PHOTOS: FIFA World Cup 2014: Netherlands demolish Spain

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Robin van Persie scores a brilliant goal
Salvador (Brazil), June 14: It was to be one of the keenly contested matches but turned out to be a lopsided affair as The Netherlands demolished holders Spain 5-1 at the FIFA World Cup 2014 here Friday (June 13).

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In one of their worst days in international matches, Spain were handed a humiliating defeat by last edition's finalists.

It was a repeat of the 2010 World Cup final at the Arena Ponte Nova stadium in Group B. First, Spain took the lead but after that they were outclassed by the Dutch.

Robin van Persie and Arjen Robben scored two goals each and Stefan de Vrij had one. Van Persie scored one of the brilliant goals in World Cup history with a diving header.

Here are the pictures from the match.

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Pique and Robben

Spain's Gerard Pique, left, fights for the ball with Netherlands' Arjen Robben during the Group B World Cup match between Spain and The Netherlands

Robben scores

Netherlands players celebrate after Arjen Robben, center right, scored

Indi and Silva

Netherlands' Bruno Martins Indi grabs hold of Spain's David Silva

Robben blows a kiss

Netherlands' Arjen Robben blows a kiss to the crowd after scoring a goal

What a goal!

Robin van Persie heads the ball into the net. This is one of the best goals in World Cup history

Alonso scores from the spot

Xabi Alonso exults after scoring from the penalty kick in the first half

Penalty converted

Spain's Xabi Alonso, obscured at left, scores past Netherlands' goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen from the penalty spot

Robin van Persie celebrates

Netherlands' Robin van Persie celebrates with teammate Arjen Robben, right, after his scoring his side's fourth goal and his second

Robben mobbed

Netherlands' Arjen Robben, center, celebrates with his teammates after scoring his side's fifth goal

De Vrij finds the net

Netherlands' Stefan de Vrij, rear, celebrates with team-mate Georginio Wijnaldum

Mission accomplished

Netherlands players celebrate after defeating Spain 5-1

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