1st Half Analysis
I really have nothing much to tell you about this game. So far, Spain have had 67% ball possession. They have had 7 shots on goal as compared to Switzerland’s 1 shot on goal. From those 7 shots 3 have been on target. This goes on to show you that Switzerland have been defending well and would be very happy with the way things are going so far. Senderos is said to have picked up an ankle injury. The score so far is 0-0
The mindset of a Swiss defender: They shall not pass.
Ball Possession: Spain 63%-37% Switzerland
Shots on goal: Spain 24-8 Switzerland
Shots on target: Spain 8-3 Switzerland
Fouls Committed: Spain 8-21 Switzerland
Corners: Spain 12-3 Switzerland
GOALS: Spain 0-1 Switzerland
Do you care about anything else? If you do, it doesn’t matter.
2nd Half Analysis
Well, well, well….. This World Cup is beginning to get very interesting. The Spaniards did not start off with attacking football, they looked to be very calm in the first 10minutes of the game and that gave the Swiss some time to settle in.
The Swiss defense was outstanding and Diego Benaglio deserves a standing ovation for his goal-keeping. He was simply outstanding. Let’s not forget Gelson Fernandes the goal scorer who happened to be at the right place at the right time. He deserves some credit too. Had it not been for him, we would be in for another goalless draw.
Spain! They tried everything they could but did not succeed in breaking down the Swiss defense. I personally feel that in this tournament almost every team has a strong defense and a brave keeper. If you are to win the World Cup, you got to figure out a way to get behind the defense and slam that ball at the back of the net.
GOL!!!!!!!! 52′ Fernandes (SUI)
30′ Grichting (SUI)
73′ Ziegler (SUI)
90’+1 Benaglio (SUI)
90′ +4 Yakin (SUI)
36′ Von Bergen (in) Senderos (out) [SUI] – injury
61′ Torres (in) Sergio (out) [ESP]
62′ J.Navas (in) Silva (out) [ESP]
77′ Pedro (in) Iniesta (out) [ESP]
79′ Yakin (in) Derdiyok (out) [SUI]
90’+2 Eggimann (in) Barnetta (out) [SUI]
Spain: Casillas (C), Pique, Puyol, Iniesta, David Villa, Xavi, Capdevila, Alonso, Ramos, Sergio, Silva.
subs: R.Albiol, C.Marchena, Torres, Fabregas, V.Valdes, Mata, Arbeloa, Pedro, Llorente, J.Martinez, J.Navas, Reina.
Switzerland: Benaglio, Lichtsteiner, Senderos, Huggel, Barnetta, Inler (C), Nkufo, Grichting, Fernandes, Ziegler, Derdiyok.
subs: Magnin, Von Bergen, Wolfli, Padalino, Yakin, Bunjaku, Schwegler, Leoni, Eggimann, Shaqiri, Frei, Behrami.
Ref: Howard Webb (ENG)
Stadium: Durban Stadium, Durban