Holland 2 Ivory Coast 1
Posted by ssbg on June 16, 2006
Bakari Kone beats two Holland players and brilliantly fires past goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar to pull a goal back
Holland sealed a World Cup second-round berth after repelling a brave fightback by Ivory Coast in Stuttgart.
The Dutch went ahead via a stunning free-kick from Robin van Persie on 23 minutes before Ruud van Nistelrooy hit a sweet second four minutes later.
Bakari Kone pulled one back for the Ivorians when he smashed home from 25 yards after a powerful run.
But the Africans bowed out of the tournament as Holland held on for their second Group C victory.