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Spain 3-1 Tunisia
Monday, 19 June 2006

This is what 606 message board users and those who sent text messages had to say about the game.

2223: terrypaine
Spain have had their wake-up call and woke up. They'll go through on top of the group, but then they'll have to concentrate harder.

2218: Ice Kewell in Anfield
A thoroughly deserved win for Spain. Even when they were below par in the first half they still should have been in front.

2210: The Pain
Positive subsitutions helped changed the game, particularly Fabregas coming on. Overall Spain were pretty poor though and can thank the Tunisian goalkeeper for them winning that game.

2209: Jozi2010
This game was ultimately won by Aragones' substitutions. The changes he made did the trick.

2206: marcobh
Tunisia deserved more than this loss, and despite the win Spain have shown the usual signs of weakness. I don't see how they can win against the stronger teams. My prediction is that they will wilt under pressure.

2204: HW
With Alosno covering and Cesc bombing forward I don't see why Spain can't win the World Cup.

2201: OL
Surely being able to break down a side as dogged as Tunisia by throwing on subsitutions and matchwinners like Fabregas and Raul means Spain can progress? It's not all about rolling over teams, it's about being able to take a game by the scruff of the neck in the 60th minute and find that result, that win. I still think Spain showed enough tonight to be a contender.

2152: 8TEEN League Titles!!
It was a godawful penalty! Very lucky the goalie let it through.

2151: GunnerGetYa06
I actually think Torres is quite lucky and has looked fairly poor today.

2150: mikesiva
Let's see if Spain can prove us wrong, and reach the semi-finals. Somehow, I doubt it!

2147: dotun_o
I'm near-certain a tough team will knock Spain out. They are exceptional only when given the chance to play as they wish.

2144: Dan
I'm still not convinced Spain can go past the quarter-finals - not ruthless enough despite over 65% of possession.

2138: mikesiva
Guess I have to resign myself to seeing Spain in the knockout stage. Given their remarkable ability to cave in under pressure, I can't see them getting beyond the quarter-finals though.

2135: Ronaldo OUT!!!
Great ball from Cesc and a wonderful finish from Torres.

2133: Ingurluuund!!!
Torres's goal was brilliantly taken I must say.

2131: Giovanni27
Damn! I was rooting for an upset.

2129: Geek, The Amazing Dogboy
Goal! It has been coming to be fair. 2123: Nath
Fabregas is looking really good. His passing, movement and shooting have been good and hasn't given the ball away once! Still Tunisia are doing well to hang on!

2119: Mark
How Spain must wish they had taken Morientes now.

2112: turnstyles
Tunisia are one of the last sides I would wager on to hold a lead. Spain's attack will pay off.

2107: CrAcKeR_0nE
Spain are open to the ball behind their defence on a counter and Tunisia could kill it if they aint careful.

2053: Giovanni27
Out of all the African teams, Tunisia have never really been talked about in terms of being a good team. And yet, here they have proved they didn't win the African Cup of Nations by a fluke. Spain have pressured them a lot since their goal, but hey, a 1-0 lead at half-time shows they have some class!

2046: Kastansa
Lots of room down the right for Tunisia. Spain already conceded once from there.

2041: Ronaldo OUT!
For a big lad I think Torres should be a bit stronger. He is sharp and moves well off and on the ball though.

2022: dotun_o
This match is far from over, but already it has proven my belief - Spain drubbed Ukraine because Ukraine offered little to no attack

2019: biskot
On their day, Tunisia are one of the paciest teams around, so that Spanish defence better be overly alert and quick. Great start for the minnows.

2014: Defoe'sRightPeg
Spain are being vastly overrated. Their full-back area is a place other teams will exploit and eventually make them pay.

2011: David
Whoops! The Spanish defence is going bananas again.

2010: Old_Man_Jeeves
Are we seeing a re-run of Ghana-Czech match? Will Spain flatter to deceive this time as well?

2008: Violon-Dingue
Go Tunisia! 1-0! Unbelievable!

2004: Mariner P.I
Surely Spain will bottle it at some point - it's World Cup tradition. They do look a good team but have yet to be really tested.

2001: Ronaldo OUT!
I always enjoy watching Spain play, they have so much potential.

1957: Saint No Stopping Us Now
I do not believe Tunisia will fare much better against Spain than Ukraine did. Is a mauling on the cards?

1948: Old_Man_Jeeves
I expect Tunisia to get slaughtered and Spain to book their place in the second round

1947: indianfastbowler
I think Spain will win 4-0 again and really stamp their mark.


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