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Man City star David Silva scores twice as Spain defeat Belgium

David Silva was at his best for Spain as they beat Belgium 2-0 in a friendly on Thursday night.

The Manchester City star opened the scoring Brussels with a nice finish into the bottom left corner in the 34th minute after some good lead-up work by Vitolo in Julen Lopetegui's first game in charge of La Furia Roja.

Roberto Martinez's first game as Belgium boss did not go as planned as Spain really should have been father ahead by the time Jordan Lukaku brought down Vitolo in the area, allowing Silva to convert from the penalty spot.

There were boos and jeers head around the King Baudouin Stadium in what was a subpar beginning under Martinez and new assistant Thierry Henry.

Belgium kickstart their 2018 World Cup qualifying Group H campaign against Cyprus in Nicosia on Tuesday as Spain get set to host Liechtenstein in their Group G opener Leon on Monday.

Andrew Slevison
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