Rapid Fire reaction time:
So that just happened! Shake and Bake!
Wow, I am stunned. Switzerland, completely against the run of play, takes out Spain. When the first half ended, one of my friends was considering calling it an early night. It was starting to look too much like the Ivory Coast and Portugal game from the night before. The second half was a completely different game especially after the substitutions for Spain. They certainly weren't lacking in chances, but just no finishing at all. It was a surreal experience to watch shot after shot go wide, miss by a hair, or go straight into the Swiss keeper's arms. Then Switzerland manages to get the ball back and shoot on target with almost every single opportunity.
I was so shocked to see that Fernando Torres and Cesc Fabregas were on the bench to start the game. Torres had an immediate impact once he entered. And Gelson Fernandes poached that goal for the Swiss like he was Pippo Inzaghi.
I'm just amazed. This completely flips that group on it's head. Chile looked great against Honduras. Every time they had the ball you thought they were going to score. Alexis Sanchez was remarkable and earned himself a raise on his next contract. CHile are now sitting pretty and looking like they could give Spain a very hard time. They wouldn't even need to beat Spain. A draw against Spain and a draw against Switzerland would give them 5 points, and send them through. Spain is in serious trouble. I think they will handle Honduras, but Chile is now a much tougher opponent.
This tournament just went a little crazy...