Spain edges Haiti in friendly to complete first half of USA tour


World number-one Spain took a 2-goal lead early through Cesc Fabregas and Santi Cazorla and didn’t look back to beat Haiti 2-1 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami.

It was a stroll in the park for the Spaniards, who eased up after they took their early lead, seeing out the rest of the match with relative ease.

Dominating possession early, Cazorla struck first in the 8th minute, striking from the edge of the box into the bottom right corner.

Still in control, Spain struck again in the 19th minute when Juan Mata chipped brilliantly over the Haiti back line and Fabregas connected with a header for the 2-0 lead.

In between the two scores, Fernando Torres attempted to wow the Miami crowd with an bicycle kick but it went wide.

Haiti grabbed their only score in the 75th minute when Spain failed an offsides trap, leaving Donald Guerrier one-on-one, and he converted as Pepe Reina attempted to close him down at a tight angle.

Spain will play Ireland on Tuesday at Yankee Stadium in New York as they finish out their preparations for the Confederations Cup in Brazil.

Haiti, meanwhile, have lost 5 international matches in a row as they get ready for the Gold Cup.