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Summary

  1. FULL-TIME: WALES 2-3 NETHERLANDS
  2. Arjen Robben scores twice in the second half after Bas Dost's first-half goal
  3. Joe Ledley and Emyr Huws are on target as Wales equalise twice
  4. Wales have not beaten Netherlands in eight attempts

Live Reporting

By Dewi Hughes

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodnight

    Wales 2-3 Netherlands

    Right that's all from me. Plenty more on the game on the Wales index, including the match report and video clips

    Thanks for your company, nos da!

  2. Manager reaction

    Wales 2-3 Netherlands

    Wales manager Chris Coleman said: "We're not going to stop teams scoring all the time; we're going to concede at some point.

    "But I can't be disappointed with my players. We were up against a wounded animal in the Netherlands and a lot of good players.

    "We'll take a lot from this game."

  3. Coleman content despite defeat

    #walvned

    Quote Message: We knew we were up against a good team in Holland, although they didn't qualify... the lads who came in did a great job for us and I'm not too disappointed. We got what we wanted out of it except the result from Chris Coleman Wales manager
    Chris ColemanWales manager
  4. Unbeaten record gone

    Wales 2-3 Netherlands

    That was Wales' first home defeat since a 3-0 loss to Serbia in September 2013. They had won five of the next eight games, including beating Belgium on their way to Euro 2016 qualification.

    A little more care at the back could have ended their seven-game losing run against the Netherlands, but there was plenty to admire about the performance. 

  5. Williams the defensive rock

    #walvned

    Kevin Ratcliffe

    Former Wales and Everton captain on BBC Radio Wales

    Quote Message: I think we realise how important Ashley Williams is, I know we've said that for a long time but you could see we missed his leadership and organisation when he wasn't on the pitch
  6. Allen's Arjen praise

    #walvned

    Quote Message: We're very disappointed and I think that shows how far we've come that we are disappointed. But a player like Arjen Robben can that to you. He's lethal, a world-class player and that's what he can do. from Joe Allen Wales midfielder
    Joe AllenWales midfielder
    Joe Allen and Arjen Robben
    Image caption: Joe Allen tangles with Dutch star Arjen Robben
  7. Ledley rues loss, cheers goal

    #walvned

    Quote Message: We're gutted with the result but we're missing key players in Bale and Rambo [Ramsey], but it was a good performance and... on another day we would have got a result. I hadn't scored for a long time for Wales, so it's great to get on the scoresheet. from Joe Ledley Wales midfielder
    Joe LedleyWales midfielder
  8. 'Missing key players'

    Wales 2-3 Netherlands

    Wales midfielder captain Ashley Williams told BBC Wales Sport: "It was a worthwhile game against a good side and I think we did well. It was important to keep our momentum going and I think we did that. We had a few players out and some of the younger players came in and did well."

    Wales lost a bit of defensive shape when the Swansea centre-back was substituted at half-time. And the absence of Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey can't be overstated.

  9. Worthwhile workout

    #walvned

    Quote Message: The positives are Tom Lawrence obviously... they didn't let their heads go down when they went behind and Emyr Huws has come on and got his goal. That's about as good as it gets for a friendly from Barry Horne Former Wales captain on BBC Radio Wales
    Barry HorneFormer Wales captain on BBC Radio Wales
  10. Tom gets thumbs up

    #walvned

    Kevin Ratcliffe

    Former Wales and Everton captain on BBC Radio Wales

    Quote Message: Tom Lawrence has put Sam Vokes under pressure a little bit for a Euro 2016 spot... he's got great movement and he's certainly put himself in the frame
  11. Wales showing options

    #walvned

    Quote Message: It's been a useful run-out for Wales, Tom Lawrence will have pleased Chris Coleman and we scored two goals... although we've conceded those goals as well from Danny Gabbidon Former Wales defender on BBC Radio Wales
    Danny GabbidonFormer Wales defender on BBC Radio Wales
  12. FULL-TIME

    Wales 2-3 Netherlands

    An entertaining game settled by the class of Arjen Robben. Wales were the architects of their own downfall to an extent but the youngsters, particularly Tom Lawrence, showed glimpses of promise to encourage manager Chris Coleman.

  13. SUBSTITUTION

    Wales 2-3 Netherlands

    A late change for the Dutch as Newcastle's Georginio Wijnaaldum replaces Quincy Promes.

