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SPAIN 4 ISRAEL 1 | WORLD CUP 2018 GROUP QUALIFIER

World Cup 2018 European Qualifier tonight with SPAIN defeating ISRAEL 4 - 1 to maintain the top spot of their Group. Important match to win for the Spaniards as the winner of this Group looks like being either Spain or Italy, the latter also winning 2 - 0 Albania. The Italians are also fighting for the top spot of the Group that gives direct qualification for Russia 2018.

Spain Football Team

Spain dominated practically most of the game with 75% ball possession while Israel mostly defended looking for the counter-attacks. Good exhibition from Spain which seems to be finding that "old magic" again. The return of Pique, Sergio Ramos & Iniesta was important reason, but David Silva was the "man of the match". Virtually all over the field & Silva participated in nearly every Spanish goal. Excellent performance.

Spain Football Team

Israel had a few Golden moments, one with a fabulous and needed David De Gea goalkeeping save from an Israeli header, with the other a nice "consolation goal" late in the second half.

Here are all of tonight´s game goalscorers:

  • Silva 13th min , 0 - 1
  • Vitolo 45th min, 0 -2
  • Diego Costa 51st min, 0 -3
  • Rafaelov 79th min, 1 - 3
  • Isco 88th min
Other moments to mention was Isco who came on for Vitolo mid-late 2º half & demonstrated some quality moves & even scored a "cheeky" goal.

Spain Football Team

Next match for Spain is an International Friendly next Tuesday in Paris against France. Game between two tradition rivals & great sparring moment.
 

SPANISH FOOTBALL | CURRENT LALIGA LEADING GOALSCORERS AFTER ROUND 28

The Spanish Football League - LaLiga - has already celebrated 28 Rounds of the seasons 38 total. Good moment for us to report how the Leading Goalscorer tally is evolving to this date. The race for "El Pichichi" has currently FC Barcelona Argentine star Lionel Messi as leader with 25 goals. He is followed by team-mate Luis Suarez with 21 goals & third is currently Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo with 19 goals.

With 10 Rounds of LaLiga still to be played the Leading goalscorer classification will change & have players moving around, but Messi is on course to keep adding to his tally & is favourite to finish leader. Stay tuned!


LaLiga 2016-2017

CURRENT LALIGA LEADING GOALSCORERS AFTER ROUND 28:

Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona) 25 goals
Luis Suarez (FC Barcelona) 21
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) 19
Iago Aspas (Celta de Vigo) 15
Antoine Griezmann (Atletico de Madrid) 14
Gerard Moreno (RCD Espanyol) 11
Kevin Gameiro (Atletico de Madrid) 10
Sergi Enrich (Eibar) 10
Piatti (RCD Espanyol) 9
Aduriz (Athletic Club Bilbao) 9

SPAIN FOOTBALL TEAM SQUAD | ISRAEL & FRANCE GAMES

Spanish National Football Team Selector and Coach Julen Lopetegui handed in his list of players to make up the SPAIN TEAM for the upcoming Group World Cup qualifier against Israel the 24th of March, and the International Friendly game against France on the 28th of March.

Novelties: Pedro, Deulofeu & Illaramendi
Returning: Ramos, Pique and Iniesta ( back from injury last call-up)


List of players to make up the SPAIN TEAM

List of players for Spanish Team:


Goalkeepers:
Pepe Reina (Nápoles)
David De Gea (Manchester United)
Sergio Rico (Sevilla)

Defenders:
Nacho (Real Madrid)
Carvajal (Real Madrid)
Javi Martínez (Bayern)
Piqué (Barcelona)
Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
Nacho Monreal (Arsenal)
Jordi Alba (Barcelona)
Azpilicueta (Chelsea)

Midfielders:
Ander Herrera (Manchester United)
Illarramendi (Real Sociedad)
Busquets (Barcelona)
Koke (Atlético de Madrid)
Isco (Real Madrid)
Thiago (Bayern Múnich)
David Silva (Manchester City)
Iniesta (Barcelona)

Forwards:
Álvaro Morata (Real Madrid)
Deulofeu (Milán)
Vítolo (Sevilla)
Diego Costa (Chelsea)
Pedro (Chelsea)
Aspas (Celta)


CHAMPIONS LEAGUE QUARTER FINAL GAMES

UEFA Champions League quarter-final draw was celebrated today with the following match ups as seen in the below image:

UEFA Champions League quarter-final draw

Real Madrid got the boggy Team, Bayern Munich. FC Barcelona will play Juventus while Atletico de Madrid got the weaker in theory Club Leicester City. The other, a non-Spanish participante game, is Borussia D. against Monaco.

1º leg matches: 11 / 12 of Abril

2º leg matches: 18 / 19 of Abril

We are now in the business end of the Champions League competition.


CHAMPIONS LEAGUE | AT MADRID ELIMINATES BAYERN LAVERKUSEN

UEFA Champions League matches scheduled tonight with Atletico de Madrid drawing 0 - 0 with German Club Bayern Laverkusen to qualify for the Quarter-Finals. The away 4-2 win was enough to give the Spaniards the ticket.

At Madrid

Overall a "boring" game of Football with chances to both teams & missed. The main player to mention tonight was Atletico de Madrid goalkeeper Jan Olbak. Absolutely superb & kept his team out of danger from a persistent Laverkusen. The Germans tried all night & could have turned things around had Oblak not span his spider-web & keep the ball out of his net. It was a brilliant performance with some amazing saves all the second half.

Fourth year in a row that Atletico de Madrid get into the top 8 best European Teams. Well done!
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