MATCH REPORT: The Netherlands took advantage of home field advantage (2-0)

Ámsterdam 31 Mar 2015
First-half goals by Vrij and Klaassen decided the match played to the benefit of the AFE (Spanish Footballers' Association)

The team led by Guus Hiddink has managed to beat the Spanish side in a game held at the Amsterdam Arena Stadium.  
 
Spain fielded an experimental side full of new faces with De Gea, Carvajal, Raúl Albiol, Juan Bernat, Mario Suárez, Santi Cazorla, Pedro, Cesc and Juanmi brought into starting XI. Despite the novelties the National Team was eager to demonstrate its quality. The away side took control of the possesion in the opening couple of minutes thanks to Juanmi, Isco and Raúl Albiol, but his header narrowly missed the target.
 
Netherlands lead with 13 minutes on the clock thanks to a superb header by centre back Vrij who was assisted by Sneijder. A few minutes later midfielder Klaasen scored the second for Guus Hiddink’s squad following a rebound. Spain struggled to get into the game with attempts by Pedro, Isco and Cazorla but they didn’t found the net. 

The Salamanca-born coach made two changes at the break with Silva and Vitolo on for Isco and Pedro. Morata (who came on for Juami) was key in the second period and close to open the scoreboard for Spain. David Silva finally found the net in the 70th minute only to be ruled offside. 
 

Sergio Ramos reached his 126th cap overtaking Andoni Zubizarreta

Sergio Ramos reached his 126th cap with the Spanish National Team, overtaking Andoni Zubizarreta, who got 126 caps, becoming the third player with most international caps only beaten by Iker Casillas and Xavi. 

After tonight's friendly against the Netherlands held at the Amsterdam Arena stadium, the squad will return to the playing field in June against Belarus.

Enjoy the best pictures of the match between Holland and Spain

 

¡Aquí tienes las mejores imágenes del amistoso!

Posted by Selección Española de Fútbol (SeFutbol) on Martes, 31 de marzo de 2015