Spain 1-5 Holland: As It Happened

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Netherlands' forward Arjen Robben (R) celebrates after scoring agaisnt Spain's goalkeeper Iker Casillas during a Group B football match between Spain and the Netherlands at the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 13, 2014. AFP PHOTO / DIMITAR DILKOFF (Photo credit should read DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/Getty Images) | Jeff Gross via Getty Images

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Robben finishes Spain off

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One of the most sensational World Cup victories in modern times. Holland were terrific and Spain were terrible.

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WHAT A SITTER

Credit to Daley Blind for preventing a certain goal, but Torres has contrived to somehow not score with the goalkeeper nearly out of the picture.

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Lens pulls back for Sneijder but he scuffs his shot.

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Today (21:46) BST
Greedy Dutch

Robben wants his hat-trick, Sneijder wants a goal, Lens repeatedly wants the ball. The scoreline is beginning to flatter Spain.

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Could've been six

Casillas denies Wijnaldum from finishing off one of the great World Cup team goals and then beats away a vicious Robben volley. Spain are being run ragged.

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    Netherlands' forward Arjen Robben (front 2nd R) celebrates after scoring his team's fifth goal during a Group B football match between Spain and the Netherlands at the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 13, 2014. AFP PHOTO / DAMIEN MEYER (Photo credit should read DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Netherlands' coach Louis van Gaal (L) celebrates with Netherlands' forward Robin van Persie after their team won a Group B football match between Spain and the Netherlands at the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 13, 2014. AFP PHOTO / DAMIEN MEYER (Photo credit should read DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Spain v Netherlands: Group B - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    SALVADOR, BRAZIL - JUNE 13: Head coach Louis van Gaal of the Netherlands and Wesley Sneijder celebrate victory after 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)

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    Netherlands' forward Robin van Persie (L) celebrates with Netherlands' coach Louis van Gaal (R) after scoring during a Group B football match between Spain and the Netherlands at the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 13, 2014. AFP PHOTO / LLUIS GENE (Photo credit should read LLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Netherlands' forward Robin van Persie (L) celebrates with Netherlands' coach Louis van Gaal (R) after scoring during a Group B football match between Spain and the Netherlands at the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 13, 2014. AFP PHOTO / LLUIS GENE (Photo credit should read LLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Netherlands' midfielder Wesley Sneijder (top R) celebrates a goal by Netherlands' forward Robin van Persie (not seen) during a Group B football match between Spain and the Netherlands at the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 13, 2014. AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANO (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Spain v Netherlands: Group B - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    SALVADOR, BRAZIL - JUNE 13: Arjen Robben of the Netherlands celebrates his teams second goal with Robin van Persie (L), Daley Blind (2nd L) and Nigel de Jong (C) 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)

  • Spain v Netherlands: Group B - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    SALVADOR, BRAZIL - JUNE 13: Wesley Sneijder of the Netherlands celebrates the goal of teammates Arjen Robben 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)

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    Netherlands' defender Stefan de Vrij (C) celebrates scoring their third goal during a Group B football match between Spain and the Netherlands at the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 13, 2014. AFP PHOTO / DAMIEN MEYER (Photo credit should read DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Netherlands' forward Robin van Persie celebrates after scoring during a Group B football match between Spain and the Netherlands at the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 13, 2014. AFP PHOTO / DIMITAR DILKOFF (Photo credit should read DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Netherlands' forward Robin van Persie (L) celebrates after scoring during a Group B football match between Spain and the Netherlands at the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 13, 2014. AFP PHOTO / DIMITAR DILKOFF (Photo credit should read DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Netherlands' forward Robin van Persie celebrates after scoring during a Group B football match between Spain and the Netherlands at the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 13, 2014. AFP PHOTO / DIMITAR DILKOFF (Photo credit should read DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Netherlands' forward Arjen Robben (L) celebrates with teammates after scoring during a Group B football match between Spain and the Netherlands at the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 13, 2014. AFP PHOTO / EMMANUEL DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Spain v Netherlands: Group B - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    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 Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

