Scoreboard | Match Schedule | Standings | Teams | Player Leaders
 Full Time
Chile
1
 
2
Spain
 0-1D. Villa  24'
 0-2A. Iniesta  37'
R. Millar  47' 1-2 
HT: 0-2
Loftus Versfeld Stadium (Attendance: 41,958)
Referee: Marco Antonio Rodriguez Moreno
Preview  |  Stats
CommentaryTeam StatsPlayer Stats Shotchart
Chile vs. Spain
Minute Commentary
92' SPAIN AND CHILE PROGRESS
Spain banish memories of their opening day defeat to the Swiss with a slender 2-1 win over the volatile Chileans. David Villa and Andres Iniesta grabbed the all-important goals, which see 'La Roja' top the group on goals scored, and avoid a last 16 clash with Brazil. Marco Estrada's first half sending off could have proved terminal for the Chileans, but they managed to claw one back, and the goalless draw between Honduras and Switzerland is enough for them to take the runners-up spot in Group H. That means that Spain-Portugal and Chile-Brazil complete the draw for the last 16 of the 2010 World Cup - fanatastic stuff! It finishes in Pretoria, Spain 2-1 Chile.
89' TIME ADDED ON
Two minutes' added time and still Silva waits by the touchline.
87' SNAIL'S PACE
This is training ground stuff. Spain are refusing to give the ball away and, unless the ball goes out, substitute David Silva won't even get on the pitch.
84' OFF THE GAS
Spain have taken their foot off the gas; they're not going to run the risk of being hit by a red hot Chile counter. The South Americans will be hoping that Switzerland-Honduras remains goalless.
81' PUSHED BACK
Chile have every man behind the ball in their own half as Spain employ their tiki-taka brand of passing in midfield. Very slick stuff indeed.
80' THE FLAG'S UP
Beausejour manages to squeeze a left-wing cross into the Spain area, but Paredes is adjudged to be offside. Marginal, that.
78' NOT LIKE THAT
Fabian Orellana sends an ambitious chipped effort comfortably over. He must have seen Fabio Quagliarella's effort earlier this week. Chile coach Bielsa is far from impressed.
75' CHILE SURVIVE
Andres Iniesta plays a smart ball across to David Villa, who in turn lets it run to substitute Martinez. His cross, though, spins off a defender and into the arms of Bravo.
73' SUBSTITUTION
Fresh legs for Spain as Javier Martinez replaces Xabi Alonso, who took a nasty blow to the ankle late in the first half.
71' POSSESSION PLAY
Shrewd stuff from the Spaniards, who are frustrating the ten men of Chile with some top-notch ball retention. The South Americans are chasing shadows.
68' PERMUTATIONS
Should Chile draw level, it would be Spain facing Group G winners Brazil in the last 16 - a tie which many saw as their dream final.
65' SUBSTITUTION
Curious change from Chile's perspective as livewire Alexis Sanchez makes way for Fabian Orellana.
63' ON THE PROWL
Chile are beginning to look weary and David Villa's taking full advantage with some smart movement in behind the back three. First Ponce slides in to block the Barca man's goalbound strike and then Isla's on hand to do the same just moments later.
60' AIR SHOT
Let off for the Chileans as David Villa races onto Fabregas' chipped pass and completely miscues his kick. Had he connected with that, Chile would surely have been out of sight.
58' CLASS ACT
Alexis Sanchez's stock is bound to have risen over the last couple of weeks. Again, he gets the better of Capdevila, but the cross has too much on it for Paredes.
57' PUB TRIVIA
Funnily enough, the only other time Spain have worn blue and white was for their 2-0 World Cup win over Chile back in 1950.
55' SUBSTITUTION
Something's not quite right with Fernando Torres, who's replaced by Barcelona-bound Cesc Fabregas. What a luxury!
53' CHILAX!
Esteban Paredes' flailing arm catches Carles Puyol square in the face. No booking, but that's another over the top challenge from a Chile player.
51' ROUTINE STOP
David Villa cuts in from the left and forces a routine save from Bravo, low to his left. Much better from the Chile no.1, who got the basics all wrong in the first half.
49' PRESSURE
Chile must have been on the receiving end of the hair dryer treatment at half time. They're hustling and harrying the Spaniards, who look shaken after conceding so early in the second half.
47' GOAAAAL!!!!
Inspired! Substitute RODRIGO MILLAR takes a couple of touches on the edge of the 'D' and a wicked deflection off Pique takes his curled effort away from Casillas and into the net. Game on.
46' SECOND HALF
Up and running again in Pretoria. Two changes at the break for Chile, with Esteban Paredes and Rodrigo Millar on in place of Mark Gonzalez and Jorge Valdivia.
