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03/07/201017 - WeatherPartly Cloudy Night
0:1 (0:0)
  • David VILLA (83')

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The final whistle blows - and Spain have set up a semi-final date with Germany!
90' +4 11RIVEROS (Paraguay) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on DAVID VILLA (Spain).
90' +4 11CARDOZO (Paraguay) commits a foul.
90' +1 11SANTANA (Paraguay) is penalised after committing a foul.
90' 32At the other end, J. VILLAR (PAR) keeps the score at 1-0 denying DAVID VILLA (ESP) as Spain break quickly.
90' 8DAVID VILLA (Spain) sees his effort hit the target.
89' 32CASILLAS (ESP) pulls off a double save to deny Paraguay (LUCAS and SANTA CRUZ) as time ticks away.
89' 32CASILLAS (Spain) pulls off a save.
89' 8SANTA CRUZ (Paraguay) sees his effort hit the target.
89' 8LUCAS (Paraguay) sees his effort hit the target.
88' 1 SANTANA (Paraguay) is cautioned.
88' 11SANTANA (Paraguay) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on SERGIO (Spain).
85' 7DAVID VILLA (Spain) sees an effort go off target.
85' 6A.INIESTA (Spain) sees one of his shots blocked.
84' 4 LUCAS (in) comes off the bench to replace V. CACERES (out) (Paraguay)
84' 4 C.MARCHENA (in) comes off the bench to replace PUYOL (out) (Spain)
83' 3 (0 - 1) GOAL FOR SPAIN! A.INIESTA (ESP) creates space and runs at goal, before sliding the ball to PEDRO (ESP). The Barcelona midfielder looked odds-on to score, but hits the far post. The ball ricochets into the path of DAVID VILLA (ESP) whose shot hits the post, before rebounding across the other post before finally hitting the back of the net.
83' 8PEDRO (Spain) is denied by the post.
82' 11SANTANA (Paraguay) commits a foul.
78' 11SANTANA (Paraguay) is penalised after committing a foul.
78' 11SANTA CRUZ (Paraguay) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on RAMOS (Spain).
78' 11A.INIESTA (Spain) commits a foul.
76' 11CARDOZO (Paraguay) is penalised after committing a foul.
75' 4 PEDRO (in) comes off the bench to replace ALONSO (out) (Spain)
75' 7XAVI (ESP) hits a shot just wide, as Spain move into the ascendancy.
74' 10XAVI (Spain) swings in the corner.
74' 10XAVI (Spain) takes a corner kick.
73' 6VERA (Paraguay) sees one of his shots blocked.
73' 6SANTA CRUZ (Paraguay) sees one of his shots blocked.
72' 4 SANTA CRUZ (in) comes off the bench to replace H. VALDEZ (out) (Paraguay)
72' 7XAVI (ESP)'s free-kick is high and wide as SANTA CRUZ (PAR) prepares to come on for Paraguay.
71' 1 MOREL R. (Paraguay) is yellow carded.
71' 11H. VALDEZ (Paraguay) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on SERGIO (Spain).
70' 7A.INIESTA (Spain) sees an effort go off target.
66' 11PUYOL (Spain) commits a foul.
64' 4 VERA (in) comes off the bench to replace E. BARRETO (out) (Paraguay)
63' 1 SERGIO (Spain) is booked by the referee.
63' 11RAMOS (Spain) is penalised after committing a foul.
63' 32A.INIESTA (ESP) hits a curling shot from the edge of the box and J. VILLAR (PAR) does incredibly well to palm the ball away.
63' 8A.INIESTA (Spain) sees his effort hit the target.
62' 6ALONSO (Spain) sees one of his shots blocked.
62' 10XAVI (Spain) swings in the corner.
62' 10XAVI (Spain) takes a corner kick.
62' 32DA SILVA (Paraguay) pulls off a save.
62' 8RAMOS (Spain) sees his effort hit the target.
62' 5 And this time J. VILLAR (PAR) saves it low to his left! The game has burst to life!
59' 1 ALCARAZ (Paraguay) is cautioned.
59' 11Oh my word! DAVID VILLA (ESP) is running through on goal and is bundled over by ALCARAZ (PAR) and the referee points to the spot.
59' 1 V. CACERES (Paraguay) is yellow carded.
59' 11V. CACERES (Paraguay) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on A.INIESTA (Spain).
59' 5 CARDOZO (PAR) strikes the penalty with power, but CASILLAS (ESP) is equal to it.
