Spain Record Comfortable Win In Belgium
Result: Belgium 0-2 Spain
Date: 1 September 2016
Venue: Stade Roi Baudouin
Spain were too good for Belgium on the night as they won 2-0 in an international friendly in Brussels on Thursday.
The home side started the clash well and put together an attack in the sixth minute as they broke away on the counter. David De Gea fumbled the balla fter a cross from Eden Hazard, and Axel Witsel was set up to shoot from the edge of the box but sent it wide.
However, Spain took control of the game as the first half wore on and took the lead in the 34th minute. Vitolo broke free of Belgium's high defensive line and did well to get the ball to Diego Costa who teed it up for David Silva to curl into the back of the net.
Spain took a 1-0 lead into the break and came close to netting a second shortly after the restart. Koke bent a free kick towards Gerard Pique who powered a header goalwards, but Thibault Courtois pushed it over the bar.
Pique was in the mix again in the 58th minute. From a corner kick, the centre-back rose high to head the ball at goal but sent it well wide on this occasion.
A few minutes later Spain were awarded a penalty after Jordan Lukaku clumsily tripped Vitolo in the box. Silva stepped up and slotted the spot-kick with confidence.
Kevin de Bruyne forced the Spanish goalkeeper into a rare save in the last 10 minutes with his effort on goal, but in the end the visitors came away with a comfortable win.