SPANISH FOOTBALL | SPORTS: MACEDONIA 1 SPAIN 2 | WORLD CUP 2018 QUALIFIERS

MACEDONIA 1 SPAIN 2 | WORLD CUP 2018 QUALIFIERS

Spain defeated 2 - 1 Macedonia away from home tonight in their Group G World Cup 2018 qualifier. A relative controlled game for Spain which saw momentary lapses which lead to the Macedonian goal, & numerous goal opportunities for Spain which were not converted.

The Group winner goes straight into the World Cup finals in Russia, with the runner up having to play elimination games which are always risky. The two countries battling out for the top spot are Spain & Italy, & more goals tonight would have been handy as the goal average-difference in the end may decide which country gets top spot.



Spain starting 11 team:
De Gea, Carvajal, Pique, Ramos, Jordi Alba; Busquets, Isco, Iniesta, Thiago, Silva & Diego Costa.

The first half was all Spain with possession Football which lead to their two goals:

  • Silva 15th min
  • Diego Costa 27th min

Spain vs Macedonia

The second half we watched how Spain complicated themselves with a Macedonian goal in the 66th min by Ristovski which unsettled the Spaniards. Macedonia put emphasis on counter-attacking & found two - three more goal occasions which would have been disastrous for Spain if converted by Macedonia.

In the end Spain held things together to manage the vital 3 points & set destiny up for the soon to be Spain vs Italy match which looks like being the game the settles the Group top spot.

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