Spain defeats Germany, 1-0, advances to World Cup Final

Germany's Lukas Podolski fights for the ball with Spain's Sergio Busquets (L) during their 2010 World Cup semi-final soccer match at Moses Mabhida stadium in Durban July 7, 2010. REUTERS/David Gray (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)

Spain had the right combination of ball control and creativity to upend the coolly efficient Germans, 1-0, and advance to play the Netherlands in Sunday’s World Cup Final.

The game-winner came in the 73rd minute, when Carles Puyol came from waaaay outside to head the cornerkick into the net. Germany threatened a few times, but Spain controlled the ball for much of the game and kept the Germans under nearly constant pressure.

Sunday’s matchup between Spain and the Netherlands means that we’ll have a new winner this year.

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