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Estadio de la Cerámica
International friendlies • Regular
  • 2nd Half
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • Zuber
    89'
  • AlbaMonreal
    78'
  • RodríguezMoubandje
    78'
  • OdriozolaNacho
    70'
  • LichtsteinerLang
    63'
  • BehramiFernandes
    63'
  • Rodríguez
    62'
  • SilvaAsensio
    60'
  • CostaRodrigo
    60'
  • Saúl
    57'
  • IniestaSaúl
    55'
  • 1/2 Time
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • SeferovicDrmic
    45'
  • DžemailiEmbolo
    45'
  • SchärDjourou
    45'
  • AspasVázquez
    45'
  • 1st Half
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • Odriozola
    29'
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That was a strange match. Spain were by far the better of the two teams, they created the better chances, but a rare mistake from De Gea cost them, with Rodriguez scoring an equaliser in the second half. However, Lopetegui will be pleased with the perfomance of his players, not least Odriozola.

  • End of 2nd Half
93'

FULL TIME: Spain 1-1 Switzerland

92' 

ANOTHER NACHO CHANCE! He was unlucky with his last opportunity, but Nacho should have scored this one. He climbed highest from a corner, but sends his header wide.

91'

OUTSIDE OF THE POST! Wow, that was inches away from being an excellent goal for Nacho. He tried to find the far corner of the net with a curling finish, but the ball clips the post.

90'

Three minutes of stoppage time to be played at the end of the match.

  • Steven Zuber
    Yellow cardSteven ZuberSwitzerlandZuber is shown a late yellow card for a flailing arm in an aerial challenge with Koke.
89'

Zuber is shown a late yellow card for a flailing arm in an aerial challenge with Koke.

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87' 

Koke tries to tease a cross into Rodrigo inside the penalty area, but the ball was too close to the Switzerland goalkeeper and Sommer gathers. This game might be tapering out now.

86' 

Keep in mind that Switzerland actually beat Spain at the last World Cup in 2014. While they might not be a glamourous side, they are very effective, as they have shown this evening.

85' 

DIVING HEADER! This time the Spain forward tries to direct a header on the dive towards goal, but he gets his angles wrong and Sommer watches it flash well wide of the target.

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83' 

Thiago should have taken on the shot himself on the edge of the box, but for some reason he decides to pass to a teammate out wide and the Swiss defence can cut the ball out.

82' 

WONDERFUL! That flick from Vazquez to Rodrigo inside the box deserved a goal. The goalkeeper Sommer had to make the save, although Rodrigo probably could have done more.

81' 

Is there a winner left in this game for either of these two teams? Spain are the ones dictating the play, picking the passes around the midfield, but the Swiss are holding firm.

80' 
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However, De Gea's mistake gave Switzerland a way back into the match and at the moment they will be the more satisfied of the two sides. They have defended reasonably well.

78' 

It's somewhat peculiar that Spain find themselves level with Switzerland given the extent to which they have dominated this game and how many chances they have had so far.

  • Nacho Monreal
    OffJordi AlbaSpainMonreal comes on for Alba and the Barcelona left back doesn't look too pleased with that. Chill, it's just a friendly!
  • Nacho Monreal
    OnNacho MonrealSpain
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Monreal comes on for Alba and the Barcelona left back doesn't look too pleased with that. Chill, it's just a friendly!

  • François Moubandje
    OffRicardo RodríguezSwitzerlandA change for the away side, with Moubandje coming on for the final 15 minutes.
  • François Moubandje
    OnFrançois MoubandjeSwitzerland
76'

A change for the away side, with Moubandje coming on for the final 15 minutes.

75' 

Koke has been the quiet success story of this performance from Spain. The Atletico Madrid is competing with Busquets for a place in the team, but he has done very well.

74' 

Asensio has given Spain attacking threat since coming off the bench. For any other national team in the world, the Real Madrid man would probably be one of the first names on the team sheet.

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72' 

Rodrigo's touch let him down there. The pass from Asensio was exceptional, releasing his teammate in behind the Swiss backline. But his first touch was heavy, resulting in a goal kick.

