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Fernando Torres scored as Spain eased to a 4-1 victory over South Korea on Wednesday for a second straight friendly victory for the defending champions ahead of the European Championship .
Torres showed his class in the 11th minute by heading home with his back to the goal at the AFG Arena in St. Gallen, the Chelsea striker's first goal for Spain in nearly one year.
Kim Do-heon unleashed a rising shot to equalize before halftime but Spain went ahead quickly after the restart because of a pair of South Korea hand balls, with Xabi Alonso converting a 52nd-minute penalty before Santi Cazorla stroked home a free kick soon after.
Alvaro Negredo, who replaced injured striker David Villa in the Euro 2012 squad, added the last goal in the 80th.
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Fernando Torres scored as Spain eased to a 4-1 victory over South Korea on Wednesday for a second straight friendly victory for the defending champions ahead of the European Championship.
Torres connected on a header in the 11th minute with his back to the goal, the Chelsea striker's first goal for Spain in nearly one year.
Kim Do-heon unleashed a rising shot to tie it before...
PAUL LOGOTHETIS AP Sports Writer Fernando Torres will aim to put a season of struggles behind him as Spain starts warming up for the campaign to defend the European Championship title.
The Chelsea striker will look to impress when Spain plays a friendly against South Korea in Switzerland Wednesday.
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Spain plays their penultimate warm-up to the Euros with a friendly against South Korea. The match will take place at Stade de Suisse in Bern, Switzerland with kickoff scheduled for 2:00 PM USA Eastern time.
Spain player Fernando Torres
“Physically I feel very good and fresh because I haven’t had the drain of so many games as my team-mates.”
“I’m hopeful of showing my best...
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Chelsea have signed Belgian winger Eden Hazard from Ligue 1 side Lille, the player confirmed via his Twitter page.
After hours of waiting, Hazard sent the tweet saying he will join the "champions of Europe". Before May the 19th, Hazard may well have chosen a different destination.
Regardless of who is managing the west London club come...