Jun 18, 2014 at 8pm UK at ‚ÄčMaracana, Rio de Janeiro
Spain
0-2
Chile

Alonso (40')
FT(HT: 0-2)
Vargas (20'), Aranguiz (44')
Vidal (26'), Mena (61')

Player Ratings: Spain 0-2 Chile

Here, Sports Mole takes a look at who impressed as Chile beat Spain 2-0 in their Group B World Cup clash.

Goals from Eduardo Vargas and Charles Aranguiz gave Chile a 2-0 win over Spain in their World Cup Group B clash this evening.

Spain entered the match needing to avoid defeat to have a chance of progressing ahead of their final group match against Australia.

However, Chile secured their spot in the round of 16 with a relatively comfortable win over the European and world champions.

Here, Sports Mole takes a look at who impressed during the 90 minutes of action.


Members of Spain's national team pose for the team photo prior to the Group B football match between Spain and Chile in the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 18, 2014© Getty Images

SPAIN

Goal

Iker Casillas: Unfortunately, it was another night to forget. Made a meal of Sanchez's free kick which led to Chile's second and was caught flapping at crosses. Poor tournament for the veteran. (4/10)

Defence

Cesar Azpilicueta: Entered the tournament off the back of a fine season with Chelsea, but has been unable to replicate his club form. Full of energy, but failed to influence the match in forward areas. (5/10)

Javi Martinez: Replaced Pique in the XI and proved a steadying influence. However, was caught out alongside Pique for Chile's opening goal. (6/10)

Sergio Ramos: Went close with a couple of long-range efforts and headers, but was defensively suspect at times. Not helped by lack of regular partner at heart of defence. (6/10)

Jordi Alba: Again struggled to break forward, with Chile's 3-5-2 formation occupying Alba in defensive areas. That said, was probably the pick of the back four. (6/10)

Midfield

Andres Iniesta: Another busy performance from the Barcelona midfielder. Produced a number of incisive passes in the final third, but too often lacked options in advanced positions. (7/10)

Xabi Alonso: Really poor night by his own high standards. Set-piece delivery was disappointing and continually lost possession. Was replaced by Koke at the interval. (4/10)

Sergio Busquets: Provided a solid base in the middle of the park, but passing was surprisingly wayward. Also missed a glorious opportunity from close range in the early stages of the second period. (5/10)

Attack

David Silva: Brilliant for Manchester City last season, but did not have same effect this summer. Laboured and too often shrugged off the ball. (5/10)

Diego Costa: Did not look fully fit following a thigh injury and once more struggled to make his mark in attack. Strong, but ineffective display from the 25-year-old. (5/10)

Pedro: Brought into the XI to provide pace and guile in wide areas, but was untidy in possession and failed to provide adequate support to lone forward Costa. (5/10)

Substitutes

Koke: Replaced Alonso at the interval and certainly made a difference. Was arguably his side's brightest player in the second period. (7/10)

Fernando Torres: Introduced in place of Costa just past the hour mark, but had little service. (5/10)

Santi Cazorla: Tested Bravo with a late free kick and provided a threat in wide positions, but struggled to seriously influence the match after arriving 15 minutes from time. (6/10)


Chile's national team pose for a team photo prior to a Group B football match between Spain and Chile in the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 18, 2014© Getty Images

CHILE

Goal

Claudio Bravo: Looks set to join Barcelona after the World Cup and continued his impressive form with a confident display between the sticks. Made a couple of smart saves and was strong from crosses. (7/10)

Defence

Gary Medel: Unorthodox centre-back dealt with the physical threat of Costa and was prepared to bring the ball out of defence. (7/10)

Gonzalo Jara: Another that matched up to the physical threat of Costa, while he also showed good pace to nullify the threat of Pedro, especially in the first period. (7/10)

Francisco Silva: Brought into the XI to sure up the defensive and did just that. Strong aerially and proved a calming influence in the back four. (6/10)

Midfield

Eugenio Mena: Energetic performance from the wing-back, who simply did not stop running. Caused Spain problems with a couple of dangerous crosses. (6/10)

Charles Aranguiz: Set up Vargas for Chile's first, before scoring the second with a brilliant finish. Tournament could now be in doubt, however, after going off injured late on. (8/10)

Marcelo Diaz: Went about his work quietly in the middle of the park, with Alonso and Busquets struggling to get the better of the FC Basel midfielder. (6/10)

Mauricio Isla: Bit-part player for Juventus last season, but key to this Chile side, with his energy and off-the-ball work proving key. However, missed a sitter late on. (6/10)

Arturo Vidal: Played centre-forward, central midfield and defensive midfield in a sensational all-round performance. Was simply everywhere for his country before being replaced late on. (8/10)

Attack

Alexis Sanchez: Played a part in both goals this evening, first feeding Aranguiz in the build-up to their opener, before his free kick allowed Aranguiz to capitalise on a poor Casillas punch. (7/10)

Eduardo Vargas: Showed brilliant awareness to poke home Chile's first of the evening and proved a constant threat to the Spain defence. (7/10)

Substitutes

Felipe Gutierrez: Replaced Aranguiz just past the hour mark and did not take long to pick up the pace of the game. Slotted effortlessly into the middle of the park. (6/10)

Carlos Carmona: Replaced Vidal after 88 minutes so had little time to make an impact. (5/10)

Jorge Valdivia: Entered with just five minutes remaining, but showed his class on the ball. (6/10)


Spain's coach Vicente Del Bosque attends the Group B football match between Spain and Chile in the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 18, 2014
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