International wins for quartet
04 September 2014|Tottenham Hotspur
Hugo Lloris, Jan Vertonghen, Nacer Chadli and Mousa Dembele all tasted victory on the international stage on Thursday night.
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.