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Netherlands beats Turkey 1-0 in friendly - by Bruce Mutsvairo

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar scored in the 52nd minute Wednesday to give the Netherlands a 1-0 win over Turkey in a friendly.

Valencia midfielder Hedwiges Maduro masterminded the goal, winning the ball from left back Ismail Koybasi before sending over a cross to Huntelaar, who slid it home from close range. The goal silenced a sizable Turkish crowd, which had been throwing flares onto the pitch throughout the game. Substitute Kazim Kazim wasted an opportunity to equalize for Turkey in the 75th when his shot hit the side netting with an open goal.

Netherlands coach Bert van Marwijk said: "We didn't do well in first half but we did well in the second." Turkey's Dutch coach Guus Hiddink had no complaints about his side's performance against the World Cup finalist, saying: "I am satisfied with the way we played against the number two best team in the world. Most of our players had never played international football before today."

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