World Cup 2014 Day Two

Day two of the 2014 World Cup saw three games and a total of 11 goals scored.

The day started with Mexico taking on Cameroon. This game was decided by just the one goal with Peralta of Mexico getting the decisive goal in the second half.

The second game of the day saw Spain playing the Netherlands in a re-run of the 2010 World Cup final, but this game was nothing like that one. It started off fairly even with both teams having a go. Wesley Sneider missed the best chance of the game early on in the first half before Spain opened the deadlock with a penalty scored by Xabi Alonso.

Then David Silva nearly put Spain in front of he missed and just before the end of the first half Robin Van Persie scored a headed goal which saw the teams equal. The second half was one-way traffic with Van Persie scoring a second goal, Arjen Robben scoring another couple of goals and de Vrij getting just the one. Spain were ripped apart by the Netherlands so much so that the score line could have been more like 7 or 8 goals to 1 as Van Persie hit the bar and Robben had another superb shot saved.

This has to be the most unexpected result in the world cup so far but it was a fair result on the day as Holland were scintillating and Spain were really, really poor and were easily thrashed.

In the final game of the day Australia took on Chile. This was another fairly one sided game with Chile making the majority of the play and reasonably easily picked the Socceroos off. They scored two goals in the first fifteen minutes from Sanchez and Valdivia and Australia managed to get one back from their talisman Tim Cahill but were not able to capitalise on that and get a second which would truly have changed the complexion of the game.

Wigan’s Beausejour finished Australia off with a 90th minute goal which saw Chile the deserved victors in this game.

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