Spain catches up with Chile and draws 2-2

Geneva (Switzerland) 10 Sep 2013
Once again in the last minute and another time running after the scoreboard, with patience and confidence, the idea that give the National Team the chance to draw a match in without giving up

The matched kicked off with intensity and in five minutes Chile got ahead with a goal by Vargas who was the first to score. The Natioanl Team did not change their lines and continued with their distinctive style: long posession, deep sidelines and looking for spaces against a speedy rival . Then the space came up. Arbeloa from his central position made a pass through to Pedro on the right and spun the ball out. A header by Soldado got us to the draw. 

In the 43rd, Vargas got Chile in the lead again, finding himself alone in front of Victor Valdés after a long play of saves. This happened two minutes after Fabregas' powerful shot to the post. 

Cesc, Cazorla and Del Bosque were clear that the Chilean rivals would get hold of the ball and they'd have to compete with intensity. Which is precisely what the Spanish National side did, they started off with pressure high up and did not let any one through the pitch with Javi García and Cazorla adding to the pressure. 

In the second half Del Bosque made the most of all the changes, among them Nacho, who became the 35th player to make his debut with Del Bosque The match opened up a lot more, so much so, that after several chances Pedro, Negredo and Navas. It was the Sevillian player who shot on target and despite the lack of time, got the ball at the back of the net. Giving Spain the draw. 

Spain: Valdés (58' Reina), Arbeloa, Albiol, Ramos (58' Nacho), Monreal, Javi García (78' Koke), Xavi (46' Iniesta), Cesc (46' Navas), Cazorla, Pedro y Soldado (66' Negredo)

Chile: Bravo, Mena, Marcos González, Isla, Alexis (91'Junior Fernandez), Vidal, Vargas (86' Beausejour), Pizarro, Medel, Jara, Marcelo Díaz

0-1 Vargas 5'
1-1 Soldado 37'
1-2 Vargas 44'
2-2 Navas 90'

Spectators: 16.000 espectadores

Yellow Cards: Cesc (42') , Vidal (66'), Cazorla (70')

Friendly Match 
Stade de Geneve