Pedro strikes twice for Spain

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From left to right, Spain's Pedro, David Villa and Cesc Fabregas celebrate a goal against Uruguay during their international friendly soccer match in Doha on Wednesday.

Doha - Pedro extended his recent purple patch for Spain when he struck twice to help the world and European champions to a 3-1 win over Uruguay in a friendly in Qatar on Wednesday.

Spain predictably dominated possession against the South American champions at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha and took the lead in the 16th minute thanks to a dreadful blunder by Fernando Muslera.

Cesc Fabregas let fly from distance straight at the Uruguay goalkeeper but he could only palm the swerving shot behind him and into the empty net.

Uruguay were level in the 32nd minute when Martin Caceres slipped the ball through to Cristian Rodriguez and he side-footed past Victor Valdes.

Pedro made it 2-1 six minutes after the break with a low angled shot and turned in a fine Fabregas cross in the 74th minute for his ninth goal in his last six internationals. - Reuters


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