World Cup 2010 - Qualifying matches

Spain 1 - Bosnia-Herzegovina 0

Spain:Casillas; Sergio Ramos, Puyol, Raúl Albiol, Capdevila; Marcos Senna; Iniesta, Xavi, Cesc Fábregas (Xabi Alonso 65'), Diego Capel (Cazorla 72'); David Villa (Güiza 85'). 4-1-4-1.
Bosnia: Hasagic; Berberovic (Ibsevic 65'), Nadarevic, Radeljic; Rahmic, Damjanovic (Ibricic 81'), Salihovic, Misimovic, Muratovic; Dzeko (Pjanic 85'), Vlaavic. 3-5-2.

1-0. 57. Villa. Ran on to Cesc pass and rounded keeper to score from wide angle.

Spain clocked up their first three points in the new World Cup campaign, although they made hard work of it before finally running out 1-0 winners over Bosnia Herzegovina. With Torres and Silva out injured and Cazorla carrying a knock, Vicente Del Bosque included Fábregas and Capel in his starting line up. But they didn't create a real chance until midway through the first half, when Hasagic saved from a Xavi header and Marcos Senna crashed a long shot against the bar.

With ten minutes to go to the break Capel was tripped in the area by Muratovic, but David Villa fired the resulting penalty kick wide. And Dzeko could have put the visitors ahead when he failed to beat Casillas before the half time whistle. Iniesta and Ramos both had chances early in the second half though, and a few minutes later Villa made up for his penalty miss, scoring from the tightest of angles after picking up a Fábregas through ball and rounding the keeper.

Now Bosnia had to open up, but even so Spain couldn't add to their total. Cazorla came on and immediately tested Hasagic, and Senna brought another good save out of the keeper with a long shot, Villa and Cazorla both failing to turn in the rebound with the goal at their mercy. Iniesta went close a couple of times as well near the end, but a packed defence held fast, and there was relief all round when the referee ended the game. The first win was on the board, and now it's off to Albacete for Wednesday night's game against Armenia.