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International round-up: Cesc Fabregas wins 100th cap for Spain

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It wasn't all biscuits and gravy for Cesc Fabregas on occasion of his 100th cap for Spain (the 10th player to do so), as the Chelsea midfielder's penalty was saved, maintaining his perfect record of failing to convert every single non-shootout penalty he's ever tried in a Spain shirt.

Impressive.  Maybe keep Oscar as Eden Hazard's primary backup for penalty kick-taking duty.

Nice save by Andriy Pyatov, in fairness, whom we might remember for being pretty bad from our games against Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League group stage in 2012-13.

Fabregas played a little over 60 minutes in the 1-0 win over Ukraine (with Mourinho in attendance), before making way for our former good buddy Juan Mata.  Pedro got the day off as Vicente Del Bosque gave playing time to several of the less often used members of his squad.  That included 90 minutes of action for a certain César Azpilicueta.  Go on, Dave!

Elsewhere, England completed the sixth perfect qualification campaign in European Championships history with an easy 3-0 win over Lithuania.  Only one of the previous five countries (Spain in 2012) managed to actually win the final tournament.  Gary Cahill did not travel with the squad in order to protect his occasionally bad back from unnecessary wear and tear on the harsh artificial pitch in Vilnius.