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International wins for quartet

Posted on 4 September 2014  - 22:17

Hugo Lloris, Jan Vertonghen, Nacer Chadli and Mousa Dembele all tasted victory on the international stage on Thursday night.

Jan slides in for a tackle as Belgium beat Australia 2-0Nacer controls the ball on his chest

Hugo was in goal for France as they registered a 1-0 home win over Spain in an international friendly, Loic Remy grabbing the deciding goal 17 minutes from time after Les Bleus had earlier seen an effort ruled out for off-side.

Hugo was forced to deny Paco Alcacer in the closing moments as Spain searched in vain for a late leveller.

Elsewhere, Jan started for Belgium while Nacer and Mousa went on as second half substitutes as the Red Devils beat Australia 2-0 in a friendly.

Goals from Dries Mertens and Axel Witsel either side of half-time secured the result, with Chadli in particular causing the Australian defence problems following his introduction and playing a key role in the build-up to Witsel’s strike.

Elsewhere, goalkeeper Jordan Archer was unfortunate to concede a late leveller as Scotland Under-21s drew 1-1 away to Slovakia in a European Under-21 Championship qualifier.

With his side in front courtesy of Ryan Fraser’s effort mid-way through the second half, Jordan – currently on loan at Northampton Town – was finally beaten by Ondrej Duda in the 90th minute of the match, having earlier made two good saves to deny the attacker.