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Netherlands Take Early 2-0 Lead Over Brazil

For a team whose coach wanted absolutely nothing to do with this glorified exhibition match, the Dutch have come out firing. A streaking Robben earned an early penalty in the second minute when Thiago Silva yanked his shoulder as he galloped toward the goal. Robin van Persie confidently hit the top corner to give the Netherlands a 1-0 lead.

Then, 14 minutes later, David Luiz headed a cross right to Daley Blind, who had all the time and space in the world to settle this ball and also deposit it in the top corner of the goal.


Silver lining: Brazil were down 5-0 at this point against Germany.


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