Jeonju Stadium, Chonju, South Korea

Referee: Gamal Ghandour

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  • Fernando Sanchez Morientes 53'
  • Fernando Sanchez Morientes 69'
  • Fernando Hierro 82' PEN

3 - 1



  • Carles Puyol 10' OG
  • 90'

    Easy street for Spain now but the Parguayans must now wait for news on the other game between South Africa and Slovenia. We'll bring you all the action as it happens at 7.30am BST tomorrow. Don't you dare miss it.

  • 90'

    Great half-time stuff from Camacho seems to have won it for the Spaniards. Morientes, with his two goals, and Helguera with his shielding of the defence played big parts. Paraguay's gameplan went with Morientes' first.

  • 90'

    That's it! Spain are the first qualifiers to the last 16. Paraguay have a lot of work to do to qualify.

  • 90'

    Raul attempts a through-flick to Morientes. He fails.

  • 90'

    Paraguay corner...Arce, who else, hits. Hierro, who else, clears with his head.

  • 90'

    Spain playing out time. They're in the next round and Camacho can rest some players in their last game with South Africa.

  • 90'

    Added time. Campos down the left with Santa Cruz haring into the danger area. Again Casillas does well.

  • 90'

    Arce hits. Casillas, who's buried the ghost of that Paraguay goal, knocks the ball away convincingly.

  • 89'

    Puyol has to take evasive action when a cross drifts over. Paraguay corner.

  • 89'

    Juan Fran brought down. Morientes' flicks it back. It comes to nothing.

  • 87'

    Then the Bayern man gets on the end of a cross. He can only head wide. A poor attempt. Better is expected from the 20-year-old.

  • 85'

    Spain attack in numbers. But Hierro is forced to tackle back when Santa Cruz juggles.

  • 85'

    Puyol harries hard. But Paraguay clear. Little conviction from them now.

  • 83'

    Puyol wins a throw. Valeron will be replaced by Barcelona's Xavi.

  • 83'

    So Hierro's second penalty all but puts the Spaniards in the second round.

  • 81'

    Hierro throws off some Chilavert play-acting and sends him the wrong way. Humiliation for the keeper/court jester.

  • 78'

    Chilavert breathing heavily between the sticks. He saves from Raul but Paredes fouled the Real man. Penalty!

  • 78'

    He hits the target but Casillas catches. It's a chase back for the out-of-shape one. Santa Cruz saves him by blocking Casillas' quick distribution. He's booked too.

  • 78'

    Chilavert has a chance to hit when Santa Cruz was fouled. Twenty-five yards out..

  • 78'

    Camacho directs from the half-way line. Some rather unattractive sweat stains appear under his armpits, exposed by his gesticulation.

  • 76'

    Baraja is fouled by Paredes's high tackle. The Paraguayan will be replaced by Struway.

  • 75'

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  • 75'

    Good ball from Morientes to Juan Fran. Raul, wreathed in screams from the Korean fans, is beaten to the ball.

  • 74'

    De Pedro's kick beats everybody and swerves out for a goal-kick.

  • 73'

    Caniza's shot away by Puyol. Baraja smashes a cross in. Acuna heads out for a corner.

  • 72'

    Foul on Valeron. Nadal has the ball. Interchange with Hierro before the Real man fires a long ball to De Pedro.

  • 71'

    Santa Cruz with some silky skills, a great through ball to Caniza but offside given. Roque rocked the Spanish defence.

  • 69'

    The big man between the sticks will be very disappointed with that one, Brian.

  • 69'

    De Pedro break down the left. He crosses in. Chilavert, big reputation but bad keeping, misses it completely. It comes off Morientes and rolls into the back of the net. 2-1 to Espana!

  • 67'

    Ball comes to Gamarra (Sodom not playing today) and he heads just over the ball.

  • 67'

    Santa Cruz fouled. Arce will bang one in....

  • 66'

    De Pedro will hit...straight into the wall. Disappointing.

  • 65'

    Morientes breaks superbly. He plays a bad pass to Valeron, whose lack of pace, stops a killer move. He's eventually fouled.

  • 64'

    Morientes is put clean through by De Pedro. He has a great chance to score.....but chips over. A bad, bad miss.

  • 63'

    Another Spain attack breaks down. Hierro, sweating like a horse, is shown a clean pair of heels by Santa Cruz and it takes Nadal to bail him out.

