Friendly international

Spain 2 – Colombia 2

Spain: Reina; Azpilicueta, Piqué (Deulofeu 56‘), Nacho, Jordi Alba (Monreal 46’); Koke, Illarramendi, Iniesta (Saúl Ñíguez 46’); Pedro (Vitolo 76’), Iago Aspas (Morata 56‘), David Silva (Marco Asensio 46’). 4-3-3.
Colombia: Ospina: Arias, Zapata, Davinson Sánchez (Murillo 46’), Armero; Carlos Sánchez, Abel Aguilar (Dani Torres 66’); Cuadrado (Izquierdo 87’), James (Muriel 80’), Cardona (Moreno 66’); Falcao (Bacca 77’). 4-2-3-1.

1-0. 22. David Silva. Got on the end of Pedro cross to force shot past Ospina.
1-1. 40. Cardona. Got in front of Reina to lob shot which Piqué helped in to net.
1-2. 55. Falcao. Steered far post header wide of keeper from James corner.
2-2. 87. Morata. Ran in to angle header across keeper from Saúl Ñíguez cross.

Yellow cards: Jordi Alba 31’, Cuadrado 31’, David Silva 36’, Davinson Sánchez 45’, Armero 70’, Illarramendi 93’.

Spain drew 2-2 with Colombia in the latest friendly international, a late goal by Morata saving his team’s unbeaten record under coach Julen Lopetegui. With several players still not available, and a World Cup qualifier in Macedonia on Sunday, the coach made several changes to his first choice line-up, Illarramendi in particular making his first appearance for the senior side. Even so they got off to the better start, David Silva testing Ospina before getting on the end of Pedro’s cross to force a shot past the Arsenal keeper midway through the first half. James went close at the other end though soon afterwards, and with five minutes to go to the break Cardona got ahead of Reina to loop a shot towards goal, Piqué unable to stop the ball from entering the net. Some ten minutes in to the second half the South Americans took the lead, Falcao heading a James corner past Reina. However with three minutes to go Morata connected with Saúl’s cross on a quick breakaway to head home the equalizer, and Reina prevented Moreno from getting the winner with the game in time added on.