Monday, June 17, 2013

Spain beat Uruguay 2-1 to win Confederations Cup opener

Spain dominates Uruguay 2-1 to win Confederations Cup opener. Spain had 77 percent of the possession in the first half, and 71 in the match.

The World Cup champions did get two first-half goals just after Fabregas' miss - one in the 20th from Pedro and another 12 minutes later by striker Roberto Soldado.

Spain had a little luck with the first goal, which may have been heading wide when it took a huge deflection off Uruguay defender Diego Lugano to beat goalkeeper Fernando Muslera.

The second was perfect finishing by Soldado after a cute reverse pass from Cesc Fabregas.
Luis Suarez scored a consolation goal with a delicately curling free kick for Uruguay in the 88th.

Spain is trying to win the only major trophy it lacks to go with a 2010 World Cup and two consecutive European championships.

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