45' HALF TIME
Not sure they deserve it, but Spain go in at the break with a two-goal lead over ten-man Chile. A rush of blood from Claudio Bravo played a part in David Villa's opener, before a top class counter-attacking move carved Chile wide open for Andres Iniesta to double his side's advantage. Marco Estrada picked up a second yellow card in the build-up to that goal for a Chile side that are threatening to implode. The silver lining for them is Switzerland's inability to break down the Hondurans in Bloemfontein. HT: 2-0.
44' DIRTY CHALLENGE
Chile are walking a very fine line as Xabi Alonso takes another ankle-stamping challenge from Ponce, who was booked earlier.
43' TALKING TO
Arturo Vidal escapes with just a talking to after a foul on Xavi. Four Chileans have been booked, while Spain, without a booking all tournament, continue to fly the flag for fair play. Mr Lineker would be proud.
40' GROUP H UPDATE
Spain are in pole position and surely won't throw it away. Chile still occupy the runners-up spot, with Switzerland unable to find a way past Honduras.
38' RED MIST
Marco Estrada appeared to tangle with Fernando Torres in the build-up to that goal; he's already been booked and that's a second yellow. Spain's to lose, now.
37' GOAAAAL!!!!
A second goal and some much-needed breathing space for the European Champions. David Villa pulls clear from his marker down the left and cuts the ball back for ANDRES INIESTA to sidefoot the ball into the net.
35' NOTHING GIVEN
Ooh! Torres runs shoulder-to-shoulder with Medel and takes a tumble in the box. Nothing in that, though.
34' VITAL BLOCK
Jean Beausejour breaks clear and races into the box from the left, but Gerard Pique slides in to prevent a certain goal.
33' GLANCED WIDE
Spain are being forced to play on the counter. They do just that and win a corner, from which Pique heads wide.
31' CHARGED DOWN
A speculative Mark Gonzalez effort stings the back of Sergio Busquets, who seems to be everywhere at the moment.
29' SETTLED
They didn't deserve it, but that goal's settled the Spanish nerves. They're going through as winners and Chile runners-up, as things stands. Still 0-0 between Honduras and Switzerland, incidentally.
26' RED HOT CHILE PEPPERS
Amazingly, the referee gives Marco Estrada the benefit of the doubt after the Chile midfielder's ill-timed challenge on Busquets. He's already been booked and can think himself extremely lucky.
24' GOAAAAAL!!!!
Against the run of play and with the help of Claudio Bravo, Spain are ahead. The Chile goalkeeper races out of his area to clear a nothing long ball; he gets it all wrong and DAVID VILLA hits an outrageous, first-time left footer into the empty net from 25-yards. What a strike!
22' YELLOW CARD
Marco Estrada goes into the back of Busquets, and that's a third yellow card for the fiery Chileans.
20' YELLOW CARD
Nothing gets past referee Marco Rodriguez. Waldo Ponce can have no complaints, though, after stupidly kicking out at Torres. He, too, would miss the next game.
18' THE STORY SO FAR
It's early days, but Chile are arguably the better side. Beausejour and Sanchez, in particular, look like doing some damage. A couple of Torres half chances aside, Spain have offered nothing.
15' YELLOW CARD
Gary Medel sees yellow for a trip on Sergio Busquets and will miss Chile's next game, should they progress.
13' CLAWED AWAY
Alexis Sánchez - one of the tournament's top players - tries an audacious, top-corner bound chip that Casillas has to flick behind. Nothing comes of the corner.
10' SILKY SKILLS
Beausejour's dazzling stepover opens up Spain's back four, but his cross is just behind Mark Gonzalez, who, racing in at the back post, would surely have scored.
8' PETTY OFFICIAL
Referee Marco Rodriguez hands Chile stopper Claudio Bravo an early warning for so-called time wasting. How unnecessary.
7' INTENT
Plenty of intent from Spain in the early stages. Chile's 3-3-3-1 line-up is unusually forward-thinking and may well be picked apart by the tournament's big guns. Not sure whether the most astute players of Football Manager would even give it a go.
5' HALF CHANCE
Gary Medel loses sight of the lively Fernando Torres, who fires over on the run. Good spot from Pique to pick out El Nino, there.
3' UP AND UNDER
Spain go from back to front as Xavi pings one into the Chile box. Fernando Torres peels away, but gets right under it and heads harmlessly over.
2' CHILEAN FLAIR
After a tentative couple of minutes, Beausejour's cute flick breathes life into the contest, but Spain snuff out the danger.
0' WE'RE OFF
A clear Latin feel to tonight's clash. Even the referee speaks Spanish; Mexico's Marco Rodriguez, tonight's match official. Spain get the ball rolling, incidentally.
0' PRETORIA'S ROCKING
The atmosphere in Pretoria is electric for arguably the stand-out tie of the group. The anthems are equally raucous - a real injection of Latin passion from both sets of fans.
0' HERE THEY COME
The teams are ready and waiting in the tunnel at Pretoria's 50,000-seater Loftus Versfeld Stadium, with Chile in their usual red shirts and dark blue shorts. Spain, on the other hand, are sporting a fetching blue and white number for only the second time in their history.
