Spain 1 Netherlands 5 Group B Match:The Flying Dutchman humiliated champions, Video / Brazil 2014 World Cup News
What a success for the Netherlands: Arjen Robben and Co. have humiliated the world and European champions Spain. Your coach Louis Van Gaal now feels vindicated. The gameplay? No surprise, says the Bondscoach.
The Dutch football has produced great players and great games. Johan Cruyff, the master of all classes and his big performance against Brazil in the 1974 World Cup, for example, Dennis Bergkamp and his genius against Argentina at the World Cup in 1998 and later in the tournament semi-final against Brazil with a great Patrick Kluivert. Magic moments.
You Friday evening Oranje a lot more that goes into the football history of the country.
The 5-1 victory over Spain, this grand evening of football Salvador has transformed the skepticism of an entire nation suddenly in euphoria. What was that for a game!
A team that many have more than previously credited the knockout stages due to the severe group opponents and the unfavorable draw even in the home is outgrown itself. Led by the towering peaks Robin van Persie and Arjen Robben, led by the resurgent midfielder Wesley Sneijder brain and backed by an eight-man defensive end block, the team played in the second half in a frenzy.
How Arjen Robben of 5:1 the Spanish defender Sergio Ramos, truly not a beginner of his guild, playing ran as van Persie a diving header praise to 1:1 lifted over the deplorable Goalkeeper Iker Casillas – these stories are between Amsterdam and Groningen yet be told for years. “It was just our day,” Robben said: “I have goose bumps all over.”
The Munich was already at the club to the very best of the season. On Friday there was a feeling that seals can define even more, while other stars seem exhausted at the end of the season.
“Of course, the finale is now possible,” says the one who would know best: Louis van Gaal, the big winner of the evening, enjoying the success, the satisfaction in a way they van Gaal can only be applied to the day. “The Spaniards have played exactly the same, as we expected,” said the coach Bond. Therefore perhaps was the result have been the height surprising for him, but not the gameplay. “You must know that has a lot to do with strategy.” And no one understands them from van Gaal view more than himself
The coach stood in the preparation blatantly in the criticism. But the allegation that he could not decide for a particular system, the annoyance of the defensive alignment, the suspicion that he was with his thoughts already in his future club Manchester United – wipe all that could van Gaal now with a stroke of the pen on the table . A 1-1 run van Persie, who will work under van Gaal future at United, directly on his coach to fives him. Comment van Gaal: “This is not the first player who has done that with me.” He knows exactly what he is worth.
Spain 1 Netherlands 5 World Cup 2014:Offensive Department rose above
And indeed, this success is the victory for the team. That Robben and van Persie are world class players, everybody knows that. But that Daley Blind can defend so focused on the ‘right side and a Bruno Martins Indi in central defense against the world and European champions Spain, that even such a mediokrer footballers like Ron Vlaar can make outstanding defensive work that the compact defensive bolt the Spaniards hardly spaces left – all of which you did not credit this team.
“Today we have just always gone ahead and never stopped,” van Persie summed up what constituted this team during the game against the increasingly despondent becoming Spaniards. “We could have done six, seven, eight goals.” Then he paused for a moment, as if he could not believe what had happened and only himself said. “Amazing”
A great start of the tournament for Oranje – “but it is also just three points,” as van Persie says. For him, it is the fifth major tournament, he was like Robben again in 2008, when the Netherlands have swept from the place at the European Championships Italy 4-0 to surprising to fail to Russia at the end in the semifinals. So often these is the happened that one aims Triumph always mitspürte concern “now is not to get lost in euphoria” as van Gaal says. The next opponent waits Australia – “and that will be a completely different game.”
Arjen Robben deserved because even the cautionary final word of the evening: “If we now think that we are already through, then we can equate the plane and fly home.” With this setting, it can go far for van Gaal and his over-flying Dutchman.
Spain 1 Netherlands 5 Match Stats
1-0 Alonso (27th, penalty)
1:1 van Persie (44)
1:2 Robben (53)
1:3 de Vrij (64)
1:4 van Persie (72)
1:5 Robben (80)
Spain: Casillas – Azpilicueta, Pique, Ramos, Alba – Busquets – Xavi, Alonso (from 63 Pedro) – Silva (ex. 78 Fabregas), Iniesta – Costa (from 63 Torres)
Netherlands: Cillessen – Janmaat, Vlaar, de Vrij (from 77 Veltman), Martins Indi, Blind – de Guzman (from 62 Wijnaldum), de Jong – Sneijder, van Persie (from 79 Lens), seals
Referee: Rizzoli (Italy)
Yellow cards: Casillas – de Guzman, de Vrij, van Persie
Possession percentage: 64/36
Won duels in percent: 46/54
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