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  • 9 June 2013
  • • 01:30
  • • Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
  • Referee: J. Guzmán
  • • Attendance: 36535
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  • Full time in Miami. Goals from Cesc Fabregas and Santi Cazorla seal an uninspired 2-1 victory over Spain against Haiti. Vicente del Bosque's men will need to up their game before the travel to Brazil for the Confederations Cup! Thank you for joining us on Goal.com! See you next time!
  • 90' + 1'
    Substitution Junior Charles Kevin Pierre La France
  • 90' + 1'
    Haiti make another change as Junior Charles comes on for Kevin La France. Another story to tell the grandkids, he's played against Spain!
  • 89'
    2-1 victory against Haiti? Not exactly the most tantalising result as Spain head into the Confederations Cup! They'll certainly need to up their game as they come up against better opposition.
  • 87'
    It looks like Spain are just running down the scoreline here. Del Bosque's men look like they are settling for the 2-1 victory!
  • 85'
    Haiti have indeed had their moments in which they have occupied a decent amount of the possession, but there has been a scare amount of chances up front! No count they would be delighted with a 2-1 defeat against Spain?
  • 84'
    Substitution Yves Desmarets Jean Philippe Peguero
  • 83'
    Haiti go for broke in the latter stages as Yves Desmarets comes on for Jean Peguero! Nothing to lose I suppose!
  • 81'
    Javi Martinez has been superfluous for the Spaniards tonight. The Bayern Munich man may not be up against the best opposition, but he has ran that midfield tonight!
  • 79'
    Haiti will be delighted by this scoreline so far. Spain haven't been at their best for far, but they are still in with a shout with10 minutes to go. We can't have a shock this big, surely?!
  • 77'
    Jesus Navas looks to burst through on goal down the right-hand side, but Aveska manages to track the run and eventually claims possession back for Haiti. Great defending, as Spain looked dangerous there!
  • 75'
    Goal Wildedonald Guerrier
    GOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAL FOR HAITI!!!! UNBELIEVABLE!!! Guerrier gets the better of the Spanish offside trap before running through and rounding Jose Reina, and the finish into the empty net was superb! 2-1!!!!
  • 74'
    Yellow Card Raúl Albiol
  • 74'
    Spain make their first change of the match as Xavi comes on to replace Juan Mata. Not a bad player to bring on!
  • 73'
    Substitution Juan Mata Xavi
  • 72'
    Vicent del Bosque may not be particularly happy with this result so far. The Spaniards have been on top by miles, but a 2-0 scoreline flatters the Haitians significantly! Still plenty of time for more goals, though!
  • 70'
    Another change from Haiti, Jeff Louis is introduced in place of Meshak Jerome.
  • 69'
    Substitution Jeff Louis Meshack Jerome
  • 69'
    Spain really probing for the third goal here!
  • 68'
    MATA!!! The Chelsea ma looks to whip a left-footed strike into the top left corner, but he is thwarted by Goreuz, who makes an important challenge at the edge of the box!
  • 66'
    Having said that, Spain have a couple of candidates who are still battling for a Confederations Cup place, but no player has stood out amongst the bunch so far!
  • 64'
    Spain will probably be disappointed by their hour-scoreline. There is a lot of player out there who are playing for a Confederations Cup place, but it's got all the making of a training match!
  • 62'
    MAURICE!!! The Haitian looks to rifle a shot at goal but he is swiftly stopped by Albiol, who makes a cracking block at the edge of the box!
  • 60'
    SOLDADO!! HE SHOULD HAVE DONE BETTER WITH THAT!!! The Valencia man manages to get beyond the Haiti defence but eventually drags his shot wide!! Not like him!
  • 59'
    Substitution Fernando Torres Roberto Soldado
  • 59'
    Substitution Cesc Fàbregas Andrés Iniesta Luján
  • 59'
    Yellow Card Wildedonald Guerrier
  • 58'
    Substitution Peterson Joseph Jean-Eudes Maurice
  • 58'
    First change of the match from Haiti. Peterson Joseph is on for Jean-Eudes Maurice.
  • 56'
    Fair play to Haiti. They are doing their best to enjoy their small period of possession. You get the feeling the that the Spaniards are toying with them! 2-0 is a flattering score to the Haitians!
  • 54'
    Substitution Kervens Belfort Leonel Saint-Preux
  • 54'
    No doubt predictably, Haiti have barely have a shout in the match so far. Spain very much playing out the match tonight like an exhibition match.
  • 52'
    Azpilicueta looks to link-up with Jesus Navas down the right-hand side but the former Sevilla man messes up his return pass and Haiti manage to reclaim some precious possession!
  • 50'
    2-0 versus Spain at this time in the match may have been a score than Haiti would have took at this time! Plenty of time to go though! Spain very much playing within themselves!
  • 48'
    CHANCE! Fabregas tries his luck after Spain broke very quickly, before Cazorla split the Haiti defence with an incisive through ball! Montrevil is out quickly to meet him!
  • 47'
    A quiet start to the second half, despite the evident party atmosphere in the stadium. Haiti might be quite happy to leave tonight with only a two goal defeat, so they're sitting deep.
  • 46'
    Substitution Jesús Navas González David Silva
  • 46'
    Substitution Sergio Ramos Piqué
  • 46'
    Substitution Iker Casillas Pepe Reina
  • 46'
    We are back under way!
  • Cazorla opened the scoring with a 25-yard left-footed effort, before a looping Fabregas header beat Montrevil for the second. Casillas has been relatively untroubled, but Haiti are by no means willing to respect their opponents.
