Monday, June 23, 2014

Holland beat Chile 2-0 in 2014 Fifa World Cup

The match was dull for most of the first half. Holland won a few balls midfield and failed to utilise them. They could not capitalise on loose balls, and their counter attacks proved fruitless and the Chileans were content to deal with the blunt attacks.

Chile injected some pace into attack but the final pass disappointed. They occasionally penetrated the Dutch defence and claimed a few penalties that were not given. There match lacked creativity from both sides and the entertainment value was minimum.  

Two late, one very late, goals ensured Holland recorded a win that took them to the top of the group. A ball from the right was delivered to the penalty area. Frei was unattended as he jumped and headed the cross home. No one pressed the man on the ball as the ball was crossed. There was lack of marking as the Chileans ball-watched.

Holland defended a corner and quickly set up a counter attack when De Jongh’s clearance fell to Arjen Robben who sprinted towards the penalty box and played the ball square to Depay to score at the far post.

The win placed Holland on the summit of Group B