Mangabeira - Salvador De Bahia 13/06/2014 - 21:00CET (16:00 local time)

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Spain dismantled by rampant Netherlands

Published: Friday 13 June 2014, 22.00CET
Spain dismantled by rampant Netherlands
Arjen Robben takes the acclaim after his first goal for the Netherlands ©AFP/Getty Images

The Netherlands threw a spanner in the works of Spain's world title defence with a breathtaking comeback in Salvador.

Trailing to Xabi Alonso's penalty, Louis van Gaal's men levelled before the break through Robin van Persie then put their opponents to the sword after the interval to banish memories of their 1-0 reverse against Spain in the final four years ago. Arjen Robben made it 2-1, Stefan de Vrij tapped in number three, Van Persie robbed Iker Casillas to make it four and Robben wrapped up a stunning victory.

Match statistics

Spain
Netherlands

1

Goals scored

5

8

Total attempts

12

3

Attempts on target

11

3

off target

1

2

blocked

6

0

against woodwork

1

4

Corners

1

5

Offsides

5

1

Yellow cards

3

0

Red Cards

0

4

Fouls committed

16

12

Fouls suffered

3

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    An astonishing result from Salvador. The 2010 winners looked in control through Xabi Alonso's penalty but Robin van Persie's equaliser was the catalyst for an extraordinary second half. Arjen Robben deserved his two goals, either side of Stefan de Vrij's effort and Van Persie's second, as the Dutch displayed pace and verve to tear apart the side that beat them in the final four years ago.
  • Goal
    80
    Robben (Netherlands) scores!
    Simply sensational. Arjen Robben's pace is too much for Spain and he dances around Iker Casillas before drilling his finish past two Spain defenders on the line.
  • Substitution
    79
    Lens (in) - Van Persie (out) (Netherlands)
  • Substitution
    78
    Fàbregas (in) - Silva (out) (Spain)
  • Substitution
    77
    Veltman (in) - De Vrij (out) (Netherlands)

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