  • 62'

    Cardoso comes off, replaced by Jorge Campos (not the Mexican fashion victim).

  • 61'

    But he hammers right at the wall. A waste. Chilavert may fancy the next.

  • 60'

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  • 60'

    Arce has a chance to fire in a free-kick.

  • 60'

    Spain keep the ball by giving it back to Nadal. Puyol crosses and Juan Fran flails in an attempt at a shot. He misses with his right-foot. The wrong one.

  • 59'

    Paraguay weather that storm. Now they look for another. But Juan Fran gets away. Gavilan tugs him back.

  • 57'

    Santa Cruz fouled. Chilavert takes the free-kick from the half-way line. Poorly.

  • 56'

    Chilavert out on safari. He lumbers across to clear.

  • 56'

    Some handbags in the middle. Juan Fran clutches his face. Ayala involved. Hierro leads the accusations but nothing comes of it.

  • 55'

    Much, much better from Spain. They've got the bit between their teeth.

  • 55'

    Hierro the target but it's cleared. Puyol crosses again. Paredes clears. De Pedro shoots and then Helguera gets a chance. He misses.

  • 54'

    Raul is fouled and there's another chance to get the ball at Morientes' head.

  • 53'

    De Pedro takes. Morientes rises over the defence and heads the ball back past Chilavert. 1-1! What a substitution!.

  • 51'

    Corner chance. And then again when Acuna knocks it behind.

  • 51'

    Chilavert flaps and there's a goalmouth scramble. Cáceres hacks away. But the ref saw an earlier infringement.

  • 49'

    Juan Fran in plenty of space but supplies a poor cross. Raul is out-muscled in the area by Cáceres.

  • 49'

    Helguera caught as Santa Cruz attacks. Arce slips when he had the chance to cross.

  • 49'

    No, De Pedro dips one. It's not enough to beat Chilavert.

  • 48'

    He'll chip the ball at Morientes....

  • 48'

    Baraja attacks but is stopped by Caniza. Valeron wins a free-kick.

  • 47'

    Spain need to get some instant gratification from those changes. Morientes can't get to a long through pass.

  • 46'

    Paraguay have the first attack. Arce again playing a part. Gavilan forces a throw.

  • 45'

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  • 45'

    Two madrilenos on for a Barca man and a Depor one too.

  • 45'

    Camacho makes some changes at half-time. Morientes and Helguera replace Luis Enrique and Tristan.

  • 45'

    That's the last action of the first period. The teams go in with Spain behind after that unfortunate own-goal. A Camacho rocket must surely be in the offing. Cesare Maldini will be delighted by his team's showing.

  • 45'

    Spain have one last chance to launch one. Tristan can't reach a long ball.

  • 45'

    Into added time. Cardoso wins a header unfairly and a shot is fired wide after the ref blows his whistle.

  • 44'

    Spain try to attack. Baraja stopped and Luis Enrique seemingly backs out of a challenge.

  • 43'

    Timewasting is the order of the day. Arce booked and then his kick is punched, this time more convincingly, by Casillas.

  • 43'

    A free-kick chance for Paraguay. Arce will hit....

  • 42'

    Nadal defends well but De Pedro can't keep the ball in.

  • 42'

    De Pedro tackles to stop a game of keep-ball. Raul is baulked but no foul is given.

  • 41'

    Paraguay seem to have weathered the storm and are enjoying more and more possession.

  • 41'

    Valeron plays a poor ball. Spain's passing is becoming a little ragged.

  • 40'

    Hierro is beaten by Cardozo. Ball comes across to Acuna. His shot is wide and doesn't trouble the posts.

  • 39'

    Spain have to defend when Nadal heads clear. Casillas gets the ball.

  • 38'

    Raul outnumbered again by a massed defence. Paraguay defending really well.

  • 37'

    Raul is fouled from behind by Gamarra. No card. De Pedro's kick can't find Hierro.

  • 36'

    Spain could do with a goal before the break. They've yet to have a clear-cut chance.

  • 35'

    Valeron stopped in his tracks. Then a long ball from Arce is flapped at by Casillas. Santa Cruz dallies and Puyol clears. Bad keeping but good defending.

  • 32'

    Acuna for Paraguay. He gives it to Cardoso. His shot is dragged wide.

