World Cup 2010, Spain Vs. Germany: Pedro Starts On Left, David Villa Moves To Middle Of Spain's Formation

The first six minutes of Spain's match against Germany confirms what was implied by coach Vincente del Bosque's inclusion of Barcelona starlet Pedro at Fernando Torres's expense.

David Villa has moved back to a central striker's role, in from the wide-left position that helped make him the competition's leading goal scorer.  Pedro assumes Villa's former place, wide left, with Andres Iniesta playing a center-right position next to Xavi Hernández.

Early, this has led the led-leaning Spain attack to isolate Villa on Arne Friedrich, Germany's left-center half,  as Per Mertesacker and the rest of the Spain defense slide to cover their right side.

The match remains scoreless in the seventh minute.

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