18.05.2022

Israel 0-1 Spain: Asier Illarramendi scores only goal

Asier Illarramendi scored the only goal as Spain ended their World Cup qualification campaign with a tame goalless draw away at Israel. 

The Spaniards secured their place in Russia with a 3-0 victory over Albania on Friday night, with a number of players rested for the game in Jerusalem.

But in a game lacking in quality, Real Sociedad’s Illarramendi fired in a half volley from 25 yards to win the match for Spain.

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Asier Illarramendi scored the only goal as Spain ended World Cup qualifying on a high

Asier Illarramendi scored the only goal as Spain ended World Cup qualifying on a high

Chelsea's Pedro chipped an effort at goal but he was unable to hit the target in Israel

Chelsea’s Pedro chipped an effort at goal but he was unable to hit the target in Israel

Sergio Busquets of Barcelona battles for the ball with Israeli defender Ofir Davidadza

Sergio Busquets of Barcelona battles for the ball with Israeli defender Ofir Davidadza

The Catalan flag was on display in Jerusalem following weeks of talk of independence

The Catalan flag was on display in Jerusalem following weeks of talk of independence

These two fans show their support for Gerard Pique, suggesting he should be president

These two fans show their support for Gerard Pique, suggesting he should be president

This Spain fan makes a play to try and get hold of captain Sergio Ramos's shirt

This Spain fan makes a play to try and get hold of captain Sergio Ramos’s shirt

Bibras Natcho sends in a crunching tackle on Spain midfielder Jonathan Viera

Bibras Natcho sends in a crunching tackle on Spain midfielder Jonathan Viera

Asier Illarramendi battles for the ball with Israel's midfielder Marwan Kabha in midfield

Asier Illarramendi battles for the ball with Israel’s midfielder Marwan Kabha in midfield

Israel goalkeeper Ariel Harosh punches an effort from  Spainish forward Artiz Aduriz away

Israel goalkeeper Ariel Harosh punches an effort from  Spainish forward Artiz Aduriz away

Spain midfielder Marco Asensio fires at goal with Israeli defender Tal Ben Haim looking on

Spain midfielder Marco Asensio fires at goal with Israeli defender Tal Ben Haim looking on

MATCH FACTS

Israel XI: Harush, Ben Haim, Davidzada, Tibi, Keltjens, Kabha, Cohen, Natcho, Atar, Hemed, Melikson

Spain XI: Reina, Azpilicueta, Nacho, Ramos, Monreal, Illarramendi, Busquets, Asensio, Viera, Aduriz, Pedro   

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