ANKARA - The Netherlands have beaten Australia 3-2 in 2014 FIFA World Cup Group B match played at Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre on Wednesday.
Nicknamed as "Oranje" (Oranges), the Netherlands took the lead in the game when their explosive winger Arjen Robben put the ball in the back of the net after dribbling the ball tens of meters in 20th minute, 1-0.
Just a minute later Australian forward Tim Cahill scored a quick equaliser by a fierce volley, 1-1.
Having scored equaliser against the Netherlands, Cahill miss Australia's next match after receiving a yellow card in the last minutes of the first half.
In the second half, the Netherlands' ace Robin van Persie was shown a yellow card after elbowing his opponent. This means he is going to miss the next match of his team.
"Socceroos" were awarded a controversial penalty after Dutch defender Daryl Janmaat handballed in the box. Australian midfielder Mile Jedinak converted the penalty in 54th minute and made the score 2-1.
In 58th minute Dutch forward van Persie equalised the levels by smashing the ball top of the roof, 2-2. Ten minutes later the Netherlands made a comeback when their forward Memphis Depay scored the winning goal for 'Oranje', 3-2.
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