World Cup 2010, Spain Vs. Germany: As Half Progress, Germany Adjusts As Spanish Pressure Wanes

After 20 minutes of Spanish control, their high pressure quickly regaining possession any time La Roja gave it up, the has settled-in.  Germany has been able to establish their shape when on the ball, create avenues for passes and a way to maintain possession, and are finally looking as strong as their counterparts.

Twice, Germany was nearly able to get out on counter attacks, but poor passing between Mesut Özil and Lukas Podolski stifled the breaks near the center line.

Now in the 33rd minute, Spanish pressure has waned, and both teams are playing conservatively when not on the ball.

The match remains scoreless.

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