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Holland held to a 1-1 draw by Denmark (

30 mei 2008 - Source:

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the Philips Stadium on Thursday night in their second international friendly ahead of the Euro 2008. Ibrahim Afellay, the only PSV player in Marco van Basten's squad, came on as a substitute ten minutes from time to replace Wesley Sneijder.

The Oranje started the friendly in Eindhoven brightly and created a hatful of chances and deservedly took the lead on the half hour mark, when Ruud van Nistelrooy was on target after a flowing move. Van Nistelrooy made his first start in the pre-Euro campaign, along with Arjen Robben, Edwin van der Sar and Sneijder, while Dennis Rommedahl and Kenneth Perez made an appearance for Denmark. The Danes provided more resistance after the break when André Ooijer had been replaced by Nigel de Jong and Christian Poulsen cancelled out the deficit eleven minutes after the restart, tapping home from close range. Van Basten brought on Afellay, Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink, Dirk Kuyt and Ryan Babel in the closing stages.. Vennegoor of Hesselink had a golden chance to snatch victory, but was denied by keeper Jesper Christiansen, while Kuyt wildly blasted the rebound over the bar. The Dutch team will be next in action on Sunday when they face Wales at the Rotterdam Kuip, with a 15:00 kick off.