    Three minutes of added time.

  14. Youngsters stepping up

    #walvned

  15. Wales on song

    #walvned

    Quote Message: There's an amazing team spirit in the Wales squad, it's more like a club atmosphere... new players coming in have to sing! from Danny Gabbidon Former Wales defender on BBC Radio Wales
    Danny GabbidonFormer Wales defender on BBC Radio Wales
  16. GOAL - Wales 2-3 Netherlands

    Arjen Robben

    Wales are guilty of giving Arjen Robben far too much room once again and he makes no mistake. The Netherlands captain exploits a gap between James Chester and James Collins and slots the ball past Owain Fon Williams.

    Arjen Robben
    Image caption: Arjen Robben has a night to celebrate in Cardiff
  17. CLOSE!

    Wales 2-2 Netherlands

    Arjen Robben wastes a glorious chance to put the Dutch ahead again. He's six yards out, on his trusted left foot, but drags it wide. A huge let off for Wales.

  18. Post update

    Wales 2-2 Netherlands

    So we're into the final 15 minutes and this could go either way. All the changes for Wales hasn't caused too much disruption and the Netherlands have lost their zip.

    Anyone's game.

  19. SUBSTITUTION

    Wales 2-2 Netherlands

    A popular substitution as goalkeeper Owain Fon Williams replaces Wayne Hennessey to win his first cap. Williams has waited patiently for this moment having has been involved with Wales for the last six years without getting his chance to play.

  20. GOAL - Wales 2-2 Netherlands

    Emyr Huws

    A fantastic header by Emyr Huws brings Wales level. Joe Allen is involved again with a left-foot cross after a short corner, and midfielder Huws times his run to perfection to power a header past Jasper Cillessen.

    Emyr Huws
    Image caption: Emyr Huws head-in for Wales
  21. SUBSTITUTIONS

    Wales 1-2 Netherlands

    A debut for right-back Adam Henley as he replaces Chris Gunter, the most-capped player in the Wales squad with 64 caps.

    Paul Dummett is also on for Neil Taylor on the opposite flank.

  22. CLOSE!

    Wales 1-2 Netherlands

    George Williams almost makes an immediate impact. Tom Lawrence fizzes a great low cross but Williams can't quite stretch enough to get a meaningful touch and it goes wide.

    Did he take the ball away from Neil Taylor, who looked better set to connect?

  23. SUBSTITUTIONS

    Wales 1-2 Netherlands

    A couple of changes for Wales in quick succession. Goalscorer Joe Ledley makes way for Emyr Huws, and then George Williams replaces Jonathan Williams.

  24. Robben in the mood

    Wales 1-2 Netherlands

    All smiles for Arjen Robben as he celebrates his 29th international goal.

    He's been a menace throughout and the captain proves again he's got the class to drag the Dutch from mediocrity.

    Arjen Robben in action against Wales
    Image caption: Arjen Robben leads Wales a merry dance
  25. Better than that other team...

    #walvned

  26. GOAL - Wales 1-2 Netherlands

    Arjen Robben

    Arjen Robben celebrates

    Classic Arjen Robben. The Bayern Munich winger is freed down the right flank and typically brings the ball back onto his left foot. A couple of touches buys him some space and he curls a beautiful effort beyond Wayne Hennessey into the far corner.

    There was an air of inevitability about it from the moment Robben cut inside onto his left foot.

  27. CLOSE!

    Wales 1-1 Netherlands

    Great save from Wayne Hennessey to deny Arjen Robben, who beat the Wales offside trap and let fly. Hennessey, though, was quick off his line to block the shot.

  28. SUBSTITUTION

    Wales 1-1 Netherlands

    Wales captain Ashley Williams is replaced by James Collins.

    A change for the Dutch too as Joel Veltman comes on for Virgil van Dijk.

    And we're off for the second half.

  29. Not a miss, a pass!

    #walvned

  30. HALF-TIME

    Wales 1-1 Netherlands

    A difficult half ends fabulously for Wales with Joe Ledley's goal. It was a generous decision to award the penalty for a handball by Terence Kongolo and the Dutch will feel even more aggrieved after Jasper Cillessen saved Joe Allen's spot kick.

