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Spain Roll, Casillas Makes Case

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Coming in to this match against Estonia, those that believed that the eastern Europeans had a shot against the reigning champs were not even found in Le Coq Arena.  Spain

La Furia’s offensive firepower was on cruise control and there was not much going when the ball was in movement.  Also to see the two Spanish central defenders to contribute with the majority of the team’s offense.  Xavi in the 35th minute found Juanito’s head and opened the match up.  For those that were seeing the game objectively, they knew that the  All three goals came off of set pieces.  Xavi’s freekick in the 35th minute found Juanito’s head.  In the 69th minute, history would repeat itself as Carles Puyol would head the ball into the crossbar and in the back of the Estonian net.  Sandwiched in between was a penalty kick cashed in by David Villa.  That would be all that they needed as Iker Casillas would only be called to action a handful of times.  The most important ones coming when he faced Voiskoboinikov on a one on one that he would fend off and eventually help him reach history.

After coming up huge on all three Estonian opportunities, Casillas is now the all-time leader in minutes (700) with a clean sheet.  The last time Casillas was scored on in the Spanish net was against Sweden’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the group stages of Euro 2008.

The win in Tallinn now stretch Spain’s unbeaten streak to 26.  Vicente del Bosque also became the first Spanish boss to win his first four matches since José María Mateo back in 1922.

Estonia 0-3 Spain

ESP: Juanito (35′), Villa (37′-pk), Puyol (69′)

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