Vicente del Bosque used three FC Barcelona players (Cesc, Piqué and Iniesta) in his starting eleven against Puerto Rico in San Juan, which ended in a 2-1 win for the visitors thanks to goals from Cazorla and Cesc Fàbregas. There was also time for Sergio Busquets to appear as a substitute, while Cesc was the only Barça player to see out the full ninety minutes.

2-0 at the break

The first major scoring opportunity fell to Gerard Piqué with an early header onto the post. But despite their dominance, it took the World and double European champions 43 minutes to open the scoring thanks to a Cazorla shot from distance. Moments after, Cesc Fàbregas latched onto a Navas cross from the right to make it 2-0.

Cintrón narrows gap

Sergio Busquets came on after the break, while Sergio Ramos replaced Piqué. In the 64th minute, Marc Cintrón gave the home crowd something to enjoy by pulling a goal back for Puerto Rico. Torres could have made it three with just four minutes left on the clock, but was denied by an astonishing Gaudette save, and things ended with a Spain win by the odd goal in three.


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