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I am satisfied with the game. We controlled the ball and the pace during the whole match, excluding a spell of 15 minutes in the second half, when the opponents were performing quite confidently. You can see from the score that the game was really tough. But we gained three important points. Now three teams in the group are doing well, and every point is important for us. We will do our best to qualify. We tried to foul as seldom as possible and not to give away set pieces to exclude their chances in the air.

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14/06/201523:43UEFA.com newsdesk

Spain 2-1 Costa Rica
Spain warmed up for Sunday's qualifying trip to Belarus by coming from behind to defeat Costa Rica in Leon. Johan Venegas fired the visitors into a shock early after five minutes. The European champions took just two minutes to level when Paco Alcácer calmly slotted into the far corner to match the scoreline when these nations met in the FIFA Women's World Cup on Tuesday, an occasion on which Costa Rica almost immediately cancelled out an early Spain strike.

However, Spain's men were to win as a sweeping move involving Aleix Vidal on his international debut and Nolito was then finished off by Cesc Fàbregas on the half-hour mark. Spain were only denied a much more convincing scoreline by Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas, who made two incredible stops from Real Madrid team-mate Sergio Ramos.

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11/06/201523:55Richard Martin, Barcelona

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