Spain v Netherlands, 13 June 2014

Score5-1 to Netherlands
RefereeNicola Rizzoli
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Finals Group B
VenueArena Fonte Nova
Attendance48,173
Kick-off 4.00pm local (8.00pm BST)

Spain were comprehensively beaten in their opening match. Started the match brightly taking an early lead with an Xabi Alonso penalty only for it to be equalised by a Robin Van Persie wonder goal right on half time. After the break the Netherlands stepped up the pace for which Spain had no answer to.

1  Spain

Manager: Vicente Del Bosque

5  Netherlands

Manager: Louis Van Gaal

Goals:

Xabi Alonso penalty 27 P

Goals:

Robin Van Persie 44 G
Arjen Robben 53 G
Stefan De Vrij 64 G
Robin Van Persie 72 G
Arjen Robben 80 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Iker Casillas (captain)
Defender Gerard Piqué
Defender Sergio Ramos
Defender/Midfielder Jordi Alba
Defender/Midfielder César Azpilicueta
Midfielder Sergio Busquets
Midfielder David Silva
Midfielder Andres Iniesta
Midfielder Xabi Alonso
Midfielder Xavi
Forward Diego Costa

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen
Defender Stefan De Vrij
Defender Daryl Janmaat
Defender Ron Vlaar
Defender/Midfielder Daley Blind
Defender/Midfielder Bruno Martins Indi
Midfielder Jonathan De Guzman
Midfielder Nigel De Jong
Midfielder Arjen Robben
Midfielder Wesley Sneijder
Forward Robin Van Persie (captain)

Substitutions:

Fernando Torres for Diego Costa 62
Pedro for Xabi Alonso 63
Cesc Fàbregas for David Silva 78

Substitutions:

Georginio Wijnaldum for Jonathan De Guzman 62
Joël Veltman for Stefan De Vrij 77
Jeremain Lens for Robin Van Persie 79

Cards:

Iker Casillas 65 Y

Cards:

Jonathan De Guzman 25 Y
Stefan De Vrij 41 Y
Robin Van Persie 66 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper David De Gea
Goalkeeper Pepe Reina
Midfielder Cesc Fàbregas
Midfielder Javi Martinez
Midfielder Juan Mata
Midfielder Juanfran
Midfielder Koke
Midfielder Pedro
Midfielder Raúl Albiol
Midfielder Santi Cazorla
Forward Fernando Torres
Forward David Villa

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Tim Krul
Goalkeeper Michel Vorm
Defender Terence Kongolo
Defender Joël Veltman
Defender Paul Verhaegh
Midfielder Jordy Clasie
Midfielder Memphis Depay
Midfielder Leroy Fer
Midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum
Midfielder/Forward Dirk Kuyt
Forward Jeremain Lens