Australia vs Netherlands, Highlights: Rampaging Dutch Overcome Australia Challenge to Record 3-2 Win

Netherlands overcame a brave Australia to win their Group B match 3-2. Australia had taken the early lead before the Dutch hit back to ensure they recorded their second successive win. Catch all the highlights from the match here.

Updated: June 19, 2014 00:02 IST
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Robin van Persie and Arjen Robben scored as Netherlands defeated a spirited Australia 3-2 in their Group B clash. Catch all the highlights from the match here.

23:20 IST: That's the final whistle. Netherlands have won 3-2. Netherlands took the lead in the 68th minute and held on to it to defy a brave Australia.

23:18 IST: Three minutes of stoppage time.

23:01 IST: The Netherlands are attacking all-out now for they don't want to give the Australians a sniff of a chance. They lead 3-2 and with less than half-hour to go in the game, it could still be anyone's game, given the rate at which these teams have scored so far.

Memphis Depay


22:56 IST: GOAL! Netherlands have taken the lead through Memphis Depay in the 68th minute. He chanced it and shot from 25 metres and the ball blasted through to the Aussie goal. The Dutch are now 3-2 ahead and Australia will have to do the catching-up again.

22:45 IST: GOAL! What a game this has been. Now the Dutch have drawn level through Robin van Persie, who exploded in the 58th minute to leave the Aussie defence in shambles. It's 2-2 now.

22:42 IST: GOAL! Daryl Janmaat handled the ball inside the Dutch box and Australia were given a penalty. Skipper Mile Jedinak took the spot-kick in the 54th minute as Australia got in the lead. It's 2-1.

Mile Jedinak spot kick


22:35 IST: Robin van Persie has been booked in the 47th minute for a foul and he will miss Netherlands' next game vs Chile. A huge blow to the Dutch this.

22:34 IST: A blistering start to the next game as Mathew Leckie tore into the Dutch half in the 46th minute to score but he fouled and the whistle was blown.

22:18 IST: After the first half, it's Australia - Netherlands 1. What an eventful phase of play this has been. Neither team has given an inch and each looks dangerous enough to go in the lead any moment. It will be an exciting finish to the game. A victory here could give the Dutch a great chance of making it to the last 16.

22:14 IST: This game has been high on adrenaline. After Cahill scored the leveler for Australia, he committed yet another foul to be handed his second yellow card of the tournament. He will now Australia's next match against Brazil on Monday. Meanwhile, as a result of his rough tackle in the 43rd min, Martins Indi was carried off the field.

22:08 IST: The last time the Dutch lost a group match in the World Cup was in 1994 against Belgium. Of course, they can still come back now but Australia have made life very difficult for the 2010 runners-up.

22:01 IST: Mark Bresciano wasted a great chance to take the lead over the Netherlands. That shot from him flew just over the post as a collective Dutch sigh went around the ground.

21:51 IST: GOAL! Almost immediately, Australia strike back through Tim Cahill in the 21st minute. The Aussies have drawn level in the very next minute. It's 1-1.

Tim Cahill goal


21:50 IST: GOAL! That was a brilliant move by Arjen Robben as he burst through the Australian defence to score his third goal in this World Cup. Netherlands are 1-0 up in the 20th minute. Sensational!

Robben scores


21:46 IST: Australia got a corner in the 16th minute after Mark Bresciano's shot bounced off the blocked box. The Dutch are being put under pressure by a very spirited Australia.

21:40 IST: After 10 minutes, Australia have looked rather impressive; they have even made a run into the Dutch half. The Aussies have been brave and positive.

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21:34 IST: Bruno Martins Indi goes down in pain after a knock from Tim Cahill but the Dutch looks fine after a short pause in the game.=

21:30 IST: Play starts after the anthems. Aggression from the Netherlands straightaway.

21:24 IST: A huge roar across the ground as the Netherlands and Australia line-up for their national anthems. The Dutch support is massive; their fans have outnumbered the Aussies 4:1.

21:08 IST: Netherlands have a huge support base present in Brazil and they will be rooting for their heroes as they set about consolidating their position for the last-16. Rest assured, the stands at the Beira-Rio Stadium in Porto Alegre are going to be very colourful.

Dutch fans


21:00 IST: Netherlands have named an unchanged team for their match against Australia. The Dutch have never beaten the Aussies in three previous encounters (all friendlies), between 2006 and 2009. Australia won one and drew two.

The Netherlands avenged the defeat in the final in 2010 with a brutal display of their skills against defending champions Spain in their tournament opener. A 5-1 drubbing of the world championswould have sent shock-waves across all of the other 30 teams. The Dutch mean business and are desperate to move on from the disappointment of South Africa. They look poised for a slot in the next round, but their opponents tonight, Australia, could be tricky customers. After going down 3-1 to Chile, the Aussies have already sounded out their intentions to put up a strong fight against the rampaging Dutch.

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