By the head goal of Carles Puyol’s at 73rd minute of the game play time Spian has defeated Germany in 2nd semifinal of Fifa World Cup 2010 and reached to the World Cup final for the first time in its history against Netherland which will be played in Johannesburg on July 11, 2010.
Spain pressured Germany the entire match and peppered its goalkeeper so many times a score seemed inevitable.
With the sheer quality of their passing, Spain controlled a German side that had simply destroyed teams en route to this semi-final in Cape Town. Xavi and Andres Iniesta were terrific, as were Xabi Alonso and Pedro, taming German players who had so dominated England and Argentina.
With the World Cup final in reach—and Queen Sofia cheering from the stands — La Roja came through with their best game yet.
Before the tournament, very few believed that Germany would get as far as they did, but they performed miracles in this tournament. But in spite of their blistering form and lethal style of play, not even their biggest fan – Paul the Octopus – would dare predict that Germany would proceed through to the final.The match was a calculated, careful affair in the first half, although the Spanish were constantly peppering the German goal with long-range efforts.
When the final whistle sounded, the Spanish players on the field thrust their arms in the air while the substitutes raced out to join them. Two teammates grabbed Villa, who has scored all but two of Spain’s goals here, and carried him on their shoulders.
In the stands, Spanish fans partied deep into the night, waving flags, banging on drums and singing chorus after chorus of “Ole! Ole! Ole!”
Spain striker David Villa said after Spain’s 1-0 semifinal win over Germany that, “We’ve shown that in the big moments we can grow even more.” He also said that, “We should have scored more goals, but one from Puyol has put us in the final.”
Villa said that, “This is one of the greatest moments for Spain, for us to be in the final of the World Cup, it’s history.” “And we want to make more history in the final.”
“I am sure the Spanish can win any game,” Germany coach Joachim Loew said, “because they are dominant and it’s hard to contain their attack.”
Spain faces the Netherlands on Sunday at Soccer City in Johannesburg, ensuring a first-time champion. The Dutch, who beat Uruguay 3-2 Tuesday, lost their two trips to the final in 1974 and ’78. The two teams never have met in the World Cup.