The red Devils are eliminated by Spain: 0-2

With goals of David Silva in each half, Spain has the Red Devils defeated. The Belgians came into this next season hardly attacks and were booed by the audience.

David Silva (left) celebrates his first goal © BELGA

The debut of coach Roberto Martinez at the Red Devils was anything but glorious, against a much stronger opponent.

He had his baptism of fire a few surprises in store. He had not expected to move for Romelu Lukaku, Dries Mertens and Moussa Dembélé. The choice of the Spaniard fell on Divock Origi, Yannick Carrasco and Axel Witsel.

After a short study tour was the first danger for the Belgians. After an action of Eden Hazard got goalkeeper David De Gea, the ball is not a good way, and it was Axel Witsel who has the ball in addition to placed. Then, it was Spain that the ball monopoliseerde at a rather steady pace. The first shot(you) goal of Spain came only after twenty minutes of play. Bayern midfielder Thiago took a concealed corner kick straight to the shoe, but his shot was no more than a afzwaaier. In the 27th minute had to Julen Lopetegui, the new coach of Spain, the first switch make when Alvaro Morata to the side had an injury, Chelsea-woelwater Diego Costa came to replace him.

First real possibility

The Belgian defense showed a lot of space in the back and there Spain made eager use of. Nolito was in the 34th minute, the depth of filed, but Thibaut Courtois was able to take him to the dead ball line drive. The Manchester City attacker knew the ball, however, still put it back and so could David Silva unhindered the 1-0 on the board stairs. It was the first real chance of the match.

The Red Devils were not under the control of the Spanish possession of the ball and the Spaniards took care of the rest for a number of hot sex positions on the Belgian target area.

Spanish opportunities

The rest carried a Martinez one bill of exchange by, Radja Nainggolan went to the side for Moussa Dembélé. In the 48th minute, it was already almost 0-2 for the Spaniards, but Thibaut Courtois was the header from Gerard Piqué with an ultimate reflex across his goal to push.

The spelbeeld remained the same as in the first half: the Spaniards that the ball lustig back and forth played and the Belgians in all planes to short came. That was yet again demonstrated when Diego Costa the depth submitted and only Courtois was allowed to go off. Fortunately Courtois strong goalkeeping and prevented he, once again a doubling of the backlog.


That turned out to be just a stay of execution, because in the 62nd minute made Jordan Lukaku an infringement in the penalty area on Sevilla midfielder Vitolo. Brilliant David Silva left Courtois without a chance from the spot and made it with his second goal of the night 0-2. Romelu Lukaku and Kevin Mirallas were still in the competition for Divock Origi and Yannick Carrasco, but that brought no effect. In the 83rd minute enabled Belgium to finally for the first time The Gea to work. The Spanish goalkeeper and struck a light deviated shot from De Bruyne handsome about his purpose. A minute later, it was the same Kevin De Bruyne , who once tried, but he saw his shot on next to the objective run.

For brand new coach Roberto Martinez was so so a debut in a minor key, ending with the whistling and hooting of the audience.

The Red Devils had a particularly bad dress rehearsal for their first world cup qualifying, next week Tuesday, in and against Cyprus.


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