Portugal gave up 1 goal in their entire 4 games in World Cup 2010. That was one goal too many as Spain’s David Villa knocked arch-rival Portugal out of the Cup.
Cristiano Ronaldo did not perform any magic. Ronaldo, Messi etc, great individual players are not scoring at all. Great teams are scoring just fine.
Offense gets the glory. Defense wins the game.
Spain survives and lives to fight another day. They luck out playing Paraguay in the quarterfinals. My Lock is Uruguay over Ghana. While world #1 Brazil battles Holland and Argentina is in a war with Germany who crushed England.
Those two quarterfinal matches would normally be worthy of a World Cup Final. And yes, my Brackets are still perfect in this extremely predictable World Cup. 8-0 in round of 16.