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Diego Costa started for Spain.
We learned that Diego Costa is, at last, fit to play.
We also learned that he is a better option up front than Fernando Torres.
Well, more than a few of you knew that already.
But we also learned that he isn't the profile of striker who can help this Spain side to thrive.
Costa, like Torres, is better in counterattacking teams.
When there's no space, like against El Salvador, he can find it hard.
That said, he put himself about and should have scored the opening goal, but David Villa nicked in and stole it with a header off Costa's boot.
A word on Villa: Despite his brace, don't expect him to start for Spain.
He scored two well-taken goals, but he's a reserve in Del Bosque's eyes. Since Villa hasn't scored for Atletico since March, it's fair enough.