Australia vs. Netherlands: 6 Things We Learned

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Australia vs. Netherlands: 6 Things We Learned
Michael Sohn/Associated Press

In what was one of the most riveting matches of the tournament so far, the Netherlands beat Australia 3-2 on Wednesday.

Thanks to Robin van Persie's equaliser and Memphis Depay's winning goal, the Dutch managed to avoid an upset. But it certainly didn't come easy. 

Before the Dutch comeback, the Australians took the lead through a wondergoal scored by Tim Cahill and a—arguably harsh—penalty shortly after the half-time break.

It was a difficult match for the Dutch—and very different from their 5-1 demolition job against Spain last week. 

Here, we take a look at six lessons Louis van Gaal and his men can draw from the match.

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