Friendly: Macedonia 2-3 Spain

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Spain avoided a big upset after battling back from two-goals down before claiming a 3-2 win at FYR Macedonia.

Goran Pandev netted twice to give the home side a 2-0 halftime lead and leave the European champions in danger of a second defeat in three games.

But Fernando Torres restored some pride shortly into the second half and his goal proved to be the catalyst for a quick-fire comeback.

Defender Gerard Piqué then drilled the equalizer after substitute Cesc Fàbregas' shot rebounded off the post, before Albert Riera rifled the visitors into the lead a minute later.


Macedonia: Nikoloski (Pacovski 68); Noveski (Mojsov 57) Sedloski, Mitrevski, Popov; Despotovski (Tasevski 68), Georgievski (Grozdanovski 61), Šumulikoski, Naumoski (Ivanovski 58); Stojkov, Pandev (Ibraimi 79)

Spain: Reina (Diego López 65); Arbeloa, Piqué, Puyol, Capdevila (Monreal 73); Santi Cazorla (Cesc 46), Xavi (Marchena 71), Xabi Alonso (Busquets 46), David Silva; Fernando Torres (Dani Güiza 64) David Villa (Riera 46)

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