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Friendly international

Spain 1 - Korea Republic 0

Spain: Reina (Víctor Valdés 46'); Sergio Ramos, Raúl Albiol, Marchena, Capdevila; Javi Martínez (David Silva 80'); Jesús Navas, Cesc Fábregas (Xabi Alonso 57'), Iniesta (Xavi 57'), Mata (Pedro 57'); Llorente (David Villa 57'). 4-1-4-1.
Korea: Lee Woon Jae (Jung Sung Ryon 46'); Oh Beom Seok (Cha Du Ri 80'), Cho Yong Hyung, Kim Jung Woo; ParkChu Young, Lee Young Pyo, Kim Jae Sung (Kim Nam Il 46'), Lee Jung Soo, Ki Sung Yueng; Lee Chung Yong, Yeom Ki Hun (Ahn Jung Hwan 65'). 3-5-2.

1-0. 86. Jesús Navas. Picked up Albiol pass and fired long shot wide of keeper.

Once again Spain had some difficulties in their second World Cup warm-up game, although in the end they came through with a late strike from Jesús Navas to beat the Korean Republic 1-0. Del Bosque used the occasion to give a run out to his second string players, with Reina in goal, Javi Martínez making his first start and 24 year old Sergio Ramos taking the captain's arm-band for the first time.

The new men took some time to get to know each other, and the first chances of the match fell to the South Koreans, with Reina having to save from Lee Chung Yong and Kim Jung Woo shooting just wide. Spain rallied though, Mata being tackled at the last minute as he lined up to shoot, and Llorente heading over. With ten minutes to go to the break Fábregas fired a shot against the bar, although Reina had to be at his best to keep out Park Chu Young and Lee Chung Yong on the stroke of half time.

Reina's double save was his last of the match as Del Bosque brought on Víctor Valdés for his international debut at the interval. The Barça keeper had little to do, although Korea were having the better of things, and Del Bosque didn't wait too long before bringing on his big guns. The introduction of the two Xavis livened things up, and David Villa carved out two or three chances soon after he made his appearance. It was not until four minutes from the end though that Spain finally won it, Albiol winning the ball back in midfield and passing across for Jesús Navas to fire an impressive shot wide of Jung Sung Ryon. Another victory for "La Roja", but proof again that there will be no easy opponent in South Africa.