AUSTRALIA 0 – 3 SPAIN
I was supporting Australia as I had hopes that the Aussies could salvage a win from their World Cup campaign as they played the last of their group stage matches in what was a very tough group to compete in, with the likes of Spain and Holland and even Chile surprised people with the quality of their squad.
The first half hour was fairly equal with both sides having chances but it would be David Villa that opened the scoring as Spain got their first goal around 36 minutes.
Spain would only be leading by 1-0 at half time and Australia hadn’t given up completely although they would never find the net.
The second half saw ex Liverpool player Fernando Torres score about 70 minutes in and with 20 minutes to go, the Spanish lead 2-0.
Juan Mata would make it three nil (3-0) in the 82nd minute, as Spain seemed determined not to end up at the bottom of their group, even if they weren’t going to qualify to the knockout stages as Chile and Holland take the top two places available. I will miss Australia in this tournament as Tim Cahill and the other Aussies have really done well despite being forced to play such tough teams, making it difficult to get victories and points in the group stages.
KEY PLAYERS: Mathew Leckie had an opportunity to make it 1-0 for Australia as his shot early on in the game narrowly missed.
Newly signed Chelsea player Cesc Fabregas played very well, despite not being one of the goalscorers.
[written by] Stuart Drewery.
I’m an Englishman (born and raised in Liverpool in the 80s). My whole family including my parents and grandparents were Liverpool fans so I was born into being a red. I’ve seen Liverpool win the league (about 25 years ago) and I’ve been 100% loyal and committed while supporting the Reds through all the good times AND the bad times since the 80s.
I’m a die hard Liverpool fan (only supported ONE club in my whole life, Liverpool) and one of the most dedicated fans you’ll ever meet.