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Spain beats Denmark 3-0 in friendly

Spain beats Denmark 3-0 in friendly

Vicente Del Bosque made a winning debut as Spain coach Wednesday, with the European champion beating Denmark 3-0 in a friendly behind two goals from substitute Xabi Alonso.
Del Bosque replaced Luis Aragones after Euro 2008 in June, and saw Spain's unbeaten streak reach 23 games in his first match in charge.
Alonso came on for David Villa after halftime and gave the visitors the lead in the 50th minute with a volley from 10 yards out after taking a pass from Liverpool teammate Fernando Torres.
Xavi Hernandez made it 2-0 in the 73rd minute with a low shot past Denmark goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen, before Alonso added his second in injury time, slotting in a half-volley from close range after a pass from Diego Capel.
Denmark had controlled play in the first half, but Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas dived to save a shot from Daniel Jensen on a ball from veteran Jon Dahl Tomasson in the 11th minute.
The game started with a minute of silence to mourn the victims of Wednesday's plane crash in Madrid, and both teams wore black armbands. Tributes to mark Spain's first match since winning Euro 2008 and Tomasson's 100th game for Denmark were canceled.
A Spanish airliner bound for the Canary Islands crashed and broke into pieces while trying to take off from Madrid's Barajas airport, killing 149 people on board.
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Lineups:
Denmark: Thomas Sorensen, Christian Poulsen, Martin Laursen, Daniel Agger, Michael Silberbauer, Lars Jacobsen (Jonas Borring, 71), Daniel Jensen (Martin Retov, 78), Martin Vingaard (Christopher Poulsen, 54), Jon Dahl Tomasson (Mikkel Thygesen 54), Dennis Rommedahl, Nicklas Bendtner.
Spain: Iker Casillas (Pepe Reina 75); Raul Albiol, Carles Puyol, Andres Iniesta (Santi Cazorla, 62), David Villa (Xabi Alonso 46), Xavi Hernandez, Fernando Torres (Daniel Guiza, 62), Joan Capdevila, Sergio Ramos (Andoni Iraola, 76) Marcos Senna (Diego Capel 46), David Silva.


Updated : 2021-01-20 16:04 GMT+08:00