Arena Zagreb - Zagreb 31/01/2012 - 19:00CET (19:00 local time)

Final tournament - Group stage - Group B

Spain - Slovenia
4-2
 

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Spain hold nerve to down Slovenia

Published: Tuesday 31 January 2012, 20.45CET
Spain 4-2 Slovenia
Slovenia pegged Spain back at the break but Aicardo's shot from distance and two Torras goals gave the holders a winning start.
by Paul Saffer
from Arena Zagreb
Spain hold nerve to down Slovenia
Miguelín celebrates his opening goal ©Action Images
 

Match statistics

Spain
Slovenia

4

Goals scored

2

33

Total attempts

18

17

Attempts on target

8

13

off target

7

3

blocked

3

2

against woodwork

1

5

Corners

4

2

Yellow cards

0

0

Red Cards

0

5

Fouls committed

4

3

Fouls suffered

4

Lineups

Spain

Spain

Slovenia

Slovenia

1Luis Amado (GK) (C)1Mohorič (GK)
4Torras
Goal28:27
Goal29:57
2R. Mordej
Goal37:05
8Kike3Zorč
10Borja6Grzelj
15Miguelín
Goal14:19
7Osredkar (C)
12Juanjo (GK)12Puškar (GK)
2Ortiz4Drobne
3Lozano5Čujec
9Rafael Usín
Yellow Card16:10
8Melink
11Lin9Uršič
14Alemao
Yellow Card39:18
11Fetič
Goal16:21
16Aicardo
Goal25:30
18Pertič

Coaches

José Venancio López (ESP) Andrej Dobovičnik (SVN)

First referee

Bogdan Sorescu (ROU)

Press kits

Standings

Group B

PPts
1Spain Spain13
2Ukraine Ukraine00
3Slovenia Slovenia10
Last updated: 31/01/2012 23:46 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
  
Published: Tuesday 31 January 2012, 20.45CET

Spain hold nerve to down Slovenia

Spain 4-2 Slovenia
Slovenia pegged Spain back at the break but Aicardo's shot from distance and two Torras goals gave the holders a winning start.

Slovenia did not make it easy but Spain ensured they opened UEFA Futsal EURO 2012 Group B with victory.

Looking for a fourth straight title and meeting a team who had lost all five previous finals games, Spain had to work hard to go ahead through Miguelín only for Alen Fetič to equalise. Aicardo restored the lead, however, and two Torras goals ensured that Slovenia – backed by more than 2,000 fans in Zagreb – will need a result on Thursday against Ukraine.

In the second minute Rok Mordej broke through for Slovenia but could not beat Luis Amado, appearing in his record seventh final tournament. However Spain were in control and Torras hit a post after a neat one-two with Borja. On eight minutes it was Mordej's turn to hit an upright.

Aljoša Mohorič, in Slovenia's goal, did well to stop a Borja flick and he also dived at the feet of late Spain call-up Miguelín. But Mohorič was helpless in the 15th minute when Alemao set up Miguelín to smash in a shot on his Futsal EURO debut.

Within a couple of minutes, though, Rok Grzelj slipped the ball to Fetič, who beat Amado from a tight angle. Spain pressed hard to get their lead back but not even the evergreen Kike could beat Mohorič before the break.

For five minutes of the second half that continued but then from distance another man making his tournament bow as a late injury selection, Aicardo, made it 2-1. Miguelín then turned provider as his cross from the right was turned in at the far post by Torras.

The FC Barcelona man then had his second goal, sweeping in Sergio Lozano's ball following a swift team move. Mordej's fine display was rewarded with a well-struck consolation but Spain may already be through when they take on Ukraine on Saturday.

Last updated: 01/02/12 17.59CET

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