SPAIN AND CHILE PROGRESS Spain banish memories of their opening day defeat to the Swiss with a slender 2-1 win over the volatile Chileans. David Villa and Andres Iniesta grabbed the all-important goals, which see 'La Roja' top the group on goals scored, and avoid a last 16 clash with Brazil. Marco Estrada's first half sending off could have proved terminal for the Chileans, but they managed to claw one back, and the goalless draw between Honduras and Switzerland is enough for them to take the runners-up spot in Group H. That means that Spain-Portugal and Chile-Brazil complete the draw for the last 16 of the 2010 World Cup - fanatastic stuff! It finishes in Pretoria, Spain 2-1 Chile.
TIME ADDED ON Two minutes' added time and still Silva waits by the touchline.
SNAIL'S PACE This is training ground stuff. Spain are refusing to give the ball away and, unless the ball goes out, substitute David Silva won't even get on the pitch.
OFF THE GAS Spain have taken their foot off the gas; they're not going to run the risk of being hit by a red hot Chile counter. The South Americans will be hoping that Switzerland-Honduras remains goalless.
PUSHED BACK Chile have every man behind the ball in their own half as Spain employ their tiki-taka brand of passing in midfield. Very slick stuff indeed.
THE FLAG'S UP Beausejour manages to squeeze a left-wing cross into the Spain area, but Paredes is adjudged to be offside. Marginal, that.
NOT LIKE THAT Fabian Orellana sends an ambitious chipped effort comfortably over. He must have seen Fabio Quagliarella's effort earlier this week. Chile coach Bielsa is far from impressed.
CHILE SURVIVE Andres Iniesta plays a smart ball across to David Villa, who in turn lets it run to substitute Martinez. His cross, though, spins off a defender and into the arms of Bravo.
SUBSTITUTION Fresh legs for Spain as Javier Martinez replaces Xabi Alonso, who took a nasty blow to the ankle late in the first half.
POSSESSION PLAY Shrewd stuff from the Spaniards, who are frustrating the ten men of Chile with some top-notch ball retention. The South Americans are chasing shadows.
PERMUTATIONS Should Chile draw level, it would be Spain facing Group G winners Brazil in the last 16 - a tie which many saw as their dream final.
SUBSTITUTION Curious change from Chile's perspective as livewire Alexis Sanchez makes way for Fabian Orellana.
ON THE PROWL Chile are beginning to look weary and David Villa's taking full advantage with some smart movement in behind the back three. First Ponce slides in to block the Barca man's goalbound strike and then Isla's on hand to do the same just moments later.
AIR SHOT Let off for the Chileans as David Villa races onto Fabregas' chipped pass and completely miscues his kick. Had he connected with that, Chile would surely have been out of sight.
CLASS ACT Alexis Sanchez's stock is bound to have risen over the last couple of weeks. Again, he gets the better of Capdevila, but the cross has too much on it for Paredes.
PUB TRIVIA Funnily enough, the only other time Spain have worn blue and white was for their 2-0 World Cup win over Chile back in 1950.
SUBSTITUTION Something's not quite right with Fernando Torres, who's replaced by Barcelona-bound Cesc Fabregas. What a luxury!
CHILAX! Esteban Paredes' flailing arm catches Carles Puyol square in the face. No booking, but that's another over the top challenge from a Chile player.
ROUTINE STOP David Villa cuts in from the left and forces a routine save from Bravo, low to his left. Much better from the Chile no.1, who got the basics all wrong in the first half.
PRESSURE Chile must have been on the receiving end of the hair dryer treatment at half time. They're hustling and harrying the Spaniards, who look shaken after conceding so early in the second half.
GOAAAAL!!!! Inspired! Substitute RODRIGO MILLAR takes a couple of touches on the edge of the 'D' and a wicked deflection off Pique takes his curled effort away from Casillas and into the net. Game on.
SECOND HALF Up and running again in Pretoria. Two changes at the break for Chile, with Esteban Paredes and Rodrigo Millar on in place of Mark Gonzalez and Jorge Valdivia.
HALF TIME Not sure they deserve it, but Spain go in at the break with a two-goal lead over ten-man Chile. A rush of blood from Claudio Bravo played a part in David Villa's opener, before a top class counter-attacking move carved Chile wide open for Andres Iniesta to double his side's advantage. Marco Estrada picked up a second yellow card in the build-up to that goal for a Chile side that are threatening to implode. The silver lining for them is Switzerland's inability to break down the Hondurans in Bloemfontein. HT: 2-0.
DIRTY CHALLENGE Chile are walking a very fine line as Xabi Alonso takes another ankle-stamping challenge from Ponce, who was booked earlier.
TALKING TO Arturo Vidal escapes with just a talking to after a foul on Xavi. Four Chileans have been booked, while Spain, without a booking all tournament, continue to fly the flag for fair play. Mr Lineker would be proud.
GROUP H UPDATE Spain are in pole position and surely won't throw it away. Chile still occupy the runners-up spot, with Switzerland unable to find a way past Honduras.
RED MIST Marco Estrada appeared to tangle with Fernando Torres in the build-up to that goal; he's already been booked and that's a second yellow. Spain's to lose, now.