  • Nacho
    OffÁlvaro OdriozolaSpainAnother change for Spain, with Nacho coming on for the final 20 minutes.
  • Nacho
    OnNachoSpain
71'

Another change for Spain, with Nacho coming on for the final 20 minutes.

70' 

Strangely, Rodriguez now looks happy to stay on the pitch. He made a very clear signal to the Switzerland bench a few minutes ago that he wanted to come off, but he's still on.

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68' 

Good pressing from Rodrigo forces the mistake from Sommer, who slices a clearance high into the air. The pass from his defensive teammate wasn't such a good one either.

67' 

Rodriguez has just indicated to the bench that he needs to come off. The Switzerland left back is still moving well, but it would appear that he has picked up some sort of knock.

66' 

That mistake from De Gea looks to have given Spain some fresh impetus. Until that moment, they had been in control of the match. Switzerland has created very little indeed.

65' 
  • Michael Lang
    OffStephan LichtsteinerSwitzerlandAnd Lang is the second man to come off the Switzerland bench in this double change.
  • Michael Lang
    OnMichael LangSwitzerland
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And Lang is the second man to come off the Switzerland bench in this double change.

  • Gelson Fernandes
    OffValon BehramiSwitzerlandNow it's Switzerland's turn to make changes, with Gelson coming off the bench.
  • Gelson Fernandes
    OnGelson FernandesSwitzerland
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Now it's Switzerland's turn to make changes, with Gelson coming off the bench.

  • Ricardo Rodríguez
    GoalRicardo RodríguezSwitzerlandGOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Spain 1 Switzerland 1 (61 mins - Ricardo Rodriguez). Well, you don't see that very often. De Gea fumbles a pretty easy shot from inside the box, with the ball dropping to Rodriguez a matter of yards out. The full back has the simple task of finishing from close range.
62'

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Spain 1 Switzerland 1 (61 mins - Ricardo Rodriguez). Well, you don't see that very often. De Gea fumbles a pretty easy shot from inside the box, with the ball dropping to Rodriguez a matter of yards out. The full back has the simple task of finishing from close range.

  • Marco Asensio
    OffDavid SilvaSpain... and then Asensio joins Rodrigo in coming off the bench for the home side.
  • Marco Asensio
    OnMarco AsensioSpain
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... and then Asensio joins Rodrigo in coming off the bench for the home side.

  • Rodrigo
    OffDiego CostaSpainA double change for Spain. First up, it's Rodrigo who comes on...
  • Rodrigo
    OnRodrigoSpain
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A double change for Spain. First up, it's Rodrigo who comes on...

58' 
  • Saúl
    Yellow cardSaúlSpainSaul has only been on the pitch for a matter of seconds and he has been booked for a reckless tackle on Shaqiri.
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Saul has only been on the pitch for a matter of seconds and he has been booked for a reckless tackle on Shaqiri.

56' 

That is Iniesta's last game for Spain on Spanish soil and has become customary over the past few months, the great playmaker receives and ovation from the home fans inside the ground.

  • Saúl
    OffAndrés IniestaSpainA change for Spain as Saul comes on to replace Iniesta in the secon half.
  • Saúl
    OnSaúlSpain
55'

A change for Spain as Saul comes on to replace Iniesta in the secon half.

54' 

INIESTA JUST WIDE! That was close to being a second goal for Spain. Iniesta hit the ball on the first time volley from 20 yards out, but his strike flashes just past the post, skidding off the turf.

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Odriozola is having a very good game. This time he drives to the byline and stages a pretty decent cross into the box. But there were no takers in red and the chance is gone.

51' 

Vazquez comes into this World Cup on the back of a very good season for Real Madrid. He became a first team pick for Zidane and now he will want to start for Spain in Russia.

50' 

The experiment of using Aspas and Costa as a front two didn't really work for Spain in the first half. And so Vazquez has been thrown on to presumably run the channels more.

