International Friendlies

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.



Formation 5-3-2

  • 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


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


Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 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


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

Match Stats

Home TeamNetherlandsAway TeamEcuador
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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Holland 1, Ecuador 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Holland 1, Ecuador 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Bruno Martins Indi (Holland).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Carlos Gruezo (Ecuador).

  8. Post update

    Foul by Daley Blind (Holland).

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Antonio Valencia (Ecuador).

  13. Post update

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

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Ecuador. Gabriel Achilier replaces Joao Rojas.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Holland).

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    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.

  18. Substitution

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

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    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.

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