    But Ledley reacted quickest and the midfielder, fast becoming a cult figure for his dance moves, has given the home side a huge lift going into the break

  31. Lonely job

    #walvned

    Quote Message: Tom Lawrence has done well, turning and running at times, but he's been on his own for much of the game. from Danny Gabbidon Former Wales defender on BBC Radio Wales
    Danny GabbidonFormer Wales defender on BBC Radio Wales
    Tom Lawrence
  32. Get involved

    #walvned

    So how was the first half of Wales v Netherlands for you? Who's impressed, who's taken their chance, who should come off the bench? 

    Tweet using #walvned and #bbcfootball or text us on 81012 (standard network rates apply).

  33. GOAL - Wales 1-1 Netherlands

    Joe Ledley

    Joe Ledley celebrates

    Joe Allen's penalty is saved low to his right by Jasper Cillessen but Joe Ledley reacts quickest and scores to bring Wales level moments before half-time.

  34. PENALTY to Wales

    Wales 0-1 Netherlands

  35. CLOSE!

    Wales 0-1 Netherlands

    Wayne Hennessey makes another save in the Wales goal, this time from a powerful Quincy Promes effort. Anything either side would have severely tested the Crystal Palace stopper.

  36. Post update

    Wales 0-1 Netherlands

    Worrying signs for Wales now. The Dutch are starting to look more like one of the world's best - as opposed to a side who failed to reach even the Euro 2016 play-offs - while the home side are struggling for possession. Apart from Tom Lawrence, Wales are offering little spark in attack.

    Half-time will be Wales' friend.

  37. GOAL - Wales 0-1 Netherlands

    Bas Dost

    Bas Dost celebrates

    A free header at the far post is converted by Bas Dost to give the Netherlands the lead. Wales captain Ashley Williams allowed the Wolfsburg striker too much space and Dost took advantage by netting his first international goal.

  38. CLOSE!

    Wales 0-0 Netherlands

    A warning for Wales. James Chester gives away possession with a sloppy pass and Arjen Robben is played in down the middle. He predictably shifts the ball to his favoured left foot but fails to keep the ball down in order to test Wayne Hennessey.

  39. Line up, line up

    #walvned

  40. Support the key

    #walvned

    Kevin Ratcliffe

    Former Wales and Everton captain on BBC Radio Wales

    Quote Message: There are two advanced midfield players behind Tom Lawrence, so at least one of them has to be making runs past him.
  41. Forward thinking

    #walvned

    Quote Message: If you look at the defensive positions for Wales they more or less pick themselves, but there's a chance to stake a claim among the forwards from Danny Gabbidon Former Wales defender on BBC Radio Wales
    Danny GabbidonFormer Wales defender on BBC Radio Wales
  42. Post update

    Wales 0-0 Netherlands

    Welsh confidence is growing. Ben Davies and Ashley Williams are happy to play themselves out of trouble at the back and put the home side on the front foot while Joe Allen is starting to influence matters in midfield.

  43. Tom shows early promise

    #walvned

    Kevin Ratcliffe

    Former Wales and Everton captain on BBC Radio Wales

    Quote Message: Tom Lawrence had to take an extra touch because he was waiting for other players to get into the box. Good play though.
  44. Satsuma fans - only a little orange?

    #walvned

  45. Post update

    Wales 0-0 Netherlands

    Better from Wales and again it's Tom Lawrence. Joe Allen threads the ball into the youngster's feet and he sets himself up for a low left-foot curler from just inside the box. It's a comfortable save for Jasper Cillessen though.

  46. Post update

    Wales 0-0 Netherlands

    Wales goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey is the first to be called into action but it's a comfortable save from a Bas Dost header that lacked any power.

    The Dutch starting to find a rhythm though.

  47. Post update

    Wales 0-0 Netherlands

    Tom Lawrence gets behind the Dutch defence for the first time but some hesitation means his cross is blocked. The first Wales corner comes to nothing, an indication of their lack of height.

  48. Post update

    Wales 0-0 Netherlands

    A bit of head tennis in the Wales penalty box ends with a rushed clearance. The Dutch certainly have the advantage in terms of height but Wales are a well-drilled outfit from set-pieces these days.

