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    Spain advanced to the 2010 World Cup final after beating Germany 1-0. Matador team created the winning goal by defender Carles Puyol.

    The match between Spanish and German staged in Durban, Wednesday (07/07/2010). In the first half of La Furia Roja dominated, both teams played a 0-0 draw.

    Spain present the winning goal in the middle of the second half. Through the corner of the football situation, Carles Puyol managed to gore the ball and tore the German goalkeeper, what a great-header.

    In the final to be held next July 11, Spain faced the Netherlands. The two finalists both have never become world champion.

    The match

    Spain coach Vicente del Bosque reserve striker Fernando Torres. Instead of young players emerge as the starter Pedro Rodriguez.

    Three minutes after the whistle marks the start of the game, action could interfere with the entry streaker. Authorities swiftly to secure the intruder.

    David Villa! Entering the fifth minute, the feed leads to breakthrough Pedro Villa in the penalty box. Dropping the self, the Spanish opened fire bomber that could still denied by Manuel Neuer.

    13-minute, Andres Iniesta's cross towards the penalty box. There Carles Puyol header welcomes the ball but still soared above the German goalkeeper.

    Five minutes later, Sergio Ramos's turn to have a chance. Receive the feed from the left side, piercing Ramos from the right wing then opened fire. However Jabulani still deviated from the target.

    Cooperation Lukas Podolski-Miroslav Klose 22 minutes from presenting a threat to Spain. Cross the ball to Klose Podolski directed in the penalty box. But La Furia Roja back row swiftly to secure the situation.

    The experiment took place Spain in the 29th minute. Kick from outside the penalty box off Xabi Alonso. The ball was still deviated from the target.

    Piotr Trochowski! Through a counterattack in the 31st minute, German midfielder was off a shot from outside the penalty box that forced Casillas saves.

    The last chances in the first round were created during injury time Pedro. Still hard kick right in the catchment Manuel Neuer.

    At intervals of five minutes early second round, Spain presents a threat by Xabi Alonso. However, twice as long-distance kick off Real Madrid's players were completely deviated from the target.

    Entering the 54th minute, Xavi pass ball to David Villa-kick was met by a flat ex-bomber was Valencia who directs the skin round to the Germany left goalpost. But the ball still deviated from the target.

    Afterwards the Matador team continues attack German defense. Pedro gunfire can still be thwarted Neuer.

    The next opportunity comes when Iniesta managed to break through the opponent penalty box and drop the bait into the middle. The ball failed to be converted into goals by David Villa who stood relatively freely in the mouth of the German goalkeeper.

    Pedro back to present a threat. This time the younger players spurn Spain was still sideways from the target.

    Germany managed to steal the opportunity in the 68th minute. Podolski cross was met by the execution, launched a replacement player Toni Kroos. Action Casillas earned thwart chances Panzer team.

    Impasse in this fight broke out in minute 73. Starting from a soccer corner Xavi, Carles Puyol who ran from outside the penalty box and not be under guard, succeeded in heading the ball without being blocked by Manuel Neuer.

    After being broken in Germany further enhance the attack. But the forces of Joachim Loew still has not paid off.

    Spain doubles scoring opportunities aground. 81st minute, Pedro managed to escape and penetrate the German defenses. Get escorts from Arne Friedrich, Pedro chose to dribble the ball. Fernando Torres when there are free-standing. The ball had been won by Toni Kroos who helped the defense.

    Spanish press in the last minute games. But until the long whistle sounded there was no additional goals are created.

    Team Line-up:

    Germany: 1-Manuel Neuer; 3-Arne Friedrich, 17-Per Mertesacker, 20-Jerome Boateng (2-Marcell Jansen 52 '), 16-Philipp Lahm, 7-Bastian Schweinsteiger, 6-Sami Khedira (23-Mario Gomez 80 '), 8-Mesut Oezil, 10-Lukas Podolski, 15-Piotr Trochowski (18-Toni Kroos 61'), 11-Miroslav Klose

    Spain: 1-Iker Casillas; 5-Carles Puyol, 3-Gerard Pique, 11-Joan Capdevila, 15-Sergio Ramos, 16-Sergio Busquets, 14-Xabi Alonso (4-Carlos Marchena 92 '), 8-Xavi Hernandez, 6-Andres Iniesta, 7-David Villa (9-Fernando Torres 80 '), 18-Pedro (21-David Silva 85')


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