Torres joined our long list of disappointees in the South Africa 2010 FIFA World Cup. Spain started well pressing and chasing every ball. They kept the ball. The was the Swiss defended, the Spanish could only shoot from far. After 30 minutes of play, Spain were just wasting our valuable time.
The Swiss employed a 1-4-3-2-1 formation. This moulded them into a good defending unit, keeping away from penalty area, but content to contain and attack on counter. They gained more ground as the game went on.
The second half started with the Swiss gaining confidence. They were rewarded after a long ball played by the goalkeeper was converted by Fernandes. When this kind ball is played, we call it route one or direct football.
The Swiss were never going to match the Spanish pound for pound. Parking a big African elephant in front of goal is usually the best option and it worked.