World champion humiliated at the start of the World Cup. Spain lost four years earlier in the oppening game,by Switzerland, but tonight’s debacle by the Netherlands seems Del Bosque and the Spanish stars will remember for the lifetime. Netherlands beat a convincing 5-1, Hitting back at full extent of the defeat in the World Cup final in South Africa.
Iker Cassilas received a “torpedo” in his net, and the Netherlanders “sticked their horns to the Spanish bulls”. Dutch “Telegraaf” were right to present coach Van Gaal and Dutch internationals as a bullfighter before the game as they managed to humiliate Spanish stars to the limits.
Spain led 1-0. Diego Costa worked penalty again questionable judicial decision, and Xabi Alonso successfully implemented the penalty. In 27.minute “red fury” took the lead.
But fury then proceed from Dutch side. Van Persie with a fantastic header in the 1-1 44.minute even the score and announced good second half.
And then Arjen Robben appeared as a bullfighter, to make “facilitation” of Ramos and Pique and clipped behind the Cassilas to take the lead 2-1.
Defender De Vrije in the 65th minute best moves in Spain’s penalty area and after interruption of play scored the third goal in the net of the world champion and the knockout came from the biggest stars, Van Persie and Robben,whe n they both score once again to make the final 5-1 for the Netherlands.
Fantastic triumph for the Netherlands and a debacle for the Spaniards. World champions will be in a tough task to recover from this humiliation.