Friendly international

Spain 5 – Costa Rica 0

Spain: Kepa; Odriozola, Piqué (Marc Bartra 46’), Sergio Ramos (Nacho 46’), Jordi Alba; Busquets (Saúl Ñíguez 46’); David Silva, Thiago, Iniesta (Luis Alberto 74’), Isco (Marco Asensio 65’); Morata (Iago Aspas 46‘). 4-1-4-1.
Costa Rica: Danny Carvajal, Gamboa, Waston (Gutiérrez 62’), Oscar Duarte (González 56’), Calvo, Oviedo (Matarrita 65’); Bolaños (Wallace 59’), Tejada, Celso Borges, Venegas (Rodríguez 74’); Ureña (Ortíz 56’). 5-4-1.

1-0. 06. Jordi Alba. Drilled low shot past Carvajal after Silva cross came to him.
2-0. 23. Morata. From close to goal after keeper failed to hold on to Silva centre.
3-0. 51. David Silva. Fired shot past Carvajal after Calvo clearance hit Duarte.
4-0. 55. David Silva. Won ball off Oviedo and ran on to shoot across keeper.
5-0. 73. Iniesta. Picked up Bartra pass and ran on from halfway line to score.

Yellow cards: Waston 62’, Thiago 67’.

A walk in the park for Spain in their latest friendly game, Julen Lopetegui’s side running out 5-0 winners against an innocent Costa Rica. The visitors were missing key players such as Keylor Navas and Joel Campbell, and with only six minutes gone Jordi Alba fired the opener past Albacete reserve keeper Danny Carvajal. Morata had a couple of shots saved before scoring the second after the keeper failed to hold on to a cross from David Silva, and Silva himself added two more after the restart, both thanks to defensive mistakes. With twenty minutes to go Iniesta ran through from midfield unchallenged to score the fifth, and debutant keeper Kepa didn’t have a save to make until the very end, when he had to stop a shot from Deportivo’s Celso Borges.