Spain's eleven in Glasgow against Scotland


Spain returns to line up an XI without Barça players for the first time in two years

Published:29/03/2023 - 02:36h

Updated:29/03/2023 - 02:36h

For the first time since March 2021, the Spanish team took to the field without FC Barcelona players. With Alejandro Balde in the stands and Gavi on the bench, Luis de la Fuente's men fell without discussion in Glasgow against Scotland (2-0)

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Spain fell the Tuesday in Glasgow in front of Scotland in the second day of the Group To of the eliminatory for the Euro 2024 (2-0). A doublet of Scott Mc Tominay sufficed to the venues to leave to 'The Red' with the empty hands in which it was the first defeat of Luis de la Fuente like seleccionador national, without players of the FC Barcelona in the XI after the victory achieved the Saturday in Málaga in front of Norway (3-0).

In this sense, from 25 March 2021, with Luis Enrique in the bench, the Selection no encaraba a party without culés in his alignment. This day, Spain also 'punctured home in front of Greece (1-1). Only Pedri saw action between the delegation culé, since Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba remained in the bench of the New The Cármenes of Granada. Eric García and Ferran Torres were headlines, but in that then played in the Manchester City.

De la Fuente 'happened' of Balde and Gavi

Previous to the crash in front of Scotland, the seleccionador Spanish had confirmed the descarte of Alejandro Balde for the visit to Hampden Park. The side culé had played the 90 minutes in front of Norway, assisting to Dani Elm in the played of the 1-0 partial in the beginning of the party. Besides, De la Fuente opted for leaving to Gavi in the bench, after playing 58 minutes the Saturday in The Rosaleda.

The one of The Palaces and Villafranca himself saw action the Tuesday, ingresando to fault of ten minutes for the end and already with the party 2-0. In the minutes that was in field participated very little, because of the scarce depth of a Spain that went down the arms in the last half hour after the second goal of Mc Tominay. The fault of ideas and of goal went back to be very evident, but so much the players like the míster trust to improve his performance in June, when it restart the Nations League.

Rodri Gave the face after the defeat

One of the few in attending to the means after the fall in Glasgow was Rodri. The mediocentro of the Manchester City ensured to 'Teledeporte' that the forcefulness was the key of the party. "We have had two sticks, enough occasions and very clear, overcoat in the first part. It is necessary to improve, the distractions cost expensive in front of these teams. The feeling is of a day that do it well but does not finish to go in and to them has gone them everything of face", ensured the Madrilenian.

However, the midfield player asked to the fans keep the calm. "We do not want to begin already with the doubts, please, because we are working, trying it and have done a lot of things well. They have been punctual errors that have penalised us but is work of all, collective. All win and lose. Working safe that will improve", puntualizó.

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