Spain Knocked Out of 2014 World Cup After 2-0 Loss to Chile
Spain fans were taken aback as they saw their team go down to Chile 2-0. Their exit from this edition of the World Cup is the biggest upset that has happened so far in the competition.
Spain fans were taken aback as they saw their team go down to Chile 2-0. Their exit from this edition of the World Cup is the biggest upset that has happened so far in the competition. (All Images AFP)
Chile Forward Alexis Sanchez was a constant threat right from the start with his repeated runs to the Spain half.
Chile's consistency bore fruit in the 20th minute when Eduardo Vargas scored from close range.
Chile goalkeeper Claudio Bravo saved a close range shot from Xavi Alonso which was Spain's first attack on the Chilean goal.
Soon after Diego Costa also came close to scoring in the 27th minute but the Chilean goalkeeper was upto the task and yet again came to his team's rescue.
Charles Aranguiz's 43rd minute goal was a body blow to Spain which eventually came off of a Sanchez free kick.
Chile went into the break leading 2-0
Fernando Torres came in as a change in the second half but couldn't quite change Spain's fortunes as he was a marked man and was constantly tackled by Chilean defenders
Sergio Busquets came closest to score in the 58th minute but the Chilean goalkeeper came to the rescue for the third time.
The joy in the Chilean fans was all to be seen as the stadium was painted red in support of Chile.
The grim faces of Spain fans tell the sad story of their team's World Cup campaign.
Chile at last proved to be a tough challenge for the defending champions.