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El Salvador 0-2 Spain

Diego Costa of Spain

Diego Costa made a successful comeback from injury as David Villa scored twice to give Spain victory over El Salvador in their final World Cup warm-up game.

Costa, who looks set to join Chelsea from Atletico Madrid, had not played since aggravating a hamstring injury in the Champions League final.

The striker played for 73 minutes and was fouled for an early penalty which Cesc Fabregas missed.

Villa came off the bench to increase his record goal tally for Spain to 58.

The 32-year-old, who announced this week he was leaving Atletico Madrid to join Major League Soccer team New York City, headed in after an hour and then fired home in the sixth minute of injury time.

"We know that Villa, in tight spaces, is one of the best forwards in the world," said coach Vicente Del Bosque.

"The feelings are good and we are optimistic about the start of the competition."

Spain start their World Cup campaign against the Netherlands on 13 June and also face Chile and Australia in Group B.

Line-ups

El Salvador

  • 1Hernandez
  • 2Garcia
  • 4BarriosSubstituted forBlancoat 87'minutes
  • 5Mendoza
  • 13Larin
  • 12Alvarez HernandezSubstituted forAlasat 65'minutes
  • 7Ceren
  • 8SantamariaSubstituted forRenderosat 57'minutes
  • 6MenjivarSubstituted forAguilaat 83'minutes
  • 14Flores MejiaSubstituted forMolinaat 75'minutes
  • 9Burgos

Substitutes

  • 3Molina
  • 10Alas
  • 11Aguila
  • 15Renderos
  • 16Ceren
  • 17Blanco
  • 18Carrillo
  • 19Lemus
  • 20Sosa

Spain

  • 1CasillasSubstituted forde Geaat 83'minutes
  • 5Juanfran
  • 4Javi Martínez
  • 15Ramos
  • 18Alba
  • 17Koke
  • 14AlonsoSubstituted forBusquetsat 68'minutes
  • 10FàbregasSubstituted forVillaat 45'minutes
  • 11PedroSubstituted forCazorlaat 45'minutes
  • 19Diego CostaSubstituted forXaviat 74'minutes
  • 6IniestaSubstituted forSilvaat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Albiol
  • 3Piqué
  • 7Villa
  • 8Xavi
  • 9Torres
  • 12de Gea
  • 13Mata
  • 16Busquets
  • 20Cazorla
  • 21Silva
  • 22Azpilicueta
  • 23Reina
Referee:
Baldomero Toledo

Match Stats

Home TeamEl SalvadorAway TeamSpain
Possession
Home21%
Away79%
Shots
Home2
Away23
Shots on Target
Home0
Away9
Corners
Home0
Away10
Fouls
Home8
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, El Salvador 0, Spain 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, El Salvador 0, Spain 2.
Foul by Santiago Cazorla (Spain).
Moises Xavier Garcia (El Salvador) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! El Salvador 0, Spain 2. David Villa (Spain) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by David Silva.

Substitution

Substitution, El Salvador. Mark Blanco replaces Jonathan Barrios.
Attempt missed. Sergio Busquets (Spain) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is too high. Assisted by Jordi Alba.
Offside, El Salvador. Alexander Larin tries a through ball, but Rafael Edgardo Burgos is caught offside.
Offside, Spain. Xavi tries a through ball, but David Villa is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, El Salvador. Jonathan Aguila replaces Richard Menjivar.

Substitution

Substitution, Spain. David de Gea replaces Iker Casillas.
Offside, Spain. Koke tries a through ball, but Juanfran is caught offside.
Sergio Busquets (Spain) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Xavi.
Attempt saved. Santiago Cazorla (Spain) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Corner, Spain. Conceded by Moises Xavier Garcia.
Foul by Koke (Spain).
Néstor Raul Renderos (El Salvador) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, El Salvador. Milton Molina replaces Andres Flores Mejia.
Foul by Sergio Ramos (Spain).
Jonathan Barrios (El Salvador) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Spain. Xavi replaces Diego Costa.
Corner, Spain. Conceded by Andres Flores Mejia.
Corner, Spain. Conceded by Jaime Alas.

Substitution

Substitution, Spain. Sergio Busquets replaces Xabi Alonso.
Attempt missed. David Villa (Spain) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is too high.
Attempt saved. Diego Costa (Spain) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Juanfran with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, El Salvador. Jaime Alas replaces Arturo Álvarez.
Foul by David Silva (Spain).
Arturo Álvarez (El Salvador) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Spain. Conceded by Henry Hernandez.
Santiago Cazorla (Spain) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Arturo Álvarez (El Salvador).
Attempt saved. David Villa (Spain) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Santiago Cazorla.

Goal!

Goal! El Salvador 0, Spain 1. David Villa (Spain) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sergio Ramos with a headed pass following a corner.
Corner, Spain. Conceded by Arturo Álvarez.
Attempt missed. Jordi Alba (Spain) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the right.
Attempt blocked. Santiago Cazorla (Spain) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by David Silva.

Substitution

Substitution, El Salvador. Néstor Raul Renderos replaces Kevin Santamaria.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match Henry Hernandez (El Salvador) because of an injury.
Offside, Spain. David Silva tries a through ball, but David Villa is caught offside.
Corner, Spain. Conceded by Alexander Mendoza.
Attempt blocked. Santiago Cazorla (Spain) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Corner, Spain. Conceded by Jonathan Barrios.
Attempt blocked. Kevin Santamaria (El Salvador) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Second Half

Second Half begins El Salvador 0, Spain 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Spain. David Villa replaces Francesc Fábregas.

Substitution

Substitution, Spain. Santiago Cazorla replaces Pedro.

Substitution

Substitution, Spain. David Silva replaces Andrés Iniesta.

Half Time

First Half ends, El Salvador 0, Spain 0.
Attempt missed. Pedro (Spain) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Francesc Fábregas following a corner.
Corner, Spain. Conceded by Moises Xavier Garcia.
Attempt missed. Sergio Ramos (Spain) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner from a direct free kick.
Francesc Fábregas (Spain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Richard Menjivar (El Salvador).
Attempt missed. Francesc Fábregas (Spain) header from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Andrés Iniesta with a through ball.
Attempt missed. Xabi Alonso (Spain) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Koke following a set piece situation.
Juanfran (Spain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Kevin Santamaria (El Salvador).
Attempt missed. Andrés Iniesta (Spain) right footed shot from long range on the left is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Jordi Alba.
Offside, Spain. Francesc Fábregas tries a through ball, but Juanfran is caught offside.
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