From the start against the Eurocup runners-up

Juan Mata, España-Italia

Juan Mata started the game at Udine and played the first 45 minutes in the one all draw against Italy. Juan sums 39 caps for Spain (11 goals and 7 assists) and a total of 50 official games this season.

Spain drew against Italy in Udine (1-1), with Mata in the line-up. The United player has become an usual for Del Bosque and played on the right. Thiago, Cesc, Morata and Aduriz, nothing less.

Juan played the first 45 minutes before being replaced by Koke. In that time Italy controlled the game but De Gea with a great performance saved any danger. Spain could not have the possession of the ball so players like Mata suffered the consequences.

Despite the circumstances of the game, the Asturian continues to grow as an International player. Juan has earned 39 caps for Spain (11 goals and 7 assists). Furthermore Mata has played 50 official games this season, thanks also to his importance at United. There is no other Spanish player with these numbers.

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