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Netherlands 2-3 Mexico

Netherlands goalkeeper Tim Krul is beaten by Carlos Vela's curling shot
Netherlands have conceded 10 goals in their last five matches

Former Arsenal striker Carlos Vela scored twice in his first international appearance for three years as Mexico stunned Netherlands 3-2 in Amsterdam.

Vela took only eight minutes to open the scoring in the friendly, curling in left-footed from the edge of the box.

The Dutch, who rested Robin van Persie, levelled through Wesley Sneijder's fine long-range strike just after the break.

Vela struck again and Javier Hernandez calmly made it 3-1 before Daley Blind's deflected shot pulled one back.

It was a fourth defeat in their last five matches for Netherlands, who beat Mexico 2-1 in the round of 16 at this year's World Cup en route to finishing third.

Their next game is a Euro 2016 qualifier at home to Latvia on Sunday. They are currently third in qualifying Group A, having lost in the Czech Republic and Iceland,

Real Sociedad's Vela, 25, who made 64 appearances for Arsenal from 2008 to 2012, was suspended by Mexico for six months in 2010 over an alleged party and then chose not to play for the national team.

Manchester United's Hernandez, on a season-long loan at Real Madrid, also got on the scoresheet when he found himself clean through on goal and dribbled past goalkeeper Tim Krul to roll in Mexico's third.

Line-ups

Netherlands

  • 1Krul
  • 2van Rhijn
  • 3VlaarSubstituted forde Vrijat 24'minutesBooked at 65mins
  • 4Veltman
  • 5Willems
  • 8AfellaySubstituted forWijnaldumat 68'minutes
  • 6Blind
  • 10SneijderSubstituted forFerat 81'minutes
  • 11Robben
  • 9Huntelaar
  • 7DepaySubstituted forPromesat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Van der Wiel
  • 13de Vrij
  • 14Bruma
  • 15Fer
  • 17Narsingh
  • 18Wijnaldum
  • 20de Jong
  • 21Promes
  • 22Cillessen
  • 23Vermeer

Mexico

  • 13OchoaBooked at 90mins
  • 22AguilarBooked at 90mins
  • 4HerreraSubstituted forCoronaat 61'minutes
  • 3AlanísBooked at 81mins
  • 19Aldrete
  • 5Reyes
  • 6HerreraSubstituted fordos Santosat 82'minutes
  • 18GuardadoSubstituted forPonceat 88'minutes
  • 23VázquezSubstituted forRodríguezat 88'minutes
  • 11VelaSubstituted fordos Santosat 77'minutes
  • 14HernándezSubstituted forJiménezat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Domínguez
  • 7Corona
  • 8dos Santos
  • 9Jiménez
  • 10dos Santos
  • 12Talavera
  • 15González
  • 16Ponce
  • 17Venegas
  • 20Corral
  • 21Rodríguez
Referee:
Szymon Marciniak

Match Stats

Home TeamNetherlandsAway TeamMexico
Possession
Home64%
Away36%
Shots
Home23
Away12
Shots on Target
Home9
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home17
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Netherlands 2, Mexico 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Netherlands 2, Mexico 3.

Booking

Guillermo Ochoa (Mexico) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Netherlands).

Oswaldo Alanís (Mexico) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Daley Blind (Netherlands) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Giovani dos Santos (Mexico).

Booking

Paul Aguilar (Mexico) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Quincy Promes (Netherlands) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Paul Aguilar (Mexico).

Substitution

Substitution, Mexico. Hugo Rodríguez replaces José Juan Vázquez.

Substitution

Substitution, Mexico. Miguel Ponce replaces Andrés Guardado.

Leroy Fer (Netherlands) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Raúl Jiménez (Mexico).

Attempt missed. Quincy Promes (Netherlands) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is too high following a corner.

Attempt saved. Georginio Wijnaldum (Netherlands) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Arjen Robben with a cross.

Corner, Netherlands. Conceded by Andrés Guardado.

Arjen Robben (Netherlands) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Andrés Guardado (Mexico).

Substitution

Substitution, Mexico. Jonathan dos Santos replaces Héctor Herrera.

Substitution

Substitution, Netherlands. Leroy Fer replaces Wesley Sneijder.

Booking

Oswaldo Alanís (Mexico) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Wesley Sneijder (Netherlands) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Oswaldo Alanís (Mexico).

Attempt saved. Georginio Wijnaldum (Netherlands) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Wesley Sneijder.

Quincy Promes (Netherlands) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by José Juan Vázquez (Mexico).

Corner, Mexico. Conceded by Ricardo van Rhijn.

Attempt missed. Raúl Jiménez (Mexico) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jesús Manuel Corona with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Mexico. Giovani dos Santos replaces Carlos Vela.

Substitution

Substitution, Mexico. Raúl Jiménez replaces Javier Hernández.

Foul by Jetro Willems (Netherlands).

Jesús Manuel Corona (Mexico) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Georginio Wijnaldum (Netherlands) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Netherlands 2, Mexico 3. Daley Blind (Netherlands) left footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Arjen Robben.

Hand ball by Javier Hernández (Mexico).

Attempt missed. Carlos Vela (Mexico) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Javier Hernández.

Goal!

Goal! Netherlands 1, Mexico 3. Javier Hernández (Mexico) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Andrés Guardado.

Foul by Quincy Promes (Netherlands).

Paul Aguilar (Mexico) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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