Created on 11-10-2014 at 08:00 AM
Friday evening was a good one for Arjen Robben as the FC Bayern winger and his Dutch national team-mates registered their first points in Euro 2016 qualifying thanks to a 3-1 victory over Kazakhstan. Renat Abdulin handed the underdogs a 16th-minute lead in Amsterdam, but Klaas-Jan Huntelaar eventually equalised on the hour. After the visitors’ Baurzhan Dzholchiyev saw a red card three minutes later the Dutch went on to seal all three points thanks to late goals from Ibrahim Afellay (82) and Robin van Persie (89, pen). Robben played the full 90 minutes. The Dutch lost their opening qualifier 2-1 away to the Czech Republic in the absence of the injured Bayern star.
Peru fall to Chile in friendly
Claudio Pizarro’s working day had less of a happy outcome as he and his Peru team-mates lost 3-0 away to Chile in a friendly. Ex-Munich man Paolo Guerrero missed from the spot with the game still goalless, after which Eduardo Vargas (28, 54) and Gary Madel (34) wrapped it up for the side that made the last sixteen at the 2014 World Cup. Pizarro failed to add to his total of caps for Peru, who played with ten men for more than half the match following the dismissal of Rinaldo Cruzado after 38 minutes.