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Spain races to win in Venezuela

David Villa Goal Venezuela v Spain
David Villa celebrates scoring during Spain's 3-0 victory against Venezuela.
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PUERTO LA CRUZ, Venezuela (AP)

David Villa, Xabi Alonso and Pedro Rodriguez scored for world and European champion Spain in a 3-0 win over Venezuela in an international friendly on Tuesday.

Villa scored after only five minutes from a free kick to beat 'keeper Renny Vega. Pedro Rodriguez scored in the 20th minute and Alonso added another in first-half stoppage time.

Venezuela hopes to use the match as a warm-up for the Copa America, which starts July 1 in Argentina. The victory is the second in three days for Spain following a 4-0 victory over the United States on Saturday.

 



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