Especially after the snoozer that was the first game of the day, I was expecting much from this match and it did not disappoint. Both teams generated chances and could have scored more goals. The Portuguese were definitely the ones more content to soak up pressure and the Spaniards played their usual ball possession game. In the end, Spain managed one breakthrough which turned out to be enough.
Spain is the co-favorite in the tournament and you could see why today. They shouldn't have too much trouble with Paraguay in the quarter final after which things will get considerably tougher. They will have to be in top form if they hope to repeat their Euro 2008 championship run, but they are capable. Not only that, they are a pleasure to watch!