Open your eyes, pick your jaws up from the floor and breathe. Yes, it did really happen. Yes, The Netherlands did tear apart the world champions Spain - with a scoreline of 5-1 barely a fair assessment of their overwhelming superiority.
Holland were absolutely incredible last night - and it all came from the tactician that is Louis van Gaal.
Oranje lined up in a 5-3-2 formation - with Arjen Robben and Robin van Persie up front. It is a step away from the traditional tactics of Dutch football in the past but it worked.
They allowed Spain to tiki-taka until they became a threat, which is when the choke was applied by the likes of Nigel de Jong, Jonathan de Guzman and Ron Vlaar - who was sensational at the heart of defence.
Only Andres Iniesta looked a genuine threat for Spain, as the Dutch continued to make life miserable for Los Rojos in the centre of the park.
But when Holland attacked they did so with purpose. The ageing trio of RvP, Robben and Wesley Sneijder rolled back the years with exceptional quick passing and ruthless finishing. When the score hit five, Vicente del Bosque consoled his players and began planning for the next game.
He certainly looks a good appointment now.
He outthought, outgunned and outplayed Del Bosque in the guessing game - tactically he was superb. But on top of that his relationship with goal-getter Van Persie looks impenetrable. The big high-five after Van Persie scored a sensational header to open the scoring was testament to that theory.
United fans are therefore very excited, and who can blame them - with Van Gaal at the helm perhaps anything is possible.
Here is how some United fans reacted on Twitter...
Never seen United fans so excited last season like they're excited during the World cup with Van Gaal...— Muhammad Bassa (@Bassa_77) June 14, 2014
Excited for what van gaal can do at united after last nights masterclass— Luke Barrow (@LukeBarrow7) June 14, 2014
Is it too early for me to be excited that Louis van Gaal is the new Man United manager yet?? :D— Steve Ducker (@Coin_) June 14, 2014
wow the Dutch was brilliant god help the rest off the premier leaque when Van Gaal joins Man United cant wait— hugh-mcmurray (@hugh68) June 14, 2014
Good sign from Van Gaal already with that 5-1 win over the holders of the trophy, cant wait till hes at United #MUFC— Mase. (@MasonEnglish_) June 14, 2014
Louis Van Gaal. What a way to show United fans what they are in for. Smashing the world champions for 5 goals. Cant wait for the next season— Basket Case (@8asketcase) June 13, 2014
Louis Van Gaal impressed me today cant wait for him to start the united job properly!!— Himit Sandhu (@HimitSandhu14) June 13, 2014
3. They totally deserved that win, and most importantly i hope Van Gaal can bring his tactics to Manchester united this summer. AMAZING— Sir Ryan Giggs (@KevinMutuga) June 13, 2014
Van Gaal is going to be amazing at Manchester United, the love RVP has for him— kelly_92 (@kellylouise3008) June 13, 2014