Cesc Fàbregas, en una imatge d'arxiu / FOTO: CARMELO RUBIO (RFEF)

Vicente del Bosque’s dominated throughout and never looked in any danger as they eased past Haiti in their first friendly ahead of the Confederations Cup set for 15th-30th June in Brazil, with first half goals from Cazorla and Fabregas. Spain.

Early goals

Spain’s superiority allowed Del Bosque to experiment with a single holding midfielder – Javi Martinez and despite losing numbers in the middle of the park, Spain controlled possession from the off and with in 8 minutes had gone ahead when Santi Cazorla fired home from the edge of the box. Minutes later part away a Mata cross with an excellent header to double the lead.

Spain take foot off the gas

With a two goal cushion, Spain took their foot off the gas and never looked troubled until Haiti began to push them in the final quarter of an hour, with Guerrier rounding Reina to pull one back and lifted their game as they saw the chance of a shock comeback. It was never going to happen though and Soldado even saw two chances hit the woodwork before the end of a game that was never as close as the final score might suggest.


Spain, 2
Haití, 1

Spain Casillas; Azpilicueta, Ramos, Albiol, Monreal; Javi Martínez, Cesc, Cazorla; Mata, Torres i Navas. També han jugat: Reina, Piqué, Silva, Iniesta, Soldado, Xavi

Haiti: Montrevil; Goreux, Aveska, Lafrance, Guerrier; Monuma, Pierre; Lous, Maurice, Desmarets i Belfort. També han jugat: Preux, Maurice, Philipe, Jerome, Lafrance

Goals: 1-0 Cazorla (8'), 2-0 Cesc (18'), 2-1 Guerrier (75')

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