This match was certainly not the World Cup's best, although Arjen Robben's goal that opened the scoring was world class. The Dutch as the #4 team in the FIFA rankings so today's victory was according to form. Slovakia had a terrific World Cup advancing out of the group stages, something that nobody predicted. Their victory of Italy will go down in the nation's footballing history and be remembered for a long time.
In this match, I never had the idea that the Slovaks would find a way back after falling behind 1-0. The Dutch seemed comfortable throughout the match and I never felt they were in danger of not going through.
The last second penalty was dubious, but a nice ending to a terrific World Cup campaign that the entire nation can be proud of.