  • There's the half time whistle! Haiti certainly have given a good account of themselves! Cazorla and Mata have played with freedom, and two good goals from the former and Fabregas give Del Bosque's team a commanding lead at the break.
  • 45' + 2'
    MATA! Great interplay between Mata and his club teammate Torres sets the diminutive maestro up for an effort on goal with a cheeky backheel, but he can't keep his shot down!
  • 45' + 1'
    Sony is fouled by Monreal wide on the right hand side, Guerrier delivers but his delivery finds it's way out of play for a goalkick! Casillas came out to collect but got nothing on the ball, that was a risky moment!
  • 45'
    CHARLES! The right-back finds himself in a position to shoot, he does like to maraud forward, but fails to get hold of his shot! It balloons way wide and miles over the bar!
  • 44'
    Louis is given lengthy treatment as a result of being challenged from behind by Mata. There didn't seem to be too much in the tackle, but the Haiti midfielder spent a great deal of time on the turf! I think he'll continue, however.
  • 43'
    CHANCE! Spain go close twice in quick succession, but Montrevil is equal to a Torres effort, before doing just enough to claim a Monreal cross!
  • 42'
    The game has suddenly got extremely scrappy! There are players down injured and play is becoming quite stretched, Spain are easily managing to switch the play to their right flank at their own will.
  • 41'
    SAVE! MONTREVIL! The keeper is forced to make a smart save with his legs at the near post, after Navas let fly from just inside the box!
  • 39'
    Yellow Card Sergio Ramos
  • 37'
    Sergio Ramos is penalised as he seemed to block off the gallivanting Charles down the right hand side for Haiti. The right-back looked to have lost possession of the ball and then run into Ramos to draw a foul!
  • 35'
    Haiti are beginning to tire a little bit now, Spain are playing the game at their own tempo, with little contradiction from their opponents. Cazorla is seeing more and more of the ball.
  • 34'
    Yellow Card Javi Martínez
  • 33'
    Tired legs and frustration are beginning to catch up with both sides a little, as cynical challenges start flying in. Louis is incredulous following a foul given against him for a push on Fabregas.
  • 31'
    Belfort is down injured after clashing with Sergio Ramos, and he receives treatment for a while from physios. I think he'll be alright to carry on though.
  • 29'
    CLOSE! Fabregas and Cazorla both have the opportunity to pull the trigger inside the penalty area, but enough blue shirts are in the way to prevent a shot for either Spaniard!
  • 27'
    MATA!! THAT WAS A GREAT CHANCE! A cross is curled to the back post and the Chelsea man has the time to pick his spot, but sends his right-footed volley way over the bar!!
  • 25'
    Haiti are just managing to get their foot on the ball for the first time in the game. Perhaps they can keep the score down if the keep possession away from the Spaniards!
  • 23'
    Spain are really probing for the third goal here! Fabregas just slipped into the space in front of the defence but just couldn't manage to slide the ball through to Navas!
  • 21'
    Jesus Navas and Azpilicueta combine well down the right hand side again, but the Chelsea full-back clipped cross towards the back post floats harmlessly out of play.
  • 19'
    Assist Juan Mata
  • 19'
    Goal Cesc Fàbregas
    GOOOOAL! FABREGAS! A fantastic assist from Juan Mata, who just chips the ball over the Haiti central defensive pairing, allowing Fabregas to nod the delivery over the onrushing goalkeeper!
  • 16'
    JAVI MARTINEZ! So close! The Bayern man finds himself in an advanced position, one-on-one with the keeper, but can only turn the ball into the side netting from a tight angle!
  • 15'
    The opening quarter of an hour have been much more tightly contested than first imagined! Haiti are managing to hold their own, but when Spain get into possession, they consistently build productive attacks.
  • 14'
    Iker Casillas must be quite bored! He's watched on shot go wide, and caught one audacious shot attempt, lined up from the half way line! Spain are camped in the opposition half.
  • 12'
    Jesus Navas has really been important so far, his width has allowed for Azpilicueta to bomb forward regularly, allowing Mata to drift inside from the left and contribute centrally.
  • 10'
    TORRES! An outrageous attempt at a overhead kick almost comes to fruition, as a wonderful ball from the byline from Navas presents Torres will a great opportunity to attempt the spectacular.
  • 8'
    Assist Juan Mata
  • 8'
    Goal Santi Cazorla
    GOAL! Santi Cazorla finds the bottom corner from 25 yards, giving the keeper no chance! The Arsenal man was given far too much space!
  • 5'
    Cazorla has looked bright so far. The Arsenal man is playing in between the defence and midfield tonight, so it looks like all the play may go through him.
  • 5'
    Cazorla has looked bright so far. The Arsenal man is playing in between the defence and midfield tonight, so it looks like all the play may go through him.
  • 3'
    Spain, typically start off with plenty of possession in midfield. You feel this trend may continue as the game progresses.
  • 1'
    We are under way in Miami!
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  • Haiti (4-2-3-1):Montevril;  Goreux;  Aveska, Lafrance, Guerrier, Monuma; Pierre, Lous; Maurice, Desmarets, and Belfort.
  • Spain: (4-3-3): Casillas; Azpilicueta, Sergio Ramos, Albiol, Monreal; Javi Martínez, Fabregas; Cazorla, Navas, Mata; Torres.
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  • I'm Martin Macdonald, and I'll be taking you through the action this evening!
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