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Spain edge past resolute Paraguay

Spain needed to rely on a David Villa goal seven minutes from time to squeeze past Paraguay and set up a blockbuster semi-final meeting with Germany.

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The final whistle sounds.
90'+RIVEROS (Paraguay) is penalised after committing a foul.
90'+CARDOZO (Paraguay) is penalised after committing a foul.
90'+SANTANA (Paraguay) commits a foul.
90'J. VILLAR (Paraguay) blocks the shot.
90'DAVID VILLA (Spain) sees his effort hit the target.
89'CASILLAS (Spain) blocks the shot.
89'SANTA CRUZ (Paraguay) sees his effort hit the target.
89'CASILLAS (Spain) blocks the shot.
89'LUCAS (Paraguay) sees his effort hit the target.
88' SANTANA (Paraguay) is booked by the referee.
88'SANTANA (Paraguay) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on SERGIO (Spain).
85'DAVID VILLA (Spain) sees an effort go off target.
85'A.INIESTA (Spain) sees one of his shots blocked.
84' LUCAS (in) comes off the bench to replace V. CACERES (out) (Paraguay)

Man of the Match

Midfielder

Line-ups

Paraguay
ParaguayPAR
Spain
SpainESP
(GK)(C)
(GK)(C)
84'
64'
8
56'
84'
Misses next match if booked
14
Misses next match if booked 75'
72'
15
16
SubstitutesSubstitutes
(GK)
(GK)
(GK)
23
(GK)
84'
56'
Misses next match if booked 72'
13
13
Misses next match if booked 64'
18
75'
17
19
84'
21
CoachCoach
Gerardo MARTINO (ARG)Vicente DEL BOSQUE (ESP)

Match Facts

Ellis Park Stadium

  • Stadium nameEllis Park Stadium
  • CityJohannesburg

Officials

  • Referee: Carlos Alberto BATRES GONZALEZ
    Guatemala
    GuatemalaGUA
  • Assistant Referee 1: Leonel LEAL (CRC)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Carlos Enrique PASTRANA MENDOZA (HON)
  • Fourth official: Benito Armando ARCHUNDIA TELLEZ (MEX)