Register Login Scores

Euro 2020

Spain Top Group C With 2-0 Win Over Slovakia

Euro 2016 Qualifier
 
Result: Spain 2-0 Slovakia
 
Date: 5 September 2015
 
Venue: Estadio Nuevo Carlos Tartiere
 
Spain moved into first position in Group C after a 2-0 win over Slovakia in their Euro 2016 qualifier on Saturday.
 
The hosts were out of the blocks in a flash, taking the lead in the fifth minute. David Silva was the architect as he played a deft little chip over the defence from just outside the area, allowing Jordi Alba to run onto the ball and head it home.
 
Slovakia were left with a mountain to climb in the 28th minute when they conceded a controversial penalty. Cesc Fabregas played a delightful ball over the top for Diego Costa to run onto, but the onrushing keeper was penalised for bringing down the player even though there seemed to be little contact.
 
The experienced head of Andres Iniesta was employed to take the spot kick in the 30th minute and made no mistake as he placed the penalty in the bottom left corner.
 
Marek Hamsik almost scored what would have been a sensational goal for the visitors just before the break when he pounced on a bouncing ball on the edge of the box, but his half-volley was well saved by Iker Casillas.
 
Pedro threatened to extend the lead to three goals shortly after the restart as he rifled a shot at goal but it was tipped over by the keeper.
 
Spain came within inches of making it three in stoppage time as Serge Busquets unleashed a shot from 25 yards out that skimmed the post.
 

nextarticle

Razak, Faty Hand Burundi Three Points

54 comments

Top 5

One Of Chiefs’ Eight Most Valuable Superstars To Depart

16 Apr 01, 2020 03:10 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Mourinho Names Best XI He's Coached, No Space For Benni

29 Mar 30, 2020 07:32 PM in English Premier League

The Highest-Paid Footballers In The World Today

9 Mar 29, 2020 07:16 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

How Ex-Chiefs Striker Is Keeping In South America

17 Mar 31, 2020 08:06 AM in Players Abroad

Check Out How Khune Went From Nissan To AMG

8 Mar 30, 2020 11:51 AM in Stars & Their Cars

A Closer Look At Mahlangu’s Embalenhle Palace

8 Apr 01, 2020 11:15 AM in Ballers Cribs & Travels

10 Images Of Ronaldinho's Extravagant Car Collection Over The Years

6 Mar 30, 2020 06:00 PM in Stars & Their Cars

Mourinho Names Best XI He's Coached, No Space For Benni

29 Mar 30, 2020 07:32 PM in English Premier League

PSL Star In Hot Water With SANDF!

56 Mar 30, 2020 10:20 AM in PSL

Kapinga To Downs – A Good Thing For His Career

8 Mar 30, 2020 12:05 PM in Siyagobhoza

The 10 Richest Footballers In The World

28 Nov 24, 2019 07:17 PM in World News

Big Escape…PSL Star Off The Hook?

6 Mar 30, 2020 08:36 PM in PSL

9 Players Who Left Barca Because Of Messi

29 Nov 03, 2019 10:21 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Major Concern As Some Will Be Too Old

3 Mar 30, 2020 02:04 PM in PSL