5 Things We Learned from Spain's Win over Belarus

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5 Things We Learned from Spain's Win over Belarus
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Spain moved one step closer to securing their spot in next summer's World Cup with a 2-1 win over Belarus in Mallorca on Friday night.

Despite dominating over 70 percent of possessions in the first half, La Roja failed to find the breakthrough.

The stubborn Belarus rearguard couldn't see out the second half though.

First, Xavi Hernandez, captain on the night, put the hosts ahead, and then Manchester City's Alvaro Negredo headed in the match-winning second.

Sergei Kornilenko did score a last minute consolation, but it was too little, far too late for Belarus.

It means Spain now need just one point from their final qualifier against Georgia on Tuesday night to secure their spot in Brazil.

Here are some of the main talking points the match highlighted.

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