Australia put a scare into the Netherlands through the first 54 minutes of the match, grabbing a 2-1 lead after Mile Jedinak's penalty, but the Dutch would answer by scoring twice in ten minutes en route to a 3-2 victory to improve to 2-0-0 in Group B.
Four minutes after Jedinak's penalty, Holland responded as Robin Van Persie scored his third goal of the tournament to tie the match. In the 68th minute, the Dutch took advantage of a missed Australia chance and their counterattack ended with Memphis Depay's goal, dashing the Socceroos' hopes of stealing at least a point.
Man of the Match
Memphis Depay, Holland — The 20-year old became the first Dutch player to score a goal and assist on another as a substitute in the World Cup.
4 - The Netherlands have won the last four of the World Cup games in which they conceded a penalty. Hope.— OptaJohan (@OptaJohan) June 18, 2014
The moment Australia's heartbreak.
Group play wraps up on Monday when Holland faces Chile, which could decide the group winner, and Australia finishes up their tournament with Spain. Both Holland and Australia will be missing star players after yellow card accumulations. Van Persie won't return for the Dutch until the knockout round, while Cahill likely played his final match for his country on Wednesday.
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