Spain failed to avenge the 5-1 humiliation they received at the hands of Netherlands at the world cup in Brazil last year as The Netherlands put in an efficient display to pick up a 2-0 win and ease the growing pressure on current manager, Guus Hiddink.
Two quick fire goals in the first goals were enough for the Dutch who took the lead in the 13th minute through De Vrij who rose to meet Sneijder’s cross after the Galatasaray man’s initial corner was cleared by the Spanish defense. Three minutes later, it was 2-0 to The Netherlands as Depay cut in from the right before laying a pass into the path of Klaassen whose initial shot was blocked by De Gea. Klaassen pounced on the rebound however to score his first international goal for the Dutch national team. Spain didn’t really get a foothold on the match until the later stages of the second half but the Dutch defense did very well to limit their chances and ensure they ran out comfortable winners.
While the Spanish side would not be happy at losing, they can take solace in the fact that the friendly was a chance for them to experiment with new players and new patterns.