Tim Krul collected his 3rd cap for Holland last night, and played the whole game against Bulgaria in Amsterdam, as the Dutch were surprisingly beaten 2-1, when they conceded a poor late goal.
A dejected Tim Krul after conceding the winner in stoppage time
The Dutch went ahead jusrt before half-time, when Arsenal’s Robin van Persie put the ball in the net and it was 1-0 at the break.
But then Bulgaria were awarded a rather dubious penalty just five minutes into the second half, and Ivelin Popov easily sent the Newcastle goalkeeper the wrong way from the penalty spot, and scored easily.
And then well into stoppage time, a perfect right wing cross came in from Manolev, and Mitsanski headed the ball home from a narrow angle, to give Bulgaria a famous win against the Dutch.
The Netherlands will play Slovakia on Wednesday night, as they continue their preparations for Euro 2012, and they are a favorite in the tournament, along with World Champions Spain.
Holland are taking three goalkeepers to Euro2012 in their final squad of 23, and they are Tim Krul, Swansea keeper Michel Vorm and Roma goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg.
Bulgaria did not qualify for the finals, and finished bottom of qualifying Group G, which England won with 18 points from their eight games, and finished 6 points above second placed Montenegro.
Here is a video of the goals last night:
Holland: Krul, Van Der Wiel, Heitinga, Mathijsen (Bouma 17), Willems (Schaars 64), Van Bommel, Nigel De Jong (Strootman 85), Sneijder, Van der Vaart (Kuyt 64), Huntelaar (Robben 77), van Persie.
Subs Not Used: Stekelenburg, Boulahrouz, Vlaar, Narsingh, Luuk De Jong, Vorm.
Goals: van Persie 45.
Bulgaria: Kolev (Chvorovich 72), Ivanov (Valentin Iliev 72), Bodurov, Iordan Minev (Stoyanov 56), Veselin Minev, Manolev, Georgi Milanov (Zlatinski 85), Dyakov, Gadzhev, Popov (Tonev 78), Bojinov (Mitsanski 60).
Subs Not Used: Zanev, Velev.
Goals: Popov 50 pen, Mitsanski 90.
Att: 51, 000
Ref: Fernando Teixeira Vitienes (Spain).