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  • Date:25 Jun 2010
  • Kick-off:19:30
  • Venue:Loftus Versfeld Stadium
  • Attendance:41,958
Goal!

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90mins

Garcia Sergio Ramos produces a cross.

87mins

Arturo Vidal challenges Garcia Sergio Ramos unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Garcia Sergio Ramos.

80mins

Esteban Paredes is ruled offside. Iker Casillas takes the free kick.

80mins

The referee blows for offside against Esteban Paredes. Gerard Pique takes the direct free kick.

78mins

Sergio Busquets gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Esteban Paredes. Gonzalo Jara takes the free kick.

77mins

The ball is crossed by Jean Beausejour.

76mins

Shot by Andres Iniesta from outside the area goes high over the crossbar.

75mins

Esteban Paredes has a shot on goal from long range that goes wide left.

73mins

(Spain) makes a substitution, with Aguinaga Javi Martinez coming on for Xabi Alonso.

70mins

David Villa is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Gary Medel.

68mins

Corner taken right-footed by Hernandez Xavi, Gary Medel manages to make a clearance.

65mins

Fabian Orellana on for Alexis Sanchez.

65mins

Inswinging corner taken by Xabi Alonso from the left by-line.

63mins

The ball is delivered by Andres Iniesta, clearance by Arturo Vidal.

63mins

Hernandez Xavi sends in a cross.

60mins

Arturo Vidal challenges Garcia Sergio Ramos unfairly and gives away a free kick. Garcia Sergio Ramos restarts play with the free kick.

55mins

(Spain) makes a substitution, with Francesc Fabregas coming on for Fernando Torres.

52mins

Esteban Paredes challenges Carles Puyol unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Gerard Pique.

52mins

The ball is sent over by David Villa, Claudio Bravo makes a save.

49mins

Jorge Valdivia goes off and Rodrigo Millar comes on.

47mins

Rodrigo Millar finds the net with a goal from just inside the area to the top left corner of the goal. Chile 1-2 Spain.Assist by Alexis Sanchez.

47mins

Waldo Ponce gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Xabi Alonso. Hernandez Xavi restarts play with the free kick.

46mins

Unfair challenge on Gary Medel by Joan Capdevila results in a free kick. Gary Medel takes the free kick.

46mins

Mark Gonzalez goes off and Esteban Paredes comes on.

46mins

Jorge Valdivia goes off and Rodrigo Millar comes on.

45mins

Arturo Vidal challenges Andres Iniesta unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Hernandez Xavi.

44mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Medel on David Villa. Joan Capdevila takes the direct free kick.

44mins

Unfair challenge on Sergio Busquets by Arturo Vidal results in a free kick. Sergio Busquets takes the free kick.

43mins

Foul by Mauricio Isla on Sergio Busquets, free kick awarded. Sergio Busquets takes the direct free kick.

42mins

Joan Capdevila gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alexis Sanchez. Waldo Ponce takes the free kick.

41mins

The ball is delivered by Mark Gonzalez, clearance by Garcia Sergio Ramos.

40mins

The ball is sent over by Garcia Sergio Ramos, Gary Medel makes a clearance.

37mins

Marco Estrada is sent off by the referee for second bookable offence.

37mins

Andres Iniesta finds the net with a goal from just inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Chile 0-2 Spain.Assist by David Villa.

35mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jorge Valdivia from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Xabi Alonso.

34mins

Jean Beausejour takes a shot from 12 yards. Gerard Pique gets a block in.

34mins

Corner taken right-footed by Xabi Alonso, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Gerard Pique goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

33mins

Mauricio Isla has a drilled shot. Carles Puyol gets a block in.

30mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Marco Estrada from the right by-line to the near post, Xabi Alonso manages to make a clearance.

29mins

David Villa concedes a free kick for a foul on Alexis Sanchez. Marco Estrada crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Xabi Alonso makes a clearance.

29mins

Alexis Sanchez produces a drilled right-footed shot from 20 yards. Carles Puyol gets a block in.

