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Spain fail to make France pay penalty in thriller

Published: Monday 6 October 2003, 12.14CET
Spain 1-2 France
Goals from Zinédine Zidane and Youri Djorkaeff took the world champions through to the last four.
Spain fail to make France pay penalty in thriller
Youri Djorkaeff roars with delight after his decisive effort ©Getty Images

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Published: Monday 6 October 2003, 12.14CET

Spain fail to make France pay penalty in thriller

Spain 1-2 France
Goals from Zinédine Zidane and Youri Djorkaeff took the world champions through to the last four.

France's bid to add the continental championship to their global crown continued in Bruges – but were made to work by Spain, who squandered a glorious late chance to force extra time when Raúl González sent a penalty over the bar.

Zinédine Zidane set Les Bleus on their way just after the half-hour, atoning for an earlier miss with a stunning free-kick. Gaizka Mendieta's penalty restored parity but France were back in front before the interval after a superb run from Patrick Vieira was capped with an even better finish from Youri Djorkaeff.

Back came Spain, chipping away until with a minute to go Fabien Barthez hauled down Abelardo and referee Pierluigi Collina pointed to the spot. Mendieta had been replaced, however, so Raúl stepped up only to miss. There was still time for substitute Ismael Urzaiz to head over the crossbar as France held on to set up a semi-final date with Portugal.

Roger Lemerre's side had begun brightly, content to allow Spain to boss possession in return for having the better of the chances. Patrick Vieira and Thierry Henry had already gone close when, on the quarter-hour, Didier Deschamps turned Josep Guardiola deep inside the Spain half and crossed for Christophe Dugarry; the striker's committed header went over the bar.

The lively Dugarry did test Cañizares after a slick one-two with Djorkaeff, while at the other end Raúl forced Barthez into some frantic back-pedalling with an audacious lob after noticing the goalkeeper off his line. Zidane was then presented with a golden chance to open the scoring when he ghosted into the area unchallenged to meet Dugarry's low pass, only to mis-kick.

He soon made up for it, spearing a right-footed shot into the top corner after Agustín Aranzabal had impeded Djorkaeff. Six minutes later it was all-square as Menideta converted from the spot after Lilian Thuram had brought down Pedro Munitis, but back came France. Djorkaeff restored their lead in some style, rifling past Santiago Cañizares from ten metres.

The onus in the second half was on Spain, but they were restricted to an early Alfonso Pérez opening, long-range efforts from Guardiola and one desperate goalmouth scramble. With Spain's semi-final hopes drifting away, Barthez gave them a lifeline a minute from time; only for Raúl to throw it back.

Last updated: 21/06/12 16.09CET

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Lineups

Spain

Spain

France

France

1
CañizaresSantiago Cañizares (GK)
16
BarthezFabien Barthez (GK)
2
Míchel SalgadoMíchel Salgado
Yellow Card64
3
LizarazuBixente Lizarazu
3
AranzabalAgustín Aranzabal
4
VieiraPatrick Vieira
4
GuardiolaJosep Guardiola
Yellow Card61
5
BlancLaurent Blanc
5
AbelardoAbelardo (C)
6
DjorkaeffYouri Djorkaeff
Goal44
7
Iván HelgueraIván Helguera
Substitution77
7
DeschampsDidier Deschamps
Yellow Card60
9
MunitisPedro Munitis
Substitution73
8
DesaillyMarcel Desailly (C)
10
Raúl GonzálezRaúl González
10
ZidaneZinédine Zidane
Goal32
11
Alfonso PérezAlfonso Pérez
Yellow Card55
12
HenryThierry Henry
Substitution81
16
MendietaGaizka Mendieta
Goal38
Substitution57
15
ThuramLilian Thuram
18
PacoPaco
Yellow Card71
21
DugarryChristophe Dugarry

Substitutes

13
CasillasIker Casillas (GK)
1
LamaBernard Lama (GK)
22
MolinaJosé Francisco Molina (GK)
22
RaméUlrich Ramé (GK)
14
GerardGerard
Substitution77
2
CandelaVincent Candela
17
EtxeberriaJoseba Etxeberria
Substitution73
9
AnelkaNicolas Anelka
Substitution81
20
UrzaizIsmael Urzaiz
Substitution57
11
PirèsRobert Pirès
6
HierroFernando Hierro
13
WiltordSylvain Wiltord
8
FranFran
14
MicoudJohan Micoud
12
Sergi BarjuánSergi Barjuán
17
PetitEmmanuel Petit
15
EngongaVicente Engonga
18
LeboeufFrank Leboeuf
19
VelascoJuan Velasco
19
KarembeuChristian Karembeu
21
ValerónJuan Carlos Valerón
20
TrezeguetDavid Trezeguet

Coach

José Antonio Camacho (ESP) Roger Lemerre (FRA)

Referee

Pierluigi Collina (ITA)

Assistant referees

Nicolae Grigorescu (ROU), Philip Sharp (ENG)

Fourth official

Hugh Dallas (SCO)

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