GOAAAAL!!!! A second goal and some much-needed breathing space for the European Champions. David Villa pulls clear from his marker down the left and cuts the ball back for ANDRES INIESTA to sidefoot the ball into the net.
NOTHING GIVEN Ooh! Torres runs shoulder-to-shoulder with Medel and takes a tumble in the box. Nothing in that, though.
VITAL BLOCK Jean Beausejour breaks clear and races into the box from the left, but Gerard Pique slides in to prevent a certain goal.
GLANCED WIDE Spain are being forced to play on the counter. They do just that and win a corner, from which Pique heads wide.
CHARGED DOWN A speculative Mark Gonzalez effort stings the back of Sergio Busquets, who seems to be everywhere at the moment.
SETTLED They didn't deserve it, but that goal's settled the Spanish nerves. They're going through as winners and Chile runners-up, as things stands. Still 0-0 between Honduras and Switzerland, incidentally.
RED HOT CHILE PEPPERS Amazingly, the referee gives Marco Estrada the benefit of the doubt after the Chile midfielder's ill-timed challenge on Busquets. He's already been booked and can think himself extremely lucky.
GOAAAAAL!!!! Against the run of play and with the help of Claudio Bravo, Spain are ahead. The Chile goalkeeper races out of his area to clear a nothing long ball; he gets it all wrong and DAVID VILLA hits an outrageous, first-time left footer into the empty net from 25-yards. What a strike!
YELLOW CARD Marco Estrada goes into the back of Busquets, and that's a third yellow card for the fiery Chileans.
YELLOW CARD Nothing gets past referee Marco Rodriguez. Waldo Ponce can have no complaints, though, after stupidly kicking out at Torres. He, too, would miss the next game.
THE STORY SO FAR It's early days, but Chile are arguably the better side. Beausejour and Sanchez, in particular, look like doing some damage. A couple of Torres half chances aside, Spain have offered nothing.
YELLOW CARD Gary Medel sees yellow for a trip on Sergio Busquets and will miss Chile's next game, should they progress.
CLAWED AWAY Alexis Sánchez - one of the tournament's top players - tries an audacious, top-corner bound chip that Casillas has to flick behind. Nothing comes of the corner.
SILKY SKILLS Beausejour's dazzling stepover opens up Spain's back four, but his cross is just behind Mark Gonzalez, who, racing in at the back post, would surely have scored.
PETTY OFFICIAL Referee Marco Rodriguez hands Chile stopper Claudio Bravo an early warning for so-called time wasting. How unnecessary.
INTENT Plenty of intent from Spain in the early stages. Chile's 3-3-3-1 line-up is unusually forward-thinking and may well be picked apart by the tournament's big guns. Not sure whether the most astute players of Football Manager would even give it a go.
HALF CHANCE Gary Medel loses sight of the lively Fernando Torres, who fires over on the run. Good spot from Pique to pick out El Nino, there.
UP AND UNDER Spain go from back to front as Xavi pings one into the Chile box. Fernando Torres peels away, but gets right under it and heads harmlessly over.
CHILEAN FLAIR After a tentative couple of minutes, Beausejour's cute flick breathes life into the contest, but Spain snuff out the danger.
WE'RE OFF A clear Latin feel to tonight's clash. Even the referee speaks Spanish; Mexico's Marco Rodriguez, tonight's match official. Spain get the ball rolling, incidentally.
PRETORIA'S ROCKING The atmosphere in Pretoria is electric for arguably the stand-out tie of the group. The anthems are equally raucous - a real injection of Latin passion from both sets of fans.
HERE THEY COME The teams are ready and waiting in the tunnel at Pretoria's 50,000-seater Loftus Versfeld Stadium, with Chile in their usual red shirts and dark blue shorts. Spain, on the other hand, are sporting a fetching blue and white number for only the second time in their history.
THE TEAMS ARE IN Andres Iniesta makes his return to the starting line-up at the expense of Jesus Navas. Joan Capdevila keeps his place at left-back, and David Villa starts, having avoided FIFA's wrath after hitting out at Honduras defender Emilio Izaguirre. Chile's Marco Estrada and Mark Gonzalez step in for the injured Carlos Carmona and suspended midfielder Matias Fernandez, while Jorge Valdivia gets the nod ahead of off-colour no.9 Humberto Suazo.
EARLY TEAM NEWS Chile coach Marcelo Bielsa will be without the injured Carlos Carmona and suspended midfielder Matias Fernandez, with Rodrigo Millar and Jorge Valdivia most likely to step in. Influential Spain midfielder Andres Iniesta is expected to return at the expense of Jesus Navas, while Alvaro Arbeloa could start in place of the more lightweight Joan Capdevila at left-back
PREVIEW Group H supremacy hangs in the balance as European Champions Spain ready themselves for free-flowing leaders Chile. A win or draw for the South Americans would see them top the group, but defeat could spell the cruellest of exits for the Chileans if, as expected, Switzerland spank Honduras. As for Spain - three points behind Chile after two games - they must win to be certain of a place in the last 16 and a probable showdown with fellow pre-tournament favourites Brazil. Now who saw that coming so early in the competition?