SPANISH FOOTBALL | SPORTS: SPAIN SUFFERS TO WIN 3 - 2 CHILE IN INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY

SPAIN SUFFERS TO WIN 3 - 2 CHILE IN INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY

The SPANISH FOOTBALL NATIONAL TEAM managed to comeback & defeat a difficult CHILE 3 - 2 tonight in an International Friendly played in Geneva ( Switzerland). There was two SPAINs tonight: a terrible & unrecognisable first half team & an improved more efficient second half side. However the Spanish victory came thanks to a "non-existent" last minute penalty that rebounded back into the path of Cesc Fabregas who had just hit the goalie. Luck was on Spain's side tonight. 

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Spanish Football Team members

Spanish National Coach Vicent del Bosque experimented giving some players some non-habitual playing minutes & putting into the defence Javi Martinez ( a midfielder) & Albiol ( not having time at Real Madrid). The "new look" defence was out of touch as Chile score two fabulous & spectacular goals; ISLA in the 10th min & VARGAS in the 20th min that rocked the World Champs. The Spanish midfield,  with only XAVI as the creative brain,  wasn't firing & his team-mate Xabi Alonso wasn´t connecting. In a nutshell, a totally uncoordinated Spanish Team that was unknown to observers.

The second half saw ANDRES INIESTA come on & revolutionize the team, & even scored in the 55th min. His presence was vital in tonight's Spanish victory. Spain brought on some real fire power in the midfield with CESC FABREGAS , PEDRO & CAZORLA to win back the midfield & the all important ball. The second & equalizer came in the 70th min via FABREGAS & the winner in the 90th agin via FABREGAS with a penalty that wasn´t on Arbeloa.



In conclusion, a real scare tonight for the World Champions who should - my opinion - forget the experimentations & concentrate on playing with the "big guns" from the start. It is clear that the defence suffers without Pique ( injured) & Puyol (injured) & that this is an area for deep study for the National Coach Del Bosque in coming days.

Yes, there was a slight brawl at the end between Chilean & Spanish players. Iniesta drove crazy his opponents, but lets stick to the Footy. We already have had quite a few days-weeks of debates about the "other" local brawls :O)



Details:


SPAIN - 3: Casillas (Reina, m.46); Sergio Ramos, Raúl Albiol, Javi Martínez, Arbeloa; Busquets, Xabi Alonso (Iniesta, m. 46), Xavi (Cesc, m. 64); Silva (cazorla, m. 79), Villa (Pedro, m. 46) & Negredo(Fernando Torres, m. 64).


CHILE -2: Claudio Bravo; Arturo Vidal, Pablo Contreras, Jara; Mauricio Isla (Meneses, m. 83), Medel (Estrada, m. 88), Carmona, Beausejour (Felipe Gutiérrez, m. 79), Jorge Valdivia (Orellana, m.86); Alexis Sánchez & Eduardo Vargas (Felipe Seymour, m. 58).


Goals: 0-1, m. 10: Isla. 0-2, m. 20: Vargas. 1-2, m. 55: Iniesta. 2-2, m. 70: Cesc. 3-2, m. 90: Cesc.

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