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August 15, 2013 1:30 AM IST
Estadio Monumental Isidro Romero Carbo — Guayaquil
Referee:‬ W. Roldán‎
Attendance:‬ 45000‎
 
 
Negredo 25′
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Ecuador 0-2 Spain

Goal.com took in the action at El Monumental, where goals from Alvaro Negredo and Santi Cazorla led la Roja to a comfortable friendly win

By Keeghann Sinanan

  • Máximo Banguera
    0
    0
    3.00

    Máximo Banguera

    Not the most convincing of saves on Cazorla's shot, which led to the Spaniard collecting the rebound to set up the opener, though his defence should have reacted quicker. Helpless for the Arsenal man's effort in the second half.

  • G. Achilier
    0
    0
    2.50

    G. Achilier

    Extremely slow to react to the events of the opener, as Cazorla was both allowed to get a shot off and connect with the rebound before the defender even know what had happened.

  • J. Guagua
    0
    0
    3.00

    J. Guagua

    Solid enough marking job on Negredo, and came close to making his mark at the other end with a towering header that was placed a foot off target.

  • Juan Carlos Paredes
    0
    0
    2.50

    Juan Carlos Paredes

    Charged forward on the rare attack by the South American side, but was unable to accomplish anything productive on or off the ball and, as a result, was occasionally caught out of position.

  • W. Ayoví
    0
    0
    3.50

    W. Ayoví

    Allowed Silva to slip through early on for a chance that very nearly opened the scoring, but made up for it with an energetic display in the offensive third, giving his side plenty of width and thrust.

  • Edison Vicente Méndez
    0
    0
    2.50

    Edison Vicente Méndez

    Whipped in one or two decent free kicks into the danger area, and tested Casillas with a powerful drive at the end of the first half, but was otherwise on the periphery of proceedings and rarely touched the ball.

  • P. Quiñónez
    0
    0
    3.00

    P. Quiñónez

    Good when providing cover, but was usually outmatched when facing the likes of Andres Iniesta and Santi Cazorla one-on-one in midfield.

  • S. Castillo
    0
    0
    2.50

    S. Castillo Flop of the Match

    Often bypassed in the centre, and spent most of the game chasing shadows. A trying outing for him.

  • Felipe Caicedo
    0
    0
    2.50

    Felipe Caicedo

    Starved for any kind of meaningful service, and as a result, was a non-factor for most of his time on the pitch. Only managed to register when making a nuisance of himself in the box on set plays.

  • E. Valencia
    0
    0
    3.00

    E. Valencia

    Could not give his team any form of penetration out wide in the first half as his attempts to be direct and dangerous often resulted in him running right into his marker. However, a towering leap and header saw him hit the post during an improved second-half showing.

  • J. Rojas
    0
    0
    3.00

    J. Rojas

    Led a handful of attacks out wide that would normally be considered standard, but within the context of his team's performance, registered as some of Ecuador's better forays forward.

Substitutions

  • C. Noboa
    0
    0
    3.00

    C. Noboa

    Came on for the second half and nearly set up a goal with a pinpoint cross onto the head of Valencia, who hit the post.

  • Michael Antonio Arroyo
    0
    0
    2.50

    Michael Antonio Arroyo

    Moved well off the ball, and came close to connecting on one or two chances. Ultimately frustrated, however.

  • R. Ibarra
    0
    0
    3.00

    R. Ibarra

    Fresh legs and a lot of pace up front to give Spain's defence something else to think about.

  • Narciso Mina Villalba
    0
    0
    3.00

    Narciso Mina Villalba

    Another one to provide his side with the directness and speed that their attack had been crying out for throughout the first half.

  • Iker Casillas
    2
    0
    3.50

    Iker Casillas

    An athletic save from Mendez aside, the captain had little else to do between the posts. Still, was a commanding and instructive influence all game.

  • Jordi Alba
    2
    0
    3.50

    Jordi Alba

    Occasionally found barreling infield with the ball in a bid to shake things up. Was rarely tested on the defensive side, and mostly focused on how best to find space in the attacking third.

  • Sergio Ramos
    1
    0
    3.00

    Sergio Ramos

    Gave away a potentially dangerous free kick near the end of the first half, but otherwise, the Real Madrid centre back was a picture of consistency, though admittedly not against the most challenging opposition.

  • Raúl Albiol
    1
    0
    3.00

    Raúl Albiol

    Much like his defensive partner Ramos, he did what was expected of him and repelled what little was thrown his way by Ecuador.

  • Arbeloa
    0
    0
    3.00

    Arbeloa

    Easy for him to defend against the isolated threat from Ecuador on his flank. Rather unspectacular when in support of the attack.

  • Santi Cazorla
    10
    0
    4.00

    Santi Cazorla Top of the Match

    His attacking industry paid off midway through the first half when he forced the first goal for Negredo through sheer force of will. Came up trumps again with a clinical shot from 18 yards to double Spain's lead.

  • David Silva
    0
    2
    3.00

    David Silva

    Nearly broke the deadlock after three minutes with a deft shot that bounced agonisingly off the post. Otherwise, he was solid enough in a wide role, drifting infield often to provide occasional moments of quality.

  • Andrés Iniesta Luján
    2
    0
    3.00

    Andrés Iniesta Luján

    Easy for him to beat his man, and the midfielder was ever-present in the majority of Spain's attacking moves. Came close to a goal himself with a 20-yard blast that cracked off the base of the post.

  • Javi Martínez
    1
    0
    3.50

    Javi Martínez

    Mopped up trouble remarkably well in the centre of the park, winning the ball back countless times whenever the hosts made it into the opposition half - though he was aided by supreme carelessness on the ball from the hosts.

  • Negredo
    0
    0
    3.50

    Negredo

    Spooned one volleyed attempt well over, but was in the right place at the right time to tuck home Cazorla's tee-up from point blank range. Subbed at the break after a job well done.

  • Tello
    3
    0
    4.00

    Tello

    Handed his international debut by Vicente Del Bosque, and gave a few signs that he could prove a fine alternative out wide, with a willingness to beat his man and attack the byeline. Set up Negredo for a great chance with one such display of width, and a lovely backheel played in Cazorla for Spain's second.

Substitutions

  • Víctor Valdés
    1
    0
    3.00

    Víctor Valdés

    Took a proactive approach to goalkeeping, racing off his line to intercept a few testing balls. To his credit, he was always first there.

  • Íñigo Martínez
    1
    0
    3.00

    Íñigo Martínez

    With Ecuador threatening at times late on, he held his nerve to do his job with little fuss. A mature cameo.

  • Jesús Navas González
    1
    0
    3.00

    Jesús Navas González

    Broke free once or twice down the flanks and provided a decent threat, though his crossing was hit and miss.

  • Thiago Alcántara
    0
    0
    3.00

    Thiago Alcántara

    Added further poise to the visitors' midfield, keeping their passing game flowing without a hitch.

  • Fernando Llorente
    0
    0
    3.00

    Fernando Llorente

    Rarely managed to get on the ball and was often too ahead of play to link effectively with his team-mates.

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