Well, wasn't this something? There was some pretty bad - and inconsistent - refereeing but in the end, it all turned out about right. The Paraguayan penalty award was a good one but several Spanish payers encroached upon the penalty area prior to the missed kick being taken so a retry should have been awarded. They Spanish penalty really wasn't one and this time referee called the Spanish for encroachment, but it was no more blatant than at the other end of the field a few minutes earlier. That negated a made penalty and the goaltender, after stopping the second kick, committed a foul that was a penalty kick but it was not awarded. Quite amazing stuff.
In the end, Spain got their deserved winner and move on to face a very formidable German side. Suddenly South America's World Cup has become Europe's with three of the four semi-finalists hailing from there.