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International friendlies • Regular
  • 2nd Half
  • Belgium
  • Spain
  • De BruyneDefour
    87'
  • CarvajalRoberto
    85'
  • CarrascoMirallas
    77'
  • SilvaVázquez
    75'
  • VitoloSaúl
    75'
  • OrigiLukaku
    67'
  • Silva (P)
    62'
  • AlbaAzpilicueta
    59'
  • PiquéBartra
    59'
  • 1/2 Time
  • Belgium
  • Spain
  • NainggolanDembélé
    45'
  • 1st Half
  • Belgium
  • Spain
  • Silva
    34'
  • MorataCosta
    27'
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Belgium - Spain
International friendlies - 1 September 2016

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So it was a David Silva brace with guided Spain to a comfortable win over Belgium. All the focus will be on Martinez and his tactics, with the Red Devils looking just as poor as they had done in the Euros and before. Lots for the former Everton boss to think about before Cyprus on Tuesday.

  • End of 2nd Half
 

FULL TIME: Belgium 0-2 Spain - And yes, plenty of jeers from the home crowd. A very one-sided contest.

90+2' 

As Spain so often do when ahead towards the end of the game, they're passing it around and frustrating the opposition even more.

90' 

A J.Lukaku cross is chested down by Azpi to De Gea. Three minutes of added time.

89' 

Spain just running the clock down here. A comfortable night for them where Belgium have rarely threatened. Expecting more boos at full time...

  • Steven Defour
    OffKevin De BruyneBelgiumMore jeers from the crowd as De Bruyne comes off...
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  • Steven Defour
    OnSteven DefourBelgium
87' 

More jeers from the crowd as De Bruyne comes off...

  • Sergi Roberto
    OffDani CarvajalSpainAnother sub as Roberto comes on for Carvajal.
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  • Sergi Roberto
    OnSergi RobertoSpain
87' 

Another sub as Roberto comes on for Carvajal.

87' 

Mirallas charges down the wing but loses the ball and fouls Ramos as he tries to recover the ball. Costa runs down the same wing in the opposite direction but it goes out for a throw.

85' 

Moments later, the ball falls to De Bruyne in a similar spot. This time he bends an effort wide and over. Decent effort, but not good enough to test De Gea again.

84' 

GREAT SAVE! De Bruyne and Hazard link up well, with the Man City man shooting from 20 yards out at a slight angle, he opts for the near post and De Gea gets his fingertips to it and puts it out for a corner.

82' 

Hazard trying to make something happen for Belgium. They're passing from side to side in Spain's half, who are more than happy to defend. A misplaced pass puts it out for a Spain throw. Poor stuff.

80' 

J. Lukaku half clears a cross, which eventually falls to Koke. He plays it with his laces but shoots wide of the goal.

78' 

The subs somewhat disrupted play. But it's all Spain again. Carjaval looks to get involved but he can't quite get to the ball and it's a Belgium goal-kick.

  • Kevin Mirallas
    OffYannick CarrascoBelgiumAnd a change for Belgium. Carrasco off, Everton's Mirallas on (who struggled for game time under Martinez at Goodison Park too...).
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  • Kevin Mirallas
    OnKevin MirallasBelgium
77' 

And a change for Belgium. Carrasco off, Everton's Mirallas on (who struggled for game time under Martinez at Goodison Park too...).

  • Lucas Vázquez
    OffDavid SilvaSpainRapturous applause for Silva. The game's standout player comes off for Lucas Vazquez.
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  • Lucas Vázquez
    OnLucas VázquezSpain
75' 

Rapturous applause for Silva. The game's standout player comes off for Lucas Vazquez.

  • Saúl
    OffVitoloSpainSpain call on Saul...
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  • Saúl
    OnSaúlSpain
75' 

Spain call on Saul...

74' 

A cross-field balls finds Hazard, who whips in a cross. But it cannot find a Belgium head and here are two more subs for Spain.

72' 

Silva continues to boss this match. They're attacking and trying to get the ball behind Jordan Lukaku, who is struggling with his positioning it has to be said.

70' 

Costa is marginally offside. An incredibly high line from Belgium and the Chelsea man begins his run just too early. Otherwise he was clear on goal.

68' 

A bright start from Lukaku gets the crowd going. It's a simple chest down before laying the ball off in Spain's half, but it showed more intent than Belgium have done.

Costa made a great impact coming on in the first half, perhaps Lukaku can do the same.

  • Romelu Lukaku
    OffDivock OrigiBelgiumIt's just not happening for Belgium. Hazard tries to lay the ball off for Witsel but he can only stretch out and roll it to De Gea. Henry has his head down on the bench... A heavy touch from Courtois down the other end concedes a soft corner, which Belgium clear. And here comes Romelu Lukaku! On for Origi.
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  • Romelu Lukaku
    OnRomelu LukakuBelgium
67' 

It's just not happening for Belgium. Hazard tries to lay the ball off for Witsel but he can only stretch out and roll it to De Gea. Henry has his head down on the bench...

