LA ROJA MOVE A STEP CLOSER TO EURO 2016 BUT CRASH OUT OF THE WOMEN’S WORLD CUP
The Spanish Week in Review
Spain won 1-0 at Belarus last Sunday night to stay on course for France next summer and a defence of their European Championship crown.
David Silva confirmed his emergence as the best Qiu Qiu Online weapon of la selección by grabbing the only goal on the stroke of half-time.
A wet night in Eastern Europe was never going to be an easy ride and Spain had to fight for their win against a determined and often physical, if limited opponent.
Iker Casillas made a couple of key saves in the second half to prevent an equaliser but Alvaro Morata equally missed a chance at the other end.
Spain enjoyed two-thirds of possession and topped their hosts for shots on target eleven to two and off-target ten to two. They played 693 passes to Belarus’ 310. So they were worthy winners but it was no plain sailing.
Vicente del Bosque, in his 100th match in charge, summed up the night: “Things are not going too badly.”
He went on to identify some tactical points to work on: “Against teams which shut up shop at the back,” he said, “it is good to keep control. What we are lacking is pace when things are static and in transition.”
Del Bosque will call it a day after Euro 2016. He has already won everything that counts but a final hurrah in France would be a fitting send-off for the national team’s most successful manager of all time.
SPAIN: Casillas, Ramos, Alba, Pique, Busquets, Fabregas (sub Isco 75), Cazorla, JuanFran, Pedro (sub Vitolo 65), Morata, Silva (sub Bernat 85). Goal: …Read More