1st Half Analysis
OK….. So Spain have had the better of the first half but have got just 1 goal to show for it which in my opinion is NOT enough. The Hondurans may not have the best squad but that does not mean they can’t score a goal. If Spain are going to make it to the next round they will have to try harder…. Probably make a few substitutions, get Fabregas on? So far, Spain leads 1-0
2nd Half Analysis
Spain may have got 3 points but have not yet got their spark. They did play well, David Villa and Sergio Ramos in particular but there still seems to be something lacking. Inspite of having a number of attempts on goal they do not have much to show for it. Let’s not forget they were awarded a penalty which they missed. But they have got the 3 points they needed and they still stand a chance to top the group. The Honduran defence made some splendid saves and if at all Spain do lose and they do win against Switzerland they too stand a chance to qualify…. Interesting, isn’t it? The man of the match went to David Villa… well deserved!
GOL!!!!! 17′ David Villa (ESP)
GOL!!!!!! 51′ David Villa (ESP)
8′ Turcios (HON)
38′ Izaguirre (HON)
46′ Welcome (in) Espinoza (out) [HON]
63′ Nunez (in) Turcios (out) [HON]
66′ Fabregas (in) Xavi (out) [ESP]
70′ Mata (in) Torres (out) [ESP]
77′ Arbeloa (in) S.Ramos (out) [ESP]
84′ J.N.Palacios (in) Suazo (out) [HON]
Spain: Casillas (C), Pique, Puyol, David Villa, Xavi, Torres, Capdevila, Alonso, Ramos, Sergio, J.Navas.
subs: R.Albiol, C.Marchena, Iniesta, Fabregas, V.Valdes, Mata, Arbeloa, Pedro, Llorente, J.Martinez, J.Navas, Silva, Reina.
Honduras: Valladares, Chavez, Figueroa, W.Palacios, Suazo, Espinoza, Martinez, Turcios, Guevarra (C), Izaguirre, Mendoza.
subs: Canales, Pavon, J.Palacios, Bernardez, Thomas, Nunez, Welcome, Garcia, Sabillon, Escober, Palacios, Alvarez.
Ref: Yuichi Nishimura (JPN)
Stadium: Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg