SPANISH FOOTBALL | SPORTS: SPAIN DEFEATS FRANCE 0 - 2 IN FRIENDLY INTERNATIONAL

SPAIN DEFEATS FRANCE 0 - 2 IN FRIENDLY INTERNATIONAL

Spain has defeated France away 0 - 2 in tonight's International Friendly game. Prestigious victory for the Spaniards over an always difficult rival and in Paris. But the protagonist was the "Video Referee" (Technology) as it was used tonight & it played an important part in two goals. The first a Griezmann 47th min header goal given then disallowed for offside after video scrutiny,  & the other the second Spain goal to Deulofeu whistle called offside but later validated. 

Spain Football Team

The first half was the "old Spain" that ruled World Football, or at least they showed prolonged viewing. Ball domination, anaesthetically pleasing touch Football & plenty of goal opportunities. The only fault? Not to accurate upfront from the Spanish players to have put things in the bag early. Spain went off half time with France still alive, & this is always dangerous.

Spain Football Team

The second half France started on fire & turned the match around. Extreme pressure that cornered Spain in their own half, & manage to put the ball in the net in the 47th min. While Griezmann was celebrating that he had put France ahead the video was being checked & concluded that Griezmann was offside.

Spain managed to regain their composure & made same key substitutions bringing on Thiago, Silva & Deulofeu. In the 68th min Spain won a penalty & David Silva scored. Later a quick attack found Jordi Alba who found an incoming Deulofeu in the 77th min to score. While initially it was disallowed as offside the "video referee" ruled it as legitimate & put Spain in the box seat.

That´s how it finished with a victory over their neighbours & rivals. Overall a very good performance from Spain tonight that remember past days not so long ago.


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