49' 
48'

IMPACT INJURY! Iniesta has gone down and is crumpled on the turf. The playmaker appeared to clash knees in the challenge. He should be okay. It looks like an impact injury.

  • Lucas Vázquez
    OffIago AspasSpainA change for Spain at the half time interval with Vazquez coming on for Aspas.
  • Lucas Vázquez
    OnLucas VázquezSpain
47'

A change for Spain at the half time interval with Vazquez coming on for Aspas.

46' 

Spain were starting to hit their stride towards the end of the first half, so will they pick up where they left off before the break? Iniesta and Silva were controlling things early on.

  • 2nd Half
45'

The second half is under way! Spain are 1-0 up against Switzerland.

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  • End of 1st Half
46'

HALF TIME: Spain 1-0 Switzerland. Odriozola's goal is the difference between the two teams at the break and the young right back can be pleased with his performance so far.

45'

BRILLIANT FROM INIESTA! That was very close to the second goal for Spain. Iniesta weaved through three defenders before firing off on goal. Sommer makes the save to tip round the post.

44' 

Spain have played well in this first half, but Aspas and Costa are having a tough time of it. The two players are making the same runs in the same areas of the pitch. Interesting.

43' 

That was a decent ball into the box from the left wing by Rodriguez, but De Gea felt comfortable enough to come off his line and gather the cross. No gamblers in white shirts.

42' 

INIESTA SHOT SAVED! That was lovely play from Spain. Odriozola burst into the box, passed into Costa, who played the ball out to Iniesta. He took a left-footed shot but Sommer saves.

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40' 

COSTA HEADER! The Atletico Madrid forward probably should have done better with that chance. He was free inside the area from the corner, but Costa sends his diving header wide.

39' 

Aspas has been busy across the frontline in this first half, but so far his Spanish teammates haven't found his runs. Costa has been more involved in the general play.

38' 

Lichtsteiner is in the twilight of is career now, but you can see why Arsenal are interested in signing him as a free agent. He still has plenty of energy. Great fitness for a veteran.

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36' 

This Spain team like to switch and swap positions all the time. Silva started out on the left side of the midfield and now the Manchester City man has drifted out to the right side.

35' 

Switzerland just haven't got going in this first half. This is a team that won nine of their 10 qualification fixtures up until the World Cup, so they do have some real pedigree.

34' 

Lopetegui might actually wish Switzerland to have a dominant spell in this game. That way he will be able to gauge just how well Odriozola can cope with the defensive side of the game.

33' 
32' 

Aspas goes down implying that he was brought down by the trailing leg of Behrami, but the referee isn't convinced by his fall. That's the second time that the Celta man has done that.

31' 

This has been a solid performance from Spain so far. They have dominated the possesion, have found themselves in good positions, and so far Switzerland haven't caused them any issues.

30' 

That was such a good goal from the young full back. This was a test for Odriozola, to prove that he can cope in this team, at this level, and that goal gives him a very good start.

29' 
  • Álvaro Odriozola
    GoalÁlvaro OdriozolaSpainGOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Spain 1 (28 mins - Alvaro Odriozola) Switzerland 0. Incredible! The right back, who was the subject of all the scrutiny this evening, has scored the opener for Spain! Odriozola hit the ball on the full volley from the edge of the box and finds the far corner of the net.
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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Spain 1 (28 mins - Alvaro Odriozola) Switzerland 0. Incredible! The right back, who was the subject of all the scrutiny this evening, has scored the opener for Spain! Odriozola hit the ball on the full volley from the edge of the box and finds the far corner of the net.

27' 

It's surprising that Roberto hasn't been in the Spain squad for the World Cup. Carvajal might be the first choice at right, but surely the Barcelona man should be in the squad as an option?

26' 

Switzerland are now taking the chance to calm down the game and zip the passes around the centre of the pitch. They have weathered the storm over the past 10 minutes or so.

25' 

There's so much technical ability in this Spain it's silly. They have Iniesta and Silva picking passes around the edge of the box and then they have Koke behind them!

