Estadio Castelao - Fortaleza 29/06/2014 - 18:00CET (13:00 local time)

Round of 16

Netherlands - Mexico
2-1
 

Netherlands - Mexico 2-1 - 29/06/2014 - Match page - FIFA World Cup 2014

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Last-gasp Netherlands eliminate Mexico

Published: Sunday 29 June 2014, 20.00CET
Last-gasp Netherlands eliminate Mexico
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar scores the Netherlands' 94th-minute winner from the penalty spot ©AFP/Getty Images

Wesley Sneijder and substitute Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, from the spot, scored at the death as the Netherlands recovered from a goal down to stun Mexico and reach the FIFA World Cup quarter-finals.

The Dutch were heading for their earliest exit since falling at the group stage at Italia '90 until Sneijder rifled in a loose ball following a corner with two minutes remaining. Better was to come deep into added time when Rafael Márquez fouled Arjen Robben on the byline and Huntelaar converted the resulting penalty. Giovani dos Santos had driven the North American team into a 48th-minute lead.

Match statistics

Netherlands
Mexico

2

Goals scored

1

12

Total attempts

11

5

Attempts on target

6

5

off target

4

3

blocked

5

0

against woodwork

0

10

Corners

2

1

Offsides

1

0

Yellow cards

3

0

Red Cards

0

6

Fouls committed

12

12

Fouls suffered

6

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    What a finish to the match. The late turnaround means it is the Netherlands who progress to a quarter-final against Costa Rica or Greece next Saturday and Mexico who exit at this stage for the sixth successive World Cup.
  • Goal
    90+4
    Huntelaar (Netherlands) scores from the penalty spot.
    Rafael Márquez trips the lively Arjen Robben on the byline and substitute Klaas-Jan Huntelaar steps up to put the Netherlands in front.
  • Yellow Card
    90+3
    Guardado (Mexico) is booked.
  • Yellow Card
    90+2
    Márquez (Mexico) is booked.
  • Goal
    88
    Sneijder (Netherlands) scores!
    The Dutch's tenth corner finally brings reward as a header drops invitingly for Wesley Sneijder to rifle a shot into the net. He could not have connected any better.

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