Spain 5 Costa Rica 0: David Silva inspires demolition job

Spain 5 Costa Rica 0: David Silva inspires demolition job

Spain put together a stunning performance on Saturday to beat Costa Rica 5-0 in an worldwide friendly in Malaga, led by David Silva, who scored twice.

Vancouver's Christian Bolaños and Kendall Waston, Minnesota's Francisco Calvo and Johan Venegas and San Jose's Marco Ureña started for Los Ticos, with Calvo going the full 90.

A cross by Silva took a deflection before it reached Jordi Alba for the left back to score six minutes in.

And Andres Iniesta added a fifth as Julen Lopetegui's side ramped up their preparations for Russian Federation 2018.

Julen Lopetegui's men played with huge freedom throughout, as they stroked the ball around in style and took full advantage of Costa Rica's poor defensive organisation, as the away side made errors for each of Spain's first four goals.

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But Spain's attacking unit hardly suffered for Morata's substitution, as Silva added two goals in four minutes shortly after the restart, making the most of hapless goalkeeping and calamitous defending.

The Chelsea striker's persistence finally paid off in the 23rd minute, when Carvajal failed to deal with Silva's cross and allowed him to poke the ball in for Spain's second goal.

The Barcelona midfielder ran unchallenged from the halfway line before lashing a dipping strike into the bottom corner from 25 yards.

Things went from bad to worse for the visitors in the second half.

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