A friendly match this morning between these two great nation.
Full time result: SPAIN 2 - 0 ENGLAND
Line up for both squads:
Golkeeper: Iker Casillas
Defender: Sergio Ramos, Raul Albiol, Gerard Pique, Juan Capdevilla
Midfielder: Marcos Senna, Xabi Alonso, Xavi Hernandez, Iniesta
Forward: Fernando Torres, David Villa
Goalkeeper: David James
Defender: Ashley Cole, John Terry, Phil Jagielka, Glen Johnson
Midfielder: Stewart Downing, Garreth Barry, Micheal Carrick, Wright-Phillip
Forward: Gabriel Agbonglahor, Emilie Heskey
for this half of the battle, Spain has dominated the game. the main reason they did very well is their midfielder is incredible!!! all for of them, Senna, Alonso, Xabi, Iniesta have a very common strenght which is a very preciese ball control. which on the other hand, England not very well.
Stewart Downing SUCKS!!! i have no idea why Capello plays him tonight. the recent performance from him in the EPL i think is far below par. his cross ball doesn't go anywhere near his team mate. his free kick is totally rubbish!!!
Eglish midfield is in great danger now without the present of stylish player, Steven Gerrard due to his injury. Lampard do not come on the picth yet, so do the most high prolific English-man, David Beckham. his game in San Siro lately is impressive. which is the most right person to come on for Downing.
Trio of Villan, Barry, Agbonglahor, and Heskey yet to make an impact. the forwards do not have too many chances becouse the ball died in the midfield. the cross and through balls is very well defended and intercepted by Spaniard. Albiol and Pique did their job well so far with aid of Senna once in while.
Second half is better. Beckham and Lampard make them selves seen at the opponent ground. They come to add some spice in the midfield. Wrihgt-Phillip moved to the left flank, give Beck his own personal room at the right. Beck comes on the pitch on his 108 caps for the nation equalling all time record for the nation.
His accurate and fantastic long pass give England 3 golden opp to score. Heading back with something to talk during dinner. His pass from 60 yards at the right flanks across the reign and fall right on the foot of Shaun, which lead Shaun have a shot. But, Pepe Reina is ready for that ball and clutch to his chest.
Another beautiful through pass from Becks is for Charton Cole, which played on his debut for the English side.Almost score and Reina is beated but the net is secure by wonderful and timed sliding block by Carlos Marchena by the goal line.
Spaniard midfield can't dancing no more in the second half with better English connection in the center. Lampard and Carrick combine well but not very well just better than the combinantion in the first. Sub Fernando Llorete from Atletico Bilbao has his name written on the score sheet after score a soaring header above Upson. The dead ball is delivered by Xavi Hernandez and well timed heading by Llorette gives Rob Green no chances getting near the ball. Score on his debut for the nation, impressive haaa.
second half is good game. what lack is, Rooney, Gerrard, Fabregas, Walcott... other than than, nice!!!