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  • Paraguay 0-1 Spain: Villa scored, 2 penalties saved

    Spain managed to step into World Cup semis in 2010. Tickets to the big four, they achieved after beating Paraguay 1-0 to score the game's dramatic past.

    This game can be described as dramatic because referee annulled goals from Paraguay, the occurrence of two penalties which all failed to be executed, until the winning goal at the end of the Spanish game.

    The single goal of ensuring victory in the Spanish match that was held at Soccer City Stadium, Johannesburg, Saturday (03/07/2010) , scored by David Villa on 82 minutes.

    In the semifinal, Spain will face Germany who previously devastated Argentina with a score of 4-0.

    The game
    New race walking a minute, Paraguay direct snaps. Jonathan Santana a kick from outside the penalty box fell right in the arms of goalkeeper Iker Casilla.

    Spain was still depressed at the beginning. In the seventh minute, Casillas nearly made a blunder when the ball that he hit the foot of Nelson Valdez broom. Casillas was lucky because the goalkeeper is not broken.

    After the last chance, down tempo game and the ball moving more in the middle. New in minute 28, Spain reap opportunities from Xavi volley, but the ball flew over the bar thin.

    Five minutes before the first round ended, Paraguay's goalkeeper managed to penetrate through Valdez. But goals are not recognized by the referee because there is already Oscar Cardozo offside beforehand.

    Referee's decision was reasonable because the real debate Cardozo in a passive position so that it can be considered onside.

    Valdez again threatened in the last minute first half. After outwit Carlos Puyol, Valdez kick off towards Spain but her rebound goal.

    Ten-minute second-half run, the Spanish do substitutions. Fernando Torres pulled out the disappointment, to be replaced by Cesc Fabregas.

    Cried when the match began at minute 56 Cardozo of Paraguay get a penalty because it is pulled to the ground by Gerard Pique. But a penalty taken by Cardozo could be caught to perfection by Casillas.

    Just two minutes later, Spain's turn to reap the penalty for Villa dropped by Antolin Alcaraz. Xabi Alonso scored, but referee asks repeated because there are Spanish players into the penalty box.

    In the test execution, Alonso failed! Kicks can be ignored by Paraguay goalkeeper Justo Villar and a ball gag is maximized by the player fails to Spain to be scored.

    71 minutes, Spain had chances to score through the dead ball. But the execution fails to bear fruit Xavi scored for thin deviated from the goal kick Villar.

    Spain finally present the winning goal in minute 82. This goal originated from Xavi explosive movement in front of the penalty box. Then he handed the ball to Cesc Fabregas who moves to the right. Fabregas kick, but the ball hit the goalposts Paraguay.

    Mental ball then fell at the feet of the Villa. Two times control, Villa kick. The ball had hit the left goalpost Paraguay pole, bounced off the right and a new mast fruiting goals.

    Paraguay is so bernapsu reply to almost equalize the score at minute 88. Lucas Barrios failed to kick a perfectly captured by Casillas. Mental ball struck by the Santa Cruz, but Casillas turned out square feet.

    Two minutes later, Villa Spain almost double the advantage. But the attackers left leg kick that will join Barcelona can still be arrested by Villar.

    In the remaining time available, no additional goals were created and Spain strolled into the semifinals with a 1-0 advantage only.

    Team Line-up:
    Spain: Casillas, Ramos, Pique, Puyol (Marchena 84), Capdevila, Xavi, Busquets, Alonso (Pedro 75), Iniesta, Torres (Fabregas 56), Villa

    Paraguay: Villar; Veron, Da Silva, Alcaraz, Morel; Barreto (Vera 64), Riveros, Caceres (Lucas 84), Santana; Cardozo, Valdez (Santa Cruz 72)


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