Spain star David Villa has been elected the man of the match by the Goal.com's team of editors, receiving the accolade for the second time in this tournament. Villa was the difference between the two sides on the scoreboard, as his goal in the second half powered the Furia Roja to the quarter-finals.
On 62 minutes, after some neat interplay in the tightest of spaces, 'El Guaje' found enough room on the left side of the box. Despite having his first shot blocked, the new Barcelona signing was able to keep on going and chip the rebound over Eduardo and into the net, to give his side the lead.
Villa was the focal point up front for his team-mates, as they looked to set up their prolific-scoring forward at every opportunity. The 28-year-old takes his goalscoring tally to four goals in the tournament.