27mins

Marco Estrada concedes a free kick for a foul on Andres Iniesta. David Villa has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

26mins

The ball is swung over by Mark Gonzalez.

24mins

David Villa grabs a goal from long range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Chile 0-1 Spain.

24mins

The ball is swung over by Mauricio Isla, blocked by Joan Capdevila.

23mins

Foul by Garcia Sergio Ramos on Jean Beausejour, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Marco Estrada from left wing, clearance by Gerard Pique.

23mins

A cross is delivered by David Villa, save made by Claudio Bravo.

21mins

Marco Estrada challenges Sergio Busquets unfairly and gives away a free kick. Marco Estrada booked. Sergio Busquets takes the free kick.

19mins

Fernando Torres concedes a free kick for a foul on Waldo Ponce. Booking for Waldo Ponce for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Mauricio Isla.

18mins

Gary Medel delivers the ball.

17mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Fernando Torres on Arturo Vidal. Direct free kick taken by Claudio Bravo.

16mins

Unfair challenge on Garcia Sergio Ramos by Arturo Vidal results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Hernandez Xavi.

15mins

Unfair challenge on Sergio Busquets by Gary Medel results in a free kick. Gary Medel goes into the referee's book. Hernandez Xavi takes the free kick.

15mins

A cross is delivered by Jorge Valdivia, blocked by Garcia Sergio Ramos.

14mins

Corner taken by Alexis Sanchez from the left by-line played to the near post.

14mins

Alexis Sanchez has a lobbed shot. Save made by Iker Casillas.

14mins

Foul by Hernandez Xavi on Jorge Valdivia, free kick awarded. Marco Estrada takes the free kick.

13mins

The referee penalises Arturo Vidal for handball. Garcia Sergio Ramos restarts play with the free kick.

12mins

Marco Estrada takes a shot. Save by Iker Casillas.

10mins

Jean Beausejour delivers the ball, Close range shot by Mark Gonzalez goes over the bar.

9mins

Foul by Carles Puyol on Jorge Valdivia, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Marco Estrada.

7mins

Garcia Sergio Ramos fouled by Jorge Valdivia, the ref awards a free kick. Garcia Sergio Ramos takes the free kick.

6mins

Marco Estrada gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Xabi Alonso. Hernandez Xavi delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel.

5mins

Unfair challenge on Sergio Busquets by Mauricio Isla results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Hernandez Xavi.

5mins

Short corner taken by Hernandez Xavi from the right by-line.

5mins

Shot from deep inside the area by Fernando Torres clears the crossbar.

3mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Medel on Hernandez Xavi. The ball is crossed by Hernandez Xavi, Header from deep inside the area by Fernando Torres goes over the bar.

The match gets underway.

It is the end of the first-half.

The referee gets the second half underway.

The referee blows for the end of the match.

Match Preview

Bielsa: Chile must go for victory Chile coach Marcelo Bielsa insists a three-point haul is the only thing his players should be considering from their clash with Spain, even though a draw would be enough to ensure that the South American side finish top of Group H. Chile arrived in South Africa in fine form, winning eight of 10 matches since losing to Brazil in a World Cup qualifier last September, and they have continued along the same path in these finals. In their opening two group fixtures they have recorded 1-0 victories over Honduras and Switzerland. That has left them three points clear of Spain and Switzerland heading into tomorrow`s third and final round of games, with bottom side Honduras six points back. Therefore, a point against the European champions in Pretoria would be enough to not only guarantee Chile a place in the last 16 but also top spot in the standings. For Bielsa though, it would be a mistake for his side to go out looking for the draw. "I think that it's more difficult to go out looking for the draw than to try to win. For me, to try to win the game is easier than to hold onto a draw in order not to lose." Spain playmaker Xavi has welcomed the news that Bielsa is not willing to settle for a draw. The Barcelona ace, whose side are fighting to avoid joining the growing list of big nations to tumble out of the tournament, said: "This is good for Spain, we prefer to face a team that wants to win and this is what's been happening for the last few years with Bielsa. "We're very happy to see they are going to attack, I think it's going to be a great game."