0' THE TEAMS ARE IN
Andres Iniesta makes his return to the starting line-up at the expense of Jesus Navas. Joan Capdevila keeps his place at left-back, and David Villa starts, having avoided FIFA's wrath after hitting out at Honduras defender Emilio Izaguirre. Chile's Marco Estrada and Mark Gonzalez step in for the injured Carlos Carmona and suspended midfielder Matias Fernandez, while Jorge Valdivia gets the nod ahead of off-colour no.9 Humberto Suazo.
0' EARLY TEAM NEWS
Chile coach Marcelo Bielsa will be without the injured Carlos Carmona and suspended midfielder Matias Fernandez, with Rodrigo Millar and Jorge Valdivia most likely to step in. Influential Spain midfielder Andres Iniesta is expected to return at the expense of Jesus Navas, while Alvaro Arbeloa could start in place of the more lightweight Joan Capdevila at left-back
0' PREVIEW
Group H supremacy hangs in the balance as European Champions Spain ready themselves for free-flowing leaders Chile. A win or draw for the South Americans would see them top the group, but defeat could spell the cruellest of exits for the Chileans if, as expected, Switzerland spank Honduras. As for Spain - three points behind Chile after two games - they must win to be certain of a place in the last 16 and a probable showdown with fellow pre-tournament favourites Brazil. Now who saw that coming so early in the competition?
CommentaryTeam StatsPlayer Stats Shotchart
Teams
Chile
(4-3-3)
Claudio Bravo1
Mauricio Isla4
15' Gary Medel17
19' Waldo Ponce3
Gonzalo Jara18
21' 37' Marco Estrada13
46' Jorge Valdivia10
Arturo Vidal8
65' Alexis Sánchez7
Jean Beausejour15
46' Mark González11
Substitutes
Miguel Pinto12
Luis Marín23
Pablo Contreras5
Ismael Fuentes2
46' 47' Rodrigo Millar20
Rodrigo Tello21
Gonzalo Fierro19
65' Fabián Orellana16
46' Esteban Paredes22
Humberto Suazo9
Spain
(4-3-3)
1Iker Casillas
15Sergio Ramos
3Gerard Piqué
5Carles Puyol
11Joan Capdevila
8Xavi Hernández
16Sergio Busquets
14Xabi Alonso 73'
6Andrés Iniesta 37' 
9Fernando Torres 55'
7David Villa 24' 
Substitutes
23José Reina
12Víctor Valdés
4Carlos Marchena
2Raúl Albiol
17Alvaro Arbeloa
10Francesc Fàbregas 55'
20Javier Martínez 73'
22Jesús Navas
21David Silva
19Fernando Llorente
13Juan Manuel Mata
18 Pedro
Team Stats
Chile Spain
1 Goals 2
1 Assists 1
9 Shots 9
4 Shots on Goal 3
1 Saves 2
0 Penalties Scored 0
0 Penalty Kicks 0
14 Crosses 17
3 Corner Kicks 4
3 Offsides 1
21 Fouls Committed 13
3 Cautions/Yellow Cards 0
1 Red Cards 0
CommentaryTeam StatsPlayer Stats Shotchart
Chile
No. Player G YC RC GA Svs
1C. Bravo - 0 0 2 1
3W. Ponce 0 1 0 - -
4M. Isla 0 0 0 - -
7A. Sánchez 0 0 0 - -
8A. Vidal 0 0 0 - -
10J. Valdivia 0 0 0 - -
11M. González 0 0 0 - -
13M. Estrada 0 1 1 - -
15J. Beausejour 0 0 0 - -
17G. Medel 0 1 0 - -
18G. Jara 0 0 0 - -
Substitutes
16F. Orellana 0 0 0 - -
20R. Millar 1 0 0 - -
22E. Paredes 0 0 0 - -

Spain
No. Player G YC RC GA Svs
1I. Casillas - 0 0 1 2
3G. Piqué 0 0 0 - -
5C. Puyol 0 0 0 - -
6A. Iniesta 1 0 0 - -
7D. Villa 1 0 0 - -
8X. Hernández 0 0 0 - -
9F. Torres 0 0 0 - -
11J. Capdevila 0 0 0 - -
14X. Alonso 0 0 0 - -
15S. Ramos 0 0 0 - -
16S. Busquets 0 0 0 - -
Substitutes
10F. Fàbregas 0 0 0 - -
20J. Martínez 0 0 0 - -
CommentaryTeam StatsPlayer Stats Shotchart

Players
No.Number
GGoals
AstAssists
SHTSShots
SOGShots on Goal
CKCorner Kicks
CRCrosses
OffOffsides
FCFouls Committed
FSFouls Suffered
YCYellow Cards
RCRed Cards
GAGoals Against
SvsSaves
w4 © 2014 by STATS LLC.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC is strictly prohibited.