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29'     A. Odriozola (D. Silva)
46'     Lucas (I. Aspas)
(H. Seferovic) J. Drmic        46'
(B. Dzemaili) B. Embolo        46'
(F. Schar) J. Djourou        46'
55'     Saul (A. Iniesta)
57'     Saul (Tripping)
60'     Rodrigo (D. Costa)
60'     M. Asensio (D. Silva)
R. Rodriguez        62'
(V. Behrami) E. Fernandes        63'
(S. Lichtsteiner) M. Lang        63'
70'     Nacho (A. Odriozola)
78'     N. Monreal (J. Alba)
(R. Rodriguez) F. Moubandje        78'
S. Zuber        90'

Julen Lopetegui defends David de Gea

Julen Lopetegui defends David de Gea
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Spain boss Julen Lopetegui defends David de Gea following the Manchester United goalkeeper's mistake against Switzerland on Sunday night.

Spain boss Julen Lopetegui has defended David de Gea following the Manchester United goalkeeper's mistake during Sunday night's 1-1 draw with Switzerland in Villarreal.

Alvaro Odriozola had sent Spain 1-0 ahead in the international friendly, but a mistake from De Gea allowed Switzerland defender Ricardo Rodriguez to level the scores in the second period.

Lopetegui refused to criticise the stopper, however, insisting that the 27-year-old would 'carry Spain through many games' as they prepare for the 2018 World Cup.

"De Gea's mistake? David knows that I know he'll carry us through many games, no doubt about it," Lopetegui told reporters.

Spain will face Tunisia this weekend in their final pre-World Cup match before opening their tournament against Portugal on June 15.

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City97202632323
2Liverpool97201631323
3Chelsea96302071321
4Arsenal970222111121
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs9702167921
6Bournemouth95221612417
7Watford95131312116
8Everton94321512315
9Wolverhampton WanderersWolves943298115
10Manchester UnitedMan Utd94231516-114
11Leicester CityLeicester94051515012
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton93241013-311
13Burnley92251017-78
14West Ham UnitedWest Ham9216814-67
15Crystal Palace9216511-67
16Southampton9135614-86
17Cardiff CityCardiff9126819-115
18Fulham91261125-145
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield9036418-143
20Newcastle UnitedNewcastle9027614-82

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