JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Portugal exploded for seven goals in its second match at the World Cup, dominating North Korea and knocking the Asian team out of the tournament, and Spain got back on track with a 2-0 win over Honduras on Monday.
The 2006 World Cup semifinalist Portuguese finally got a goal from Cristiano Ronaldo in the 7-0 rout in Cape Town.
It was the Real Madrid winger’s first goal for his country in two years in competitive games.
Also, Spain got its first win of the tournament at Ellis Park in Johannesburg, but it was Chile that moved into first place in Group H with six points by beating 10-man Switzerland 1-0.
Portugal was held to a 0-0 draw by Ivory Coast in its opening Group G match, but the goals poured forth on Monday.
Raul Meireles gave the Portuguese a 1-0 halftime lead, and Tiago added two in the second half to complement Ronaldo’s strike and those from Simao Sabrosa, Hugo Almeida and Liedson.
“It was a great day for Portugal and Portuguese football,” Portugal coach Carlos Queiroz said “The players are really happy with the way they played, the attitude for the game, the beautiful football, the beautiful goals.”
Portugal still has to play Brazil to get into the round of 16. The five-time champions have already qualified.
The 7-0 rout was the most one-sided World Cup match since Germany beat Saudi Arabia 8-0 at the 2002 tournament in South Korea and Japan.
Spain was also disappointing in its opener, losing to Switzerland 1-0, but David Villa took care of things against the Hondurans, scoring in the 17th and 51st minutes.
Villa, who has now scored five career World Cup goals for his country, had a chance for a hat trick in the 62nd but his penalty shot went wide of the right post with the goalkeeper diving the opposite direction.
In Port Elizabeth, substitute Mark Gonzalez scored the only goal in the 75th, heading in a pass from Esteban Paredes to give the Chileans a perfect record through two matches in the group.
“We had some good luck near the end when we got the goal,” Gonzalez said.
“We just kept trying our best, trying hard, and we got the goal.
“This was a great moment for me and for our team.”
Switzerland played most of the match with 10 men because midfielder Valon Behrami was red-carded for violent conduct.
Also, the soccer fan who walked into the England dressing room after its 0-0 draw against Algeria will go on trial on Friday. Pavlos Joseph appeared in a Cape Town court for the second time Monday to face trespassing charges.
In Paris, French bank Credit Agricole SA suspended a television advertisement featuring some of France’s best players because the national team refused to train on Sunday.
The players said they didn’t want to practise because striker Nicolas Anelka was sent home for insulting the French coach.
The fast-food chain Quick also said it is cancelling an advertising campaign with Anelka because of the player’s poor image.