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  • Spain 1-0 Portugal: Villa scored, Costa red-card

    Spain made sure the World Cup quarterfinal in 2010 after beating Portugal 1-0. La Furia Roja winning goal scored by David Villa.

    Big 16 round match between Spain cons of Portugal was held at Green Point Stadium on Tuesday (29/06/2010) .

    Since the early minutes, both teams attacked each other. But until the first 45 minutes the score was still 0-0 draw.

    Spanish attack strikes increased in the second half. As a result of a goal is created in 63 minutes via foot Villa. 1-0 score lasted until the game broke up.

    This winning bring Spain into the round of eight Great. Next they will be challenged by Paraguay.

    The Match

    Initiative attacks the Spanish opened the first minute and immediately get the opportunity. Fernando Torres who ran on the left side of the field managed to break hard kick towards goal but was ignored by Eduardo.

    Spanish invasion continued by Villa a minute later. But it could still be blocked kick behind the opponent's players.

    Eduardo Villa again forced to work hard. In the seventh minute, Villa Ricardo Costa who survived the hard kick off the left goalpost from a narrow angle but the ball was still able to Portugal's goalkeeper blocked.

    Portugal's turn to attack. Eighth minute, Simao Sabrosa fired into the goalkeeper Iker Casillas but could be blocked by a defender Spain.

    A minute later, Cristiano Ronaldo dribbling from the right side of the field and drop the bait the stomach that is too long. Goal-kick for Spain.

    Xavi! Minutes to-12, Spain was almost alone yielded a goal. Football corner made Xavi and Torres met his legs and then make a direct kick over the bar thin.

    Four minutes later, Portugal got the chance from Ronaldo who gets shots freely. We had enough chances are still too weak and leads right into Casillas.

    20 minutes, goalkeeper Casillas almost collapse. Coentrao managed to dribble the ball into the middle and Tiago are then forwarded to kick hard and pushed over Casillas. The ball that led to the goal hits by Hugo Almedia driven Casillas trigger again.

    Seven minutes later, Ronaldo had another chance through a free kick which struck aloud. Casillas could not catch the ball well but could be secured defenders.

    38 minutes, Almeida almost led to the goal for his team. Raul Meireles gastric feed was greeted with Almeida header and the ball is still sideways. Though Almeida was in the right position.

    Three minutes before the break, Coentrao release bait into the front of goal. Tiago quickly snatched up by header unfortunately still far off goalkeeper Casillas.

    Spanish reply. Sérgio Ramos gore ball but Eduardo could be driven away. Score 0-0 draw last until the referee blew the whistle ending the first round.

    Almeida! Being at the edge of the goalkeeper Casillas, Almeida-kick which bounced off the thigh Carles Puyol on 51 minutes. The ball rolled almost signed goalkeeper Casillas.

    Shortly thereafter, Spain launched a barrage of attacks to Portugal via Villa header and Fernando Llorente gunfire. Still can not be converted into goals.

    Goals? Spain managed to excel while Portugal's 1-0 win over Villa in the past 63 minutes. Xavi Iniesta sent a pass to the Villa is then forwarded to greet him with a hard kick. The ball can still be pushed over and then throw the ball but Villa struck and beat Eduardo.

    Portugal goalkeeper truly threatened. In the 69th minute, Ramos dribbled into the right-wing Sweet potato weevils off the field and kick very hard and successfully rescued Eduardo.

    Ramos re-present threat through Villa six minutes later. But his hard kick from outside the penalty area the goalkeeper can still be saved. Eduardo appear very bright this time.

    Unlucky for Portugal. In an attempt to keep pace with Spain instead of losing one of his players. Costa got a red card after committing an offense against Joan Capdevilla at minute 88.

    Furthermore Portugal had launched a number of attacks on goal scored Spain but failed to bear fruit. 1-0 score did not change and Spain entitled to advance to the round of eight major.

    Team Line-up:

    Spain: 1-Iker Casillas, 15-Sergio Ramos, 3-Gerard Pique, 5-Carles Puyol, 11-Joan Capdevilla, 14-Xabi Alonso (4-Carlos Marchena 90 +2'), 8-Xavi, 6-Andres Iniesta , 16-Sergio Busquets, 9-Fernando Torres (19-Fernando Llorente 59 '), 7-David Villa (18-Pedro 87')

    Portugal: 1-Eduardo, 2-Bruno Alves, 21-Ricardo Costa, 6-Ricardo Carvalho, 23-Fabio Coentreao, 16-Raul Meireles, 15-Pepe (8-Pedro Mendes 72 '), 19-Tiago, 7-Cristiano Ronaldo, Simao Sabrosa 11-(9-Liedson 72 '), 18-Hugo Almeida (10-Danny 58')


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