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When faced with the current world and European champions in the opening game of the World Cup 2014, you would have forgiven Holland for being a little apprehensive.
However, ever after the dodgy awarding of a penalty to Spain, the Dutch attacked the opposition as if they were the dominant team at this summer's tournament. The final score was 5-1 but, amazingly, it could have been a lot worse than that for the Spaniards.
The best and most important goal of the game was Robin van Persie's though, as he dived from close to 20 yards out to make contact with his head, firing the ball over Iker Casillas' fingertips.
Van Persie, who has scored so many great goals in his career, singled this one out as the best ever, as reported by Sky Sports.
It is the best goal of my career. It was a brilliant goal, even I have to say that. I look at the occasion and this was one of the biggest so far in my career. It was a bit of a gamble but I spotted Casillas off his line before the cross came in. Just before I received the ball, I saw Casillas standing in front of his goal, so it was a header but a lobbed header – a great goal.