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World Cup 2010 Final, Spain Vs. Netherlands: Andres Iniesta 116th Minute Goal Gives Spain 1-0 Lead

Andres Iniesta has scored four minutes from the end of extra time, scoring with his right-footed shot from 14 yards out to given Spain a 1-0 lead to put the Spaniards on the verge of their first World Cup.

The Dutch, attempting to play Iniesta offside, allowed a ball to be looped over the back line, giving Iniesta time to collect the pass and beat Maarten Stekelenburg toward the Dutch goalie's far post.

Dutch defenders protested heavily that Iniesta was offside, earning Joris Mathijsen the Netherlands' ninth booking of the final.  Replays showed Iniesta was onside when the pass was played.

Andres Iniesta and Xavi Hernandez had since picked-up yellow cards for Spain.

The match reamins 1-0, now in the 122nd minute.