Netherlands vs. Australia: Here Are All Five Goals From a 3-2 Classic

By Ty Duffy

That match that should be a fait accompli? It turns into a five-goal classic in this 2014 World Cup. The Netherlands came from behind to beat Australia 3-2. Spectacular technique. Spectacularly bad goalkeeping. This match had a little bit of everything.

Goal 1: Arjen Robben gave the Dutch a 1-0 lead in the 20th minute.

Goal 2: Tim Cahill answered in the 21st minute, with a spectacular volley that may prove one of the goals of the tournament.


Goal 3: Australia’s Mille Jednak converted a penalty in the 54th minute, after a handball in the box.

Goal 4: Robin Van Persie equalizes in the 58th minute with a rocket finish.

Goal 5: Memphis Depay scored the winner for the Netherlands in the 68th minute, aided by some dodgy goalkeeping.