Spain Striker Alvaro Morata Saves Spain In Four Goal
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Updated: June 08,2017 15:25 IST
MURCIA: Alvaro Morata fell off the seat to rescue Julien Lopetegui’s unbeaten record as Spain mentor in an engaging 2-2 attract with Colombia Murcia on Wednesday.
After Edwin Cardona had counterbalanced David Silva’s opener for the hosts, Radamel Falcao’s first worldwide objective for a long time had Colombia on course for an acclaimed win.
Be that as it may, Morata put forth his defense to begin Sunday’s World Cup qualifier away to Macedonia with a towering header three minutes from time to spare Spain’s reddens.
“I generally need to play for Spain,” Morata, who gotten together with the squad sooner than booked subsequent to helping Real Madrid hold the Champions League against his old side Juventus on Saturday, told Telecinco.
“We had them on the ropes toward the end and (the win) got away us, however it is a decent sign since this a diversion that could without much of a stretch be the quarter or semi-finals of a World Cup.”
Lopetegui risked an unfriendly outcome as Nacho was the main Real player to begin, while David de Gea, Sergio Busquets and Diego Costa were likewise left on the seat.
Colombia supervisor Jose Pekerman gave James Rodriguez and Juan Cuadrado the opportunity to bob over from their Champions League last dissatisfaction – Rodriguez was let alone for the Real squad, while Juventus’ Cuadrado was sent-off only 17 minutes in the wake of going ahead as a substitute.
Cuadrado had the principal genuine exertion on objective as his long-go shot was spilled by Pepe Reina on a night to overlook for the Napoli goalkeeper, yet Falcao was hailed offside as he endeavored to wipe up the bounce back.
Spain proceeded with trademark panache on 22 minutes when Silva completed off a splendid group move to score his seventh worldwide objective in Lopetegui’s short rule.
Iago Aspas liberated Pedro Rodriguez down the privilege and his low cross was turned home by Silva regardless of the best endeavors of Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina.
Rodriguez looks set to leave Madrid this mid year, however the top scorer at the 2014 World Cup gave a look at his quality with a stunning turn and shot with the outside of his left foot that twisted simply wide.
Colombia were skilled a course over into the amusement when their equalizer arrived five minutes before half-time, however, as a mistake amongst Reina and Cesar Azpilicueta enabled Cardona to circle into an unguarded net.
Lopetegui supplanted the experience of Silva and Andres Iniesta with Saul Niguez and Marco Asensio at the break, both of whom who will take their places in Spain’s under-21 squad for the European Championships in the not so distant future in Poland.
Furthermore, they ought to have joined to return Spain in front yet Asensio’s poor cross was blocked by Ospina with Niguez sitting tight for a tap in.
Falcao hoped to have exacted an uncommon home annihilation on Spain when he fueled home Rodriguez’s corner 10 minutes into the second-half.
Be that as it may, Morata, another player vigorously connected with a move far from the Santiago Bernabeu in the coming weeks, extended Lopetegui’s unbeaten hurry to nine recreations in control with a splendid header to transform Niguez’s cross into the far corner.