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Silva salvages draw for Spain

Published: Thursday 12 August 2010
Mexico 1-1 Spain
Newly-crowned world champions Spain needed a last-minute David Silva goal to salvage a share of the spoils at the Azteca Stadium.
Silva salvages draw for Spain
Cesc Fàbregas of Spain (centre) darts past Gerardo Torrado of Mexico ©AFP

Match statistics

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Goals scored1
 
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Published: Thursday 12 August 2010

Silva salvages draw for Spain

Mexico 1-1 Spain
Newly-crowned world champions Spain needed a last-minute David Silva goal to salvage a share of the spoils at the Azteca Stadium.

Mexico 1-1 Spain
World and European champions Spain needed a last-minute David Silva goal to salvage a draw in Mexico City.

Captain Iker Casillas received rapturous applause from the local fans as he led La Roja on to the field holding the FIFA World Cup but any notions of a victory parade were swiftly stamped out at the Azteca Stadium. Manchester United FC forward Javier Hernández broke the deadlock on 12 minutes, firing in low at the near post and, aside from a Santi Cazorla shot that hit the crossbar midway through the first half, Mexico looked the more likely scorers. Xavi Hernández has seen it all before, however, and with time ebbing away he pounced on a defensive lapse before feeding Silva who lifted the ball into the far corner.

"It was a hard game as they were playing very well on the counterattack but in the end we got the draw we deserved," said Spain coach Vicente del Bosque, who started with just three of the XI that beat the Netherlands in Johannesburg a month ago. "I have to give ten out of ten to every player here; they all played well and I'm very happy for that." Spain begin their UEFA European Championship defence away to Liechtenstein on 3 September.

 
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Lineups

Mexico

Mexico

Spain

Spain

OchoaGuillermo Ochoa (GK)
Substitution56
CasillasIker Casillas (GK) (C)
Substitution46
SalcidoCarlos Salcido
MonrealNacho Monreal
RodríguezFrancisco Rodríguez
MarchenaCarlos Marchena
Substitution65
MorenoHéctor Moreno
Substitution65
ArbeloaÁlvaro Arbeloa
MárquezRafael Márquez (C)
Yellow Card27
Substitution57
PuyolCarles Puyol
Yellow Card45
Substitution46
TorradoGerardo Torrado
Santi CazorlaSanti Cazorla
JuárezEfraín Juárez
Bruno SorianoBruno Soriano
Substitution72
GuardadoAndrés Guardado
Substitution70
BusquetsSergio Busquets
Yellow Card42
Substitution62
VelaCarlos Vela
Substitution57
FàbregasCesc Fàbregas
Substitution46
HernándezJavier Hernández
Goal12
Substitution46
Juan MataJuan Mata
Substitution46
Dos SantosGiovani dos Santos
Substitution65
LlorenteFernando Llorente
Substitution46

Substitutes

CoronaJosé Corona (GK)
Substitution56
Víctor ValdésVíctor Valdés (GK)
Substitution46
López García                  Leobardo López García
Substitution65
PiquéGerard Piqué
Substitution65
AguilarPaul Aguilar
Substitution57
RamosSergio Ramos
Substitution46
Fausto Pinto                                      Fausto Manuel Pinto Rosas
Substitution70
Pedro RodríguezPedro Rodríguez
Substitution72
Esqueda                       Enrique Esqueda
Substitution57
SilvaDavid Silva
Substitution46
Goal90
Hernandez                     Elias Hernandez
Substitution65
Xavi HernándezXavi Hernández
Substitution62
BarreraPablo Barrera
Substitution46
Jesús NavasJesús Navas
Substitution46
Xabi AlonsoXabi Alonso
Substitution46

Coach

Enrique Meza (MEX) Vicente del Bosque (ESP)

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  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
 
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