Morata, Hazard Start: Watch Spain v Belgium Live
BRUSSELS, Belgium, Sporting Alert – Alvaro Morata leads Spain’s attack, while Eden Hazard starts for Belgium in today’s friendly football international at King Baudouin Stadium.
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Morata has been showing good form since moving back to Real Madrid to Juventus this summer and the striker is expected to be a handful for the likes of Thomas Meunier, Toby Alderweireld, Jordan Lukaku and Jan Vertonghen, who start in the backline for new manager Roberto Martinez.
Vitolo and David Silva will support Morata in the attack, while Thiago, Sergio Busquets and Koke play in midfield.
Gerard Pique and Sergio Ramos start in the heart of the defence with Jordi Alba also playing in the backline and David de Gea starting in the goal.
Meanwhile, playmaker Hazard, who has been in good form for Chelsea in the early season in the English Premier League, is among the attacking players for Belgium.
Liverpool forward Divock Origi leads the attack, with Romelu Lukaku, Christian Benteke and Michy Batshuayi all on the bench.
Kevin De Bruyne, Yannick Ferreira Carrasco, Radja Nainggolan and Axel Witsel all start as well in midfield for Martinez’s side.
Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois starts between the posts, with Liverpool’s Simon Mignolet on the bench, along with Dries Mertens, Mousa Dembele, Steven Defour and Kevin Mirallas.
Among the players on the bench for Spain today are English Premier League representatives Juan Mata, Diego Costa and Nolito, while Barcelona’s new recruit Paco Alcacer also on the bench.
The likes of Sergi Roberto, Saul Niguez, Cesar Azpilicueta and Javi Martinez could all see time as well as they are available from the bench.
Belgium v Spain
Belgium: Courtois, Vertonghen, Meunier, Jordan Lukaku, Alderweireld, Nainggolan, Witsel, De Bruyne, Carrasco, Eden Hazard, Origi. Subs: Mignolet, Dendoncker, Romelu Lukaku, Mirallas, Mertens, Defour, Thorgan Hazard, Dembele, Benteke, Batshuayi, Kabasele, Seis
Spain: de Gea, Carvajal, Jordi Alba, Sergio Ramos, Pique, Busquets, Koke, Thiago, Silva, Vitolo, Morata. Subs: Martinez, Roberto, Alcacer, Mata, Bartra, Asensio, Vazquez, Costa, Nolito, Ñíguez, Reina.