LIVE: Spain 1 Netherlands 5


FULLTIME: Spain 1 Netherlands 5 - The holders are humbled as the Dutch score four in the second half. Great game, even better performance from Van Gaal's men.

91 - That sums it up: Torres straight through and beats the keeper, but as he is about to shoot Blind tracks back and takes the ball off his foot.

90 - Four minutes to be added ...

90 - Spain can't wait for this final whistle to blow now. It's been a humbling return to World Cup duty... 

86 - Spain look utterly dejected. They almost concede another as both Veltman and Robben ping in efforts, but this time Casillas saves.

81 - GOAL!!! Five-star Dutch!!! Robben with a great solo effort as he outsprints the defence, then outfoxes Casillas before slotting home. What a game!!!!!

79 - SUB: Two-goal hero Van Persie is replaced by Jeremain Lens

78 - SUB: New Chelsea man Cesc Fabregas on for Silva

77 - SUB: De Vrij makes way for Joel Veltman

76 - Ramos takes a free-kick which is not a million miles wide

73 - GOAL!!! Unbelievable stuff here! Casillas with a horror touch, allowing Van Persie to sneak in. Spain are falling apart here! 

68 - Spain have the ball in the back of the net as Silva slots home after Pedro's header is parried, but the Manchester City man was offside.

66 - YELLOW: Casillas was booked for his protest

65 - GOAL!!! The Dutch make it 3-1 as De Vrij heads home at the far post from a free-kick. Van Persie may have fouled Casillas, but the goal stands. What an upset!

64 - SUBS: Three changes as Torres and Pedro replace Costa and Alonso 

61 - WOODWORK - Incredible play by the Dutch, with Robben key again. His driving run creates space as the ball eventually comes out to Van Persie, who stinging drives rattles the crossbar.

60 - Diego Costa caught offside yet again. It's not been his night, despite winning THAT penalty.

57 - The Spanish have been rocked here by a double strike either side of the break. It doesn't look like the end of the scoring either!

53 - GOAL!!! The Dutch are in front, and it's another beauty!! A long ball finds Robben, whose first touch is sublime as he brings the ball down, beats two defenders, and then slots past Casillas.

50 - Inietsa tests the keeper with another long-range drive, but again Jasper Cillessen is up to the challenge.

48 - The rain really coming down at Arena Fonte Nova Salvado.

46 - And we're back underway. No changes as yet.

HALFTIME: What a game so far! Controversial penalty converted by Alonso, but the Dutch hit back through Van Persie's stunner!!

What a pass by Blind to find Van Persie, whose diving header loops over Casillas. Great goal all round!

44 - GOAL!!! Van Persie

43 - What a pass from Iniesta to find Silva. The Manchester City man is through on goal, but it's a great save by the keeper.

41 - YELLOW: De Vrij booked for a foul on Xavi.

38 - De Guzman, already booked, pushing his luck after another strong challenge on Alonso.

35 - Nigel De Jong with a speculative shot at goal, but nothing that has Casillas in any bother. he Dutch have responded well to that setback.

32 - The Dutch almost hit back as Blind finds space down the left and send in a cross. Ramos misses it, but Van Persie did not anticipate and the chance is lost.

27 - GOAL!!!! Alonso slots from the spot to give Spain the lead. Seems a harsh call on the Dutch.

26 - Penalty!!! Costa brought down in the area by De Vrij.

25 - YELLOW: De Guzman booked for a foul on Inietsa.

22 - Other than that chance for Sneijder it has been all Spain. They keep threatening around the area, but just can't get that final ball going.

18 - Costa with his first shot at goal, but it hits a gut selling peanuts in Row X.

16 - Busquets goes down under a challenge as though he is shot. Referee not buying it ...

13 - Costa with a great chance as he finds space in the area, but he is quickly closed down by a defender. The Brazlian crowd roars.

11 - Inietsa flashes a shot over in response for Spain. The tone for the match is clear: Spain dominate possession, while the Dutch counter.

8 - So close to the opening goal as Sneijder breaks clean through, but Casillas stands tall and blocks the shot. What a chance!

5 - The Tika-Taka of Spain enjoying dominance so far, but no chance to speak of as yet.

3 - Diego Costa, born in Brazil but opting to play for Spain, is getting plenty of boos early on.

1 - We have kick off, with Spain playing from left right.

Teams looking pumped up in the tunnel...

What a match-up we have here - a repeat of the 2010 FIFA Word Cup Final in Johannesburg.


Spain XI: Casillas, Azpilicueta, Pique, Ramos, Alba, Busquets, Alonso, Xavi, Silva, Iniesta, Diego Costa

Netherlands XI: Cillessen, Janmaat, Vlaar, De Vrij, Indi, Blind, De Guzman, Sneijder, De Jong, Robben, Van Persie