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Spain Held By Switzerland On Home Soil

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Result: Spain - Switzerland

Date: 03 June 2018

Venue: Estadio de la Ceramica

Spain continued their World Cup preparations with a 1-1 draw against Switzerland at  Estadio de la Ceramica on Sunday evening.

As expected, La Roja enjoyed most of the ball in the opening stages, while Thiago Alcantara also tested Swiss goalkeeper Yann Sommer with a strike from the edge of the box.

The game's next chance arrived after 22 minutes as Diego Costa's knockdown found David Silva, who sent a low strike inches wide of the upright.

Seven minutes later, the hosts broke the deadlock in spectacular fashion, with Álvaro Odriozola rifling home a superb volley from the edge of the box.

The hosts nearly doubled their lead just before the break as Andres Iniesta surged into the box before seeing his close-range strike saved by Sommer.

After a quiet opening to the second half, Switzerland pulled a goal back just after the hour mark through a simple finish from Ricardo Rodriguez following a handling error from David De Gea.

Julen Lopetegui responded with a change on 70 minutes as Real Madrid's Nacho replaced Odriozola for the final 20 minutes of the game.'

Sommer came to Switzerland's rescue in the 83rd minute as he rushed off his line to thwart Rodrigo in the box after some impressive work by Lucas Vazquez.

The hosts pushed for a winning goal in the closing stages but Switzerland remained solid in the closing stages to claim a draw.

La Roja will now face Tunisia in their final warm-up game before taking on Portugal in their World Cup opener.

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