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Friendly international

Spain 2 – El Salvador 0

Spain: Casillas (De Gea 83’); Juanfran, Sergio Ramos, Javi Martínez, Jordi Alba; Koke, Xabi Alonso (Busquets 67’); Pedro (Cazorla 46’), Fàbregas (David Villa 46’), Iniesta (David Silva 46’); Diego Costa (Xavi 74’). 4-2-3-1.
El Salvador: Carrillo; Moisés García, Barrios (Blanco 87’), Mendoza, Larín, Cerén; Santamaría (Renderos 56’), Menjívar (Aguilar 75’), Álvarez (Alas 64’), Flores (Molina 75’); Burgos. 5-4-1.

1-0. 60. Villa. Headed ball in to empty net after Ramos headed back Alonso cross.
2-0. 87. Villa. Controlled David Silva lofted pass and turned shot wide of Carrillo.

Another victory for Spain in their second and final warm-up match prior to the World Cup, although they were held for a long time by the world’s 68 th ranked side El Salvador before two goals by substitute David Villa gave them the win. Del Bosque gave a run out to his Champions League finalists, a last chance to test the fitness of Diego Costa and Juanfran, and both came through with flying colours. Costa caused a few problems for the opposing defence early on, and the Atlético striker won a third minute penalty off keeper Carrillo which Fàbregas fired in to the stands. Iniesta, Fàbregas and Pedro also went close before the break, but a packed defence held on until half time, at which point the coach made his first changes, bringing on Villa, Silva and Cazorla. That eventually did the trick, Villa getting in front of Costa to head the ball in to the net after Sergio Ramos headed a Xabi Alonso centre back across goal. Carrillo had to save from Villa and Costa after that, and Busquets rattled the crossbar with a long shot, but although Casillas (and later on debutant De Gea) had nothing to do, the result was still in doubt until Villa controlled a long ball from Silva on his chest to score his side’s second and his own 58 th goal for his country. Holland and the rest will not let them off that easily.