Making a rare start for his country in this evening's friendly against Russia, Mirallas levelled the scores at 1-1 when he successfully converted from the penalty spot after 17 minutes to cancel out the hosts' early goal.
Christian Benteke then struck two quick goals to put the Red Devils into a 3-1 lead but Aleksey Miranchuk halved the lead with 15 minutes to go before Aleksandr Bukharov equalised in stoppage time.
Mirallas was replaced by Dries Mertens midway through the second period while Romelu Lukaku came on for Benteke with 13 minutes to go.
Meanwhile, Everton's on-loan winger Gerard Deulofeu celebrated his return to the senior Spain squad with an assist and a goal.
The 23-year-old stepped off the bench to set up David Silva for the opener against France and then slotted home a left-wing cross that was initially chalked off for offside by the linesman but was then given following a video review.
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1 Posted 28/03/2017 at 19:03:47
2 Posted 28/03/2017 at 19:19:13
3 Posted 28/03/2017 at 19:20:18
5 Posted 28/03/2017 at 19:37:11
6 Posted 28/03/2017 at 19:41:48
7 Posted 28/03/2017 at 20:03:18
8 Posted 28/03/2017 at 20:08:06
9 Posted 28/03/2017 at 20:08:51
10 Posted 28/03/2017 at 20:34:12
11 Posted 28/03/2017 at 20:35:17
12 Posted 28/03/2017 at 20:41:33
13 Posted 28/03/2017 at 21:20:44
14 Posted 28/03/2017 at 21:32:10
Let's hope BBS has not brain washed them with any delusional playing philosophy for Saturday.
15 Posted 28/03/2017 at 21:38:35
16 Posted 28/03/2017 at 21:39:23
Also, they are using video technology in this game, France had a goal disallowed by the video ref. Only took a minute for the video ref to contact the ref and disallow the goal, and it was the correct decision but very difficult for the ref or linesman to see the player offside.
17 Posted 28/03/2017 at 21:40:11
18 Posted 28/03/2017 at 21:41:42
19 Posted 28/03/2017 at 21:47:03
20 Posted 28/03/2017 at 21:51:10
When he couldn't repeat the trick in the next season and turf the rest of the old guard,he was done. But how many loans are there like Lukaku and Deulofeu? In the circumstances, I just don't get why some hate the fella.
21 Posted 28/03/2017 at 21:52:16
22 Posted 28/03/2017 at 21:54:08
23 Posted 28/03/2017 at 22:00:21
24 Posted 28/03/2017 at 22:46:08
25 Posted 28/03/2017 at 22:51:03
I wonder if RK would have him back. Not that he'd want to come.
26 Posted 28/03/2017 at 23:05:50
27 Posted 28/03/2017 at 23:20:36
28 Posted 29/03/2017 at 00:41:01
29 Posted 29/03/2017 at 01:47:19
Gerard's goal chalked correct, and how many goals have we seen in the last 16 years that should have never stood, that changed games and won cups etc. Why has it taken so long?
30 Posted 29/03/2017 at 01:54:24
31 Posted 29/03/2017 at 04:18:53
One per team; once lost, that's your lot. The numbers of potential incidents in a football game are too numerous to warrant a review every time, no matter how slick. Otherwise, it's a fishing expedition.
The system as such is surely there for the howler, not the marginal decision?
Take Geri's goal for Spain tonight, sure the call wasn't right but it was so marginal.... why stop the game?
We are officially 'on' the slippery slope, gathering speed.
32 Posted 29/03/2017 at 10:16:02
33 Posted 29/03/2017 at 10:20:03
34 Posted 29/03/2017 at 15:24:08
This could give us a level pegging if tech comes in. Not sure the big boys will welcome it with open arms.
35 Posted 30/03/2017 at 16:04:58
Something is wrong with Koeman's judgement on this one. We need thoroughbreds like Deulofeu, not just drays and work horses. Koeman obviously told him he wasn't interested in creativity.
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