31 May 2012

Spain ease past South Korea

11:33 am on 31 May 2012

The World Cup holders and European champions Spain have beaten South Korea 4-1 in a football friendly in Austria.

Fernando Torres scored the early opener with a no-look glancing header, but the Koreans hauled one back just before half-time through Kim Do-Heon.

But it was all Spain after the break with three more goals, Xabi Alonso scoring a 52nd-minute penalty, Santi Cazorla scoring four minutes later and Alvaro Negredo adding the other on the 80-minute mark.

The Netherlands, who lost the 2010 World Cup final to Spain in South Africa, had a 2-0 win over Slovakia in their Euro 2012 warm-up in Rotterdam.

Sweden beat Iceland 3-2 in another friendly at Gothenburg. Romania won 1-0 away over Switzerland in Lucerne.