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Monday, June 21, 2010

Spain 2-0 Honduras

The Line-Ups:

Spain: 1-Iker Casillas; 15-Sergio Ramos, 3-Gerard Pique, 5-Carles Puyol, 11-Joan Capdevila; 22-Jesus Navas, 14-Xabi Alonso, 8-Xavi, 16-Sergio Busquets; 9-Fernando Torres, 7-David Villa.

Honduras: 18-Noel Valladares; 23-Sergio Mendoza, 2-Osman Chavez, 3-Maynor Figueroa, 21-Emilio Izaguirre; 19-Danilo Turcios, 8-Wilson Palacios, 20-Amado Guevara, 13-Roger Espinoza; 15-Walter Martinez; 11-David Suazo

Seems like Spain has been playing on their nerves and the stats fundament that when we see that they shot 22 times from which 8 were on goal and 2 found the net. On the other side the 9 shots from Honduras did not managed to even scare Casillas.

Entering the first five minutes and already the referee is creating exposure on himself by not conceding a penalty after a individual tricky dribble from Torres that got handballed by Izaguirre. Then it was Mendoza that shoves Sergio Ramos that falls but still no penalty. Guess it had to be that way because when the referee actually conceded a penalty El Guaje failed to find the net in what would have been the second hat-trick of the competition after Higuain from Argentina in day 2 of the competition.

Villa felt much more comfortable after having reunited his partnership with Torres allowing to flow much more space to play either for El Nino or El Guaje and Villa tried more often and successfully. On the 17th minute he went all the way alone to put the ball into the net, fantastic display by Villa.

Villa finished with the hopes of Honduras when on the 51th minute he shot from outside the area just for the ball to take a deflection and entering the net of Valladares that was unable to prevent the goal from happening.


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