Spain had been disappointing since David Silva's opener, but there's one player who doesn't really have a lower gear - Valencia (and soon to be Barcelona) left back Jordi Alba. He picks up possession deep in his own half and feeds Xavi before setting off on a hilariously direct run through the heart of the defence. Xavi picked him out perfectly with a through ball and Alba finished calmly past Gianluigi Buffon. While at full speed and having just run seventy yards down the pitch.
Tiki-taka it was not, but it was fun. Anyway, that's game over, in case you weren't aware. Spain haven't conceded a goal in knockout international games for almost ten and a half games worth of football, and they're not going to concede two here. Sorry, Italy; y'all are done. Andrea Barzagli is cranky about turn of events and takes out his anger on Andres Iniesta, picking up a booking for his troubles. Riccardo Montolivo, however, takes out his anger on the ball, but Iker Casillas is able to stop the midfielder's long-ranger.