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Villa helps Spain bow out with a convincing win

Published: Monday 23 June 2014, 19.00CET
Villa helps Spain bow out with a convincing win
Spain celebrate Juan Mata's goal ©Getty Images

A goal from David Villa on what could be his final international appearance helped outgoing holders Spain overcome Australia and end their disappointing FIFA World Cup campaign on a winning note.

Villa, who will join Australian A-League outfit Melbourne City after the tournament before linking up with New York City FC in 2015, neatly flicked in the 59th goal of a stellar Spain career nine minutes before half-time. Fernando Torres and Juan Mata gave the scoreline a more resounding look in the second period.

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Legend:

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Match statistics

Australia
Spain

0

Goals scored

3

4

Total attempts

9

0

Attempts on target

5

4

off target

1

0

blocked

1

0

against woodwork

0

2

Corners

6

0

Offsides

5

2

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

15

Fouls committed

9

9

Fouls suffered

13

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Spain sign off with a convincing victory in Curitiba. The outgoing holders were never seriously extended by a Socceroos side missing the aerial threat of Tim Cahill, and head home having finished third in Group B after scoring three goals in a World Cup finals match for the first time in 12 games.
  • Yellow Card
    90+2
    Jedinak (Australia) is cautioned by the referee.
  • Yellow Card
    88
    Spiranovic (Australia) is cautioned by the referee.
  • Substitution
    83
    Silva (in) - Xabi Alonso (out) (Spain)
  • Goal
    82
    Juan Mata (Spain) scores!
    One substitute sets up another as Cesc Fàbregas floats a ball to the back post for Juan Mata. The Manchester United FC player brings it down with aplomb before placing a shot through the legs of Matthew Ryan.

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