World Cup Round of 16 Result: Netherlands 2 – 1 Mexico, Goals by Dos Santos, Sneijder, and Huntelaar, Sunday 29 June 2014

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55% Ball Possession NETHERLANDS and 45% Ball Possession MEXICO

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88′ Wesley Sneijder                 48′ Giovanni dos Santos
94′ Klaas Jan Huntelaar (pen)

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Italian Soccer Serie A blog hosted by Anna Italia congratulates Netherlands for passing to the World Cup  Quarterfinals after defeating Mexico on Sunday 29 June 2014.   Great to see 1 Serie A player AC Milan midfielder Nigel De Jong  playing for Netherlands and also 2 ex Serie A players being decisive in the game, the  ex Inter Milan midfielder Wesley Sneijder equalizing the score in the 88th minute and ex AC Milan forward Klaas Jan Huntelaar scoring the winner goal in the 94th minute.

Netherlands: 1 Italian Serie A Player with Netherlands National Football Team:

  • AC Milan midfielder Nigel De Jong, played only the first 9 minutes because he was injured and replaced by defender Bruno Martins Indi.

There are no Serie A players with Mexico National team.

Mexico opened the score in the 48th minute with forward Giovanni dos Santos defeating Netherlands goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen with a left footed shot in the bottom right corner.

Netherlands equalizing in the 88th minute with the ex Inter Milan midfielder Wesley Sneijder following a corner conceded by Mexico defender Miguel Layun.  Get this one…  the former city rivals now being decisive for the victory. It is Klaas Jan Huntelaar to provide the headed assist for Sneijer to smack a right footed shot defeating Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo “Memo” Ochoa in the bottom left corner.

The winner goal arriving in the 94th minute with forward Klass-Jan Huntelaar converting a penalty.  Imagine, Huntelaar  who had substituted in the 76th minute Van Persie now becoming a hero.  Here is the thing. It is Mexico defender Rafael Marquez to concede the penalty after a foul on forward Arjen Robben.  Taking the penalty spot is Huntelaar and in the agonizing final minute when it was “you are in or you are out”…  and there you go, Huntelaar defeating goalkeeper  Guillermo Ochoa with a right footed shot in the bottom left corner!

Referee whistles the end of the game and the rest now is history……

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AC Milan midfielder Nigel De Jong ( front row shirt number 6) included in Netherlands Official Starting Lineup against Mexico for the World Cup Round of 16 on Sunday 29 June 2014 at the Estadio Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil

Photo: Netherlands through to the quarter-finals! The Netherlands came back from the brink on Monday to defeat Mexico 2-1 in the dying minutes of the game. The win puts Louis van Gaal's men through to the quarter-final. Read more:
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Klaas Jan Huntelaar celebrating after converting the penalty giving Netherlands the qualification to the World Cup Quarterfinals


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Netherlands midfielder Wesley Sneijder celebrating after scoring the equalizer goal against Mexico

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Klaas Jan Huntelar smacking his right footed shot to convert the penalty… and not just any penalty… but the winner goal!!

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Round of 16

Netherlands 2 – 1 Mexico
Estadio Castelao
Fortaleza, Brazil,
Sunday 29 June 2014

13:00 Local Time

Referee: Pedro PROENCA (POR)
Assistant Referee 1: Bertino MIRANDA (POR)
Assistant Referee 2: Jose TRIGO (POR)
Fourth official: Carlos VERA (ECU)

Goals:    48′ dos Santos (M), 88′ Sneijder (N), 90′+4 Huntelaar (N)

Official Formations – Lineups:

Netherlands(3-5-1): Cillessen; de Vrij, Vlaar, Blind; Verhaegh, Wijnaldum, de Jong sv (9′ Martins), Sneijder, Kuyt; Robben van Persie  (76′ Huntelaar ).

Subs not used.: Vorm, Krul, Janmaat, de Guzmán, Veltman, Kongolo, Clasie, Lens, Fer.

Coach.: Louis van Gaal.

Mexico (3-5-2): Ochoa; Rodríguez, Márquez, Moreno (46′ Reyes); Aguilar, Herrera, Salcido, Guardado, Layún; dos Santos  (61′ Aquino), Peralta (75′ Hernández).

Subs not used: : Corona, Talavera, Fabián, Jiménez, Pulido, Ponce, Brizuela, Aquino, Peña, Vázquez

Coach.: Miguel Herrera.

redright1What do you think of the results? Which players surprised you or disappointed you and why?