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GIF: Robin van Persie’s incredible diving header kick starts Holland’s 5-1 victory

Not many people score diving headers from the edge of the box. RVP does.

by Josh Powell | June 13, 2014

Robin van Persie’s goal, just before the half-time level brought Holland level in their Group B opener with Spain, and it was some way to equalise.

A soaring diving header from the edge of the box after a 40-yard Hollywood ball from Daley Blind. It’s hard to describe just what a special goal it was, so here it is in all it’s stunning GIF form.

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By now you probably know that Holland came back to hammer Spain 5-1. RVP helped himself to a brace, as did Arjen Robben and defender Stefan De Vrij nodded in the other to cancel out Xabi Alonso’s spot kick. The result means Holland are in pole position to top Group B and Spain are up against it to even qualify with a crunch match against Chile to come next week.

RVP will have his sights on picking up the Golden Boot as well, and this effort could well have bagged him the honour of goal of the tournament, and we’re only on day two.

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