|Spain 2012 vs Venezuela|
Venezuela started well as Spain looking to find itself & the ball during the first 15 min. But then the Spanish players began to combine & dominate totally the proceedings & ANDRES INIESTA opened the scoring in the 37th min.
Three minutes later a great build-up between Cesc Fabregas & DAVID SILVA ended with the latter scoring the second in the 40th min to take Spain into the half time break with comfort.
Spanish Coach Del Bosque then gave players a run in the 2º half which included Cazorla, Puyol, Navas, Munian & ROBERTO SOLDADO. The last scored a HAT-TRICK ( 49th, 59th & 83rd min ) to fully take the opportunity give to him & signal that he is the man to replace injured David Villa & out of form Fernando Torres as the main striker. Soldado could have scored a fourth but missed a penalty when he was fouled by Amorebieta who as sent off in the 64th min.
Great match & result for Spain that faced a lesser Venezuela team that did not put up much difficulties infront of the World Champs. This & the good performance of Soldado & debut of young 19 year At. Bilbao player IKER MUNIAIN.