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Finland vs Netherlands Euro 1976 qualifying match report

Date, kick-off time: Wednesday, 25 September 1974
National teams, score:
Finland
-
Netherlands
1:3
Competition:UEFA Euro 1976 Qualifying, Group 5
Referee: /
East Germany
Attendance, venue:20 449, Helsingin Olympiastadion, Helsinki
Goals:1:0 (16') Timo Rahja, 1:1 (28') Johan Cruijff, 1:2 (40') Johan Cruijff, 1:3 (51') Johan Neeskens (pen.)
Finland national football team line-up in match Nr.315
Managed by head coach Olavi Laaksonen
PlayerCapsAgeClub
Harri Holli   125LReipas, Lahti
Raimo Saari   122TPS, Turku
Arto Tolsa   33' 4029K Beerschot VAV, Antwerpen
Erkki Vihtilä   623Ilves-Kissat, Tampere
Esko Ranta   2427Haka, Valkeakoski
Jouko Suomalainen  Captain  2725KPT, Kuopio
Aki Heiskanen   60' 422KPT, Kuopio
60' Olavi Rissanen   1027KuPS, Kuopio
Raimo Hukka   54' 226LReipas, Lahti
54' Miikka Toivola   2625HJK, Helsinki
Timo Rahja   625HJK, Helsinki
Rutger Petterson   122TuPy, Turku
Juha-Pekka Laine   426HJK, Helsinki
Netherlands national team line-up in match Nr.343
Managed by head coach George Knobel
PlayerCapsAgeClub
Jan Jongbloed   1133FC Amsterdam, Amsterdam
Kees van Ierssel   528FC Twente, Enschede
Arie Haan   1925AFC Ajax, Amsterdam
Theo de Jong   1427RV& AV Feyenoord, Rotterdam
Ruud Krol   2925AFC Ajax, Amsterdam
Wim Jansen   3327RV& AV Feyenoord, Rotterdam
Johan Neeskens   52' 2623FC Barcelona, Barcelona
Wim van Hanegem   46' 3830RV& AV Feyenoord, Rotterdam
46' René Notten   324FC Twente, Enschede
Peter Ressel   228RV& AV Feyenoord, Rotterdam
Johan Cruijff  Captain  67' 3727FC Barcelona, Barcelona
Johnny Rep   66' 1422AFC Ajax, Amsterdam
66' Ruud Geels   426AFC Ajax, Amsterdam
Match stats
National teamPlayersAverage capsAverage ageClubsGoalsCautionsExpulsions
Finland1311.69225.3509110
Netherlands1318.07727.1325320
Comments
Finland vs Netherlands post-match head-to-head
PlayedWonDrawnLostGoalsPoints/Match
511310 - 210.600
Finland v Netherlands match-by-match record
Finland matches
Previous match:
UEFA Euro 1976 Qualifying
Finland vs Poland 1-2
Helsinki, Sunday 1 September 1974
Next match:
UEFA Euro 1976 Qualifying
Poland vs Finland 3-0
Poznań, Wednesday 9 October 1974
Netherlands matches
Previous match:
Friendly International
Sweden vs Netherlands 1-5
Solna, Wednesday 4 September 1974
Next match:
Friendly International
Netherlands vs Switzerland 1-0
Rotterdam, Wednesday 9 October 1974
Finland top scorers
1. Verner Eklöf (1920 - 1925) - 17 goals
2. Aulis Koponen (1924 - 1934) - 16 goals
3. Gunnar Åström (1927 - 1934) - 16 goals
4. Kai Pahlman (1957 - 1965) - 13 goals
5. William Kanerva (1924 - 1936) - 13 goals
6. Kalevi Lehtovirta (1948 - 1957) - 13 goals
7. Jorma Vaihela (1949 - 1953) - 13 goals
... Timo Rahja (1974) - 2 goals
(correct as of September 25, 1974)
Netherlands top scorers
1. Faas Wilkes (1946 - 1961) - 35 goals
2. Abe Lenstra (1940 - 1959) - 33 goals
3. Johan Cruijff (1966 - 1974) - 28 goals
4. Beb Bakhuys (1929 - 1937) - 28 goals
... Johan Neeskens (1972 - 1974) - 15 goals
(correct as of September 25, 1974)
Brief match report
Wed. 25 Sep 1974
Helsingin Olympiastadion, Helsinki
Finland 1-3 Netherlands
Goals: Rahja 16, Cruijff 28, Cruijff 40, Neeskens 51

Finland: Holli, Saari, Tolsa, Vihtilä, Ranta, Suomalainen (c), Heiskanen (Rissanen 60), Hukka (Toivola 54), Rahja, Petterson, Laine. Managed by Laaksonen.
Booked: Tolsa 33.

Netherlands: Jongbloed, van Ierssel, Haan, de Jong, Krol, Jansen, Neeskens, van Hanegem (Notten 46), Ressel, Cruijff (c), Rep (Geels 66). Managed by Knobel.
Booked: Neeskens 52, Cruijff 67.

Att: 20 449
Ref: Riedel (East Germany)

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