Fifa World Cup 2014 Group B game between Spain and Netherlands at Arena Corinthians, Sao Paulo
Spain’s defender Gerard Pique, left, vies with the Netherlands forward Arjen Robben. For reasons which remain a total mystery, both sides are playing in their away kits
Ron Vlaar blocks an early shot from Costa
Jonathan de Guzman of the Netherlands goes up for a header against Xabi Alonso of Spain
In the 25th minute, Costa collects a threaded ball, races into the box and turns his marker, Stefan de Vrij … it looks as if de Vrij clips Costa’s trailing leg and the referee points to the spot
Xabi Alonso drives it low into the bottom corner and even though the keeper goes the right way he can’t get to it
But Robin van Persie scores an extraordinary goal to draw Holland level. He latches onto an enticing 50-yard cross and loops a long range header over the keeper. That was beautifully executed
Then Robben bags a fifth. That was all about acceleration. He blitzed past Spain’s defence, collected the throughball and rounded Casillas with immense composure.
Wow. What a game. What a result.
Spain vs Netherland 1-5 ~ All Goals & Highlights.(VIDEO)