MATCH CENTRE

MON 23 JUNE 2014, 18:00, ARENA DE SAO PAULO

2
VS
0

In-form Netherlands silence Chile

by Andrew Oryada

Mon June 23, 20:20

Two second half goals were enough to give in-form Netherlands a 2-0 win over Chile as they topped Group B at the ongoing 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.


The Dutch, who stopped Spain 4-0 and beat Australia 3-2, made sure they kept their one hundred per cent unbeaten record  intact going into the knockout stage.


After dominating the first half, Holland playing minus the suspended skipper  Robin van Persie , returned strongly to run rings around Chile.


Two minutes after replacing Wesley Sneijder, Leroy Fer put Netherlands ahead with a header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.


Fer’s goal followed a well taken Daryl Janmaat cross following a corner conceded by Claudio Bravo.


The South Americans fought back strongly trying to get an equalizer and witnessed Alexis Sanchez’s right foot shot was saved while Mauricio Isla’s right footed shot from outside the box in the 85th minute was blocked.


And two minutes deep into added time, Arjen Robben made a fast break and turned provider for Memphis Depay to score with a right footed shot from close-range when he sent the ball into the bottom right corner of the net.


Chile, who also qualify for the knockout stage after their wins over Spain and Australia, failed to penetrate the Netherlands defence.


Netherlands had Daley Blind booked, while Chile’s Francisco Silva also received a yellow card.

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
GROUP STAGE ARENA DE SAO PAULO
NETHERLANDS GOALS CHILE GOALS
18. Leroy Fer (77')
21. Memphis Depay (90')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1 1
NETHERLANDS STARTING LINEUP CHILE STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
1
Goalkeeper
1
Defender
63'
5
Defender
2
Defender
7
Defender
17
Defender
2
Defender
18
Defender
3
Defender
4
Midfielder
20
Midfielder
20
Midfielder
6
Midfielder
46'
16
Midfielder
75'
10
Midfielder
24'
70'
5
Forward/Striker
11
Midfielder
21
Forward/Striker
88'
15
Forward/Striker
7
Forward/Striker
68'
17
Forward/Striker
80'
11
SUBSTITUTIONS
Memphis Depay
Forward/Striker
68'
21
Jean Beausejour
Midfielder
46'
15
Leroy Fer
Midfielder
75'
18
Jorge Valdivia
Midfielder
70'
10
Terence Kongolo
Defender
88'
14
Mauricio Pinilla
Forward/Striker
80'
9
CARDS
Daley Blind
Defender
63'
5
Francisco Silva
Midfielder
24'
5
KEY
Goal
Penalty Missed
Yellow Card
Substitute IN
Own Goal
Penalty Shootout Goal
Yellow / Red Card
Substitute OUT
Penalty
Penalty Shootout Miss
Red Card
Injury
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