belfasttelegraph

Wednesday 6 May 2015

World Cup: Netherlands 5 Spain 1

BESTPIX - SALVADOR, BRAZIL - JUNE 13: Robin van Persie of the Netherlands scores the teams first goal with a diving header in the first half during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Spain and Netherlands at Arena Fonte Nova on June 13, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
BESTPIX - SALVADOR, BRAZIL - JUNE 13: Robin van Persie of the Netherlands scores the teams first goal with a diving header in the first half during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Spain and Netherlands at Arena Fonte Nova on June 13, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
Netherlands' Robin van Persie dribbles Spain's goalkeeper Iker Casillas before scoring during the group B World Cup soccer match between Spain and the Netherlands at the Arena Ponte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Friday, June 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
Netherlands' Robin van Persie celebrates with teammate Arjen Robben, right, after his scoring his side's fourth goal during the second half of the group B World Cup soccer match between Spain and the Netherlands at the Arena Ponte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Friday, June 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Netherlands players celebrate after scoring their third goal during the group B World Cup soccer match between Spain and the Netherlands at the Arena Ponte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Friday, June 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
Spain's Xabi Alonso scores a penalty kick during the group B World Cup soccer match between Spain and the Netherlands at the Arena Ponte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Friday, June 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
SALVADOR, BRAZIL - JUNE 13: David Silva of Spain scores a goal but it is disallowed during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Spain and Netherlands at Arena Fonte Nova on June 13, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
SALVADOR, BRAZIL - JUNE 13: Robin van Persie of the Netherlands celebrates after scoring his second goal and his teams fourth during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Spain and Netherlands at Arena Fonte Nova on June 13, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
SALVADOR, BRAZIL - JUNE 13: Iker Casillas of Spain reacts after allowing the Netherlands fourth goal to Robin van Persie during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Spain and Netherlands at Arena Fonte Nova on June 13, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
SALVADOR, BRAZIL - JUNE 13: Robin van Persie of the Netherlands shoots and scores his second goal and teams fourth against Gerard Pique of Spain during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Spain and Netherlands at Arena Fonte Nova on June 13, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
SALVADOR, BRAZIL - JUNE 13: Arjen Robben of the Netherlands shoots and scores his second goal, the teams fifth, as goalkeeper Iker Casillas of Spain looks on during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Spain and Netherlands at Arena Fonte Nova on June 13, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
SALVADOR, BRAZIL - JUNE 13: Andres Iniesta of Spain looks on after a goal by the Netherlands in the second half during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Spain and Netherlands at Arena Fonte Nova on June 13, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
SALVADOR, BRAZIL - JUNE 13: Stefan de Vrij of the Netherlands celebrate the third goal with his team-mates during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Spain and Netherlands at Arena Fonte Nova on June 13, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
SALVADOR, BRAZIL - JUNE 13: Arjen Robben of the Netherlands and his team-mates celebrate his goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Spain and Netherlands at Arena Fonte Nova on June 13, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
SALVADOR, BRAZIL - JUNE 13: Stefan de Vrij of the Netherlands deflects the ball in for the teams third goal as Iker Casillas of Spain and Robin van Persie of the Netherlands collide in the air during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Spain and Netherlands at Arena Fonte Nova on June 13, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
SALVADOR, BRAZIL - JUNE 13: Iker Casillas of Spain and Robin van Persie of the Netherlands collide in the air as the ball carries to Stefan de Vrij of the Netherlands during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Spain and Netherlands at Arena Fonte Nova on June 13, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil. De Vrij scored his teams third goal as a result. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
SALVADOR, BRAZIL - JUNE 13: Robin van Persie of the Netherlands runs toward the bench to celebrate his first goal during 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Spain and Netherlands at Arena Fonte Nova on June 13, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
SALVADOR, BRAZIL - JUNE 13: Referee Nicola Rizzoli speaks to Bruno Martins Indi of the Netherlands during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Spain and Netherlands at Arena Fonte Nova on June 13, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
SALVADOR, BRAZIL - JUNE 13: Xabi Alonso of Spain shoots and scores a goal on a penalty kick against goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen of the Netherlands in the first half during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Spain and Netherlands at Arena Fonte Nova on June 13, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
SALVADOR, BRAZIL - JUNE 13: Robin van Persie of the Netherlands celebrates with teammates on the sideline after scoring his teams first goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Spain and Netherlands at Arena Fonte Nova on June 13, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

Dutch maestros Robin van Persie and Arjen Robben inspired Holland to a stunning, unthinkable 5-1 win over defending champions Spain in a thrilling encounter that will go down in World Cup history.

Latest Galleries