Orange after extra time against Spain under
AndrÃ©s Iniesta struck in the second half of the extension purpose.
Ninety minutes long, both teams kept each other in check. Only in the Netherlands-Spain knew that renewal at that time with ten men after a red card for John Heitinga-played on the knees. Iniesta was overlooked and shot diagonally hard hit: 0-1.
After a heart-stopping night at Soccer City was the world title for the Dutch team at the World Cup in South Africa just a little too ambitious. Spain turned out to be too good in the final, all that came only in the second half of the extension. Andres Iniesta scored in the 116th minute 1-0. As John Heitinga was previously with red.
Spain was considerably better in the opening phase. The European champion put the opponent under pressure right away. Demolition, as it were, between the lines of Netherlands by.
That soon led to Nice opportunities. Maarten Stekelenburg could just save a header from Sergio Ramos. John Heitinga took out a shot of the same Ramos for the goal line off. David Villa popped up close in the left hand post.
After Spain in less than 15 minutes had missed three good opportunities there began to be a little more balance. Netherlands went a bit further forward defense, forced the opponent to make errors similarly.
The game was initially not high quality, hard. Nigel de Jong and Wesley Sneijder made violations that there not to alkalis. Soon got the two controlling midfielders, De Jong and Mark van Bommel, the yellow card by English referee Howard Webb.
Every now and then came Orange after what threatened in the neighborhood of the Spanish goal. After a clever corner kick taken by Arjen Robben was there for Joris Mathijsen a nice shooting opportunity. He got scared and was waving the ball. right for rest in the short corner Robben popped, goalkeeper Iker Casillas was there just in time.