The defending World Cup champion, Spain, have already been eliminated from contention and are currently playing an essentially meaningless game against Australia right now on ESPN 2 live from Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil.
After an uneventful first 30 minutes, Spain picked up the pace in the final 15 minutes of the half. After Juanfran of Spain got deep into the Australian box, he centered the ball to the awaiting David Villa who put on a magnificent back heel touch to outwit the Australian goalkeeper and score his first goal of the World Cup.
If you missed the goal, or just want to rewatch it in all it’s glory, check out the GIF below:
Villa had not played in Spain’s prior two games, but now the coaches’ decision will likely come into question after that wonderful goal. It is certainly too bad that Spain could not their offense going in the first two games which ultimately led to their elimination from the tournament.
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