|The reaction after Arjen Robben drew a penalty in the final minutes. (Getty Images)
FINAL SCORE: Netherlands 2, Mexico 1 (Dos Santos 48', Sneijder 88', Huntellar 90')
FINAL: What a turn of events. Netherlands scores twice in the final eight minutes to go from being sent home to advancing to the quarterfinals.
This looked like a sure Mexico victory heading into the final minutes. In the first half, Mexico had most of the better chances. Netherlands' star striker duo of Arjen Robben and Robin van Persie couldn't get any space or any opportunities, and Mexico was looking threatening from outside the box and on the counterattack.
In the second half, Giovani dos Santos opened the scoring with a beautiful strike from outside the box to give Mexico a 1-0 lead. Netherlands began to push forward more and more, bringing on Memphis Depay for a defender, and winning corner kicks and attempting dangerous crosses. The Dutch did not look they were going to break through, especially with Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa putting on a show once again. And then Netherlands brought off van Persie, an interesting decision given how talented RVP can be in the final third.
A 10th corner kick ended up paying off for the Dutch, though, as a header fell to the feet of Wesley Sneijder, who buried it past Ochoa to tie the game in the 88th minute. Mexico looked relegated to play for extra time, but Netherlands was looking to end it in regulation. Arjen Robben, who had created plenty of chances in the second half, took it to the endline against multiple Mexico defenders -- and then cut back, before falling as Rafa Marquez stuck his leg out and nipped Robben's foot. The debate on whether it was a dive will not end anytime soon.
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar buried the penalty and Netherlands was up 2-1. That would be the final score, as Mexico was devastated. El Tri have now been knocked out six straight times in the Round of 16.
Netherlands will play the winner of Costa Rica vs. Greece.
90' + 5 -- Prior to the penalty, Rafa Marquez and Andres Guardado were both given yellow cards. Marquez would theoretically miss the next match if Mexico can somehow win.
90' + 4 -- GOAL! Klaas-Jan Huntelaar buries the penalty as Guillermo Ochoa guesses wrong.