Match statistics

SpainFrance

Goals scored2
 
0
Possession (%)55
 
45
Total attempts9
 
4
Attempts on target5
 
1
Attempts off target4
 
3
Attempts blocked2
 
0
Attempts against woodwork0
 
0
Corners7
 
3
Offsides6
 
1
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed6
 
12
Fouls suffered11
 
6

Standings

Matches

21 June 2012

22 June 2012

23 June 2012

24 June 2012

 

Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Chris Burke, Donbass Arena: European champions Spain have moved a step closer to defending their title thanks to a pair of goals from Xabi Alonso on his 100th appearance. France adopted a cautious approach from the start and never really troubled La Roja, who now face Portugal here in Donetsk on Wednesday.
  • 90+4
    Santi Cazorla (Spain) takes the corner.
  • 90+4
    Clichy (France) blocks a shot.
  • 90+4
    Torres (Spain) has an effort on goal.
    Sergio Busquets feeds the ball into the area where the forward latches on to it, and drives at goal from the right-hand side, but Gaël Clichy gets across to turn the ball behind for a corner.
  • Goal
    90+1
    Xabi Alonso (Spain) scores from the penalty spot.
    A second goal for the midfielder, slamming the penalty into the left corner as Hugo Lloris dives the wrong way. Spain are heading for the semi-final with Portugal.
  • 90
    Pedro Rodríguez (Spain) was fouled in the penalty area by Réveillère (France)
    Quick feet from the substitute tricks the defender who brings down the FC Barcelona man in the area. Xabi Alonso will take the penalty.
  • 89
    Ramos (Spain) takes the free-kick.
  • 89
    Giroud (France) is penalised for a foul on Ramos (Spain).
  • 88
    Nasri (France) takes the corner.
  • 87
    Ramos (Spain) takes the free-kick.
  • 86
    Giroud (France) is flagged for offside.
  • Substitution
    84
    Santi Cazorla (in) - Iniesta (out) (Spain)
  • 80
    Lloris (France) takes the free-kick.
  • 80
    Torres (Spain) is flagged for offside.
  • 79
    Xabi Alonso (Spain) takes the free-kick.
  • 79
    Giroud (France) is penalised for a foul on Arbeloa (Spain).
  • Substitution
    79
    Giroud (in) - M'Vila (out) (France)
    Laurent Blanc's last throw of the dice is to replace the holding midfielder for the forward. Will the Montpellier Hérault SC rescue France's hopes?
  • 77
    Xavi Hernández (Spain) takes the corner.
  • 76
    Casillas (Spain) takes the free-kick.
  • Yellow Card
    76
    Ménez (France) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 76
    Ménez (France) is penalised for a foul on Jordi Alba (Spain).
  • 72
    Koscielny (France) takes the free-kick.
  • 71
    Torres (Spain) is flagged for offside.
  • 71
    Lloris (France) takes the free-kick.
  • 71
    Torres (Spain) is flagged for offside.
  • 70
    Xavi Hernández (Spain) takes the corner.
  • 68
    Ramos (Spain) takes the free-kick.
  • 68
    Ménez (France) is penalised for a foul on Jordi Alba (Spain).
  • Substitution
    67
    Torres (in) - Fàbregas (out) (Spain)
  • 66
    Xavi Hernández (Spain) takes the corner.
  • Substitution
    65
    Pedro Rodríguez (in) - Silva (out) (Spain)
  • Substitution
    65
    Nasri (in) - Malouda (out) (France)
  • Substitution
    64
    Ménez (in) - Debuchy (out) (France)
  • 64
    Benzema (France) misses the target.
    More signs France are getting back into this. Cutting play down the left sees the ball played inside to the forward who lines up a shot from 20 metres, but sends it high over the bar.
  • 60
    Debuchy (France) misses the target.
    Franck Ribéry gets the better of Álvaro Arbeloa on the right and floats a cross to the back post where the LOSC Lille Métropole man beats Jordi Alba to the ball but his header is inches over.
  • 58
    Ribéry (France) delivers the corner.
  • 57
    Ribéry (France) takes the free-kick.
  • 57
    Silva (Spain) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Ribéry (France).
  • 54
    Ramos (Spain) takes the free-kick.
  • 53
    Debuchy (France) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Jordi Alba (Spain).
  • 51
    Xabi Alonso (Spain) misses the target.
    Cesc Fàbregas crosses into the area, and the headed clearance goes only as far as the Real Madrid midfielder who hits an arrowed effort from 20 metres which flies just over the bar.
  • 50
    Casillas (Spain) takes the free-kick.
  • 50
    Debuchy (France) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Jordi Alba (Spain).
    Nice work down the right allows Karim Benzema to slip Mathieu Debuchy into the Spain box, but the left-back is across to cut out the danger, and is bundled over.
  • 46
    Arbeloa (Spain) takes the free-kick.
  • 46
    Benzema (France) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Arbeloa (Spain).
  • Start Time
    The second half begins.
