Spaniards Soldado and Mata score second half goals to break Irish defence in 2-0 win
Spain 2 – Republic of Ireland 0 (International Friendly, June 11, 2013) Roberto Soldado fired home in the 68th minute to finally break down a resilient Irish defence. Juan Mata linked up beautifully with Santi Cazorla to make it 2-0 late on.
Spain XI: Valdes, Arbeloa, Pique, Ramos, Alba; Busquets; Pedro, Xavi, Silva, Iniesta; Villa
Irealnd XI: Forde, McShane, St. Ledger, O’Dea, Kelly, Hendrick, McCarthy, Coleman, Keogh, Keane, Sammon