A heavy touch from Courtois down the other end concedes a soft corner, which Belgium clear. And here comes Romelu Lukaku! On for Origi.

64' 

Ramos fouls Meunier and Belgium have a free-kick 30 yards out. De Bruyne crosses but Ramos clears, making amends for the challenge.

  • David Silva
    Goal by penaltyDavid SilvaSpainGOAL SPAIN! And Silva converts from the spot. He sends Courtois the wrong way, going to the 'keepers right.
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62' 

GOAL SPAIN! And Silva converts from the spot. He sends Courtois the wrong way, going to the 'keepers right.

61' 

PENALTY TO SPAIN! Lukaku brings down Vitolo... No doubts about it.

61' 

A rare corner for Belgium. It's played short before being crossed in, but De Gea easily catches the ball.

  • César Azpilicueta
    OffJordi AlbaSpainAlba is replaced by Chelsea's Azpilicueta.
  • César Azpilicueta
    OnCésar AzpilicuetaSpain
60' 

Alba is replaced by Chelsea's Azpilicueta.

  • Marc Bartra
    OffGerard PiquéSpainBartra comes on for Pique.
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  • Marc Bartra
    OnMarc BartraSpain
60' 

Bartra comes on for Pique.

59' 

SAVE! Costa is thwarted by team-mate Courtois! A great pass find Busquets finds the Chelsea forward, who takes the ball into the box before unleashing a low strike. The Belgian shotstopper gets low to keep it out.

57' 

And it's deflected. A surprise first choice for Spain with the ball in that position. From the corner, Pique can't quite get a proper connection and it's a goal-kick.

56' 

Alderweireld brings down Costa for a free-kick and it's around 25 yards out. Ramos is over it...

55' 

Belgium just cannot keep the ball. Barely stringing five passes together before losing it again. Spain meanwhile, are passing it round nicely, constantly switching play to frustrate Belgium.

53' 

Vitolo and Silva continuing to threaten Belgium. A burst of short passes comes to nothing however.

51' 

Here come Belgium on the counter, but Carrasco's pass is cut out.

Belgium have the ball again but a Lukaku cross goes horribly wrong, it's scuffed and goes out for a goal-kick.

49' 

Dembele catches Busquets and Spain have a free-kick 30 yards out. Unlikely to shoot...

WHAT A SAVE! In comes the cross, and Koke finds Pique, whose header is flying towards goal, but Courtois gets his hands to it and tips it over for a corner, which Belgium clear.

47' 

Spain start the second half as they ended the first, on the attack.

  • Mousa Dembélé
    OffRadja NainggolanBelgiumMartinez responds to the boos with a change. Dembele comes on to replace Nainggolan.
  • Mousa Dembélé
    OnMousa DembéléBelgium
46' 

Martinez responds to the boos with a change. Dembele comes on to replace Nainggolan.

  • 2nd Half
46' 

And away we go. Belgium kick off the second half. It may be a friendly, but after a frosty reception from the home crowd, they need to put in a strong 45 minutes.

 
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  • End of 1st Half
 

HALF TIME: Belgium 0-1 Spain - some jeers from the home fans. A fair amount in truth, not a happy set of fans...

45' 

The offside flag goes up with Vitolo in a dangerous position. It was close, so it's a let off for Belgium. One minute of added time...

44' 

A surprising amount of long balls from Spain, which is to say at least three or four this half. There are gaps behind Belgium down the sides and they really need to sort their shape out.

42' 

Carvajal goes down in the Belgium box and taking down a long ball. It doesn't look like a foul as Hazard got a touch on the ball.

The Chelsea man in his own box sums up just how this first half has gone so far for Belgium.

40' 

Spain win a corner down the right after Carvajal steams forward from right back. Koke's cross is volleyed in but a foul is given the other way. What for? Well we're not entirely sure. Certainly a soft one, no doubt the tug of a shirt somewhere.

38' 

Hazard floats towards the Belgium box but is then dispossessed. Spain have the ball again at the back. Koke's long pass finds Costa, but Vertonghen nips in the clear.

36' 

So after a decent start from Belgium it's been all Spain and they deserve their lead. As expected, they're back dominating possession.

  • David Silva
    GoalDavid SilvaSpainGOAL SPAIN! A great run from Vitolo down the side, who passes the ball into the centre of the box, Costa wrongly gets a touch on the ball but it falls to Silva, who slides the ball in to put Spain 1-0 up in Brussels.
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34' 

GOAL SPAIN! A great run from Vitolo down the side, who passes the ball into the centre of the box, Costa wrongly gets a touch on the ball but it falls to Silva, who slides the ball in to put Spain 1-0 up in Brussels.

