Spain 3, Tunisia 1
Posted by ssbg on June 19, 2006
But the game is levelled on 71 minutes when substitute Raul pounces after keeper Ali Boumnijel spills Cesc Fabregas' shot
Teenager Cesc Fabregas came off the bench to guide Spain into the last 16.
Tunisia had taken a surprise lead on eight minutes after Joahar Mnari beat Iker Casillas at the second attempt.
But on 71 minutes Ali Boumnijel spilled Fabregas' shot allowing Raul to score, with the Arsenal midfielder then setting up a goal for Fernando Torres.
The Atletico Madrid striker scored his third goal of the tournament when he won and scored a stoppage-time penalty, a spot-kick Boumnijel almost saved.
The win sent Spain to the top of Group H with six points, though Tunisia still have a chance of qualifying.
It was Spain coach Luis Aragones' decision to introduce Fabregas – the youngest Spanish player to appear in a World Cup – and striker Raul at the beginning of the second half that turned the game.