Anyway, thanks for your company - ta-ra.
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Spain - Bosnia and Herzegovina
International friendlies - 18 November 2018
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Well, it's over. Bosnia defended pretty well but Spain lacked energy and cohesion, but improved just enough with the introduction of Mendez, Fornals and Rodrigo. Luis Enrique has plenty to work with, but also plenty of work to do.
Full-time: Spain 1-0 Bosnia
Spain are keeping it pretty easily and bosnia are letting them, pretty much - the removal of Dzeko was telling.
There'll be three added minutes.
Oh my days, Switzerland have beaten Belgium 5-2. Gotta love little Bobby Martinez.
Mendez has injected a bit of life - he's got a bit of confidence - and tries a low cross for Rodrigo, which earns a corner to waste.
This is nearly over.
Fornals has made a difference and so has Rodrigo, the former trying to play in the latter and winning a corner. It's half-cleared, and Hermoso leaps into an overhead that goes over the bar and then some.
Another change for Bosnia, Kodri replacing Dzeko.
Asensio leaps into the air and shoves Besic in his back, then raises his arms. Somehow, the ref doesn't buy it and awards the foul.
Change for Bosnia, Bajic replacing Visca.
GOAL! Spain 1-0 Bosnia (Brais Mendez) Lovely from Fornals, who guides a pass with the outside of his foot for Gaya, whose cross is cut back to hard and too far. But Isco picks it up and dances around a challenge, then drives low ... Sehic can only parry, and Mendez is there to ram home a debut goal! That is far more than this abomination deserves!
Pau was in net for Betis when they won 4-3 at Camp Nou the other day.
Spain change their keeper, Pau Lopez coming on for his debut in place of Kepa.
Nice one-two between Asensio and Azpilicueta, whose cut back misses Rodrigo and skids across the face of goal to no one.
Isco's been a real disappointment tonight - a player like him should be making the difference in matches like this.
Asensio flicks a pass through for Rodrigo, but Sehic is out sharply to smother.
Guess what pals?! Nothing comes of it!
Duljevic isolates Hermosa out wide and skates past him, buying the foul; free-kick Boasnia, and a chance to stick a ball into the box...
Judging by what we've seen today, Spain aren't close to ready to move on their old guard.
Rodrigo replaces the hilarious Morata and Fornals replaces Ceballos.
Duljevic slides a pass out wide for Nastic, whose low cross, seeking Dzeko, is kicked away easily.
Change for Bosnia: off goes Krunic, on comes Duljevic.
Azpilicueta and Mendez combine for the latter to find Asensio, who looks to go on the outside of Zukanovic; Asensio goes down, and the ref correctly appraises no foul.
Change for Spain: Brais Mendez replaces Suso.
What a miss from Morata! Gaya slides Asensio down the line, his low shot is shovelled out by Sehic, and Morata slides in to blaze wide with the keeper on the floor! Course he does! It's the way he tells em!
Isco finds Asensio down the right, who crosses with the outside of his left foot but can't find Morata in the imddle.
Morata comes in Zukanovic from behind. tripping him and treading on his toes. He's booked.
Let's talk about Jonny though: he looked to have twisted or pulled something, and I'd be surprised if he's good to go for Wolves this wekeend.
I wish I had some news for you. I do not.
Morata drives at the heart of the Bosnia defence after Cimirot falls over in possession. For a second it opens up for him, a circumstance he soon redeems, carving a sidefooter over the top. Naturally, he blames a deflection, but is in fact deflecting himself.
Azpilicueta replaces Jonny.
Saric has one of those normal haircuts that pays no attention to the humungous hole in the middle.
Jonny sticks out a leg to halt Gojak, who ploughs through him; Jonny is hurt on the back of the knee, and rolls over the touchline for treatment.
Lovely from Isco, who slides a yard and whips in a cross for Morata ... you know the rest. He heads over, and then looks bedraggled.
It's absolutely caning it down.
Off we go again.
Back come the players.
Half-time: Spain 0-0 Bosnia
Wow! No nothing going on here, silly, but Switzerland now lead Belgium 3-2.
Isco drives at inside-left and finds Gaya, whose cross is a goodun - Asensio needs to generate most of the power himself, but a free header from inside the box is a free header from inside the box, and his tame effort is easily saved.
In the meantime, Dzeko goes down the left of the box and digs out a shot that flies over the bar.
This makes that sound quite a lot better than it was.
A shot on target! Suso skisp forward and finds Morata, who feeds it one more to Isco, and he drags a shot that Sehic saves easily enough at his near post.
Bosnia are growing in confidence, Besic moving forward and eventually finding Cimirot, whose cross is only just missed by Krunic and Dzeko before Llorente forces it behind. Thr corner comes to nothing.
Bicakcic tries a cross and Spain don't look solid in defending it, but Jonny just about sees it away.
Morata lanks down the left side of the box and dummies inside Bicakcik, who somehow ploughs through and puts the ball behind with his trailing leg. The corner comes to nothing.
