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Rafael Marquez and his defensive partners were largely impressive in keeping Netherlands at bay for most of 90 minutes in the round-of-16 clash, but they failed to deal with a number of late attacks that ultimately cost them.
A corner wasn't dealt with, the first or the second ball, which led to the equaliser.
Then Arjen Robben finally won a penalty from one of his several runs infield off the right flank that caused flailing, lunging challenges around his ankles in the box.
Goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa didn't do anything wrong all game, but he could do nothing about either goal.
In his analysis for BBC Sport, former Scotland international Pat Nevin said:
You have to feel sorry for the Mexicans—they were brilliant for the first half and maybe 10 minutes of the second.
You really believed that their goalkeeper looked unbeatable. But, however you have to do it, whether it is a long ball or technical stuff, you find a way to do it and that is what the Netherlands did.