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Van Aanholt Plays 75 As Holland Draw

1 June 2018

Patrick van Aanholt played 75 minutes as Holland drew 1-1 with Slovakia on Thursday night.

On the occasion of his eighth cap, Van Aanholt's couldn't help Ronald Koeman's side to victory as they look to put another disappointing qualifying campaign behind them.

Things started off badly for the Dutch in Trnava when they fell behind on just nine minutes when Napoli's Marek Hamsik crossed for Adam Nemec to head home, and the hosts could have doubled their lead when Juraj Kucka struck the crossbar.

Van Aanholt, playing on the left side of midfield, had an opportunity to grab his first international goal just before half-time but he rippled the top of the net with a curling effort from the edge of the area, but just before the hour mark Quincy Promes fired past Newcastle United's new signing Martin Dubravka to level things up.

Next up for Van Aanholt and Holland is a trip to Turin to take on Italy on Monday 4th June, as two teams who will be watching the World Cup from afar aim to boost morale in their respective nations.

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