Stade de Genève - Geneva 10/09/2013

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Spain's Navas strikes late to frustrate Chile

Published: Tuesday 10 September 2013, 22.27CET
Spain 2-2 Chile
Just as they did two years ago, Spain struck a late goal to deny Chile an impressive friendly result, Jesús Navas proving La Roja's hero.
Spain's Navas strikes late to frustrate Chile
Jesús Navas celebrates his goal ©Getty Images

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Published: Tuesday 10 September 2013, 22.27CET

Spain's Navas strikes late to frustrate Chile

Spain 2-2 Chile
Just as they did two years ago, Spain struck a late goal to deny Chile an impressive friendly result, Jesús Navas proving La Roja's hero.

An injury-time goal from Jesús Navas earned Spain a 2-2 friendly draw against Chile in Geneva.

Roberto Soldado's header cancelled out Eduardo Vargas's opener for Chile in an entertaining encounter at the Stade de Genève. Vargas's second of the night before the break appeared to have won it for Jorge Sampaoli's side until Navas slid in at the death.

Featuring six changes to the team that beat Finland on Friday, Spain began on the back foot against an energetic Chile side who took a sixth-minute lead. Played onside by Sergio Ramos, Vargas collected Mauricio Isla's low through ball before calmly slotting past Víctor Valdés.

La Roja gradually came to terms with Chile's pressing game and went close when Pedro Rodríguez sent a left-footed drive wide of the upright. The FC Barcelona attacker was soon involved in his team's equaliser, whipping a cross from the right in towards Soldado whose header was pushed into the net by Real Sociedad de Fútbol goalkeeper Claudio Bravo.

Spain came back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 in added time when these teams met two years ago and Vicente del Bosque's men were once again up against it when Chile edged in front shortly before the break. Vargas netted a second following a smart spin and shot into the corner.

Santi Cazorla looked to spark the world and European champions back to life after the restart with a thumping strike that Bravo palmed out. Substitute Navas then struck at the Chile goalkeeper before later rolling a pass across the face of goal which Álvaro Negredo narrowly failed to connect with.

With Chile seemingly set for a prestigious win, Pedro stretched to poke the ball into the six-yard area where Navas arrived to slide in the equaliser.

Last updated: 11/09/13 13.29CET

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