  • Spain v Netherlands: Group B - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    SALVADOR, BRAZIL - JUNE 13: Robin van Persie of the Netherlands celebrates his teams first goal as Iker Casillas (L) and Sergio Ramos (R) of Spain look on 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)

  • Spain v Netherlands: Group B - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    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)

  • Spain v Netherlands: Group B - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    SALVADOR, BRAZIL - JUNE 13: Robin van Persie of the Netherlands celebrates his teams first goal 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)

  • Spain v Netherlands: Group B - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    SALVADOR, BRAZIL - JUNE 13: Robin van Persie of the Netherlands celebrates his teams first goal as Iker Casillas of Spain looks on 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)

  • Spain v Netherlands: Group B - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    SALVADOR, BRAZIL - JUNE 13: Robin van Persie of the Netherlands celebrates his teams first goal 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)

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    Netherlands' forward Arjen Robben (C) celebrates scoring a goal during a Group B football match between Spain and the Netherlands at the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 13, 2014. AFP PHOTO / DAMIEN MEYER (Photo credit should read DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Netherlands' forward Arjen Robben (L) celebrates after scoring during a Group B football match between Spain and the Netherlands at the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 13, 2014. AFP PHOTO / DIMITAR DILKOFF (Photo credit should read DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Netherlands' forward Arjen Robben (C) celebrates after scoring a goal during a Group B football match between Spain and the Netherlands at the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 13, 2014. AFP PHOTO / DAMIEN MEYER (Photo credit should read DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Netherlands' forward Arjen Robben (L) celebrates with Netherlands' midfielder Wesley Sneijder after scoring during a Group B football match between Spain and the Netherlands at the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 13, 2014. AFP PHOTO / EMMANUEL DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Netherlands' forward Robin van Persie (R) celebrates a goal by Netherlands' forward Arjen Robben (C) during a Group B football match between Spain and the Netherlands at the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 13, 2014. AFP PHOTO / DAMIEN MEYER (Photo credit should read DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Netherlands' forward Arjen Robben (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring during a Group B football match between Spain and the Netherlands at the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 13, 2014. AFP PHOTO / DIMITAR DILKOFF (Photo credit should read DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Spain v Netherlands: Group B - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    SALVADOR, BRAZIL - JUNE 13: Arjen Robben of the Netherlands celebrates after scoring his teams second 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 Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

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    Netherlands' forward Robin van Persie celebrates scoring his team's fourth goal during a Group B football match between Spain and the Netherlands at the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 13, 2014. AFP PHOTO / DAMIEN MEYER (Photo credit should read DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Netherlands' forward Arjen Robben (bottom C) celebrates with his team-mates after scoring a goal during a Group B football match between Spain and the Netherlands at the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 13, 2014. AFP PHOTO / DAMIEN MEYER (Photo credit should read DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Netherlands' forward Arjen Robben celebrates after scoring during a Group B football match between Spain and the Netherlands at the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 13, 2014. AFP PHOTO / DIMITAR DILKOFF (Photo credit should read DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Netherlands' defender Stefan de Vrij (front) celebrates scoring their third goal during a Group B football match between Spain and the Netherlands at the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 13, 2014. AFP PHOTO / DAMIEN MEYER (Photo credit should read DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images)

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    (L-R) Spain's midfielder Xabi Alonso, defender Jordi Alba, defender Sergio Ramos and midfielder Xavi celebrate after Alonso scored a penalty during a Group B football match between Spain and the Netherlands at the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 13, 2014. AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANO (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Spain v Netherlands: Group B - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    SALVADOR, BRAZIL - JUNE 13: The Spain bench celebrate after a first half goal by Xabi Alonso (not pictured) 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)

  • Spain v Netherlands: Group B - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    SALVADOR, BRAZIL - JUNE 13: Xabi Alonso of Spain celebrates his teams first goal with teammates 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)

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    Spain's midfielder Andres Iniesta (R) and his team-mates celebrate after Spain's midfielder Xabi Alonso (centre L, numer 14) scored a penalty during a Group B football match between Spain and the Netherlands at the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 13, 2014. AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANO (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Spain v Netherlands: Group B - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    SALVADOR, BRAZIL - JUNE 13: Head coach Louis van Gaal of the Netherlands and Robin van Persie of the Netherlands celebrate victory after 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)

