Many Manchester City fans are often left perplexed by David Silva’s goalscoring ratio for Spain compared to his club. Not that City lack for goals but Silva’s 35 goals in 117 Spain caps compare favourably to his club record (0.30 goals per game for Spain vs. 0.16 goals per game for City).
Tonight, ‘El Mago’ was at it again, scoring Spain’s third and fourth goals in a matter of four minutes as they thrashed Costa Rica in a friendly.
The first was a fairly easy finish, although a rare one with his right foot, while his second was a fantastic strike created by himself. The Man City star also assisted Jordi Alba’s opener.
Silva’s 35 goals for Spain mean he is now just three goals behind Fernando Torres, who is Spain’s third all-time top goalscorer. The 31-year-old may even be able to catch Raúl, who scored 44 goals for La Roja, although all-time leading scorer David Villa, who has 59 goals, may be out of reach for Silva.
Check out his two goals for Spain tonight:
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