Spain vs. France: Scoring the Key Battles in World Cup Qualifier

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Spain vs. France: Scoring the Key Battles in World Cup Qualifier
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France scored an injury-time equaliser in Madrid, as they rescued a point, drawing 1-1 against Spain in the Group I World Cup 2014 qualifying match.

Despite Spain dominating possession for much of the match, it was a game of relatively few clear-cut chances.

The home team took the lead when Sergio Ramos scored from close range after he initially hit the post with a header, but Cesc Fabregas spurned the chance to double Spain's lead as he saw his penalty saved by Hugo Lloris.

Injuries to David Silva and Alvaro Arbeloa didn't look immediately problematic, but Arbeloa's replacement Juanfran lost possession too easily as the match wound down to a close, allowing France to break and Olivier Giroud to head in a late equaliser.

Here we score the key matchups from the game.

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