Spain beats China 1-0 in last warm-up before Euros

Spain midfielders Andres Iniesta and David Silva combined to

score a late goal in a 1-0 victory over a stubborn China on Sunday

in the team’s last warm-up before defending its European

Championship title.

Iniesta jumped on a loose ball inside China’s half and scurried

into the area before passing to Silva for the 84th-minute winner

that gave the World Cup champions their 25th straight victory at


China was better in the first half, taking advantage of several

uncharacteristic turnovers from Spain to create chances on the

counterattack. But the introduction of Iniesta and Jesus Navas

lifted the hosts’ attack, with Iniesta and Silva linking up to

provide the bulk of the best chances.

Fernando Torres also had some chances but couldn’t beat standout

goalkeeper Zeng Cheng.