Dinamo Stadion - Minsk 12/10/2012 - 20:00CET (21:00 local time)

Qualifying round - Group I

Belarus - Spain
0-4
 

Belarus - Spain 0-4 - 12/10/2012 - Match page - FIFA World Cup 2014

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Pedro stars as Spain dazzle Belarus

Published: Friday 12 October 2012, 22.00CET
Pedro stars as Spain dazzle Belarus
Santi Cazorla (right) gets away from Belarus striker Vitali Rodionov ©AFP/Getty Images

Pedro Rodríguez's first professional hat-trick earned FIFA World Cup holders Spain a commanding victory away to Belarus.

It was one-way traffic throughout at the Dinamo Stadion from the moment Jordi Alba broke the deadlock on 12 minutes. Yet it was FC Barcelona team-mate Pedro who took the headlines, following up a goal midway through the first half with two more midway through the second. Such was Spain's dominance, he ought to have scored a fourth.

Lineups

Belarus

Belarus

Spain

Spain

12Veremko (GK) (C)1Casillas (GK) (C)
2Dragun
39
79
8Xavi Hernández
76
3Martynovich10Fàbregas
4Shitov
59
11Pedro Rodríguez
21
69
72
6Plaskonny14Xabi Alonso
8A. Volodko
46
15Ramos
70
10Hleb16Busquets
17Tigorev17Arbeloa
19Bordachev18Jordi Alba
12
20Rodionov
65
20Santi Cazorla
21Filipenko21Silva
31
56

Substitutes

1Amelchenko (GK)12Víctor Valdés (GK)
22Gutor (GK)23Reina (GK)
5Trubilo2Albiol
70
7Chukhlei
79
3Monreal
11Renan Bressan
65
4Javi Martínez
13Pavlov5Juanfran
14Aleksievich6Iniesta
56
15Kislyak
46
7Villa
76
16Polyakov9Torres
18Verkhovtsov13Beñat
23Balanovich19Soldado
22Jesús Navas

Coaches

Georgi Kondratiev (BLR) Vicente del Bosque (ESP)

Referee

Serge Gumienny (BEL)

Press kits

Standings

Last updated: 18/04/2013 09:58 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Match statistics

Belarus
Spain

0

Goals scored

4

6

Total attempts

16

2

Attempts on target

8

2

off target

5

0

blocked

0

0

against woodwork

1

0

Corners

6

2

Offsides

6

2

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

17

Fouls committed

8

8

Fouls suffered

16

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Substitution
    79
    Chukhlei (in) - Dragun (out) (Belarus)
  • Substitution
    76
    Villa (in) - Xavi Hernández (out) (Spain)
  • Goal
    72
    Pedro Rodríguez (Spain) scores!
  • Substitution
    70
    Albiol (in) - Ramos (out) (Spain)

See also

  • Belarus

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Georgia, 16 October 2012, 2-0
  • Spain

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v France, 16 October 2012, 1-1
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