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
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.