Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 8/15/12
Santi Carloza and Cesc Fabregas scored in the first half to give Spain a 2-1 win over Puerto Rico in an international friendly Wednesday, its first match since winning European championship in July. The world champions were dominant throughout but a combination of poor finishing and some fine goalkeeping by Bill Gaudette meant they had to wait until but four minutes before half-time to make the breakthrough as the bend on Cazorla's shot deceived the New York Red Bulls goalkeeper and flew into the net. Fabregas made it two moments later but the Central Americans were rewarded for a spirited showing after the break when Marc Cintron capitalized on some lackadaisical Spanish defending to slot past Pepe Reina 26 minutes from time. Vicente del Bosque had made seven changes to the side that started the 4-0 win over Italy in Kiev but was rewarded with a positive first half display that should have seen them go in more than one up at the break. Gerard Pique saw an early header come off ...
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