The sixth day of the World Cup in South Africa couldn’t be more shocking: the reigning European champion lost against the outsider Switzerland.
Spain – Switzerland 0:1
Despite a dominant first-half showing, the Spaniards fell behind to Gelson Fernandes’s scrappy 52nd minute strike, which came firmly against the run of play.
Torres was introduced from the substitutes’ bench shortly after, but for all their possession, the Spaniards were unable to muster an equalizer and the Swiss held on for a famous victory.
Liverpool’s No.9 joined team mate Pepe Reina in starting the game on the bench in Durban as La Furia Roja went into the Group H opener aiming to live up to heightened expectations following their stunning European Championship success of two years ago.
Not even five minutes of added time could produce a Spanish equalizer and Del Bosque’s contingent will require a much-improved showing in their next match against Honduras on Monday evening if they’re to keep their World Cup dream alive.
And during the evening and night whole Switzerland went crazy. The well known food chain store ALDI (equal to the British TESCO) offers 10% discount on everything. Paella will be sold out, I guess …