SPANISH FOOTBALL | SPORTS: RUSSIA 3 - SPAIN 3 | INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY GAME RESULT

RUSSIA 3 - SPAIN 3 | INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY GAME RESULT

SPAIN played tonight in  St. Petersburg RUSSIA in an International Friendly match which finished in a 3 - 3 draw result. Different match to last Saturdays Costa Rica friendly with more experiments, a more enthusiastic opponent & suffered encounter, especially towards the end of the game. A good sparring experience that should keep the Spanish Football Team humble enough with their upcoming World Cup 2018 planification. 

Russia - Spain Friendly match

SPAIN started well & looked strong with their usual good Football style. They scored early in the 8th min & was 0 - 2 up by the 35th min. However, Russia begin to find their place & exploited the Spanish midfield & defensive errors. Smolov managed Russia´s first before half time.

International Friendly Soccer match 2017


The second half saw how both teams did some chances & tested out players which broke up the tactical scheme, this allowed spaces & goal opportunities for both teams. Russia equalized but Spain scored another to put them back ahead, to later see Russia again equalize. Russia managed the upper hand late in the match & nearly converted a late opportunity which was stopped by Spanish goalie De Gea. 

Tonight´s goals & goalscoreres:
  • Jordi Alba 8th min, 0 - 1
  • Sergio Ramos 35th min, 0 - 2
  • Smolov 40th min, 1 - 2
  • Miranchuk 50th min, 2 - 2
  • Sergio Ramos 52nd min, 2 - 3
  • Smolov 69th min, 3 - 3
Spain starting 11:
De Gea, Nacho, Piqué, Ramos, Jordi Alba, Busquets, Thiago, Iniesta, Suso, Asensio & Rodrigo.
Later changes:
Vitolo, Saul, Callejon, Moreno, Illaramendi & Silva.

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