6/4/2018 12:35:23 AM (GMT+3)

De Gea error helps Switzerland settle for 1-1 draw

De Gea error helps Switzerland settle for 1-1 draw

VILA-REAL, Spain: Former champions Spain were held to a 1-1 by Switzerland in a pre-World Cup friendly here on Sunday.

But a rare mistake by goalkeeper David de Gea saw his lose the lead after Real Sociedad rightback Alvaro Odriozola scored his first international goal with an impressive volley in the 29th minute at Villarreal's La Ceramica stadium.

Switzerland fullback Ricardo Rodriguez tucked into an empty net to level in the 62nd after an uncharacteristically sloppy piece of keeping from Manchester United's De Gea, who failed to hold a weak shot from Juventus's Stephan Lichtsteiner. 

Spain oach Julen Lopetegui started without any Real Madrid players while Barcelona holding midfielder Sergio Busquets was a late absentee with a stomach bug.

 

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