Netherlands U21’s unbeaten start to Euro 2017 qualifying was ended on Sunday as they were beaten 3-1 in Nijmegen by Slovakia.

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grim u21Fred Grim’s side went into the game hoping to make it three wins out of three in the qualifying campaign, and things were going to plan when Vincent Janssen fired Netherlands ahead after 15 minutes.

However Netherlands failed to kill the game after taking the lead and just before the break a corner led to Martien Chrien equalizing for Slovakia.

The goal seemed to stun the home side and in the second half Slovakia took control and after Milan Skrinier gave them the lead, Matus Bero made it 3-1 with twenty minutes left.

Hans Hateboer and Vincent Janssen then squandered great chances to pull a goal back for Netherlands, and Slovakia held on for the win.

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