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Netherlands vs. Mexico: Live Score, Highlights for World Cup 2014 Round of 16

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Brian ChenSocial Media Staff June 29, 2014

The Netherlands authored a 2-1 comeback victory to knock out Mexico in the round of 16.

Giovani dos Santos opened the scoring with a beautiful strike in the 48th minute, and the Mexicans looked to be in control of most of the match. The field temperature was almost 100 degrees, and the Dutch weren't dealing with it well, as Mexico showed their match fitness. 

However, it wasn't meant to be for El Tri. Wesley Sneijder found the back of the net with a powerful shot after a headed pass from Klaas-Jan Huntelaar off of a corner kick in the 88th minute. At that point, the momentum was fully in favor of the Dutch. 

Arjen Robben, who wasn't awarded a penalty kick in the first half after a brutal takedown, finally got the whistle in extra time. Rafael Marquez took down Robben in the box and earned himself a yellow card in the process. 

Huntelaar buried the penalty shot, and that was all she wrote for El Tri. What an exciting way to end the game, and heartbreak for the Mexican side, who impressed with their run in the 2014 World Cup. 

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