World Cup 2010 - Qualifying matches

Armenia 1 - Spain 2

Armenia: Berezovsky; Hovsepyan, Mkoyan, Arzumanyan, Karlen Mkrtchyan; Arman Karamyan, Yedigaryan (Arakelyan 73'), Agvan Mkrtchyan, Artavazd Karamyan; Pizzelli (Dashyan 65'), Goharyan (Melkonyan 59'). 4-4-2.
Spain: Reina; Sergio Ramos, Puyol, Marchena (Piqué 46'), Monreal; Marcos Senna; Cazorla, Xavi, Fábregas, Mata (Iniesta 66'); Fernando Torres (Negredo 54'). 4-1-4-1.

0-1. 33. Cesc Fábregas. Ran on to Xavi pass and lobbed ball over Berezovsky.
1-1. 55. Arzumanyan. Got above defence to head Yedigaryan free kick past Reina.
1-2. 64. Mata (penalty). After Mata himself brought down by keeper inside area.

Spain made it nine wins out of nine after beating Armenia on Saturday evening. With his team already qualified for the finals, Del Bosque made several changes to his line up. Xavi brought a good save out of Berezovsky early on, Fernando Torres had a couple of efforts blocked, and Cazorla curled a shot against the post. And with just over half an hour gone, Fábregas ran on to Xavi's through ball to lift the ball over the keeper and open the scoring.

Berezovsky had to keep out Mata and Marchena before the break, and soon after the restart Del Bosque brought on Negredo for his first cap, the Sevilla striker called up after injuries to Villa and Güiza. Armenia equalised soon afterwards when Arzumanyan got above his markers to head Yedigaryan's free kick past Reina, the first goal they had ever scored against Spain. But ten minutes later the keeper brought down Mata as he advanced in to the area, and the Valencia forward restored the lead from the penalty spot.