• Date: Fri 25 June 2010
  • Venue: Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria
  • Ref: Rodriguez, M
  • Attendance: 41,958


Millar (47)

1 - 2


Villa (24)

Iniesta (37)

Chile vs Spain

Team Lineups


Claudio Bravo
Waldo Ponce
Mauricio Isla
Arturo Erasmo Vidal
Gary Medel
Gonzalo Jara
Mark Gonzalez (Rodrigo Millar, 46)
Marco Estrada
Jean Beausejour
Alexis Sanchez (Fabian Orellana, 65)
Jorge Valdivia (Esteban Paredes, 46)


Iker Casillas
Gerard Pique
Carles Puyol
Joan Capdevila
Sergio Ramos
Andres Iniesta
Xavier Hernandez Xavi
Xabi Alonso (Aguinaga Javi Martinez, 73)
Sergio Busquets
David Villa
Fernando Torres (Cesc Fabregas, 55)

Match Report
First-half goals from David Villa and Andres Iniesta guaranteed Spain topped Group H as they set up a mouth-watering encounter with Portugal in the last 16. Despite defeat Chile were happy with the outcome, as they also progressed to the knockout stages, setting up a clash with Brazil. Fernando Torres looked dangerous at the beginning with a couple of opportunities to score in the first five minutes, but failed to get his efforts on target. Mark Gonzalez should have put Chile ahead after ten minutes. Jean Beausejour broke down the left and his cross along the six-yard box found the former Liverpool man unmarked only for him to send his volley over the bar. Mexican referee Marco Rodriguez was keen to brandish his yellow cards and Chile managed to pick up three bookings in the space of six minutes. A moment of madness by goalkeeper Claudio Bravo led to the first goal. He came rushing out of his penalty area, but was always going to be second to the ball. Villa took the ball past him and curled a shot into the empty net from 45 yards out. In the 37th minute Spain were coasting. Villa squared a ball to Iniesta, who marked his return to the starting line-up by drilling a shot into the bottom corner. Things got worse for Chile a minute later. Marco Estrada received a second booking for a trip on Torres. The Chilean was harshly dealt with, as he appeared to accidently clip Torres' heels. In the second half, Chile made a double substitution and it paid off immediately. Rodrigo Millar had only been on the pitch for two minutes when he received the ball on the edge of the penalty area and his shot took a wicked deflection to wrong-foot Iker Casillas in Spain's goal. With news filtering through from the other Group H game, that Switzerland were drawing 0-0 with Honduras, both teams seem content with the result. Both sets of supporters were celebrating in the Loftus Versfeld Stadium long before the finish and neither side created any opportunity of note in the last 20 minutes.
Live Text Commentary
Full time

Full-time: CHILE 1-2 SPAIN


Two minutes of stoppage time added.


Fabregas has a chance to make it three, but the Arsenal playmaker is unable to connect with the ball on the edge of Chile's penalty area


Both set of supporters are celebrating. The Chilean fans have faith that Switzerland won't score the two goals they need against Honduras


Haven't been any chances in the last few minutes. Chile keep wasting possession on the few occasions they receive the ball.


Spain look quite content with how it stands. They are making Chile work hard in getting a touch of the ball. The Chileans are camped inside their own half.


Chile look like they are hanging on for a one goal deficit and hope Switzerland fail to score twice against Honduras


Chile struggling to create any attacks. Bravo wastes possession with a long kick out of his goal that reaches his opposite number


Iniesta attempts a shot from 20 yards out, but the Spaniard gets underneath it, hoofing the ball over the bar


First chance for Martinez, but he gets no power on his shot. Claudio Bravo, in the Chile goal, collects the ball with ease


Xabi Alonso is replaced by Javi Martinez.


Sergio Ramos seeing plenty of the ball on the right, as he gets down the byline but fails to get a cross in. Should have done better.


Spain knocking the ball around at the back, waiting patiently for an opening.


Spain are having all the possession. It's been a while since Chile have been on the attack.


Surprising substitution by Chile as Sanchez has looked impressive.


Chile make their final substitution. Alexis Sanchez is replaced by Fabian Orellana.


