(Sporting Alert) — Pepe Reina starts in goal for Spain in today’s international friendly game against Equatorial Guinea, but Sergio Ramos and Andrés Iniesta are only on the bench.
The Napoli shot stopper is expected to play the opening half, with Real Madrid’s Iker Casillas on the schedule to take over in the second half.
The world champions’ backline is made up of Francisco Juanfran, Alberto, Iñigo Martínez and Marc Bartra as head coach Vicente del Bosque opted to take a look at some of the players he does normally starts.
Xabi Alonso, Santi Cazorla, Jesús Navas, Juan Mata and Álvaro Negredo all start, but the likes of Iniesta, Pedro, David Villa and Sergio Busquets are on the bench.
Ramos, Nacho Monreal and Álvaro Arbeloa also start as substitutes in today’s game.
Equatorial Guinea Team: Danilo, Jimmy Bermúdez, Kily, Sipo, Diosdado Mbele, Juvenal, Belima, Javier Balboa, Iván Bolado, Nsue, Randy.
Spain Team: Pepe Reina, Juanfran, Bartra, Íñigo Martínez, Alberto Moreno, Xabi Alonso, Cazorla, Koke, Jesús Navas, Mata, Negredo.
Subs: Valdés, Casillas, Ramos, Monreal, Albiol, Arbeloa, Busquets,Villa, Iniesta, Javi Martínez, Llorente, Pedro.