Netherlands Dominates Spain, Defeats The Defending Champions 5-1
Netherlands routs Spain, 5-1.
Netherlands routs Spain with a shocking final score of 5-1.
The punishment is over for Spain. The defending World Cup champions fall, 1-5, in their opening match vs. Netherlands.
Netherlands scores again to go up 4-1. Not the result anyone was expecting.
Netherlands now up 3-1 with a goal in the 65th minute. Spain is in trouble.
Netherlands breaks the tie early in the second half. The Dutch are now up 2-1 on Spain.
Xabi Alonso has now scored 16 goals for Spain's national team.
Dutch fans in Salvador, Brazil!
This is the first ever rematch of the previous World Cup final to happen in the group stage. (h/t @ESPNStatsInfo)