SPANISH FOOTBALL | SPORTS: SPAIN 2 COSTA RICA 1 | INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY GAME

SPAIN 2 COSTA RICA 1 | INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY GAME

Spain hosted Costa Rica tonight in an International Friendly match that served as a "warm-up" for the upcoming & important Euro 2016 Group match against Belarus. Final result a 2 - 1 win for the Spanish National Football Team that could have been more had Costa Rica & Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas not made 4-5 spectacular saves. The Costa Rican goalie seemed to be sending a message out that perhaps the "true" substitute goalie for Iker Casillas is already at Real Madrid, instead of buying & bringing in another, the speculated David De Gea who watched from the other end of the field.

Spain Football Team

Spain began with a mixed team, with more substitutes than regulars.  The Spain starting XI was : 

De Gea; Carvajal, Bartra, Ramos, Bernat; San Jose, Koke, Cesc; Aleix Vidal, Nolito & Alcacer

Costa Rica caught Spain sleeping early scoring via Venegas but Spain reacted quickly & equalized through Alcacer & later went ahead via Fabregas:

Goals:
5th min Venegas 0 - 1
7th min Alcacer 1 - 1 
30th min Cesc Fabregas 1 - 2

The second half Spain dominated play & Keylor Navas put on his particular show of saves that kept the scoreline as it was until the end. Spain relaxed towards the final minutes & Costa Rica could have equalized but Bryan Ruiz missed a clear opportunity. 

Spain suffered some injuries with Vidal - debut match - suffering a back knock & Pique a muscle itch after coming on in the mid 2ยบ half.

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