Paraguay vs Spain game is in full swing here. Till half time, no teams could score any goal in the match.
Forget that Spain entered the game ranked No. 2 in the world (behind Brazil) and Paraguay 31st — the South Americans clearly outplayed La Furia Roja in the first place.
There weren’t many chances overall, with just one shot on target for either team. Yet Paraguay looked sharper, closing down quickly on the Spanish players and never letting them find their patented short-passing rhythm.
Plus Valdez nearly scored on a long ball into the box, or more precisely he did score but the goal was disallowed for an offsides call.
Some questions: Can Paraguay keep up the defensive pace, or will fatigue create more space for the Spanish? Can Spain bring on some fresh legs (Llorente? Cesc Fabregas?) to get back on its game? Will Villa be heard tonight?