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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.


El Salvador

Formation 4-5-1

  • 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


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


Formation 4-3-3

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


  • 2Albiol
  • 3Piqué
  • 7Villa
  • 8Hernández
  • 9Torres
  • 12de Gea
  • 13Mata
  • 16Busquets
  • 20Cazorla
  • 21Silva
  • 22Azpilicueta
  • 23Reina
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Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, El Salvador 0, Spain 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, El Salvador 0, Spain 2.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Santiago Cazorla (Spain).

  4. Post update

    Moises Xavier Garcia (El Salvador) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. 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.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, El Salvador. Mark Blanco replaces Jonathan Barrios.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sergio Busquets (Spain) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is too high. Assisted by Jordi Alba.

  8. Post update

    Offside, El Salvador. Alexander Larin tries a through ball, but Rafael Edgardo Burgos is caught offside.

  9. Post update

    Offside, Spain. Xavi tries a through ball, but David Villa is caught offside.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, El Salvador. Jonathan Aguila replaces Richard Menjivar.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Spain. David de Gea replaces Iker Casillas.

  12. Post update

    Offside, Spain. Koke tries a through ball, but Juanfran is caught offside.

  13. Post update

    Sergio Busquets (Spain) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Xavi.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Santiago Cazorla (Spain) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Spain. Conceded by Moises Xavier Garcia.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Koke (Spain).

  17. Post update

    Néstor Raul Renderos (El Salvador) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, El Salvador. Milton Molina replaces Andres Flores Mejia.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Sergio Ramos (Spain).

  20. Post update

    Jonathan Barrios (El Salvador) wins a free kick in the defensive half.