Spain 2-0 Czech Republic: Hosts go top of Nations League Group A2
Spain saw off the Czech Republic at La Rosaleda Stadium in Malaga to move into top spot in Nations League Group A2.
Valencia midfielder Carlos Soler slotted in from Marco Asensio’s pass to open the scoring before substitute Pablo Sarabia doubled the hosts’ lead.
The 30-year-old tapped in from close range after Barcelona winger Ferran Torres flashed a ball across goal.
Spain were dominant, enjoying 72% of possession, and Sarabia curled another narrowly wide from the edge of the box.
The visitors did have chances of their own in the first half, but Vaclav Cerny and Jan Kutcha both failed to convert.
Victory for Luis Enrique’s side saw them leapfrog Portugal, who were beaten by Switzerland.
- 20CarvajalBooked at 78mins
- 17AlonsoSubstituted forAlbaat 78′minutes
- 19SolerSubstituted forPáezat 59′minutes
- 8KokeSubstituted forBusquetsat 79′minutes
- 10AsensioSubstituted forSarabiaat 72′minutes
- 7MorataSubstituted forTorresat 59′minutes
- 12Fati Vieira
- 15SadílekSubstituted forKrálat 30′minutes
- 18ZelenySubstituted forKalvachat 79′minutes
- 17CernySubstituted forHlozekat 59′minutes
- 10KuchtaSubstituted forJureckaat 59′minutes
- 8PesekSubstituted forTeclat 79′minutes
- Cüneyt Çakir
Match ends, Spain 2, Czech Republic 0.
Second Half ends, Spain 2, Czech Republic 0.
Corner, Czech Republic. Conceded by Daniel Carvajal.
Foul by Jordi Alba (Spain).
Václav Jurecka (Czech Republic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt blocked. Ferran Torres (Spain) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Eric García (Spain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Stanislav Tecl (Czech Republic).
Gavi (Spain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Adam Hlozek (Czech Republic).
Attempt missed. Pablo Sarabia (Spain) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Ferran Torres.
Attempt saved. Dani Olmo (Spain) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Gavi (Spain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Tomas Soucek (Czech Republic).
Substitution, Czech Republic. Lukás Kalvach replaces Jaroslav Zeleny.
Substitution, Czech Republic. Stanislav Tecl replaces Jakub Pesek.
Substitution, Spain. Sergio Busquets replaces Koke.
Substitution, Spain. Jordi Alba replaces Marcos Alonso.
Daniel Carvajal (Spain) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Daniel Carvajal (Spain).