By SHEM BAVERTON MUKALO
The orange army yesterday gave Spain a dosage of its ruthlessness in a scintillating duel billed by scores of soccer pundits as a re-enactment of the 2010 final in South Africa.
Before kick-off, it appeared the game would end in a stalemate or a one goal difference.Proponents of a stalemate or a one goal margin were proved wrong after the final whistle with the tactically superior Dutch team effortlessly managing to pull-off a 5-1 win.Not even the ticki-tacka brand of play could salvage the clueless Spaniards from the embarrassing tally.
The orange army simply showed no tinge of reverence for the reigning world champions.subjecting their opponents to a humbling hail of goals before millions of soccer lovers across the globe.
Spain took the ephemeral lead midway into the first half after an infringement on Diego Costa inside the penalty area,with Xabi Alonso converting the penalty.
Van Persie demonstrated exemplary determination,impeccable drive and an insatiable hunger for goals by making very dangerous runs that exceedingly threatened Spains lead.His fine attitude eventually paid off ,after the Dutchman and Manchester forward ,in clinical fashion,headed home a fine cross into the net past the blundering Ikker Cassilass,bringing the fast half into a stalemated 1-1 end.
As if he had derived inspiration from his compatriot, Arjen Robben catapulted his team into the lead in the 53rd minute.With his magical left foot,he fired a shot after sneaking past spanish defenders altering for good the scoreline from a stalemate to a lead;a lead which the Spaniards failed to equal let alone surpass.
This was surely not going to be the end of Hollands menacing dominance but the perfect beginning as Stefande Vrij,a defender,scored a third during confusion that ensued in Spain’s box.Another crazy howler from Cassillas ,gave Van Persie a perfect opportunity to double his contribution to the scoreline by netting in the fourth goal plunging the Dutch fans into a cacophony of unending celebration in the 72nd minute.
The 81st minute also saw Arjen Robben make a mockery of of Spain’s ridiculous defending as he deftly moved with the ball inside the box before sending it into the net compounding Spain’s tribulations by making the scoreline 5-1.
With such gut-wrenching showing,Spain be looking up to history for some inspiration 2010, the lost their first match to Switzerland 1-0 but still managed to lift the golden trophy.In the meantime,those who support the orange army can exchange orgasmic fluids for thoroughly bonking the team that stood between them and sweet victory in 2010.
They can as well pat themselves on the back,toss glasses of wine high in the air and shout themselves hoarse for a deserving win.