Germany 0-1 Spain
2010 FIFA World Cup
7 July 2010
Spain would move into their first ever FIFA World Cup final with a 1-0 win over Germany. The score was the same as the 2008 Euro Final but this time it was Carlos Puyol who would score the winning goal.
The opening match didn’t have many chances for either side as the Germans were compact and Spain couldn’t convert their possession into any goals.
In the second half, the match would open up a bit as both teams looked for a goal. Spain had more possession throughout the match and would start to get some decent chances as the match continued. Finally, in the 73rd minute, Spain would grab the lead with a header from Puyol from a corner kick. It was a great header as Puyol ran from the edge of the box and connected to give Spain a 1-0 lead.
Germany was unable to make a comeback in the final minutes and will once again play for third place. Spain will face the Netherlands in the final on Sunday. Neither team has won the World Cup before and its the first final ever for Spain.
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Carlos Puyol scores with a header from a corner kick in the 73rd minute to give Spain the lead
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