Wednesday May 30, 2012 Friendlies Finished Stade de Suisse Wankdorf

Spain 4 - 1 Korea Republic

  • Torres 12’
  • Alonso 52’ (pen.)
  • Cazorla 56’
  • Negredo 79’
  • Kim 44’

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  1. Torres scores as Spain down Koreans

    Torres scores as Spain down Koreans

    Spain warmed up for the European championships with a 4-1 win over South Korea at the Stade de Suisse Wankdorf in Bern. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Spain
    • Korea Republic
    • 90' No stoppage time at all, and it ends 4-1 to Spain. Fernando Torres opened the scoring in the 12th minute, but the world and European champions were pegged back just before half-time by a superb strike from South Korea midfielder Kim Do-Heon. However, Xavi Alonso (penalty), Santi Cazorla and Alvaro Negredo all netted in the second half to give Spain an easy win.
    • 88' Some good keepball from South Korea, but it all very low key.
    • 84' Lee Dong-Gook has a shot that is easily saved by Casillas.
    • 82' Silva's snapshot is well wide. The Manchester City star has looked sharp tonight, however.
    • 81' South Korea's goalscorer Kim Do-Heon comes off, to be replaced by Oh Beom-Seok.
    • 81' Reina is replaced by Iker Casillas, making his 130th appearance.
    • 80' Soldado's pass across the line drops to Negredo, who finishes low underneath the goalkeeper to make it 4-1 with his 6th goal in nine appearances.
    • 76' That is a reckless challenge on Silva from Kim Bo-Kyung, but Spain are unable to capitalise.
    • 74' Kim Jae-Sung replaces Koo Ja-Cheol for South Korea.
    • 71' Alvaro Negredo has a good chance for Spain, but Kim Jin-Hyun beats down the shot.
    • 69' Chance for South Korea as Kim Do-Heon slips through Kim Bo-Kyung, but he flicks the ball wide. Though there did seem to be a touch from a Spain defender as he attempted to shoot.
    • 68' Lots of midfield play at the moment, with the two sides getting used to all the changes.
    • 64' Bruno Soriano comes on for Xavi Alonso.
    • 63' Negredo's shot is blocked, after the initial effort by Silva is charged down by Kwak.
    • 62' Kim Shin-Wook comes on for South Korea.
    • 61' Silva cuts in from the left with a lovely dropped shoulder, but his shot is well over.
    • 57' South Korea bring off their two frontmen. Lee-Dong-Gook is on, as well as Park Hyun-Beom.
    • 56' Spain make four substitutions, with Torres, Mata and the goalscorer Cazorla coming off. Roberto Soldado, Adrian are on and defender Dominquez replaces Ramos.
    • 55' Cazorla makes it 3-1 with a clever free-kick through the jumping wall, and into the bottom right-hand corner.
    • 54' Albiol's shot from the edge of the area is handled by the goalscorer Kim Do-Heon, and it is a free-kick right on the edge of the area.
    • 52' Xavi Alonso makes it 2-1 to Spain with a low penalty to the left.
    • 51' Cho Yong-Hyung turns his back to the goal from a Raul Albiol shot on the edge of the area, and it is a penalty and a yellow card.
    • 49' It is Alonso with the free-kick and the ball is easily cleared.
    • 49' Nam clips Benat on the right-hand edge of the area, and a chance for Silva with a free-kick.
    • 48' Nam's corner is cleared by Ramos.
    • 47' Benat cuts inside and curls a left-footed effort just wide of goal.
    • 46' The team are out for the second half, and there is a substitution for South Korea, with Kim Bo-Kyung coming on for Yeom Ki-Hun.
    • 45' It is Spain 1-1 South Korea at half-time. Some good passages of play by the World and European champions, but a fine equaliser from the Asian team.
    • 44' Mata shoots wide when released in front of goal. A bad miss from the Chelsea star, who took an age to get the ball out from under his feet.
    • 42' What an equaliser for South Korea. The ball drops to Kim Do-Heon on the edge of the box, and he slams it right-footed into the top corner past Reina.
