David Villa Scores Twice and Spain Sings
Spain took on Honduras at Ellis Park, Johannesburg and easily dispatched them in a 2-0 win. David Villa, Spain’s famed forward scored both goals and could have had a possible third in the 62nd minute from a penalty kick, but the shot went far and wide of the right post.
Villa was exasperated by the shot holding his hands to his face on the realization that it was virtually an open goal when Hondura’s goalkeeper Noel Valladares dived the wrong way, but his ball sailed past to the right.
Spain really needed this win after their shock loss to Switzerland of 1-0 last week. The Spaniards seemed back on their game with endless possession through skilled ball control and fancy passing and offensive play.
Could Spain finally be rid of what only can be described by fans as a mediocre overshadowing presence amid the European powers which include Italy, France and England? These top teams from the outset seem to be playing in some kind of a daze, rather than at the top of their game which is what you would come to expect as a basic requirement for the World Cup of Soccer.
Brazil fast becoming the favourites looks like a possible match-up now in the second round. It is vital for Spain to beat Chile on Friday; they must continue to keep the game play high, controlled and on the constant move to secure an advancing position to win its group and help avoid Brazil in the round of 16.
If the unspeakable happens and Spain can only produce a mediocre tie with Chile, then this much loved teams World Cup ambitions could be over. Most certainly if Switzerland beats Honduras in their next match, scoring the much needed points to advance.
Short URL: http://www.news4us.com/?p=451