MATCH REPORT | Spain sparkle at Wembley (1-2)

Londres (Inglaterra) 08 Sep 2018
Antonio D. Muñoz
Carmelo Rubio
The Spaniards came from a goal down to beat England in their Nations League opener. Goals from Saúll Niguez and Rodrigo handed Luis Enrique a winning start as Spain manager.

Luis Enrique's men ran out deserved winners in London. The spaniards are on great form and they showed it against England at Wembley.

The hosts started well as Marcus Rashford opened the scoring after 11 minutes. But the spaniards hit back only two minutes later when Atletico Madrid midfielder Saúl Niguez rifled in.

As the minutes ticked by, Spain became more dangerous in the home side's box. In fact, they bagged their second just after the half-hour mark. Rodrigo Moreno showed all of his power and swept home from close range.

It was a startling attacking display from the spaniards in the first half.

Luis Enrique's men came out for the second half intent on increasing their lead. Thiago and Saúl were on fine offensive form and had real chances every time they got into the visitors’ box.

Luke Shaw suffered a sickening blow to the head and his injury caused the game to be stopped for five minutes.

De Gea was one of Spain's best performers and stood out making a couple of big-time saves.

The minutes went by and Spain grew ever stronger at Wembley.

Luis Enrique's side host Croatia on Tuesday night.

MATCH REPORT
ENGLAND:
Alineación: Jordan Pickford (PO), Kieran Trippier, Luke Shaw (Danny Rose, 53'), Joe Gomez, John Stones, Harry Maguire, Jesse Lingard, Jordan Henderson (Dier 63'), Harry Kane (C), Marcus Rashford, Dele Alli

COACH: Gareth Southgate
SPAIN:
Alineación: David de Gea, Dani Carvajal, Sergio Ramos, Nacho, Marcos Alonso (I. Martínez 86') , Sergio Busquets, Saúl Ñíguez, Thiago Alcántara (Sergi Roberto, 79'), Isco Alarcón, Iago Aspas (Asensio, 67'), Rodrigo Moreno.

COACH: Luis Enrique Martínez.
1-0 | min. 10 | Rashford
1-1 | min. 12 | Saúl Ñíguez
1-2 | min. 31 | Rodrigo Moreno
Danny Makkelie (HOL). Mostró tarjeta amarilla a Henderson (17'), Shaw (40'), Stones (65'), Carvajal (82')
Jornada 1 en el Grupo 1 de la División A en la UEFA Nations League
Estadio de Wembley
Asistió al encuentro el presidente de la Real Federación Española de Fútbol, Luis Rubiales.