Spain, with a header gold Carles Puyol will play the first World Cup final in its history, after winning, 1-0, to Germany in the semifinals of the tournament, contested at the Moses Mabhida stadium in Durban (South Africa) the best game of Vicente del Bosque in the tournament.
The national team will play well on Sunday, from 20.30, to Holland to secure their first title in World Cup history over a century and further enlarge the feat that will be forgotten and the fourth edition of 195O in Brazil.
The best Spain appeared at the right time. The question of Fernando Torres, the hero of the final in Vienna, the Forest met the inclusion in the starting of Pedrito, the real revelation of course football 2010-11 in the Spanish league and one of the great innovations in the list World Cup final.
The bet, most innovative than other more natural as the entry of Cesc Fabregas, still limping, or the most natural of Fernando Llorente at the tip of the attack, went right to Del Bosque, as the canary was an SUV that moved for all river and went crazy behind Germany.
A pass inside the Barca player to Tenerife top scorer Villa, at 6 minutes, came close to putting forward to Spain, one of the obsessions of the ‘red’ for not playing in tow of the ‘tank’ Teuton and avoid rapid counterattacks led by player of Turkish origin Ozil or Schweinsteiger.
But Villa found Neuer’s legs to avoid that both the group of Del Bosque, who monopolized control of the ball for much of the first half, judiciously circulated in the boots of Alonso, Xavi Hernandez and Iniesta pushed out ball and looked in danger down the right flank with continued increases in the band of madrididista Sergio Ramos.
The Spanish goal was reached on a fielder’s also strategy in a corner, which powerfully focused Iniesta and Carles Puyol mate sent his header over the bar before the completion of the first fifteen minutes, when the nerves were gone in ‘ red ‘and began to consume Joachim Loew.
For the three-time champion of the world gave the ball to his rival, entrenched behind and only trust the almost unprecedented speed of about Ozil and striker Miroslav Klose. Just a shot from about 30 meters from Trochowski, replaced in the starting lineup for the suspended Mueller, and Ozil against Casillas got in trouble before the break.
GOLDEN GOAL PUYOL.
The verticality of Pedro Alonso and two shots from the edge of the area again confirmed that Spain monopolized the semifinal at the start of the second half against the continental runners, which showed no signs of life and whose image does not reflect anywhere near the game he displayed against England and Argentina.
Boateng Loew changed by Jansen to neutralize the offensive by his band of Spain, which has long deserved a goal at the start of the second half on a big play by Pedro and Alonso chuts two minutes and had magic in 57 and 58, in which the ubiquitous Peter shot just wide and Villa was never a center of Iniesta.
But the goal came in the most unexpected, overlooked despite the scale of the German central, which rose on Carles Puyol to finish in 73 minutes, with the many ghosts who fought against Spain for decades.
Fifteen minutes left, but Germany could not just create a hazard, as they were converted Gerard Pique and Puyol himself in an impenetrable wall by which to pierce the moral goal and Spanish.
Even Pedrito, spectacular throughout the game, abused individualism in a move which could assist Torres, who replaced a suffocating Villa, to make it 2-0 reassuring. It did not. Spain believed in what he did and left no room for doubt.
The generation of Cesc, Torres, Villa, Iniesta, Xavi, Casillas and Pique may close the circle that drew a couple of years ago with the conquest of the European Championship, a victory that, as of Wednesday against Germany, ended the bad luck in the quarterfinals and the complex of a country that has always had a great generation of players.