Mexico vs. Netherlands: 6 Things We Learned

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Mexico vs. Netherlands: 6 Things We Learned
Natacha Pisarenko/Associated Press

Mexico managed to hold off the Netherlands for 75 minutes, but after the cooling break, Louis van Gaal made some adjustments, and in the last five minutes, the Oranje secured their ticket to the quarterfinals, 2-1.

This is the sixth time Mexico have failed to reach the last eight of the tournament, the only team in the world to hold that record.

For most of the time, El Tri played like they had during the group stage, but after Giovani Dos Santos' goal, the squad's defensive game clearly hurt them.

These are the six lessons we learned in the round-of-16 match.

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