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  • David VILLA (55')

Summary

Villa seals semi spot

David Villa scored the decisive goal as Spain booked their place in the South Africa 2009 semi-finals with a 1-0 win over Asian champions Iraq.

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Line-up

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Coaches

Vicente DEL BOSQUE (ESP)
(SRB) Bora MILUTINOVIC

Officials

Referee: Matthew BREEZE (AUS)Assistant Referee 1: Matthew CREAM (AUS)Assistant Referee 2: Ben WILSON (AUS)Fourth official: Eddy MAILLET (SEY)Fifth official: Bechir HASSANI (TUN)

Have Your Say

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Latest Comments:
hassanhovyzi
27/05/2010 at 14:19
oh my god iraq!!!!!thanks
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RTMIlover
20/06/2009 at 02:37
RTMIlover (Canada)
OMG!! Spain totally rules. Fernando TOrres is the most skilled soccer player of this days. Not only that but his the cuties 2!:P
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elfraziero
19/06/2009 at 05:41
elfraziero (Canada)
You guys are pretty quick to call Spain out on a bad performance because they didn't win by, what, 3 goals? They didn't concede, won the match, and are now 17 consecutive victories in international play? And they don't have shirt weight on the world stage. And about Raul, sure they didn't play with the typical magic this game, but they have a skipper in Xavi and I guarantee he will be all the difference in the semi-final and final. Just watch. I owe it to Brazil though, another big win today and that goal by Kaka against Egypt was unbelievable, certainly the best individual play of the tournament. CR7 won't like being #2 at Madrid, but he deserves no better next to Kaka!
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Statistics

21Shots5
6Corner kicks1
2Yellow cards1
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards0
60%Possession (%)40%
  • Basem Abbas (R) of Iraq fights for the ball with Sergio Ramos of Spain
  • Sergio Ramos of Spain reacts
  • Nashat Akram (L) of Iraq duels for the ball with David Villa of Spain
  • David Villa (C) of Spain celebrates scoring
  • Xabi Alonso of Spain tackles Hawar Mulla Mohammed of Iraq
  • Juan Manuel Mata of Spain holds off a challenge from Samer Saeed of Iraq
"They played very defensively and that made things hard for us. They really closed things down at the back but the main thing is that we're in the semi-finals." Xavi, Spain midfielder.