SPAIN has defeated ARGENTINA 6 - 1 in a historical result that will be badly received back at Buenos Aires. The game was a Friendly International, a sparring occasion to test levels before the upcoming World Cup Finals in Russia, but the result leaves Argentina with doubts. True that Argentina was without some big names, notably Messi who finally could not play due to muscle-thigh complaints but the 2º half performance from Argentina was poor. 

Spain will get a confidence boost from their victory as the pieces seem to be all working fine. Each player was out to prove they should be on the final World Cup squad list & it showed. Spain was more intense in their play & with the final definition of opportunities created, along with Asensio, Ramos, Iniesta & Isco all outstanding tonight. Even the substitutes played well, Aspas being one example scoring & assisting.  

International Friendly Game

The 1ºst was fairly even with both sides looking to dominate the ball, Spain imposing their passing game & Argentina looking for the counter-attack. Gonzalo Higuian missed a sitter in the 8th  min to put Argentina ahead that was quickly turned around by Spain when DIEGO COSTA scored the first for Spain in the 12th min. With Spain on a roll & controlling things ISCO scored the second for Spain in the 27th min with Asensio assisting. Argentina recuperated their game & from a corner OTAMENDI headed home in the 39th min for his teams first & only goal. 

International Friendly Game

The 2º nd half was virtually all Spain & the goals rained down. Spain put in Aspas for Costa & gave another option upfront with the newly in combining well with Isco & team-mates. ISCO scored in the 52nd min, THIAGO scored in the 55th min, ASPAS got his reward for his work in the 73rd min & ISCO scored again & got his HAT-TRICK in the 75th min. Things were over for Argentina by this stage of the match.

Spain - Argentina

Argentina felt the frustration & there was a few heated moments with knocks & pushes about towards the end of the match. Argentina will surely be severely criticised back home & the "Messi dependence" argumente will be heatedly debated. Spain will be happy with tonight's performance as players & squad look good in their planning & fine tuning for the upcoming World Cup in Russia. 

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