Formation:433Manager: Marcelo Bielsa

Chile

Formation: 433Manager: Vicente Del Bosque

Spain

  • Claudio Bravo
  • Mauricio Isla
  • Gary Medel
  • Waldo Ponce
  • Gonzalo Jara
  • Arturo Vidal
  • Marco Estrada
  • Mark Gonzalez
  • Alexis Sanchez
  • Jorge Valdivia
  • Jean Beausejour
  • SUBS
  • Luis Marin
  • Ismael Fuentes
  • Pablo Contreras
  • Humberto Suazo
  • Fabian Orellana
  • Gonzalo Fierro
  • Rodrigo Millar
  • Rodrigo Tello
  • Esteban Paredes
  • Miguel Pinto

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Match Report

Villa sends Spain through European champions Spain set up a mouthwatering last-16 showdown with Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal after seeing off 10-man Chile 2-1 in a hard-fought encounter in Pretoria. Chile, who had started the day with a three-point lead in Group H, surrendered top spot to the Spanish but still qualified for the knockout stages, where they will now face Brazil. David Villa put Spain ahead with a long-range shot into an empty net after Chile goalkeeper Claudio Bravo had raced out of his area, and Andres Iniesta doubled his side's lead towards the end of the first half. An incident in the build-up to that Iniesta goal also resulted in Chile having a player sent off with midfielder Marco Estrada earning a second yellow card after clipping Fernando Torres' heels. There looked little intent on Estrada's part, but the second booking left Chile with a mountain to climb. Marcelo Bielsa's side pulled a goal back at the start of the second period through substitute Rodrigo Millar's deflected effort, but it was not enough and they will now need to overcome the Brazilians if they are to continue their World Cup adventure. Spain, looking to avoid joining fellow big guns Italy and France in suffering a shock early exit, started well and Torres had two good chances in the opening five minutes, although the Liverpool striker could not make the most of either. The game then swung Chile's way as the in-form South Americans lived up to Bielsa's pre-match assurance that they would not go out looking for the draw. Mark Gonzalez skied a promising opportunity over, while Alexis Sanchez earned a corner out of Iker Casillas with a delicate chip. However, it was Spain who took the lead in the 24th minute when Villa took advantage of some reckless goalkeeping from Bravo to put his side ahead with a brilliant finish. There appeared little need for Bravo to race out of the area and although he beat Torres to a through-ball, the Real Sociedad goalkeeper's clearance went straight to Villa, who lofted the ball into an empty net from 40 yards out and near the left touchline. Barcelona's new #40million striker, who scored a brace in the 2-0 win over Honduras and also missed a penalty, now has 41 goals for his country and is just three behind the national record held by Raul. Chile briefly threatened an equaliser through Beausejour, Gerard Pique getting back to make a superb block, but then came the incident that put Spain completely in the ascendancy, taking a 2-0 lead and also seeing Chile reduced to 10 men. A good sweeping move resulted in Villa laying the ball back to his new club-mate Iniesta on the edge of the box, and the Barca midfielder coolly slotted into the far corner of the net. And as the Spain players raced away to celebrate, Mexican referee Marco Rodriguez sent off Estrada for his innocuous-looking tangle with Torres, who was left lying on the ground on the edge of the area. Spain could hardly have been in a better position at the interval, but they saw their two-goal advantage halved just two minutes into the second half. Chile, having made two changes at the break, needed a good start and they got just that when one of the newcomers scored. Millar found space on the edge of the area and fired in a shot that took a huge deflection off Pique before looping past Casillas and into the net. That was a huge boost for Chile, but they could make no further inroads and created little to worry Casillas in the remainder of the half. Vicente Del Bosque's Spain also created few goalscoring chances of their own, but they did not need to and looked content just to keep hold of their lead as they secured a showdown with Iberian rivals Portugal on Tuesday.

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