SPANISH FOOTBALL | SPORTS: SPAIN 1 ITALY 0 | INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY GAME RESULT

SPAIN 1 ITALY 0 | INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY GAME RESULT

The International Friendly between Spain & Italy just finished around midnight which makes "today s match" not the appropriate words , as it would be correct to say match ended this early morning. However, apart from Latin cultural uniqueness the game finished with a 1 - 0 win to Spain.

Spanish Football 2014
Spanish Football Team starting X1 vs Italy 

Spain started with Atletico de Madrid forward Diego Costa who debuted, along with Bayern Munich midfielder Tiago who was solid & very good. Diego Costa was basically correct, somewhat timid & without the habitual fire of aggressiveness that characterizes him. He did not score & perhaps was more concerned about learning the way the Spanish National Team plays which is totally different from Atletico de Madrid which is less touch Football & more direct. Spanish Coach Del Bosque post match was not too concerned as Costa has to ride a "learning curve".


Italy came into the match without their best form & the final result was not as bad as they feared beforehand. Although Spain dominated the whole match, Italy had a few chances including a post in the first half which could have changed things later. 

Spain Football Team 2014

Excellent match from Iniesta, who was magnificent, Pedro was brilliant running all night & he scored the only goal in the 63rd min, great performance from Tiago & Javi Martinez & Azpilicuenta was outstanding. It was obvious that everyone on the Spanish side wanted to prove to the Spanish Selector & Coach Vicente del Bosque that they deserve a World Cup ticket to Brazil.

However, it was David Silva who came on in the second half that revolutionized the team & the goal opportunities arrived. The Pedro goal came from a Silva - Iniesta combination which was beautifully executed.

Good win & good performance as both teams begin to warm-up engines for the World Cup, I am sure the Italy team in 3 months will not be the same as tonight but much, much better.


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