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Holders Spain prepare with Serbia win

Published: Saturday 26 May 2012, 20.45CET
Spain 2-0 Serbia
Holders Spain continued their UEFA EURO 2012 preparations with a win thanks to a debut goal from Adrián López and a Santi Cazorla penalty.
Holders Spain prepare with Serbia win
Adrián López celebrates scoring on his debut as Spain beat Serbia 2-0 ©AFP

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Yellow cards0
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Published: Saturday 26 May 2012, 20.45CET

Holders Spain prepare with Serbia win

Spain 2-0 Serbia
Holders Spain continued their UEFA EURO 2012 preparations with a win thanks to a debut goal from Adrián López and a Santi Cazorla penalty.

Spain continued their UEFA EURO 2012 preparations with a 2-0 victory against Serbia in Switzerland courtesy of Adrián López's debut goal and a Santi Cazorla penalty.

Shorn of the FC Barcelona and Athletic Club players who competed in last night's Copa del Rey final and Chelsea FC duo Juan Mata and Fernando Torres, coach Vicente del Bosque had a chance to assess his options ahead of naming a final 23-man squad on Sunday. Adrián boosted his chance of selection with the opener just past the hour before Cazorla sealed victory for the holders from the penalty spot.

With David Villa ruled out of the tournament through injury, Álvaro Negredo looked to stake a claim for a striking berth and drew a smart stop from goalkeeper Damir Kahriman with a shot from distance early on. Spain continued to dominate possession as the half progressed but were limited to speculative efforts such as Xabi Alonso's opportunistic strike from deep inside his own half, which dropped narrowly over the crossbar.

Juanfran was also making his Spain debut but could not find the target as he fired wide with an effort from the right. Álvaro Domínguez, Javi García, Beñat Etxebarría and Adrián came on to make their international bows after the break and the latter pair were involved in Spain's 64th-minute opener. Racing onto Beñat's lofted pass from midfield, Jesús Navas crossed to the far post, where Adrián stooped to head in.

An integral part of Club Atlético de Madrid's triumphant UEFA Europa League campaign and a 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship winner, Adrián was involved again 15 minutes from time as the world and European champions doubled their advantage. Branislav Ivanović felled the 24-year-old and Cazorla kept his cool from the penalty spot.

Next up for Spain are friendly matches against the Korea Republic on Wednesday and China PR on 3 June before they begin the defence of their crown against Italy in Gdansk a week later.

 
Last updated: 05/12/12 3.01CET

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Lineups

Spain

Spain

Serbia

Serbia

1
CasillasIker Casillas (GK)
1
KahrimanDamir Kahriman (GK)
2
RamosSergio Ramos
Substitution46
2
BastaDušan Basta
3
AlbiolRaúl Albiol
3
TošićDuško Tošić
4
Jordi AlbaJordi Alba
Substitution65
4
IvanovićBranislav Ivanović
5
Xabi AlonsoXabi Alonso
Substitution46
5
SubotićNeven Subotić
6
JuanfranJuanfran
6
KolarovAleksandar Kolarov
Yellow Card25
7
Jesús NavasJesús Navas
7
LjajićAdem Ljajić
Substitution76
8
Santi CazorlaSanti Cazorla
Goal74
8
RadovanovićIvan Radovanović
Substitution65
9
Bruno SorianoBruno Soriano
Substitution69
9
IgnjovskiAleksandar Ignjovski
Substitution65
10
SoldadoRoberto Soldado
Substitution46
10
DjuričićFilip Djuričić
Substitution65
11
NegredoÁlvaro Negredo
Substitution46
11
LekićDejan Lekić
Substitution76

Substitutes

12
SilvaDavid Silva
Substitution46
12
JankovićBoško Janković
Substitution65
13
Adrián LópezAdrián López
Substitution46
Goal64
13
FejsaLjubomir Fejsa
Substitution65
14
BeñatBeñat
Substitution46
14
L. MarkovićLazar Marković
Substitution65
15
Álvaro DomínguezÁlvaro Domínguez
Substitution46
15
TošićZoran Tošić
Substitution76
16
MonrealNacho Monreal
Substitution65
16
S. ŠćepovićStefan Šćepović
Substitution76
17
Javi GarcíaJavi García
Substitution69

Coach

Vicente del Bosque (ESP) Siniša Mihajlović (SRB)

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