Barcelona striker Villa scores in Spain win

Barcelona striker David Villa struck in Spain's 5-0 friendly win over Saudi Arabia.

Barcelona striker David Villa struck in Spain's 5-0 friendly win over Saudi Arabia.

Villa scored on his return to international football after a nine-month absence through injury as Spain continued their build-up to their World Cup qualifying campaign with a 5-0 hammering of Saudi Arabia in Pontevedra.

Pedro, Santi Cazorla and Xavi had already put the world champions in a commanding position by the time Vicente del Bosque introduced Villa for Fernando Torres, and Spain's all-time leading scorer soon had his 52nd international goal as he stroked home a penalty 27 minutes from time.

And it was Pedro who completed the rout 10 minutes later as he raced onto David Silva's pass to chip in his second goal of the evening.

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