Paraguay 0-1 Spain
2010 FIFA World Cup
3 July 2010
Spain would control most of the play and would edge Paraguay with a late second half goal to move into the semifinals.
It was another match where Spain had a lot of possession but had trouble converting that into goals. Paraguay did do a good job during the match of putting pressure on the Europeans and making it tough. The first half was a bit uneventful but the second half would have a lot of drama.
Both sides would get penalties within a few minutes of each other and fail to convert both. The first was for Paraguay and saved by Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas while Spain would then have a penalty waived off (due to players being in the box before it was taken) and then the re-kick saved.
Eventually, Spain would start to get some decent chances late and would score. Andres Iniesta would sent a pass to Pedro who sent a shot off the post where it fell to David Villa. The striker would score with a shot off the far post. Spain would hold on for the 1-0 win and now has a match against Germany in the semifinals.
Paraguay 0-1 Spain Goal Videos
David Villa gives Spain the lead in the 83rd minute (0-1).
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