Elsewhere, Switzerland found themselves 0-2 down to Belgium after 17 minutes; it's now 2-2. Thorgan Hazard scored both Belgium goals, with Ricardo Rodriguez and Haris Seferovic sorting it for Switzerland.
Ceballos finds Isco, who releases Gaya down the left. His cross is rubbish, but Nastic misses it, and Suso seizes on the loose ball, moving a step and lashing a shot all the way over there.
Nothing is happening. I'd get De Gea on up front.
We've not yet seen a serious chance, and the only shot on target was Bicakcik's shot in the first 10 seconds. How's your night going?
This lad seriously thinks he's some sort of important player in world football.
Gaya is late and high on Visca; he's booked.
There's not an awful lot coming to pass here.
Bosnia gets down the Spain end for the first time in time, Saric sending a cross seeking Dzeko, but putting too much on it.
Asensio turns up in the middle this time, and collecting a loose clearance, swipes a shot that's deflected behind. The corner comes to nothing.
Again Asensio goes down the left and waves ta-ta to Cimmirot, but his cut-back is behind Morata. Suso does retrieve the ball, but can't find anything to do with it and the attack breaks down.
It's a "no" from me. Until he's got goals in the biggest games, I don't see how it can be so.
Asensio gets down the left and htis the line, digging out a cross for Morata, but Zukanovic stretches up well to head clear.
Lovely ball out the right from Hermoso, picking out Suso, but without the pace to go on the outside, he has to come back inside, and eventually the ball ends up with Isco, whose cross drifts behind.
The angle of the camera is such that is every time the ball goes in the air, it looks like it's gone into orbit.
Spain are knocking it about nicely now, with Bosnia mainly sitting off until they cross halfway.
I wonder how many of this Spain team will establish themselves in the starting XI. Saul, Carvajal, Ramos and Busquets are all missing, and it's hard to see them losing their spots whatever happens - though it's possible that Ramos, at least, is done at the top level.
Spain probe down the left with Gaya, who has two goes at crossing, but Bikacic kicks both away.
Not many in Gran Canaria have deemed this worth the aggravation. Also the footage looks like it's being shot from someone on the North star.
Bosnia go straight at Spain, Bicakcic marauding downfield and drilling a low drive which Kepa fields at his near post.
Away we go!
Applause for Dayvid Silver.
i should note that Bosnia are without Miralem Pjanic - but do have Mo Besic, much loved by all Evertonians.
Manager of Bosnia is Robert Prosinecki. What a player he was.
Here come the teams! Waiting for them in the centre-circle are David and Matteo Silva - the former will perform a ceremonial kick-off to mark his international retirement. He was born in Las Palmas.
Our commentator tells us that this is "in some ways a new-look Bosnia team". Which ways would those be, pal?
Here come the teams. Isco leads out Spain in the absence of the injured Sergio Ramos.
This is only the third international game ever played at this venue.
Bosnia are nine games unbeaten, while Spain have lost their last two - that's not happened for two and a half years. Also, I intimated that I was up for being in Gran Canaria - as it turns out, it's just as miserable there are in north London.
And it's been a tricky day for Spain, humiliated out of top spot in their Nations League group by Gareth Southgate's brave group of paragons. One can only imagine their shame and dismay.
I guess it's tricky for Spain, coming out of an era in which they've had the best players around, some of the best players ever, and ridiculous depth, to now, where they've just got some talent. There are some good players in this XI, but it's possible that not one of them will ascent to elite level. Asensio, Rodri and Ceballos have a chance, Gaya too, but they're not slam-dunks because hardly anyone is. They've a lot of work to do.
Yes it is!
It's all go!
As for Bosnia, things are going pretty well. They've just finished top of Nations League group 3, besting Austria and Northern Ireland; as such, they will be promoted. Three of their five goals in the competition were, of course, scored by Edin Dzeko, and he'll be the main Spain, and their new-look defence, will be looking out for. He might just fancy the look of Hermoso and Llorente, both of whom are 23 and neither of whom has much in the way of experience - if Bosnia can get the ball into him, they're right in the game.
So it seems that Luis Enrique has indeed lost faith with David de Gea, who is left out in favour of Kepa. He's a funny old thing, De Gea - in some ways the best in the world, and yet it's quite some time since he's played in a club match of consequence, and he has not distinguished himself at international level. Elsewhere in the Spain side, I'm really looking forward to watching Rodri, Atletico's young central-midfielder - he is a player already - along with Ceballos and Asensio. According to Spain's Twitter, Asensio is on the right-wing; according to Uefa's website, it's Suso. Meanwhile, in the imddle of defence, Hermoso makes his debut and Llorente his first appearance in two years.
For the avoidance of doubt, I am in north London, not Gran Canaria.
Evening all, and welcome to Spain v Bosnia and Herzegovina, from Gran Canaria!