32' 

Early indications tell us Costa is a man on a mission. This time Lukaku is on hand to thwart the Chelsea forward as he surges into the box.

Koke then loops a ball over the defence in search of Costa but Alderweireld just gets his head to it.

30' 

Costa has the ball in the area but he fails to get the ball out of his feet and he is crowded out. Another Spain attack is thwarted and Belgium have the goal-kick.

29' 

Lukaku gets a tackle on Vitolo absolutely spot on in the area and avoids conceding the penalty. Neat play from Spain but the final ball from Koke is sloppy.

  • Diego Costa
    OffÁlvaro MorataSpainBusquets hoofs the ball out. Partly for safety, partly so Costa can come on. He will have something to prove out there, so it's unlikely to be a quiet night for Alderweireld and  Vertonghen.
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27 

Busquets hoofs the ball out. Partly for safety, partly so Costa can come on. He will have something to prove out there, so it's unlikely to be a quiet night for Alderweireld and Vertonghen.

26' 

Meunier sends in a terrific cross but it's chested down to De Gea as Spain clear. Costa still waiting to come on with play ongoing.

24' 

INJURY! Morata is holding his right thigh and walks down the tunnel... Here comes Diego Costa! Just getting his shinpads on first mind.

23' 

The throw comes to nothing. But play has stopped now with Morata down... And the physio has just indicated a substitute will have to come on.

22' 

Silva again causing trouble on the left but he is easily shouldered off the ball. Forward come Belgium, who have a throw-in near the corner flag.

20' 

A quick Spain free-kick finds Morata, who bursts into the box but is tackled and it's out for a corner.

From the corner, Silva plays a one-two before sending in the cross. It comes out to Thiago, but his side-footed volley is all wrong and goes well wide.

18' 

From side to side Spain come forward, but more often than not they're playing the ball back again, as they find it tough to break down the Belgian defence.

But as Spain so often do, they're just enjoying the possession and are starting to take control.

16' 

...the corner is easily cleared by Morata and the Belgian pressure ceases.

At the other end, Morata has the ball near the corner flag, but despite going down under pressure, no free-kick is given.

 
Spain's Jordi Alba (L) vies with Belgium's Yannick Carrasco (C)
14' 

Origi's path is blocked by Ramos and it's a free-kick 35 yards out. De Bruyne hovers over it and crosses it in, but it's flicked away for a corner to Belgium...

13' 

Vitolo is fouled by Lukaku in the Belgium half. Silva whips the ball in but it's header away. Defensive duty for Hazard sees the Chelsea man stop Silva in his path and it's a goal-kick to Belgium.

11' 

A searching long ball finds Nainggolan but he can only stretch and get a touch on it, putting the ball out for a goal-kick.

9' 

Spain trying to get their hold on the game. Koke is in acres of space and finds Alba on the wing, who fizzes a dangerous cross in but it's cleared away.

7' 

Origi in more space for Belgium, who picks out Carrasco. He runs into the box by the byline but his cross is blocked and a corner is prevented.

6' 

CHANCE! Origi finds Hazard out wide. His cross comes in and De Gea spills it when under no pressure. The ball comes to Witsel on the edge of the area but he bends his effort wide. Relief for De Gea!

4' 

Origi's flick on finds Carrasco, with Origi taking the ball back from a pass, but he's offside, while Hazard looked in a good position to receive the ball and attack on goal.

2' 

Nothing frantic to start with. Both sides just settling in with Spain getting into the groove with their passing game.

  • 1st Half
1'

We are underway in Brussels. Spain will kick us off, who get their World Cup qualifying campaign underway on Monday against Liechtenstein, while Belgium head to Cyprus on Tuesday.

19:40 

FIVE MINUTES TO KICK-OFF: The teams are out, and the anthems are blasting out. Not long now...

19:40 

For Spain, Vicente del Bosque left after Spain crashed out of Euro 2016, losing 2-0 to Italy in the last 16.

Diego Costa and Juan Mata have both been recalled to Lopetegui's squad, but start on the bench.

19:35 

As mentioned, it's pastures new for Belgium and Spain. The Red Devils begin life under Martinez, with Thierry Henry his assistant manager.

Tonight's hosts massively underperformed in the Euros, and that saw Marc Wilmots' tenure come to an end after defeat to Wales in the quarter-finals.

19:30 

Meanwhile, for Julen Lopetegui's first game as Spain boss, Man United's David De Gea and Man City's David Silva both start.

Starting XI: De Gea; Carvajal, Ramos, Piqué, Alba; Busquets, Koke, Thiago; Vitolo, Silva, Morata.

19:25 

And here is Belgium's starting XI for Roberto Martinez's first game in charge. Divock Origi leads the attack, while Eden Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne both start.

19:20 

Hello! Welcome to our LIVE text commentary for Belgium's friendly against Spain in Brussels.

It's a new era for both Spain and Belgium with new managers at the helm, we'll bring you team news shortly...