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Spain in semifinals after win

Spain reached the semifinals for only the second time in history after another brilliant goal by former Valencia striker David Villa.

Paraguay as expected, played a an extremely defensive game that relied on counterattacking and Spain didn’t break the deadlock in the scoreboard until the 83rd minute with brilliant play by Iniesta, Pedro and Villa.

Villa is now the tournament’s top scorer, with 5 goals in as many games.

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Torres goes missing, Villa nets two

In what looked to be a 7-0 game in the mold of Portugal vs North Korea, Spain disappointed by only netting two in the back of the net. Both came off the foot of David Villa who unexplicably also missed a penalty kick.

The biggest mystery was not why Spain didn’t score half a dozen, but where the hell Fernando Torres went. He was largely non-existent in a day where Jesus Navas and Sergio Ramos saw the majority of touches. And when Torres was justifiably subbed off, it was for Mata and not Llorente. Strange decision. Now they’ll have to beat Chile if they don’t want to have to mind the scoreboard.

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