uruguay. Yet it was Italy, which came in the seventh minute thanks to Carlo Ancelotti ahead. Eight minutes later, Captain Jan Peters memorize with a gorgeous chipped the ball over the Italian goalie. Then it was tried, but no more goals were scored. Mini World Cup would be won by Uruguay with a 2-1 victory over Brazil.
Goals: 0-1 Ancelotti; 1-1 P
The semifinals of Euro 2000: Netherlands and Italy 0-0
Amsterdam, 29 June 2000
Netherlands by coach Frank Rijkaard had only in the last game Yugoslavia 6-1 and was over home favorite to reach the European Championship finals and win. For an ultra-defensive Italy was also great opportunities. Because Italy played 34 minutes a man down after two yellow card Gianluca Zambrotta.Italy came within a half down, was so overwhelming preponderance of Netherlands. However, it was the Italian goalkeeper Francesco Toldo, who had the day of her life, and Italy is kept alive. Orange also has contributed to this, because-in addition to the countless mistakes-given to vanity two penalties in normal time. The first was Frank de Boer tried to skin and the other can’t afford Patrick Kluivert.
After the game ended with a 0-0 tie and not scored in extra time, the Netherlands also be present at the shootout. In that Frank de Boer missed again. Jaap Stam and Paul Bosvelt failed penalty. It was Dino Zoff as coach after 22 years lost their revenge for the WORLD CUP competition in 1978 in which he himself was a goalkeeper in the Italian national team.
Group Round Euro 2008: Netherlands and Italy 3-0
Bern, June 9, 2008
During the first half of the year came to Orange like a lightning bolt out of the starting blocks.Italy was constantly put under pressure with lustful matching game. In accompanied by a pack of Italian supporters put Wesley Sneijder in the 26th minute the ball to the goal. Ruud van Nistelrooij, the Italians thought he was offside, and the ball past goalkeeper tipped into the goal: 1-1. They pleased the Italians then tried to force the equaliser and got a chance from a corner, which was almost in the Dutch goal. It was, however, Giovanni van Bronckhorst, who took the ball on the line, and immediately inzette a counterattack. At the half of the opponents, he got the ball back and set up for Dirk Kuyt.Who nodded the ball to Wesley Sneijder, who came storming into the Italian penalty area and shot the ball into the goal from goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.
After the break, the Italians tried Orange energetically to put pressure, but do not create great opportunities. Netherlands retained the investigation and the rest, and in the 79: th minute gave prominent Van Bronckhorst the opportunity to throw the last race in the track. On the edge of the penalty area where he played, but could not control the ball well as he shot against Buffon. Rebound Kuyt could pick up the ball and give a right cross to the head of the same Van Bronckhorst, who nodded the ball: 3-0. Orange then proceeded through Robin van Persie and Ibrahim Afellay retain the best of the game. And so ended a game that will go down in the annals of history as a contest where the Dutch team by coach Marco van Basten world champions Italy were simply outclassed.