  49. Tasty stuff

    #walvned

    SMS Message: Is it me or does Danny Gabbidon sound like TV Chef & Restauranteur Tom Kerridge?! from Anonymous footy fan - text us on 81012 but include your name please!
    Anonymous footy fan - text us on 81012 but include your name please!
  50. Keep it, cherish it

    #walvned

    Quote Message: I think Wales will have more of an opportunity to keep possession of the ball than in qualifying. They've got to do that when they get the chance. from Danny Gabbidon Former Wales defender on BBC Radio Wales
    Danny GabbidonFormer Wales defender on BBC Radio Wales
  51. Post update

    Wales 0-0 Netherlands

    A couple of encouraging touches for striker Tom Lawrence on his first Wales start, but the visitors have dominated possession so far.

  52. Post update

    Wales 0-0 Netherlands

    A reminder of the starting line-ups:

    Wales: Hennessey; Gunter, Chester, A. Williams, Davies, Taylor; Ledley, Allen, King; J. Williams; Lawrence.

    Netherlands: Cillessen; Janmaat, Bruma, van Dijk, Blind, Kongolo; Clasie, Sneijder, Promes; Robben, Dost.

  53. Note to organisers

    #walvned

  54. Fans of fans

    #walvned

  55. Roof-less Wales

    #walvned

  56. Get involved

    #walvned

    Let us know your thoughts on Wales v Netherlands and how you're enjoying the game. 

    Tweet using #walvned and #bbcfootball or text us on 81012 (standard network rates apply).

  57. KICK-OFF

    Wales 0-0 Netherlands

    The Netherlands get things underway on a wet,cold night in Cardiff to a chorus of "Men of Harlech" from an enthusiastic home crowd.

  58. Will 'Joniesta' shine?

    Wales v Netherlands (19:45 GMT)

    Great things have always been expected of Wales midfielder Jonathan Williams.

    His career has been blighted by injury, but he's got an opportunity tonight to show what he's got to offer in Gareth Bale's usual place.

    And as he told BBC Sport's Dafydd Prichard this week, he's dreaming of facing Andres Iniesta next summer.

    Jonathan Williams and Ashley Williams
  59. Post update

    Wales v Netherlands (19:45 GMT)

    Quote Message: The Dutch will be dangerous, because they will hate being described as a warm-up for Wales from Barry Horne Former Wales captain on BBC Radio Wales
    Barry HorneFormer Wales captain on BBC Radio Wales
  60. Post update

  61. Last time we met

    Wales v Netherlands (19:45 GMT)

    The Netherlands completed their preparations for last summer's World Cup by beating Wales 2-0 in a friendly in Amsterdam with goals from Arjen Robben and Jeremain Lens.

    Wales gave a decent account of themselves but lacked any cutting edge.

    It was the last time, before tonight's match, that Chris Coleman was without Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey.

  62. Post update

    Kevin Ratcliffe

    Former Wales and Everton captain on BBC Radio Wales

    Quote Message: We hear that Gareth Bale is going to be here at the game tonight in some capacity... maybe he can dress up as Pudsey #CiN #walvned
  63. Post update

  64. Got. Got. Need!

    Wales v Netherlands (19:45 GMT)

    Dafydd Pritchard

    BBC Sport Wales at the Cardiff City Stadium

    Wales v Netherlands programme

    Welsh football seems to have been in a permanent state of celebration for the past month, and tonight's friendly against Netherlands is the latest opportunity for the fans to toast Wales' qualification for Euro 2016.

    While manager Chris Coleman and his staff consider training bases and future friendly fixtures, fans have been brushing up on their French and preparing their itineraries for next summer.

    There has also been child-like excitement among many about the prospect of a Wales squad sticker album for Euro 2016 and, judging by tonight's match programme, that looks like it will soon become reality.

    Now, who's got that Gareth Bale 'shiny'?

  65. Post update

    Quote Message: The benefit of these friendlies is to give the youngsters some real game time, that's so important. from Barry Horne Former Wales captain
    Barry HorneFormer Wales captain
  66. Post update

    Quote Message: Tom Lawrence is the biggest one [selection], because he's been given the nod ahead of Simon Church... if he doesn't produce or doesn't show tonight then he might not go to Euro 2016. from Kevin Ratcliffe Former Wales captain on BBC Radio Wales
    Kevin RatcliffeFormer Wales captain on BBC Radio Wales
  67. Post update

  68. A big thank you

    Wales v Netherlands (19:45 GMT)

    Dafydd Pritchard

    BBC Sport Wales at the Cardiff City Stadium

    Tonight's message outside Cardiff City Stadium is 'diolch' - Welsh for thank you.

