Posts Tagged ‘David Villa’

Lack of plan B costs Portugal 2

Lack of plan B costs Portugal

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Along with England v Germany, Portugal v Spain represented another titanic battle of rival nations. The so-called Iberian derby was billed by many as a potential classic. Free-flowing, end-to-end attacking football was hoped for, but as they did against the Brazilians, Portugal set out to frustrate and stifle the opposition, resting hopes of a goal […]

Spain and Paraguay makes up the final eight 3

Spain and Paraguay makes up the final eight

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The final last sixteen day managed just one goal in open play. We had to wait for over 180 minutes of football before David Villa scored Spain’s winner in a tight Iberian derby with Portugal. Paraguay, meanwhile, left their victory until penalties where they remained unfazed and converted all five, knocking out Japan in one […]

Spain beat Chile as both progress 0

Spain beat Chile as both progress

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Spain beat Chile 2-1 tonight in the final group stage game of the 2010 World Cup. Both sides progress to the next stage, as Kevin takes a look at the teams, the tactics, the big talking points and the mouth-watering final sixteen ties that have been set.

Talking Points: Spain 2-0 Honduras 0

Talking Points: Spain 2-0 Honduras

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After watching their noisy neighbours recover from a disappointing start by annihilating North Korea earlier in the day, Spain hoped for a similar performance against Honduras. An exceptional display of attacking team football followed, but with a crucial ingredient missing that may cost Spain in the latter stages. Goals.

Valencia left light by Birmingham and Villa 4

Valencia left light by Birmingham and Villa

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Birmingham City and Tottenham Hotspur fans must be rubbing their hands together with glee at the tantalising prospect of witnessing Nikola Zigic enter into combat with Peter Crouch at set pieces in games between the two clubs next season. At a slightly lower altitude, but perhaps a higher plane of technical ability, it will also […]

Zlatan: the €68million question 4

Zlatan: the €68million question

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The alice band of brothers Tall but not a targetman, quick of mind but not of body, incredibly expensive but arguably not first-choice – critical descriptions that could match two players at world-class football clubs, both of whom have been outshone this season by a younger colleague who allies a formidable work ethic with dazzling […]