PEEEEEEP PEEEP PEEP and Spain are through.
90:00 - Spain break with a 3-3. Pedro crosses to Villa who traps and shoots but it is masterfully saved by Villar.
88:00 – Casillas fumbles a routine shot and Santa Cruz is there for the rebound and Casillas makes amends by blocking it well.
83:00 – GOOOOOOAAAAAALLL. VILLA. Wow. Iniesta waltzes through the midfield from Iniesta, lays it off to Pedro whose shot hits the post but bounces out to an on rushing Villa, whose shot hits both posts before going in. That was lucky but how exciting. Spain 1 – Paraguay 0
77:00 – I think this game needs to go to penalties…just for fun.
75:00 – Xavi comes close with an outside shot. They need to do more of that. Pedro on for Spain.
73:00 – Internet seems to be singing (way to Jinx myself). Spain need to change it up some. Draw out the defenders with some outside shooting.
70:00 - Okay… attempt number 3. I just had to get on after that extraordinary series of events. Personally it was all well reffed! Minus the fact that when Paraguay took the penalty there were 5 Spaniards in the area. This game just woke up.
No more updates…internet is sucking up all my laptop juice.
45:00 - Del Bosque has a huge head. It’s up there with Shrek, Bruce Bochy and Don Nelson.
41:00 - Valdez is released and latches onto the ball, spins and fires back into the net. He was whistled for offside but replays shows he was clearly on. I thought it was a handball but it replays from other angles say it was a bad call.
39:00 – Paraguay venture forward quickly and their forward tries his best superman impression as he lays out high and far but cannot connect with his head.
32:00 – Spain are dominating possession now but like the internet connection I have, their play is poor.
22:00 – Paraguay missing 6 of their starts dues to cards and injuries but it seems to be doing them a world of good as they are the ones looking more dangerous.
16:00 - Paraguay attacking as if they all drank a case of redbull….each. Spain weathering the attack well and are making the occasional forays forward. What are in? Bizarro world?
12:00 - Apparently I deleted the Germany/Argentina post but i think we are back on track.
TWEEEET and they’re off. Posts might be sporadic as the interweb is a little slow now.
Will Paraguay park the bus? Will they attack?
Paraguay: Villar, Veron, Alcaraz, Da Silva, Morel Rodriguez, Victor Caceres, Santana, Edgar Barreto, Riveros, Haedo Valdez, Cardozo.
Subs Diego Barreto, Caniza, Julio Caceres, Bonet, Santa Cruz, Benitez, Vera, Torres, Barrios, Ortigoza, Bobadilla, Gamarra.
Spain: Casillas, Sergio Ramos, Pique, Puyol, Capdevila, Busquets, Iniesta, Alonso, Xavi, Villa, Torres. Subs: Valdes, Albiol, Marchena, Fabregas, Mata, Arbeloa, Pedro, Llorente, Javi Martinez, Silva, Jesus Navas, Reina.
Well we’re back at the Elizabeth Street Brewery. Beer is flowing and the bacon scones are almost gone. Spain are heavily favored but the Paraguayan defense is stout and determined. Will Torres get off the mark or will be pull a Rooney or Messi?