RECIFE, Brazil (AP) — Spain dominated its Confederations Cup opener against Uruguay, winning 2-1 with first-half goals by Pedro and the team's newest striker, Roberto Soldado.
Spain had a bit of luck with the first goal, which deflected off Uruguay defender Diego Lugano to beat goalkeeper Fernando Muslera. The second was perfect finishing by Soldado, who was left unmarked and scored from just inside the area.
Luis Suarez scored with a delicately curling free kick for Uruguay in the 88th.
Spain is trying to win the only major trophy it lacks to go with a 2010 World Cup and two consecutive European championships.
Coach Vicente del Bosque talked about the importance of a damp, quick pitch so Spain could put on a 'show.' It rained just before the match, and Spain did just that.