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    Netherlands' forward Robin van Persie (L) and Netherlands' forward Arjen Robben (C) celebrate with teammates after Netherlands' defender Stefan de Vrij scored during a Group B football match between Spain and the Netherlands at the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 13, 2014. AFP PHOTO / DIMITAR DILKOFF (Photo credit should read DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Spain v Netherlands: Group B - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    SALVADOR, BRAZIL - JUNE 13: Head coach Louis van Gaal of the Netherlands and Robin van Persie of the Netherlands celebrate victory after 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)

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    Netherlands' forward Robin van Persie (L) and Netherlands' forward Arjen Robben (C) celebrate with teammates after Netherlands' defender Stefan de Vrij scored during a Group B football match between Spain and the Netherlands at the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 13, 2014. AFP PHOTO / DIMITAR DILKOFF (Photo credit should read DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Netherlands' forward Arjen Robben celebrates after his team won a Group B football match between Spain and the Netherlands at the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 13, 2014. AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANO (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Netherlands' coach Louis van Gaal (L) celebrates with his team after they won a Group B football match between Spain and the Netherlands at the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 13, 2014. AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANO (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Netherlands' players celebrate their team's victory after a Group B football match between Spain and the Netherlands at the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 13, 2014. AFP PHOTO / DAMIEN MEYER (Photo credit should read DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images)

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Today (21:40) BST
83 min

Decent chance for Torres, but Vlaar, who has been colossal all evening, recovers to deny him.

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Robben

He outpaced Ramos, he drew Casillas, dismissed him and then blasted the ball into the back of the net. This has been a thrashing and it could get worse.

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GOOOOOOOAAAAALLLLLLL!

5-1 Holland! Arjen Robben again! They have destroyed Spain!

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Casillas flaps

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ANOTHER PENALTY?

No, it appears not. Torres hasn't been booked for diving. It looked like a spot-kick, but a goal kick is given.

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76 min

Ramos fires a free-kick a couple of feet wide of Cillessen's post. Goalscorer De Vrij is coming off for Ajax defender Joël Veltman.

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There are 15 minutes left, but it's safe to say they have won this match. Probably.

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GOOOOOOOAAAAALLLLLL!

4-1 Holland! What an error from Casillas. He was dispossessed by Van Persie and the Manchester United striker slid in to end Spain's chances of a recovery.

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Idiots.

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He had an awfully long time to weigh up his shot, did the Dutchman. Spain, already open, are predictably affording Holland more space as they chase the game.

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Much more penetrative in the final third and they are using the wide men more.

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GOAL DISALLOWED

Cillessen fumbles Pedro's header, Silva dives in to put the ball into the net but he was offside.

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66 min

Yellow card for Van Persie after a needless swing at Pedro. The Spaniards are enraged but they need to channel that energy on getting back into this game.

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3-1

Sneijder whipped it in, Van Persie leapt for it, he missed it, so did Casillas and De Vrij tapped it in.

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GOOOOOOOOOOAAAAALLLL

It's 3-1 Holland! It's Stefan de Vrij! Casillas is complaining but the goal stands!

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Costa's coming off

He's replaced by Torres while Xabi Alonso, unusually wasteful, make sway for Pedro.

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61 min

Cillessen smothers at the feet of Silva. It was a promising move from Spain but Del Bosque is still going ahead with the double change and Van Gaal has introduced PSV Eindhoven's Georginio Wijnaldum for Jonathan De Guzman in midfield.

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OFF THE CROSSBAR

Holland slice open Spain again. Robben to Janmaat to Van Persie, he's slightly offside and crashes the ball against the crossbar on the volley with his right foot. Inches.

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In fact...

Torres is about to come on, along with Pedro.

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Mata, Cazorla, Fabregas, Pedro, Villa and last and very much least, Torres.

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Robben replay

Ramos actually deflected the ball past Casillas as he slid in vainly.

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However they responded swiftly through Cesc Fàbregas. They have not lost at a major tournament since Switzerland surprised them in their opening game two years ago.

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