    • 41' A superb pass from Silva finds Torres, but the Chelsea striker then passed to Mata rather than shoot himself. Mata was offside though.
    • 39' Ji-Don Won was through after a great South Korea break, but Ramos was able to intercept.
    • 37' Nam wins a corner, but South Korea are unable to get a shot on goal.
    • 36' A backheel on the edge of the box by Arbeloa sets up Silva, whose shot is blocked, then Torres is wasteful with the follow-up.
    • 35' Reina is quick off his line to clear a through ball through the centre with Jung-Woo waiting.
    • 34' South Korea defender Kwak Tae-Hwi gets the ball down the left channel but his cross is easily cleared.
    • 33' Mata receives the ball on the left after a quick free-kick, but his cross goes out on the full.
    • 32' Mata exchanges passes with Torres on the edge of the box, then tries to find Silva, but Kim Jin-Hyun gets the ball.
    • 29' A second corner of the game is cleared at the far post, and Silva cleans up.
    • 26' Teasing cross from the left for South Korea but no-one on the end of it to convert.
    • 23' For those wondering about Barca players - they played in the Copa Del Rey on Friday so they are being rested. They are likely to play in the friendly against China on Sunday though.
    • 22' Midway through the first half, Spain are well on top, leading 1-0.
    • 20' A good chance on the break for South Korea and Dong-Won, but the Sunderland striker fails to hit the target.
    • 19' Outstanding passing from Spain on the edge of the box, but Torres is deemed wrongly offside.
    • 18' Silva curls a shot just wide.
    • 17' The increasing impressive Torres sets up Cazorla, but his low shot is saved by Kim Jin-Hyun.
    • 15' Choi challenges David Silva in the area, but the South Korean gets the ball despite the Manchester City man slumping to the floor.
    • 13' Arbeloa is set up beatifully down the right by Benat, but the ball squirts out for a corner.
    • 11' GOAL for Spain. Torres with a terrific header. Mata with a lovely cross and the Chelsea striker got in between two defenders to head the ball past Kim Jin-Hyun.
    • 8' Good save by Kim Jin-Hyun from a snapshot from Xavi Alonso, which he deflects for a corner. Torres' had the first attempt that was blocked.
    • 5' Torres with a great chance, as he attempts to divert Santi Cazorla's shot into the bottom left-hand corner, but it whistles just wide.
    • 3' South Korea goalkeeper Kim Jin-Hyun fields a ball from the left from Albiol.
    • 2' Spain start with a front three of Torres, Mata and David Silva.
    • 1' South Korea get us underway in Switzerland. Spain in red attacking from left to right.
    • 18:39 Sunderland's Ji Dong-won starts up front for South Korea alongside the veteran Lee Dong-Gook. Bern's Park Joo-Ho and Augsburg's Koo Ja-Cheol are the other two members of the starting eleven, besides Dong-won, who play for European clubs.
    • 18:33 SPAIN: Reina; Arbeloa, Albiol, Ramos, Monreal; Xabi Alonso, Benat, Cazorla; Mata, Silva, Torres...Subs: Casillas, De Gea, Dominguez, Jordi Alba, Bruno, Juanfran, Javi Garcia, Navas, Adrian, Soldado, Negredo.///SOUTH KOREA: Sung-Ryong; Joo-Ho, Tae-Hwee, Jung-Soo, Hyo-Jin; Chi-Woo, Jung-Woo, Ja-Cheol, Bo-Kyung; Dong-Won, Dong-Gook. Subs: To Follow.
    • 18:32 There are no Barcelona players in the starting eleven, with Del Bosque giving them extra holiday after their long season.
    • 18:31 Betis midfielder Benat and Malaga full-back Nacho Monreal play despite being left out of Spain's final squad for Euro 2012.
    • 18:30 Torres' Chelsea team-mate Juan Mata also starts, as does Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina.
    • 18:28 Spain boss Vicente Del Bosque has selected Chelsea striker Fernando Torres to start the Euro 2012 warm-up game against South Korea in the Wankdorf Stadium in Bern, Switzerland.
  • Summary

