Netherlands 2-1 Slovakia

12 Photos
  • Calm before storm

    The Durban Stadium, located next to the Indian Ocean, was the scene for Netherlands v Slovakia.

    Anticipation builds

    Fans arrive at the Moses Mabhida Stadium ahead of the second round clash.

    Not too Vlad

    Slovakia coach Vladimir Weiss looks down the tunnel before the biggest game of his career.

    If looks could kill

    Dirk Kuyt displays a look of intense concentration as Peter Pekarik closes him down.

  • Returning hero

    Arjen Robben, on his first start at this year's World Cup, fires Netherlands ahead from 20 yards out.

    Dutch delight

    Robben wheels away to celebrate the opener with his Oranje team-mates.

    Friends reunited

    Vladimir Weiss Jnr tries to keep Manchester City team-mate Nigel de Jong at bay.

    Spot the ball

    Netherlands and Slovakia players appear unable to keep their eye on the Jabulani.

  • Mucha do about nothing

    Slovakia goalkeeper Jan Mucha palms away the ball from Joris Mathijsen's effort.

    Kuyt collision

    Mucha crashes into Dirk Kuyt - a painful looking collision.

    Wesley winner

    Kuyt puts Wesley Sneijder over his back after the latter scored Netherlands' second goal.

    Personal victory

    Robert Vittek scores with the last kick of the game to grab a record 23rd goal for Slovakia, but it ends 2-1.