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Spain advanced to the World Cup final for the first time, meaning that the tournament will have a first-time winner when the Spanish meet the Dutch in the final on July 11.
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Germany didn't pose much of a threat, managing only six shots overall and just two on goal.
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Though he couldn't find the net for the sixth time in the tournament, Spain's David Villa kept the pressure on the German defense all match.
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After numerous chances, Spain finally struck in the 73rd minute on Carles Puyol's header past German goalkeeper Manuel Neuer.
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Defender Carles Puyol ran in from near midfield to meet Xavi's corner kick, knocking a strong header into the right side of the goal.
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Xavi ended up getting his first point of the World Cup on the well-placed corner kick, bending and timing it to meet the charging Puyol.
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Unable to rally after Spain's second-half goal, Germany is headed to the third-place game for the second World Cup in a row.
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The 1-0 final was the same score by which Spain beat Germany two years ago in the European Championship final. With that victory, Spain ended a 44-year major championship drought.
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After the victory, Spain's players threw their arms up in celebration, with some even tearing up. Spain has now won five consecutive matches in the tournament after losing its first match to Switzerland.
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