    • 80' Soldado's pass across the line drops to Negredo, who finishes low underneath the goalkeeper to make it 4-1 with his 6th goal in nine appearances.
    • 55' Cazorla makes it 3-1 with a clever free-kick through the jumping wall, and into the bottom right-hand corner.
    • 52' Xavi Alonso makes it 2-1 to Spain with a low penalty to the left.
    • 51' Cho Yong-Hyung turns his back to the goal from a Raul Albiol shot on the edge of the area, and it is a penalty and a yellow card.
    • 42' What an equaliser for South Korea. The ball drops to Kim Do-Heon on the edge of the box, and he slams it right-footed into the top corner past Reina.
    • 20' A good chance on the break for South Korea and Dong-Won, but the Sunderland striker fails to hit the target.
    • 11' GOAL for Spain. Torres with a terrific header. Mata with a lovely cross and the Chelsea striker got in between two defenders to head the ball past Kim Jin-Hyun.
    • 18:33 SPAIN: Reina; Arbeloa, Albiol, Ramos, Monreal; Xabi Alonso, Benat, Cazorla; Mata, Silva, Torres...Subs: Casillas, De Gea, Dominguez, Jordi Alba, Bruno, Juanfran, Javi Garcia, Navas, Adrian, Soldado, Negredo.///SOUTH KOREA: Sung-Ryong; Joo-Ho, Tae-Hwee, Jung-Soo, Hyo-Jin; Chi-Woo, Jung-Woo, Ja-Cheol, Bo-Kyung; Dong-Won, Dong-Gook. Subs: To Follow.

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  1. Szevasz, Ferike, hogy vagy?

    From GT, on Thu 31 May 16:02
  2. Espana for ever is the best national team in ours­ planet !!! Fernando Torres welcome back !!! Vamos­ Espana ;) !!!

    From Szabo Ferike, on Thu 31 May 0:45
  3. Bloody hell they started Pep Reina and Torres, del­ Bosque must have thought it was important.....yeh right

    From Bryan, on Wed 30 May 22:48
  4. I was almost sure it was Xabi Alonso not Xavi Alonso...

    From Ben, on Wed 30 May 21:58
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    I'm NOT Spanish, - I just DESPISE the kind of­ folks, who would look upon my pey DOG, as­ "DINNER"

    From Spike, on Wed 30 May 20:53
  6. Alba, JuanFran, and Navas have gotten no playing time,­ yet many others who aren't going to the tournament­ have played a lot in this match? Makes no sense.

    From Burt H, on Wed 30 May 20:50
  7. This has to be the best name for a stadium. Ever.

    From Seamus, on Wed 30 May 20:44
  8. well done espanyol looking forward to a better euro­ outing

    From Azeez, on Wed 30 May 20:44
  9. That should be confusing how many Kim's have Korea­ got! I am gald for Spain even though I don't­ support them to show that they are a footballing force­ in Europe.

    From toni, on Wed 30 May 20:43
  10. @ Morty You don't like Spain, right? Where­ are you from?

    From espspa2063, on Wed 30 May 20:40
  11. For those who don't know Kim is a popular name in­ Korea just as Peter is a popular name in the west

    From Mr Burns, on Wed 30 May 20:40
  12. Sungeun, I love you~

    From Leo, on Wed 30 May 20:35
  13. how many KIM in Korea team??????????

    From Saint Ivuga, on Wed 30 May 20:34
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    no team that dives as much as spain can complain about­ anyone else cheating.

    From Morty, on Wed 30 May 20:25
  15. Torres does not get many penalties to take nowadays!­ Great initial header I understand though. Come on Mata!

    From Eugene, on Wed 30 May 20:22
  16. is the name of this stadium for real? BRILLIANT -­ it's even funner than Newcastle Utd's stadium­ name, Sportsdefect - dut - cum....

    From don, on Wed 30 May 20:20
  17. Spain is taking revenge for their 2002 WC humiliation­ by South Korea. The ref that day was so obviously­ bribed that he disallowed three clear goals..lol

    From Mr Burns, on Wed 30 May 20:19
  18. turns his back to the goal and it's a penalty? can­ someone explain that to me? did he create a breeze by­ turning and knock one of these soft spanish players to­ the ground?

    From Morty, on Wed 30 May 20:19
  19. Kim will be Korea's best player!

    From Eugene, on Wed 30 May 20:11
  20. 'Kim' is the surname ... Not their name

    From owen1544, on Wed 30 May 19:55
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