    Spain are half way to a first competitive win against France. The French will need to test Iker Casillas more often than in the first period if they are to get back into this.
  • End Time
    The referee blows for half-time.
    Chris Burke, Donbass Arena: France have been inching further forward since Spain took the lead but they will need to commit more bodies to really trouble the holders – unless they can make one of their set pieces count. Spain look like they could increase their rhythm again at any given moment, however.
  • 45
    Xavi Hernández (Spain) takes the free-kick.
  • 44
    Debuchy (France) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Jordi Alba (Spain).
  • 42
    Xavi Hernández (Spain) takes the free-kick.
    The free-kick from wide on the left is swung in right-footed, but is away from the threat of the Spain players, floating into the arms of Hugo Lloris.
  • Yellow Card
    42
    Cabaye (France) is shown a yellow card.
  • 42
    Cabaye (France) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Busquets (Spain).
  • 41
    M'Vila (France) takes the free-kick.
  • 41
    Arbeloa (Spain) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Ribéry (France).
  • 41
    Xavi Hernández (Spain) delivers the corner.
  • 38
    Piqué (Spain) misses the target.
    Another corner from the right is met by a Spanish head. The defender earns himself space with a dart to the front post, but the ball is just behind him, and cannot be directed on target.
  • 38
    Xavi Hernández (Spain) delivers the corner.
  • 37
    M'Vila (France) takes the free-kick.
  • 36
    Xavi Hernández (Spain) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on M'Vila (France).
  • 35
    Xabi Alonso (Spain) takes the free-kick.
  • 35
    Malouda (France) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Fàbregas (Spain).
  • 32
    Ribéry (France) delivers the corner.
  • 32
    Casillas (Spain) makes a save.
  • 32
    Cabaye (France) delivers the free-kick on target.
    A great free-kick from the Newcastle United FC midfielder from 25 metres is sneaking under the crossbar, forcing Iker Casillas to turn over.
  • Yellow Card
    31
    Ramos (Spain) is shown a yellow card.
  • 31
    Ramos (Spain) is penalised for a foul on Benzema (France).
  • 30
    Fàbregas (Spain) misses the target.
    The corner from the right is met by the midfielder at the front post, but the header is a long way off target, as pressure comes in from the French defence.
  • 30
    Xavi Hernández (Spain) takes the corner.
  • 29
    Cabaye (France) blocks a shot.
  • 29
    Iniesta (Spain) has an effort on goal.
    Spain break with pace down the right and the ball is worked to Cesc Fàbregas who slips Andrés Iniesta into the box, but Yohan Cabaye gets across the area to make a well-timed challenge as the midfielder is about to shoot.
  • 26
    Benzema (France) delivers the free-kick wide.
    The free-kick is 25 metres out and the ball is sent a long way over the bar by the Real Madrid forward. Iker Casillas is yet to be tested.
  • 25
    Xabi Alonso (Spain) is penalised for a foul on Benzema (France).
  • 25
    Lloris (France) takes the free-kick.
  • 25
    Arbeloa (Spain) is flagged for offside.
  • 24
    Xabi Alonso (Spain) takes the free-kick.
  • 24
    Rami (France) is penalised for a foul on Fàbregas (Spain).
  • 20
    Xavi Hernández (Spain) misses the target.
    After going ahead, Spain almost double it immediately. A long-range effort, however, is just over the bar.
  • Goal
    19
    Xabi Alonso (Spain) scores!
    The Real Madrid midfielder heads Spain ahead on his 100th appearance in national colours. Jordi Alba shakes off Mathieu Debuchy to latch onto Andrés Iniesta's ball down the left and his deep cross is met by the midfielder who thumps the header past Hugo Lloris.
  • 17
    Koscielny (France) takes the free-kick.
  • 17
    Fàbregas (Spain) is flagged for offside.
  • 13
    Rami (France) takes the free-kick.
  • 13
    Xavi Hernández (Spain) is penalised for a foul on Rami (France).
  • 12
    Lloris (France) takes the free-kick.
  • 12
    Arbeloa (Spain) is flagged for offside.
  • 8
    Lloris (France) makes a save.
    The French No1 is hardly troubled as a speculative shot from the halfway line drops into his hands.
  • 8
    Xabi Alonso (Spain) has an effort on goal.
  • Start Time
    The match is under way.
    A place in the semi-finals against Portugal is up for grabs. Who will make it through?

Legend:

  • Goals
    Goals
  • Own goal
    Own goal
  • Converted penalty
    Converted penalty
  • Missed penalty
    Missed penalty
  • Red card
    Red card
  • Yellow card
    Yellow card
  • Second yellow card
    Second yellow card
  • Substitution
    Substitution
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