Even without any players from Barcelona or Athletic Bilbao to pick from for the second straight friendly, Spain looked like they're ready for Euro 2012 on Wednesday. They faced off against a very solid South Korea team in a neutral site match in Switzerland and went off in the second half, scoring three times to turn a 1-1 halftime draw into a 4-1 win.
Fernando Torres scored the opening goal with an absolutely brilliant header just 11 minutes in, nodding a lobbed diagonal from Beñat into the top right corner, past Kim Jin-Hyeon. Spain continued to dominate play throughout the first half, but couldn't add to their lead. A bit against the run of play, they gave up an equalizer in the 43rd minute.
Generally, whenever a balanced or defensive team scores a goal against a very attacking team, there is a large contingent of people that likes to call the goal undeserved. Absolutely no one will be saying that about Kim Do-Heon's goal, even though it came very much against the run of play. He scored with an absolute thunderbolt of a shot into the top corner at the near post from 25 yards out, giving Pepe Reina absolutely no chance to make a save.
Spain were much better in the second half, but South Korea did them quite a few favors. La Furia Roja scored twice in five minutes from dead balls, and both goals were set up by handballs. The first was in the box in the 53rd minute, and Xabi Alonso converted the penalty. Five minutes later, another handball occurred just outside the South Korea penalty area and Santi Cazorla netted Spain's third with a cheeky free kick under the jumping wall.
Sevilla striker Alvaro Negredo came on for Fernando Torres in the 57th minute and capped off the game with an 82nd minute goal, assisted by Roberto Soldado. Spain will probably look a bit different once they have Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta and Fernando Llorente available, but there's no reason to believe they won't slot into this team without a problem. Spain are looking great, and the lineup changes shouldn't alter them too much.