  • 31'

    Baraja comes away with the ball. But Enrique falls over the ball.

  • 31'

    Raul fights hard to chase the Paraguayan defenders. But he can't stop an attack.

  • 30'

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  • 30'

    Luis Enrique charges. The ball finds its way to Raul who pirouettes and shoots. Just over. Great football.

  • 29'

    Roque Santa Cruz threatened. But Nadal clears. De Pedro's chase of a long ball is in vain.

  • 28'

    Tristan is through on goal and but Chilavert stops him. He was offside again. More Spanish frustration.

  • 26'

    Valeron chips into the area. Tristan flicks and De Pedro chases. But he's wandered offside.

  • 26'

    Enrique is reached by De Pedro but he suffers from a lack of inches and heads it wide.

  • 25'

    Luis Enrique wins a corner....

  • 24'

    Spain frustrated. They are coming against a brick wall of defence.

  • 23'

    Valeron finds Juan Fran. Again the shot is blocked.

  • 23'

    De Pedro makes a promising run. His cross is curved but not towards Raul. Chilavert slides out to collect.

  • 22'

    Baraja bursts down the left. His ball is into the middle. But Paraguay are defending deep. Puyol finds the same problem.

  • 20'

    De Pedro and Luis Enrique force the ball through for Raul. His shot is on the bounce and he can't keep it down but perhaps their best chance.

  • 19'

    Casillas collects a lofted Gavilan chip. He showed safer hands there.

  • 18'

    Puyol overlaps. His cross flies across the goal with no takers. A real waste. Somebody needed to be on the end of it.

  • 17'

    Spain look a little shaken. Is belief going to a problem once again?

  • 16'

    Valeron prompts. De Pedro cuts inside and is stopped. Nadal can't stop Acuna. Arce's cross takes two Spaniards to clear. Raul fails to make the best of a break.

  • 16'

    Nadal joins the attack. Cross from De Pedro is flapped at by Chilavert but his defenders clear.

  • 15'

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  • 14'

    Luis Enrique plays a great through pass. But Tristan miscontrols.

  • 13'

    De Pedro fires a free-kick miles over a packed area. A very poor attempt indeed.

  • 13'

    Spain pass the ball well with little attacking impetus. Valeron seems to be the hub but Paraguay are marking him well.

  • 12'

    Corner is wasted. But Juan Fran attacks. Valeron's shot is blocked by a mass defence.

  • 11'

    It's been even and Spain were unlucky there. But now we'll see their true mettle. Raul has their first attempt - a chip - Chilavert tips over.

  • 10'

    Arce fires a shot. It swerves viciously and Casillas can only parry. It bounces back off Puyol and nobody can prevent it rolling into the net. 1-0 to Paraguay! A shock lead.

  • 9'

    De Pedro is stopped. Baraja slides in on Paredes and is booked for a late challenge. Quite rightly.

  • 8'

    Tristan again is thwarted in an attempt to get Raul in. Nadal is fouled after Paraguay hit the ball long.

  • 6'

    Gavilan's cross is nicked away by Puyol. He goes on the attack.

  • 5'

    Spain again cut out a cross. Paraguay stop when Spain target Raul.

  • 4'

    Not much flair from either side. Caniza tries a cross but it's behind the attackers and Tristan comes away with it. Angled ball for Raul is overhit.

  • 3'

    Arce for Paraguay. Hierro knocks it out.

  • 2'

    Juan Fran's run is stopped. Ayala stops him in the corner. Puyol's crossfield attempt is stopped.

  • 1'

    Gavilan tries a lofted shot but Casillas claims with ease.

  • 1'

    Spain win the ball back straight away. But the South Americans have it. Santa Cruz is the target. But Hierro clears.


    We're under way as Paraguay, with Chilavert in goal, take the kick-off.

Goal Shot Video
  • Shots (on goal)

  • tackles

  • Fouls

  • possession

  • Spain

  • 12(4)

  • -

  • 13

  • 0%


  • Paraguay

  • 7(2)

  • -

  • 16

Match Stats

  • Spain
  • Paraguay
12(4) Shots (on goal) 7(2)
13 Fouls 16
4 Corner kicks 3
4 Offsides 2
0% Time of Possession 0%
1 Yellow Cards 3
0 Red Cards 0
2 Saves 2

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