I feel sorry for the Dutch. Some of the pundits where saying they played bad and had bad tactics. I really don't think that's fair at all. Okay so they had some rough challenges, but I don't think they where on purpose, think it was more a case of being over enthusiastic and trying a bit hard.
As for bad tactics, no way. There is only one way to handle Spain and that's to stifle their passing and that's exactly what the Netherlands did. They're the only team in this world cup who managed to do it and if you consider the difference in overall quality between the two teams I say fair play to them.
I'd say overall the Dutch were the better side. Possession was like 55% 45% in favour of the Spanish which again, given the difference in the two sides says more about the Dutch than it does the Spanish.
And to rap it up I've got to say, watching the Spanish does nothing for me. I can appreciate how skilled they are and their passing is damn fine, but after about ten minutes it bores me, all they try and do is walk the ball to the net and usually win with like 1 goal. I much prefer the sort of game the Germans play, full of energy and lots of goals. So I enjoyed last nights game purely because the Dutch stopped the Spanish doing their usual of just teasing the ball up the park and in to the net.