Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Huffington Post: Spain Beats Portugal To Reach World Cup Quarterfinals

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Spain and Portugal played toe to toe the first half. In the second half, Spain dominated the game with crisp passing and finally broke through Portugal's defense. Striker David Villa finally did it.

Villa scored off his own rebound in the 63rd minute, giving the European champs a 1-0 victory. This put Spain into the World Cup quarterfinals.

Villa took Xavi Hernandez' heel pass and struck a left-footed shot that was saved by Portuguese goalkeeper Eduardo.

He then fired the rebound with his right foot off the underside of the crossbar and into the net as he fell to the ground.  This was his fourth goal of the tournament.

"It was one of my best goals because it got us through to the next round," Villa said. "Keep scoring so we can keep going."

Spain plays Paraguay in the quarterfinals on Saturday. Spain was expected to win the world cup four years ago, but failed in that quest. Spain could take the world cup this year.

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2 comments: said...

Spain-Portugal was a great match. I can’t wait for the World Cup quarterfinals to start! I want to see Brazil and Spain advance all the way to the finals, with Brazil winning. Every game will be entertaining though.

Rightardia said...

It looks like al all European fianl. Either Germany or Spain will play the Netherlands today.