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World Cup Recap - Netherlands vs. Spain

June 13, 2014
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Final Score: Netherlands 5, Spain 1

Salvador, Brazil (SportsNetwork.com) - The Netherlands avenged its loss to Spain in the 2010 World Cup final in grand fashion, laying a 5-1 thumping on the reigning champions at the Arena Fonte Nova on Friday to open Group B play with maximum points.

Spain had taken the lead in the 27th minute thanks to Xabi Alonso's penalty, but Robin van Persie answered with a superb diving header in the 44th minute to send the two sides into the halftime interval level at a goal apiece.

The second half belonged to the Dutch as Louis van Gaal's men scored four unanswered goals to cruise to a momentous victory.

Arjen Robben put Holland in front in the 53rd minute before Stefan de Vrij extended the lead 11 minutes later.

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