Chile on the back foot and Villa is keeping the Chile defenders on their toes. Another great challenge stops the striker in his tracks


Great tackle from Ponce. Villa is put through but the Chilean defender times his tackle to perfection just when the Spanish striker was going to unleash the trigger


The ball falls to Villa inside the penalty area but Barcelona's new signing miscues his shot


Fabregas tries to find Xavi on the edge of the penalty area but Medel is too quick for the Barcelona playmaker and gets to the ball first


Fabregas has looked lively since he has come on. Villa is up front on his own


Torres, who has been very poor, is replaced by Cesc Fabregas.


Villa tries to find Torres in the penalty area but the Liverpool striker doesn't even attempt going for the ball.


Chile looked dead and buried at half-time but that early goal has made things very interesting.


If this score stays the same, Switzerland have to beat Honduras by two goals


CHILE 1-2 SPAIN. What a start for substitute MILLER. The Chilean receives the ball on the edge of the box and his shot takes a wicked deflection, wrong-footing Casillas in Spain's goal.


Double substitution for Chile. Luis Marin and Rodrigo Millar replace Mark Gonzalez and Jorge Valdivia

Second half

Chile get the second-half underway

Half time

Half-time: CHILE 0-2 SPAIN


Ponce fouls Xabi Alonso with a late challenge. Chile could have been down to nine, but referee Marco Rodriguez decides not to give him his marching orders


Chile are unable to get a touch of the ball with Spain casually knocking it around


Chile are up against it now. They will be hoping Switzerland fail to score a winner against Honduras


Very harsh booking. Estrada looked to accidently clip Torres' heels and the Liverpool player made a meal of it.

Red Card

Marco Estrada receives his second booking and Chile are down to 10 men.


CHILE 0-2 SPAIN. INIESTA scores from 12 yards after Villa's square ball finds him unmarked in the box


Jean Beausejour nearly scores an equaliser as he races onto a ball into the box, but he hits the side netting


Terrific play by Spain as they quickly break on the counter attack, but Torres' first touch is poor


Spain look settled now and oncourse to meeting Portugal in the last 16


Marco Estrada avoids a second booking with a foul from behind on Sergio Busquets. Chile have to be careful with three players already booked


As it stands Chile are still going through to the last 16, but will face Brazil


It was a moment of madness by the Chile goalkeeper. A gift for Villa and a player of his calibre never misses such an opportunity


CHILE 0-1 SPAIN. Bravo came rushing out of his goal but fails to get to the ball before VILLA, who scores with ease


David Villa makes a great run down, but in keeping the ball in play the Real Madrid striker can only cross the ball straight to Claudio Bravo

Yellow Card

Another booking for Chile. This time Marco Estrada.

Yellow Card

Waldo Ponce is the latest to be booked and will also miss the next round if Chile progress


Gonzalez leaps higher than any of the Spanish defenders but the former Liverpool man is unable get his head on the ball


Spain pressurise the Chile defence but Torres is adjudged to have fouled Medel

Yellow Card

Gary Medel is booked and if Chile progress, he will be suspended for the next round


Another chance for Chile. A ball into the box from Alexis Sanchez is pushed behind for a corner by Casillas.


It's a very open game. Chile are not going to be any pushovers for Spain.


A terrible miss by Mark Gonzalez. The Chilean hoofs the ball over Iker Casillas goal from six yards. Chile need to take their chances against Spain. Should have scored


Disappointing free-kick and Spain try to hit them on the break


Jorge Valdivia is fouled and Chile have a free-kick from 30 yards out


Spain looking very dangerous in the opening minutes. Chile's defence have to be on their guard


Chile nearly gifted Spain a goal. Mauricio Isla casually waits for his goalkeeper to collect the ball with Torres breathing down his neck ready to pounce


First chance of note. Torres gets in front of the Chile defence but can only direct his header over the bar


Spain are wearing their blue and white strip. Chile are in their traditional red kit


Spain get the game underway

Awaiting Kickoff

Chile need a draw to guarantee qualification. Jorge Valdivia and Marco Estrada replace the suspended Matias Fernandez and Carlos Carmona in midfield.

Awaiting Kickoff

Andres Iniesta returns to the starting line-up for Spain, replacing Jesus Navas. Fernando Torres and David Villa continue their partnership in attack

Awaiting Kickoff

A win for Spain will guarantee them qualification to the last 16, but a draw could see them be the latest big name to crash out of the World Cup at the first hurdle

Awaiting Kickoff

Pre-tournament favourites Spain take on group leaders Chile at Loftus Versfeld Stadium