FORTALEZA, Brazil, June 29 (Reuters) - A remarkable last-gasp turnaround by the Netherlands earned them a 2-1 comeback victory over Mexico on Sunday and a place in the World Cup quarter-finals as they equalised in the 88th minute and won it with a stoppage-time penalty.
Mexico made the breakthrough three minutes after halftime when Giovani Dos Santos held off two challenges before firing a powerful low shot into the corner.
Keeper Guillermo Ochoa, Mexico's hero in their group stage draw with Brazil, then produced an astounding reaction save to divert Stefan de Vrij's point-blank effort on to a post but he could do nothing to keep out Wesley Sneijder's fierce equaliser.
The Dutch advance to a meeting with Costa Rica or Greece, who play later on Sunday. (Writing by Mitch Phillips, editing by Ken Ferris)
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