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Video: Spain's second goal vs. Poland

Sometimes it's not about the finish but the build-up. Watch Spain in tight spaces against Poland during a friendly tonight in Murcia, culminating with David Silva's goal:

By Steve Goff  |  June 8, 2010; 5:20 PM ET
Categories:  2010 World Cup , Spain  | Tags: Spain, World Cup  
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Wow Iniesta...hope you are healthy enough next week, now.

Posted by: Reignking | June 8, 2010 5:28 PM | Report abuse

Wow, that was fast. Game still has 20 minutes to go.

Posted by: Juan-John1 | June 8, 2010 5:30 PM | Report abuse

I think we're gonna need a bigger boat.

Posted by: EssEff | June 8, 2010 5:41 PM | Report abuse

Reminds me of the goal argentina scored vs. Serbia and Montenegro in the 06 WC, with the touches, creativity, and the finishing.

Iniestas scoop pass, so pretty, and the guy who he gives it to beats the offsides trap, and a easy tap in for da silva.

Posted by: BolivianDCFan | June 8, 2010 5:45 PM | Report abuse

Great googily moogily.

Posted by: spidergoose | June 8, 2010 7:06 PM | Report abuse

It's a mindset. One or two touches, play with speed, do the unexpected.

Beautiful stuff.

Posted by: Rand-al-Thor | June 8, 2010 7:29 PM | Report abuse

It's a shame Spain doesn't play with the same levels of attacking flair and beauty as DC United does . . . oh wait.

Posted by: Konoha7 | June 8, 2010 7:34 PM | Report abuse

Poetry in motion

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | June 8, 2010 7:53 PM | Report abuse

That seems like the kind of stuff found in an adidas or nike commercial. Crazy good. The only way spain loses is if they beat themselves; they are that damn talented and deep

Posted by: Bucky_Badger | June 8, 2010 8:46 PM | Report abuse

Jason Heyward's better...


Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | June 8, 2010 8:55 PM | Report abuse

Spain's the best; they're like Brazil if Brazil was likable.

Posted by: jaycane40oz | June 8, 2010 9:32 PM | Report abuse

It looks to me as if they have been scouting the USMNT camp and taking notes...

Posted by: swampdogoh | June 8, 2010 9:39 PM | Report abuse

The Polish players were so mesmerized by the passing that they forgot to mark Silva.

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Posted by: tphasbdp | June 8, 2010 10:45 PM | Report abuse

We beat these guys 2-nil in a FIFA sanctioned tournament?

Posted by: Palin-McCain2012 | June 8, 2010 10:46 PM | Report abuse

Awesome goal, horrific soundtrack (unless maybe you're European techno-inclined).

We beat these guys 2-nil in a FIFA sanctioned tournament?
Posted by: Palin-McCain2012

Mmmm, I liked Reagan, why not go for the gold? :-P McCain, really? I like him alright but...he'll practically be penguin by then... (Bugs Bunny citation needed)

Posted by: KireDCU | June 8, 2010 11:14 PM | Report abuse

This made me laugh to myself in the way you'd laugh if someone gives you a perfect yet unexpected gift.

Also, was anyone else confused seeing Iniesta as 6 and Xavi as 8?

Posted by: Chest_Rockwell | June 8, 2010 11:47 PM | Report abuse

Upon further watching, the best thing about it is that, after making the glorious lob, Iniesta walks a couple steps. It's like as soon as the ball left his foot, the job was done and he could relax. The goal was a given, almost an afterthought.

Posted by: Chest_Rockwell | June 8, 2010 11:51 PM | Report abuse

Just watched the full game on replay. Watching Spain play made me feel the way I feel when I watch a puppy play...or something like that.

They will have to be careful to not over extend against teams that are strong on the counter.

Posted by: bigbadbri | June 9, 2010 12:03 AM | Report abuse

Yeah, that'll be fun to watch for four, maybe five games.

Posted by: joepublic1 | June 9, 2010 12:17 AM | Report abuse

I was reading Sport Illustrated's WC issue in the Dr. office - yes, WC10, not 06 or98; health care is more expensive because the magazines are current. Anyway, they picked Spain to be in the final (no surprise) against England. What was Grant Wahl smoking?

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | June 9, 2010 6:06 AM | Report abuse

Eat your heart out Brazil!

Posted by: mbyrd28 | June 9, 2010 8:54 AM | Report abuse

Yeah, but could any of them get a hit off Strasburg? :)

Oh wait, there are other sports going on besides Nats b-ball?

Posted by: rss317 | June 9, 2010 9:07 AM | Report abuse

I'm glad we didn't get grouped in with them.

Posted by: CYork1 | June 9, 2010 10:37 AM | Report abuse

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