European Championship Qualifying - Group C
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Euro 2016: Spain 2-0 Slovakia

Spain celebrate a goal against Slovakia
Spain travel to Macedonia in their next Euro 2016 qualifier

Spain beat Slovakia and leapfrogged their beaten opponents to move top of Group C on head-to-head record in their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign.

Jordi Alba nodded in a David Silva cross and Andres Iniesta scored a penalty after a foul on Diego Costa to put Vicente del Bosque's side in front.

Keeper David De Gea, whose move from Manchester United to Real Madrid broke down, was on the bench in Oviedo.

Spain and Slovakia have 18 points with Ukraine in third with 15.

Ukraine beat Belarus 3-1 and visit Slovakia on Tuesday, while Spain travel to Macedonia.

Group C

England have already qualified with 21 points following a 6-0 win over San Marino and their Group C rivals Switzerland came back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 against Slovenia.

The Swiss, who play England at Wembley on Tuesday, remain second on 15 points, while third-placed Estonia, who beat Lithuania 1-0, have 10 points and Slovenia nine.

Russia got their qualification hopes back on track by beating Sweden 1-0 courtesy of an Artem Dzyuba goal in manager Leonid Slutskiy's first game in charge since he took over from Fabio Capello.

Russia are third in Group G with Sweden a point ahead in second place and Austria are top on 19 points following a 1-0 win over Moldova.

Line-ups

Spain

  • 1Casillas
  • 16Torres Belén
  • 3Piqué
  • 15Ramos
  • 18Alba
  • 10FàbregasSubstituted forCazorlaat 67'minutes
  • 5Busquets
  • 6IniestaSubstituted forKokeat 85'minutes
  • 21Silva
  • 19Diego CostaSubstituted forAlcácerat 75'minutes
  • 11Pedro

Substitutes

  • 2Azpilicueta
  • 4Bartra
  • 7Machín Pérez
  • 8Koke
  • 9Alcácer
  • 12de Gea
  • 13Mata
  • 14Bernat
  • 17Carvajal
  • 20Cazorla
  • 22Isco
  • 23Rico

Slovakia

  • 23KozácikBooked at 29mins
  • 2Pekarík
  • 16Salata
  • 15Hubocan
  • 4TesákBooked at 83mins
  • 13HrosovskySubstituted forSaboat 74'minutes
  • 6Gregus
  • 3Gyömbér
  • 17HamsikSubstituted forDudaat 61'minutes
  • 18Svento
  • 20MakSubstituted forDurisat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Mucha
  • 5Michalik
  • 7Nemec
  • 8Duda
  • 9Sestak
  • 10Stoch
  • 11Vittek
  • 12Novota
  • 14Jakubko
  • 19Sabo
  • 21Duris
  • 22Pecovsky
Referee:
Damir Skomina

Match Stats

Home TeamSpainAway TeamSlovakia
Possession
Home79%
Away21%
Shots
Home18
Away5
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home6
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Spain 2, Slovakia 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Spain 2, Slovakia 0.

Offside, Spain. Sergio Ramos tries a through ball, but Paco Alcácer is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Sergio Busquets (Spain) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by David Silva.

Foul by Koke (Spain).

Michal Duris (Slovakia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sergio Ramos (Spain).

Michal Duris (Slovakia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Dusan Svento (Slovakia) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Erik Sabo with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Spain. Koke replaces Andrés Iniesta.

Booking

Lukás Tesák (Slovakia) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Spain. Conceded by Norbert Gyömbér.

Attempt missed. Andrés Iniesta (Spain) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by David Silva.

Gerard Piqué (Spain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Norbert Gyömbér (Slovakia).

Attempt blocked. Paco Alcácer (Spain) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by David Silva with a cross.

Andrés Iniesta (Spain) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Erik Sabo (Slovakia).

Substitution

Substitution, Spain. Paco Alcácer replaces Diego Costa.

Pedro (Spain) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Peter Pekarík (Slovakia).

Substitution

Substitution, Slovakia. Erik Sabo replaces Patrik Hrosovsky.

Foul by Sergio Ramos (Spain).

Peter Pekarík (Slovakia) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. David Silva (Spain) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Diego Costa.

Attempt missed. Diego Costa (Spain) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Juanfran with a cross.

Attempt missed. Santiago Cazorla (Spain) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Pedro.

Substitution

Substitution, Spain. Santiago Cazorla replaces Cesc Fàbregas.

Offside, Slovakia. Dusan Svento tries a through ball, but Michal Duris is caught offside.

Corner, Spain. Conceded by Tomas Hubocan.

Corner, Spain. Conceded by Patrik Hrosovsky.

Substitution

Substitution, Slovakia. Ondrej Duda replaces Marek Hamsik.

Attempt missed. Sergio Busquets (Spain) right footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by David Silva with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Spain. Conceded by Matús Kozácik.

Attempt saved. Cesc Fàbregas (Spain) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Jordi Alba.

Attempt blocked. David Silva (Spain) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Pedro.

Foul by Cesc Fàbregas (Spain).

Patrik Hrosovsky (Slovakia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Slovakia. Conceded by Sergio Busquets.

Corner, Slovakia. Conceded by Iker Casillas.

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