Friday, July 2, 2010

Brazil vs Netherlands 2010: The best Match of this World Cup

Brazil vs Netherlands World Cup match just finished and the final score is: 2-1 to the Dutch. So, with this win Holland has earned their place in the semifinals. Brazil will go home much to the sadness of their millions of fans around the world. One thing is certain; it was the most enjoyable match of the entire tournament so far.
It was a highly entertaining match with the players of both teams gave their best efforts. Unfortunately, Brazilian captain Felipe Melo was shown red card in the 73rd minute and except this, it was more or less a clean and fast paced match. It will surely enter as a classic match in the history of World Cup Football.  
The match reminded many fans of the Argentina vs Netherlands match in the quarterfinal stage of 1998. In that match, Argentina lost to Netherlands just by 2-1 (same margin) and upto that stage, Argentina was playing very well.
Back to the today’s just concluded Brazil vs Netherlands match, Brazil took the lead in the 10th minute through a goal of Felipe Melo. However, more credit goes to Netherlands defense for poor defending than Robinho. The first half finished that way with Brazil leading 1-0. In the first half, Dunga’s team played much butter and attacked continuously.
In the second half, The Dutch were in their best form of the tournament. Right from the start of the second half, they kept pressure and it paid off very soon. In the 53rd minute, Netherlands could equalize from an own goal by Brazilian defender.
Netherlands managed to sustain pressure and in the 68th minute the second goal came from a corner. Wesley Sneijder produced a fine header to put the ball in Brazilian net.
After the red card shown to Felipe Melo, the match became easier for the Dutch players. They mounted some more good attacks but the score did not change. 

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