International friendlies: Round-up
- 14 August 2013 23:12
- Posted by @mccarthy_mcfc
Having scored in his last two appearances for City, Alvaro Negredo was on target again for his country, helping Spain to a 2-0 win over Ecuador.
The striker, who has made an immediate impact since signing for the Blues last month, gave La Roja a first half lead with a cheeky back heel after linking up with fellow goal scorer Santi Cazorla.
Joining the former Sevilla man in Spain’s starting line-up was teammate David Silva who influenced the game from the middle of the park and was instrumental in the lead up play which resulted in Negredo’s goal.
Meanwhile, Edin Dzeko’s run of form continued as the Bosnian bagged a brace in a seven goal thriller against the USA in Sarajevo.
The City hit man put his side ahead after just eight minutes before his striking partner Vedad Ibišević doubled the hosts’ lead on the half hour mark.
The Americans fought back in the second half though with Eddie Johnson pulling one back before Jozy Altidore went on to score a hat trick.
Although Dzeko was on target again on the 90th minute, it wasn’t enough to prevent the American’s from recording a 4-3 victory.
Southampton’s Rickie Lambert will no doubt grab the headlines after scoring on his international debut to secure the win for Roy Hodgson’s men, despite the Scots twice taking the lead as the two sides faced each other for the first time in fourteen years.
Also in action was Aleksandar Kolarov whose Serbia side suffered a 1-0 defeat against Colombia in Barcelona.
In New York, Abdul Razak played the full 90 minutes for Ivory Coast, who went down 4-1 to Mexico.
While Stevan Jovetic played a full 90 minutes in Montenegro’s 1-1 draw with Belarus in Minsk.
In U21s action, Eirik Johansen kept a clean sheet for Norway as they defeated Sweden 2-0 while Wales’ Emyr Huws converted from the penalty spot in a disappointing 5-1 Euro 2015 qualifier defeat against Finland.