Spain 2: Columbia 2
Alvaro Morata scored a late equaliser as Spain drew 2-2 with Colombia in an engrossing friendly match in Murcia on Wednesday.
The visitors had looked set to claim the win after Edwin Cardona and Radamel Falcao put them ahead following David Silva’s opener, only for Morata’s brilliant header to rescue a draw for the home side.
Spain head coach Julen Lopetegui named a strong starting line-up that included veterans Gerard Pique, Andres Iniesta and Silva alongside debutant Asier Illarramendi, and Spain deserved the lead they took when the Manchester City star netted after 22 minutes.
A dreadful defensive mix-up allowed Cardona to score a well-taken equaliser, however, before Falcao’s bullet header shortly after half-time – his 26th international goal, two years on from his 25th – left Estadio Nueva Condomina stunned.
Spain enjoyed 71 per cent of the ball but looked unlikely to stop a resurgent Colombia from claiming a third win in a row, until they were saved by an expert finish from Real Madrid man Morata, who continues to be heavily linked with Manchester United.