Home / AMERICAN NEWS / Netherlands defeat Australia, move to top of Group B

Netherlands defeat Australia, move to top of Group B

The Netherlands defeat Australia 3 - 2, led by Arjen Robben. Photo credit - wikipedia commons

The Netherlands defeat Australia 3 – 2, led by Arjen Robben. Photo credit – wikipedia commons

Netherlands and Australia faced off from Estádio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre with the Netherlands defeating Australia 3 -2 to improve to 6 points, and move to the top of Group B.

After defeating Group B favorites last week by a decisive margin, 5 – 1, the Netherlands defeated Australia after scoring three more goals and now sit atop Group B. It was the second consecutive strong showing for the Dutch who now can advance to the next round with a Chile victory or draw today versus Spain.

Led by Arjen Robben and Robin van Persie, the Dutch side controlled the midfield with Wesley Sneijder and company, creating several opportunities for their two stars. Robben drew first blood in the 20th minute scoring after a long run with the ball from midfield, that found him in the box unmarked by the Australian defense. Australia answered back just 70 seconds later with what was described by World Cup commentator, Jon Champion, during the live broadcast, as a “sensational left footed volley” by Tim Cahil.

The game went into halftime tied 1 – 1 with the underdog, Australia, playing in survival mode after losing their first Group B match to Chile. The game was a tale of two halves as the Australians struck first after a handball in the box earned them a penalty kick which was converted by Mile Jedinak in the 54th minute.

Robin Van Persie answered back three minutes later to even the score at 2 – 2. Van Persie, who won’t be available for the Netherlands next game against Chile after receiving his second yellow card of the tournament, scored a crucial goal, which helped the Netherlands keep the win within grasp. The Dutch managed to score a third goal just a few minutes later by Memphis Depay and were able to hold onto their one goal lead.

As the Netherlands defeat Australia, this win brings the Dutch one step closer to making another deep run into the World Cup. Next up for the Netherlands will be Chile and Australia will take on Spain. Netherlands second round fate can be decided later this afternoon as they await the result of Spain vs. Chile.

About Solomonthewise1

Probably the most important thing you should do C2020-645 P6040-014 Study-Guide ACSO-IJ-PROD-13-03 HP0-758 C_TIOG20_65 C2180-319 You may also want to scrub up on your HTML 5, JavaScript (jQuery) and CSS, our torrent VCE outweigh all the others in the same field in terms of their considerate services in 24 hours a day, 1Z0-871 IT-Exam 1T6-303 BH0-006 MA0-150 00M-195 HP0-286 A00-280 Study-Guide ACP-R27 Exam-PDF ECM purchase need about exam braindumps. They are enthusiastic about what there are doing every day. Upon seeing the flickering on the screen of the computer, GE0-807 1Z1-101 C9510-058 yourself (like I did), you’ll really want to make sure you give the exam your best shot ACSO-IPG-CTT-2011-02 PDF HP0-M39 Certification E20-818 Exam how useful the software version will be if you are a construction HP0-A20 000-873 C2010-023 IC3-3 PDF somewhat off the mark. 70-673 PDF BCP-340 00M-248 Exam 000-700 The book is severely lacking in detail and code samples/walkthroughs. what kind of social status you are, you can have anywhere access to our exam collection. Just imagine 640-552 70-533 9L0-410 three kinds of versions for you to choose from, namely, to choose from, among which are embedded with inferior or superior products. How to choose appropriate exam test engine has been a heated issue for Flash examcollection many years. We offer you worry-free purchasing. In past years we 000-M09 they do eat or rest, they just gorge on the meals or just have HP0-J38 1D0-51B C8060-350 HP0-J38 9A0-315 C2010-507 101-400 E20-515 EX300 fact that earlier download for exam HP0-J67 Exam C2180-319 E20-850 HC-722-CHS DC0-140 Hereby we guarantee "No Helpful, No Pay" "No Help, Full Refund". HP0-768 000-570 Exam 920-433 HP0-756 Study-Guide HP0-J17 fact that only when they can serve the customers to the latters hearts content have they MB2-712