24' 

Spain are still the team on top at the moment, at least in terms of their possession, but they need to make more of the dangerous attacking positions they have given themselves.

23' 

SWISS COUNTER! The away side come flying forward on the break, with Dzemaili receiving the ball out left. However, his effort thumps into the turf and bounces over the bar.

22' 

Costa brings down Behrami and the former West Ham midfielder isn't happy with the Spain striker. Two very big characters of the game, there. The chat ends in handshakes this time.

21' 

That's what Costa can offer this Spain team. While La Furia Roja are known for their slick, passing football, the former Chelsea man can provide them with a target to hit.

20' 

ACROSS THE FACE! That's the closest we have come to a goal, with Costa knocking down a long ball for Silva. The Man City midfielder drags his shot across the far post and wide.

19' 
18' 

Odriozola cleans up for Spain after a long ball was played forward by Switzerland. The youngster is playing after Carvajal picked up an injury in the Champions League final.

17' 

Lichtsteiner is picking up his 100th cap for his country this evening. The former Juventus defender is a free agent this summer and many expect him to sign on a free transfer for Arsenal.

16'

ALBA INJURY! This will be a concern to Lopetegui. Alba has hit the ground after landing awkwardly from a tackle, but it looks like the left back will be able to continue. He's back on his feet.

15' 
14' 

Azpilicueta is playing at the heart of the Spanish defence alongside Pique this evening. Of course, the Chelsea man usually plays as a full back, but he's coping fine in the centre.

13' 

Part of the problem with Spain at past major tournaments is that they have struggled for a cutting edge in the final third. The hope is that Aspas and Costa will help address that.

12' 

Iniesta has left Barcelona and has signed for Vissel Kobe in the J-League, but the playmaker could still be a defining factor for his national team at the World Cup this summer.

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Iniesta and Silva have taken control of the game in the centre of the pitch. They are the two pace-setters for Spain and they almost linked up inside the opposition box there.

9' 

Of course, Spain suffered humiliation at the last World Cup in 2014, failing to even make it out of the group stages as the defending champions. They will surely do better this summer.

8'

DE GEA SAVE! Seferovic breaks in behind the Spanish defence and gets a shot away, forcing the save out of the Manchester United goalkeeper. But the flag was raised for offside.

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6' 

Spain have started this game well. They are the ones on the front foot, dictating the play and the possession. But that's pretty much what we expected from Lopetegui's side.

5' 

Costa is playing for his place in this Spain team. The Atletico Madrid striker has only played half a season leading up to this summer's World Cup, so that should serve him well.

4' 

Switzerland are actually ranked higher than Spain in the FIFA rankings at the moment. They won nine of their 10 qualifiers, but still had to go through the play-offs, beating Northern Ireland.

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2' 

EARLY CHANCE FOR SPAIN! A diagonal ball forward creates mayhem in the Swiss penalty area, with Koke's shot on goal charged down. The rebound is also deflected wide.

  • 1st Half
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The match is under way at La Ceramica! It's Spain against Switzerland!

19:55 

Interestingly, Lopetegui has also picked Aspas and Costa in the same team. Until now, many presumed that it would be one or the other for La Furia Roja in Russia this summer.

19:50 

The most surprising team news concerns the selection of Odriozola at right back for Spain. The youngster has a chance to impress Lopetegui ahead of the summer's World Cup.

19:45 

TEAM NEWS: Spain - De Gea, Odriozola, Pique, Azpilicueta, Alba, Silva, Koke, Thiago, Iniesta, Aspas, Costa. /// Switzerland - Sommer, Lichtsteiner, Schar, Akanji, Rodriguez, Behrami, Zakaria, Shaqiri, Dzemaili, Zuber, Seferovic.

19:40 
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I'm Graham Ruthven and you can catch me on Twitter ahead of the match to let me know your thoughts. Will Spain be one of the favourites at the World Cup? Tweet me!

19:30 

Good evening and welcome to Eurosport's LIVE coverage of the international friendly between Spain and Switzerland. We'll bring you all the action as it happens. Kick off is at 8pm.