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.

GIF: Seamus Coleman (Ireland) turns Jordi Alba inside out

Sean St. Ledger (Ireland) disallowed goal, takes everyone a while to notice

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

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