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Friendly international

Portugal 4 - Spain 0

Spain were thrashed 4-0 by neighbours Portugal in a friendly match in Lisbon on Wednesday night. Del Bosque brought together his entire World Cup winning squad, with the exception of Cazorla for the injured Navas, but they had a poor night and ended up losing by the biggest margin since they lost 2-6 to Scotland in 1963. Not that they started badly, Iniesta firing an early shot wide and Silva failing to find the target with a header from Capdevila's cross on the half hour mark. But Cristiano Ronaldo gave a first warning when his chip over Casillas was ruled out for the positional offside of Nani, and just a minute later Martins opened the scoring with a shot from outside of the area after Casillas could only parry another effort from Ronaldo. Del Bosque brought on Torres, Cesc and Marchena at the break, but just two minutes later Portugal went two up, Postiga dragging a Moutinho cross towards goal with his heel and Sergio Ramos unable to do anything other than turn the ball in to his own net. Nani shot straight at Casillas when free on goal soon afterwards, and Ramos and Cesc went close at the other end. But midway through the second half Postiga got his second of the night after Moutinho set him up, and although Cazorla and Llorente could have scored a late consolation, Almeida drove in the final nail on a rapid breakaway with the game already in injury time. (17.11.10)