Yesterday, just after a blown transformer killed my power, Germany and Turkey began trading goals, with the former picking up the game-winner in 90th minute to reserve their spot in Sunday's final.
Today, Spain dominated Russia--somewhat lazily in the first half, more actively in the second, but it was domination throughout. Even without David Villa for most of the game, the Spanish managed three beautiful goals, and could have notched another pair pretty easily. Unless my memory fails, Iker Casillas wasn't tested until the 88th minute. The Russians had looked really impressive in their previous two games--wins against Sweden and Holland--but the Spanish had them on their heels from the opening whistle.
Amusing moment: in the midst of a torrential downpour, the Spanish side of the stadium erupted with a rendition of Cielito Lindo (Pretty Little Sky) after the third goal.