New York City FC signing David Villa gave Spain manager Vicente del Bosque something to think about on Monday.
Could Spain have salvaged their World Cup campaign had del Bosque just started Villa in their previous two matches?
The former La Liga star scored a spectacular 37th minute goal, flicking a cross with his heel into the back of the net for his 9th career World Cup goal, the most ever by a Spain player.
New York City FC announced Villa as the first signing in club history on June 2, before he traveled to Brazil with the defending World Cup champions.
Spain leads Australia 1-0 at the half. Here's a look at the 14-pass build-up to David Villa's 1st-half goal: pic.twitter.com/LMEOlNSooE— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) June 23, 2014
Villa was substituted early in the second half and left the field in tears, kissing the Spain badge as he walked off.