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Spain 1 - Netherlands 5: A tough defeat of the world champion

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By Dreck Barbera
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In a rematch of the 2010 World Cup final, Spain lost to the Clockwork Orange

Spain began to dominate and took the lead with a penalty doubtful, but Holland was gradually taking control and specifying goals.

Holland, with this result relies on spending as group and avoid a possible crossing with Brazil in the second round. To that appears on the horizon of Spain. Although it should outperform the well-armed Chilean team.

Van Persie and Robben lead a Dutch machine that ran over Spain in 45 minutes dream. It was crucial goal of the Manchester United striker towards the end of the first part and from there were doubts in Vicente del Bosque.

The defending champion was not even a shadow of four years ago. Slow in passing, without reference, without transitions, Spain was at the mercy of the Dutch lunges that came from all angles. It may have more goals in an open game, but always with advantage for Holland.

traslation: Belén Zapata