58' 11PIQUÉ (ESP) wrestles down CARDOZO (PAR) in the box - it's a clear penalty - and the referee spots it.
57' 1 PIQUÉ (Spain) is booked by the referee.
57' 10E. BARRETO (Paraguay) swings in the corner.
56' 4 FABREGAS (in) comes off the bench to replace TORRES (out) (Spain)
54' 9CAPDEVILA (Spain) is ruled offside.
53' 11VERON (Paraguay) commits a foul.
49' 11SERGIO (Spain) is penalised after committing a foul.
Spain get the second half underway. Will we see a goal in this 45 minutes or is extra-time beckoning?
It's half-time at Ellis Park. After 45 minutes of action with yielded just one shot on target, one might argue that the underdogs Paraguay had the better of the half, with two good chances and a disallowed goal. Spain, meanwhile have struggled to get into gear up against a South American side who have pressed them at every opportunity.
45' +1 7H. VALDEZ (PAR) fires well over the bar from 25 yards following a pacy run at the Spain defence.
44' 11V. CACERES (Paraguay) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on ALONSO (Spain).
43' 11SERGIO (Spain) commits a foul.
41' 11TORRES (Spain) illegally handles the ball.
41' 11RIVEROS (Paraguay) illegally handles the ball.
41' 9CARDOZO (Paraguay) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
39' 11RIVEROS (Paraguay) is penalised after committing a foul.
39' 10XAVI (Spain) takes a corner kick.
37' 11CARDOZO (Paraguay) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on ALONSO (Spain).
36' 7DAVID VILLA (ESP) screws a shot well wide, as we wait the European champions first attempt on target.
33' 6A shot from CAPDEVILA (ESP) following a free-kick is deflected away to safety. It's been indicative of the half. Paraguay are nullifying Spain's attacking threat superbly.
32' 11MOREL R. (Paraguay) commits a foul.
32' 11E. BARRETO (Paraguay) is penalised after committing a foul.
31' 9SANTANA (Paraguay) is ruled offside.
29' 11ALCARAZ (Paraguay) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on RAMOS (Spain).
29' 7XAVI (ESP)'s right foot volley from just outside the box dips just over the crossbar in what's been Spain's best chance of the half so far.
28' 11RIVEROS (Paraguay) commits a foul.
28' 11DA SILVA (Paraguay) illegally handles the ball.
26' 10XAVI (Spain) swings in the corner.
24' 11A.INIESTA (Spain) is penalised after committing a foul.
20' 11CAPDEVILA (Spain) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on E. BARRETO (Paraguay).
19' 11ALCARAZ (Paraguay) commits a foul.
18' 11SANTANA (Paraguay) is penalised after committing a foul.
15' 11RAMOS (Spain) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on CARDOZO (Paraguay).
14' 11SANTANA (Paraguay) commits a foul.
11' 7MOREL R. (PAR) hits a free-kick from 35 yards which flies high and wide.
10' 11PIQUÉ (Spain) is penalised after committing a foul.
10' 11RAMOS (Spain) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on RIVEROS (Paraguay).
9' 7V. CACERES (PAR) swings in a cross from the right which is headed wide by RIVEROS (PAR). It's been a good start by the South Americans, who have not given Spain a chance to settle in these early stages.
7' 10ALONSO (ESP)'s shot is deflected out for a corner which XAVI (ESP) takes. His inswinger from the right is headed well wide of the target by RAMOS (ESP).
7' 6ALONSO (Spain) sees one of his shots blocked.
2' 11SANTANA (Paraguay) commits a foul.
1' 32A good move from Paraguay sees SANTANA (PAR) firing the game's first shot on goal from the edge of the box, forcing CASILLAS (ESP) to a low save to his left.
1' 8SANTANA (Paraguay) sees his effort hit the target.
Paraguay get the game underway, in their red and white shirts. Spain are wearing all navy blue.

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Statistics

6Shots11
1Corner kicks7
4Yellow cards2
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards0
40%Possession (%)60%