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European Cup Final 2008
Germany 0-1 Spain

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Dutch stun world champions

Posted In: . By Reds Andy

Sneijder put the Dutch two upWorld champions Italy suffered a calamitous start to their Euro 2008 campaign as they succumbed to an impressive Holland in their Group C opener in Bern.

The Dutch were lucky to take a 26th-minute lead after Ruud van Nistelrooy turned in Giovanni van Bronckhorst's effort from an offside position.

Wesley Sneijder then celebrated his 24th birthday in style by adding his team's second on the half-hour mark following a superb counter-attack.

Italy had numerous chances to reduce the deficit after the re-start but Edwin van der Sar came to the rescue making stunning saves from Andrea Pirlo's free-kick and then Fabio Grosso's close-range effort.

Van Bronckhorst completed a wonderful evening for the Oranje by heading past goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon in the 79th minute as Holland celebrated their first victory against the Italians since the 1978 World Cup.

The atmosphere at the Stade de Suisse was electric with the Oranje fans far outnumbered the Azzurri supporters.

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