[Confed Cup] Spain 3-2 South Africa
SPAIN 3-2 SOUTH AFRICA AET
Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Rustenburg
Spain secured victory over hosts South Africa in the FIFA Confederations Cup third-place play-off courtesy of a Xabi Alonso extra-time free-kick. South African substitute Katlego Mphela opened the scoring in the second half, lashing in a Siphiwe Tshabalala cross. With time running out, two goals in two minutes from Daniel Guiza seemed to have won it for European champions Spain until Mphela crashed home an injury-time free-kick to force extra-time. But Alonso curled in a set-piece in the second period of extra-time to win it.
Spain: Casillas, Arbeloa, Albiol, Pique, Capdevila, Santi Cazorla, Alonso, Riera, Busquets (Llorente 81), Villa (Silva 57), Torres (Guiza 57).
South Africa: Khune, Gaxa, Booth, Mokoena, Masilela, Pienaar (Mphela 64), Dikgacoi, Sibaya, Modise (Van Heerden 69), Parker, Tshabalala (Mhlongo 84).
[Confederations Cup Third-Place Final]