World Cup 2010 Final, Spain Vs. Netherlands: Near Own Goal From John Heitinga Marks Spain's Second Chance

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.

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