Wednesday, June 30, 2010

FIFA World Cup 2010 Spain vs Portugal Highlights, Spain in Quarter's

Spain vs Portugal Highlights FIFA World Cup 2010, Spain in Quarterfinals,Spain World Cup: Spain had to survive a succession of missed opportunities by the Portuguese in the first half, but once Villa opened the scoring on 63 minutes with his fourth goal of the tournament, which was rarely threatened.


Portugal, a semifinalist in Germany four years ago, had Ricardo Costa sent off for an off-the ball clash with Joan Capdevila before the end but their fate has already been considered closed.

Refer only to the Spaniards, playing Paraguay in the last eight is a continuing lack of demonstrated striker Fernando Torres, who still seems to feel after-effects of knee surgery he had in April.

Torres has played a role in a bright start in Spain, the cut in the region and some trials Eduardo curling, but soon disappeared and was actually from Portugal who had the better openings before half time.

Villa had also brought a fine save out of Eduardo early on, while Xavi fired a first-time shot over from a corner but, after surviving those scares, Carlos Queiroz's side not only found a way of keeping Spain at arms length, they also began to threaten at the other end.

Twice Cristiano Ronaldo tried his luck from long range with free-kicks, and on the second occasion Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas could not hold on to the ball and Gerard Pique had to mop up.

Spain should have added to their lead before the end, with Eduardo saving from Ramos and Villa, while the impressive Llorente headed wide.

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