International friendly

David Silva lifts Spain over China

Associated Press

SEVILLE, Spain -- Spain midfielders Andres Iniesta and David Silva combined to score a late goal in a 1-0 victory over a stubborn China on Sunday in the team's last warm-up before defending its European Championship title.

Iniesta jumped on a loose ball inside China's half and scurried into the area before passing to Silva for the 84th-minute winner that gave the World Cup champions their 25th straight victory at home.

China was better in the first half, taking advantage of several uncharacteristic turnovers from Spain to create chances on the counterattack. But the introduction of Iniesta and Jesus Navas lifted the hosts' attack, with Iniesta and Silva linking up to provide the bulk of the best chances.

Fernando Torres also had some chances but couldn't beat standout goalkeeper Zeng Cheng.

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