Spain – Liechtenstein: Del Bosque to ring changes to secure qualification

Las Gaunas, Logrono

Vicente Del Bosque is set to ring the changes for Spain’s European Championship qualifier against Liechtenstein on Tuesday night.

Having watched a makeshift starting XI struggle against Chile in the first 45 minutes of Friday’s friendly, Del Bosque is set to change defence, midfield and attach in a bid to maintain a competitive run of 11 straight victories.

The likes of Marca and AS believe that Sergio Busquets will move from midfield into defence, replacing Javi Martinez at centre-back, after the Athletic Bilbao’s less-than-convincing performance on Friday night.

Meanwhile, Cesc Fabregas and Andres Iniesta – who between them turned the result around against Chile – are likely to start, with one taking Busquets’ spot in the middle and the other occupying David Silva’s in attack.

Alvaro Negredo is likely for a place only on the bench, with it thought to be a close call between Fernando Llorente and Fernando Torres to lead attack alongside David Villa.

For the visitors, centre-back Yves Oehri remains a doubt after picking up an injury in Friday’s 0-0 draw with Lithuania.

After Czech Republic’s 2-2 draw against Scotland on Saturday, Spain are left five points clear at the top of Group I, with a game in hand. Victory in Logrono at Segunda Division B side Logro

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