Chile 1-2 Spain
Rodrigo Millar 47 Villa 24
Both sides qualified for the knock-out stages after an entertaining 70 minutes spoilt by a turgid 20 minutes when both sides knew the result would see them through.
Spain needed the win, while a point was definitely enough for the Chileans. But it was Chile who made by far the livelier start, Mark Gonzalez off-target with their best chance of a lively opening quarter.
But they gifted Spain a goal against the run of play, goalkeeper Claudio Bravo racing out to clear the ball from near the touchline only for David Villa to float it back into the unguarded net from 45 yards.
Andres Iniesta’s right-foot shot made it 2-0 after a flowing move, which saw Chile’s Marco Estrada dismissed for upending Fernando Torres, his second cautionable offence.
The ten men pulled one back through substitute Rodrigo Millar’s deflected right-foot shot. And the sides played out an uncompetitive final quarter.
Tags: Chile, Mark Gonzalez, Claudio Bravo, David Villa, Fernando Torres, Spain, World Cup