International Friendlies
Netherlands1Ecuador1

Netherlands 1-1 Ecuador

Robin van Persie

Manchester United forward Robin van Persie scored a superb volley as the Netherlands drew with Ecuador in a World Cup warm-up match on Saturday.

Jefferson Montero fired in from Felipe Caicedo's pass to give Ecuador the lead against a weakened Dutch side.

Van Persie equalised in stunning fashion, controlling a long ball from the half way line on his chest before lashing home inside the area.

It extended Van Persie's record number of goals for his country to 42.

Netherlands boss Louis van Gaal, strongly linked with becoming the next Manchester United manager, picked 10 home-based players, with Van Persie the only overseas player in the starting line-up.

Van Persie is expected to play in all of the Netherlands' warm-up matches to work on his match fitness ahead of this summer's World Cup after a two-month injury lay-off.

The Dutch also have friendlies against Ghana in Rotterdam on 31 May and Wales in Amsterdam on 4 June.

Van Persie played 79 minutes against Ecuador before he was substituted for Klaas Jan Huntelaar.

Line-ups

Netherlands

  • 1Cillessen
  • 7JanmaatSubstituted forVerhaeghat 45'minutes
  • 5KongoloSubstituted forvan Aanholtat 45'minutes
  • 4Martins Indi
  • 3de Vrij
  • 2Veltman
  • 6ClasieSubstituted forDe Guzmánat 45'minutes
  • 10Wijnaldum
  • 11Depay
  • 9van PersieSubstituted forHuntelaarat 79'minutes
  • 8Blind

Substitutes

  • Fer
  • Zoet
  • Kuyt
  • 1Vlaar
  • 15van Aanholt
  • 16De Guzmán
  • 17Verhaegh
  • 19Huntelaar

Ecuador

  • 1Banguera
  • 4Paredes
  • 18Bagüí
  • 6NoboaSubstituted forGruezoat 61'minutes
  • 2Guagua
  • 3Erazo
  • 16A ValenciaBooked at 30mins
  • 14CastilloSubstituted forQuiñonezat 72'minutes
  • 8CaicedoSubstituted forWilaat 38'minutesSubstituted forMartínezat 57'minutes
  • 20RojasSubstituted forAchilierat 82'minutes
  • 7MonteroSubstituted forAyovíat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • Ibarra
  • Ayoví
  • Domínguez
  • Saritama
  • Bone
  • E Valencia
  • Ramirez
  • 9Martínez
  • 11Wila
  • 15Quiñonez
  • 17Ayoví
  • 21Achilier
  • 23Gruezo

Match Stats

Home TeamNetherlandsAway TeamEcuador
Possession
Home75%
Away25%
Shots
Home14
Away2
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home3
Away2
Fouls
Home12
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Holland 1, Ecuador 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Holland 1, Ecuador 1.

Foul by Bruno Martins Indi (Holland).

Antonio Valencia (Ecuador) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Georginio Wijnaldum (Holland) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Jonathan De Guzmán (Holland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Carlos Gruezo (Ecuador).

Foul by Daley Blind (Holland).

Fidel Martínez (Ecuador) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Daley Blind (Holland) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Memphis Depay.

Bruno Martins Indi (Holland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Antonio Valencia (Ecuador).

Offside, Ecuador. Jorge Guagua tries a through ball, but Antonio Valencia is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Ecuador. Gabriel Achilier replaces Joao Rojas.

Foul by Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Holland).

Jorge Guagua (Ecuador) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Jonathan De Guzmán (Holland) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Memphis Depay.

Substitution

Substitution, Holland. Klaas-Jan Huntelaar replaces Robin van Persie.

Attempt missed. Pedro Quiñónez (Ecuador) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Joao Rojas.

Attempt saved. Patrick van Aanholt (Holland) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Memphis Depay with a through ball.

Offside, Ecuador. Máximo Banguera tries a through ball, but Fidel Martínez is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Ecuador. Pedro Quiñónez replaces Segundo Castillo.

Offside, Holland. Patrick van Aanholt tries a through ball, but Robin van Persie is caught offside.

Paul Verhaegh (Holland) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Óscar Bagüí (Ecuador).

Corner, Holland. Conceded by Frickson Erazo.

Attempt blocked. Georginio Wijnaldum (Holland) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Patrick van Aanholt.

Foul by Memphis Depay (Holland).

Juan Carlos Paredes (Ecuador) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Joël Veltman (Holland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jorge Guagua (Ecuador).

Foul by Daley Blind (Holland).

Jaime Ayoví (Ecuador) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Ecuador. Jaime Ayoví replaces Jefferson Montero.

Daley Blind (Holland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Fidel Martínez (Ecuador).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Joao Rojas (Ecuador) because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. Memphis Depay (Holland) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Robin van Persie.

Substitution

Substitution, Ecuador. Carlos Gruezo replaces Christian Noboa because of an injury.

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