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Caminero strike rescues Spain against France

Published: Monday 6 October 2003, 10.55CET
France 1-1 Spain
José Caminero popped up five minutes from time to cancel out Youri Djorkaeff's effort and leave three teams vying for qualification from Group B.
Caminero strike rescues Spain against France
Christian Karembeu strides forward against Spain ©Getty Images

Match statistics

FranceSpain

Goals scored1
 
1
Yellow cards3
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 27/06/2012 12:10 CET

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Published: Monday 6 October 2003, 10.55CET

Caminero strike rescues Spain against France

France 1-1 Spain
José Caminero popped up five minutes from time to cancel out Youri Djorkaeff's effort and leave three teams vying for qualification from Group B.

France and Spain preserved impressive unbeaten runs with a 1-1 draw that left both sides with work to do in order to reach the quarter-finals.

Treated to a tremendous atmosphere at Elland Road, neither side was able to put on a showing worthy of their supporters' spirit in the stands. The two teams' mutual respect for one another meant a paucity of clear-cut chances and a point apiece which guaranteed a tight three-way battle for the two qualifying berths in Group B. Les Bleus looked well placed to be in pole position in the section thanks to Youri Djorkaeff's effort just after half-time, but José Caminero struck five minutes from the end to ensure the spoils were shared.

Spain could have been worse off had Andoni Zubizarreta not pulled off a brilliant one-handed stop to keep out Vincent Guérin, though it was an opening not in keeping with a first half dominated by two experienced defences. Three minutes after the interval the Spanish rearguard was breached, Djorkaeff tucking away Christian Karembeu's chipped pass with characteristic aplomb.

Spain rallied, however, José Amavisca denied by Bernard Lama before Caminero turned Julio Salinas's pull-back past the wrong-footed Lama. It was a late strike which left both sides sweating on the final round of fixtures but also still in receipt of impressive undefeated sequences: Spain 18 games, France 25.

Last updated: 20/01/12 11.30CET

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Lineups

France

France

Spain

Spain

1
LamaBernard Lama (GK)
1
ZubizarretaAndoni Zubizarreta (GK) (C)
2
AnglomaJocelyn Angloma
Substitution65
2
LópezJuan Manuel López
5
BlancLaurent Blanc
Yellow Card43
4
AlkortaRafael Alkorta
6
GuérinVincent Guérin
Substitution81
5
AbelardoAbelardo
7
DeschampsDidier Deschamps (C)
6
HierroFernando Hierro
8
DesaillyMarcel Desailly
7
AmaviscaJosé Emilio Amavisca
Yellow Card53
9
DjorkaeffYouri Djorkaeff
Goal48
Yellow Card63
11
Alfonso PérezAlfonso Pérez
Substitution83
10
ZidaneZinédine Zidane
12
Sergi BarjuánSergi Barjuán
11
LokoPatrice Loko
Substitution74
15
CamineroJosé Luis Caminero
Goal85
12
LizarazuBixente Lizarazu
16
OteroJorge Otero
Yellow Card56
Substitution59
19
KarembeuChristian Karembeu
Yellow Card60
21
Luis EnriqueLuis Enrique
Yellow Card12
Substitution55

Substitutes

3
Di MecoEric Di Meco
3
BelsuéAlberto Belsué
4
LeboeufFrank Leboeuf
8
GuerreroJulen Guerrero
13
DugarryChristophe Dugarry
Substitution74
10
DonatoDonato
14
LamouchiSabri Lamouchi
13
CañizaresSantiago Cañizares (GK)
15
ThuramLilian Thuram
Substitution81
14
KikoKiko
Substitution59
16
BarthezFabien Barthez (GK)
17
ManjarínJavier Manjarín
Substitution55
17
MadarMickaël Madar
18
AmorGuillermo Amor
18
PedrosReynald Pedros
19
SalinasJulio Salinas
Substitution83
20
RocheAlain Roche
Substitution65
22
MolinaJosé Francisco Molina (GK)
21
MartinsCorentin Martins
22
MartiniBruno Martini (GK)

Coach

Aimé Jacquet (FRA) Javier Clemente Lázaro (ESP)

Referee

Vadim Zhuk (BLR)

Assistant referees

Yury Dupanau (BLR), Aleh Chykun (BLR)

Fourth official

Kazimir Znaydinsky (BLR)

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