    Wales host Netherlands in a friendly as they step up their preparations for Euro 2016, while the Oranje are looking to rebuild after failing to qualify for next summer's competition in France.

    The pictures either side of the 'diolch' banner show Wales' players in their home and away kits for their first major tournament since the 1958 World Cup. 

    For fans and players alike, the prospect of Wales at Euro 2016 is beginning to sink in.

    Cardiff City Stadium
  69. History favours the Dutch

    Wales v Netherlands (19:45 GMT)

    The record book makes grim reading for Wales fans. All seven of the past meetings between the sides have resulted in wins for the Dutch, with Wales conceding 21 goals and scoring just three. My maths is even good enough to work out Wales have conceded an average of three goals a game.

    However, one thumping in Eindhoven skews matters slightly. The 7-1 defeat under Bobby Gould's reign in 1996 remains the stuff of nightmares for Wales fans. Amazingly, goalkeeper Neville Southall was man-of-the-match. It could've been double figures without him.

    Neville Southall
  70. Wales U21 2-1 Armenia U21

    #walvned #bbcfootball

    The Welsh youngsters have shown the way for the seniors tonight, with Harry Wilson's stoppage-time goal securing victory for Wales Under-21s in their Euro 2017 qualifier earlier this evening in Bangor.

  71. Wales as favourties?

    Wales v Netherlands (19:45 GMT)

    Despite being the form side by far, can Wales really be classed as favorites to beat the Netherlands tonight?

    The home side scored 11 goals in winning six of the 10 Euro 2016 qualifying games. Gareth Bale scored seven, Aaron Ramsey contributed two and Hal Robson-Kanu and David Cotterill pitched in with one apiece. All four are missing tonight.

    Manager Chris Coleman has also lost Sam Vokes to injury, leaving Simon Church as the only striker in the squad with an international goal to his name.

    The Netherlands may be reeling from a miserable qualifying campaign that yielded two wins from 10 games, but there's no denying the class and attacking threat of Arjen Robben, Klaas Jan Huntleaar and Memphis Depay.

    There's plenty of firepower in the Dutch team to trouble Wales
    Image caption: There's plenty of firepower in the Dutch team to trouble Wales
  72. Team news

    Wales v Netherlands (19:45 GMT)

    Dafydd Pritchard

    BBC Sport Wales at the Cardiff City Stadium

    Wales make five changes from October’s 2-0 Euro 2016 qualifying win against Andorra as manager Chris Coleman reverts to his favoured 5-3-2 formation. Neil Taylor, Joe Ledley, Joe Allen, Andy King and Tom Lawrence - the Leicester forward who makes his first Wales start - replace David Vaughan, Aaron Ramsey, Gareth Bale, Hal Robson-Kanu and Sam Vokes.

    Netherlands, meanwhile, make seven changes from last month’s 3-2 defeat at home to Czech Republic. Jeffrey Bruma, Virgil van Dijk, Daley Blind and Wesley Sneijder are the only players who keep their places from the final match of their ill-fated Euro 2016 qualifying campaign.

    Wales: Hennessey; Gunter, Chester, A. Williams, Davies, Taylor; Ledley, Allen, King; J. Williams; Lawrence.

    Netherlands: Cillessen; Janmaat, Bruma, van Dijk, Blind, Kongolo; Clasie, Sneijder, Promes; Robben, Dost.

  73. GET INVOLVED

    Let us know your thoughts on Wales v Netherlands and where you're watching the game.

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  74. Wales out in force

    But no Bale or Ramsey

  75. Role reversal in Cardiff

    Wales v Netherlands (19:45 GMT)

    Wales were all smiles in training this week
    Image caption: Wales were all smiles in training this week

    Tonight's friendly in Cardiff has a familiar ring to Wales fans - one team preparing excitedly for the finals of a major tournament and the other picking up the pieces after a disastrous qualifying campaign.

    But there's one huge difference this time of course. Wales are the ones contemplating playing in Euro 2016 next summer, while the Dutch will be kicking their heels at home.

    Has it sunk in yet?