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RVP, Robben inspire incredible Spanish thrashing

Netherlands thumped defending champions Spain 5-1 in an almighty upset, with Robin van Persie and Arjen Robben scoring doubles apiece.

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17:59

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17:57

STAT ATTACK: 
The last time Spain conceded at least 5 goals was in 1963 when they were defeated in Madrid 6-2 by Scotland.

17:56
Spain
SpainESP
Netherlands
NetherlandsNED

Statistics

Ball possession

58%
42%
5Fouls Committed18
6Attempts On Target11
9Shots13
1Total Goals scored5
0Penalties scored0
17:56

Goal Counter

11Goals so far
ROBBEN
ESP1-5NED
Latest Scorer
NED
ROBBEN
17:53
V. PERSIE
NetherlandsNED
Forward

has been elected Man of the Match

79MINUTES PLAYED27TOTAL PASSES2GOALS FOR4SHOTS
17:51
The final whistle sounds.

FULL TIME: 
It's all over in Salvador, and it's one of the most incredible results in World Cup history. Spain led through Xabi Alonso's first half penalty but Robin van Persie equalised with a diving header just before the interval. The excellent Arjen Robben then put the Dutch ahead before De Vrij bundled home and both Van Persie and Robben completed their braces. Spain lost their first game in 2010, can they come back from this? 

17:49

MISS! Fernando Torres is presented with an excellent opportunity, but he takes a touch and the chance passes him by.

17:48
90'+PEDRO (Spain) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on WIJNALDUM (Netherlands).
17:46

There are some incredibly glum faces on the Spanish bench and in the crowd. Louis van Gaal's young side (the squad on average is 2 years younger than Spain's) have harried and pressed Spain into submission here, despite having 40 per cent of possession.

17:45
89'A. INIESTA (Spain) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on DE JONG (Netherlands).

Man of the Match

has been elected Budweiser MAN OF THE MATCH!

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Line-ups

Spain
SpainESP
Netherlands
NetherlandsNED
(GK)(C)
(GK)
77'
62'
62'
62'
(C) 79'
78'
SubstitutesSubstitutes
(GK)
(GK)
(GK)
(GK)
77'
62'
78'
79'
62'
18
62'
CoachCoach
Vicente DEL BOSQUE (ESP)Louis VAN GAAL (NED)

Match Facts

Salvador

When the Portuguese crown first decided to carry out the endeavour of colonising Brazil, the first urban area to be settled in was Salvador, which was established on 29 March 1549.

Arena Fonte Nova

  • Stadium nameArena Fonte Nova
  • CitySalvador
  • Year constructed1951
  • Overall capacity51900

Weather

  • Clear Night
  • 27° CTemperature
  • 12 m/sWind
  • 87 %Humidity

Officials

  • Referee: Nicola RIZZOLI
    Italy
    ItalyITA
  • Assistant Referee 1: Renato FAVERANI (ITA)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Andrea STEFANI (ITA)
  • Fourth official: Svein Oddvar MOEN (NOR)

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