European Championship Qualifying

Euro 2016: Spain 2-0 Slovakia

Spain celebrate a goal against Slovakia
Spain travel to Macedonia in their next Euro 2016 qualifier

Spain beat Slovakia and leapfrogged their beaten opponents to move top of Group C on head-to-head record in their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign.

Jordi Alba nodded in a David Silva cross and Andres Iniesta scored a penalty after a foul on Diego Costa to put Vicente del Bosque's side in front.

Keeper David De Gea, whose move from Manchester United to Real Madrid broke down, was on the bench in Oviedo.

Spain and Slovakia have 18 points with Ukraine in third with 15.

Ukraine beat Belarus 3-1 and visit Slovakia on Tuesday, while Spain travel to Macedonia.

Group C

England have already qualified with 21 points following a 6-0 win over San Marino and their Group C rivals Switzerland came back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 against Slovenia.

The Swiss, who play England at Wembley on Tuesday, remain second on 15 points, while third-placed Estonia, who beat Lithuania 1-0, have 10 points and Slovenia nine.

Russia got their qualification hopes back on track by beating Sweden 1-0 courtesy of an Artem Dzyuba goal in manager Leonid Slutskiy's first game in charge since he took over from Fabio Capello.

Russia are third in Group G with Sweden a point ahead in second place and Austria are top on 19 points following a 1-0 win over Moldova.



Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Casillas
  • 16Torres Belén
  • 3Piqué
  • 15Ramos
  • 18Alba
  • 10FàbregasSubstituted forCazorlaat 67'minutes
  • 5Busquets
  • 6IniestaSubstituted forKokeat 85'minutes
  • 21Silva
  • 19Diego CostaSubstituted forAlcácerat 75'minutes
  • 11Pedro


  • 2Azpilicueta
  • 4Bartra
  • 7Machín Pérez
  • 8Koke
  • 9Alcácer
  • 12de Gea
  • 13Mata
  • 14Bernat
  • 17Carvajal
  • 20Cazorla
  • 22Isco
  • 23Rico


Formation 4-5-1

  • 23KozácikBooked at 29mins
  • 2Pekarík
  • 16Salata
  • 15Hubocan
  • 4TesákBooked at 83mins
  • 13HrosovskySubstituted forSaboat 74'minutes
  • 6Gregus
  • 3Gyömbér
  • 17HamsikSubstituted forDudaat 61'minutes
  • 18Svento
  • 20MakSubstituted forDurisat 45'minutes


  • 1Mucha
  • 5Michalik
  • 7Nemec
  • 8Duda
  • 9Sestak
  • 10Stoch
  • 11Vittek
  • 12Novota
  • 14Jakubko
  • 19Sabo
  • 21Duris
  • 22Pecovsky
Damir Skomina

Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Spain 2, Slovakia 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Spain 2, Slovakia 0.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Spain. Sergio Ramos tries a through ball, but Paco Alcácer is caught offside.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sergio Busquets (Spain) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by David Silva.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Koke (Spain).

  6. Post update

    Michal Duris (Slovakia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Sergio Ramos (Spain).

  8. Post update

    Michal Duris (Slovakia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dusan Svento (Slovakia) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Erik Sabo with a cross.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Spain. Koke replaces Andrés Iniesta.

  11. Booking

    Lukás Tesák (Slovakia) is shown the yellow card.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Spain. Conceded by Norbert Gyömbér.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Andrés Iniesta (Spain) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by David Silva.

  14. Post update

    Gerard Piqué (Spain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Norbert Gyömbér (Slovakia).

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Paco Alcácer (Spain) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by David Silva with a cross.

  17. Post update

    Andrés Iniesta (Spain) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Erik Sabo (Slovakia).

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Spain. Paco Alcácer replaces Diego Costa.

  20. Post update

    Pedro (Spain) wins a free kick on the left wing.