While not the most exciting game, this was one that Spain deserved to win. They played better than I've seen them in the whole tournament. Germany, while they played well, showed little of the devastating power that saw them obliterate Argentina, perhaps because of Mueller's absence.
In any case, the final should be fantastic. No matter who wins, it will be a country that has never gotten the cup before, and I heartily support that. In fact, this is the first time that Spain has even made it to the semifinals. Sports Illustrated called the final for them--we'll see what happens. All in all, I've been much more pleased with the quality of play and games so far than in 2006. Let's hope it stays that way.