Spain has again defied the early pressure the Netherlands has tried to exert, generating their second scoring chance of the match in the 11th minute.
A long ball over the midfield from Pedro was brought down at the edge of the box by David Villa, who laid a pass off for Andres Iniesta. The Spanish midfielder switched play to the right flank for Sergio Ramos, who beat Dirk Kuyt and was able to put a hard cross across the six yard box. Central defender John Heitinga was there to precariously put the ball over the crossbar, giving the Spaniards a corner kick.
Spain played the kick short and eventually worked for a cross far post to David Villa, whose left-footed volley went into the outside of the net.
Now through 14 minutes, the World Cup final remains scoreless, Spain having three shots and 65 percent of the possession.