HOLLAND 2 – 0 CHILE
The Dutch have stormed through this World cup, scoring a minimum of two goals in every game with an average (over 3 games) of about 3.3 goals per game.
This time it was Chile’s turn to face them, and they have managed to beat previous World Cup winners Spain on their way to qualification into the last 16.
Chile will now face Brazil in the last 16, with the Netherlands meeting Mexico as they progress to see if they can gain a spot in the Quarter Finals.
Unbeaten (and not even having drawn) in 3 of their 3 games, Holland only got their two goals in the later part of the second half which saw Leroy Fer and Memphis Depay score twice in the last quarter of an hour.
The Dutch were missing Manchester United player Robin van Persie due to suspension, while Chile rested midfielder Arturo Vidal and their absence was obvious as the game reached the half time beak with neither keeper having been forced into making saves.
The forward Alexis Sanchez looked most likely to score an opener for Chile as the Barcelona star caused Louis Van Gaal’s defense problems on a number of occasions.
KEY PLAYERS: Dirk Kuyt played his part for the Dutchmen in his 99th international appearance for his country, although did not manage to score himself.
Alexis Sanchez would try and try again but the Dutch goalkeeper would deny him a single goal.
[written by] Stuart Drewery.
I’m an Englishman (born and raised in Liverpool in the 80s). My whole family including my parents and grandparents were Liverpool fans so I was born into being a red. I’ve seen Liverpool win the league (about 25 years ago) and I’ve been 100% loyal and committed while supporting the Reds through all the good times AND the bad times since the 80s.
I’m a die hard Liverpool fan (only supported ONE club in my whole life, Liverpool) and one of the most dedicated fans you’ll ever meet.