Paraguay nearly drew even in the 89th minute, withe Lucas Barrios and Roque Santa Cruz testing Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas only to see the Spanish captain come-up with two answers to keep Spain ahead, 1-0.
Lucas Barrios was given a shot from the right of the penalty box at 16 yards out, his right-footed attempt fired directly at Casillas. Casillas left the rebound in front of goal, eight yards out, allowing Roque Santa Cruz to run-on for a shot. Casillas was able to close-down the space for Santa Cruz, saving the striker's attempt for an equalizer.
Spain remains ahead 1-0, the match now in the 95th minute.