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Spain down Oranje to set up France date

Published: Friday 26 July 2013, 22.00CET
Netherlands 2-3 Spain
Luis de la Fuente's side will meet France in the semi-finals after recovering to beat and eliminate the Netherlands.
by Paul Bryan
from Alytus Stadium
Spain down Oranje to set up France date
Spain celebrate their first goal at the Alytus Stadium ©Sportsfile

Match statistics

Netherlands
Spain

2

Goals scored

3

8

on target

5

3

off target

0

5

Corners

10

17

Fouls committed

12

3

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

Lineups

Netherlands

Netherlands

Spain

Spain

1van der Hart (GK) (C)13Blanco (GK)
2Tete3Gaya
4Kongolo4Iñiguez
5Woudenberg5López
7Basacikoglu
Yellow Card71
6Rodríguez (C)
Yellow Card66
Substitution75
8Ayoub7Vadillo
Goal81
9Achahbar
Goal90+1
11Moi Gómez
Substitution67
10Mahi
Substitution68
12Ramírez
Goal68
12Gravenberch
Yellow Card42
15Cesar
15Leemans
Goal36
16Duarte
Yellow Card90+1
17Vloet
Yellow Card90+1
18Sánchez
Substitution39

Substitutes

16Olij (GK)1Herrero (GK)
6Chacon
Substitution68
8Serrano
11Darri9Hernández
13Hoedt10Vico
Substitution39
Goal83
14Dogan14Torro
Substitution75
18Talsma17Traoré
Substitution67

Coaches

Wim van Zwam (NED) Luis de la Fuente (ESP)

Referee

Aleksei Kulbakov (BLR)

Press kits

Standings

Last updated: 27/07/2013 02:30 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Matches

  
Published: Friday 26 July 2013, 22.00CET

Spain down Oranje to set up France date

Netherlands 2-3 Spain
Luis de la Fuente's side will meet France in the semi-finals after recovering to beat and eliminate the Netherlands.

Defending champions Spain are through to the UEFA European Under-19 semi-finals after coming from behind to defeat the Netherlands in Alytus.

Luis de la Fuente's side went behind in the 36th minute with Clint Leemens scoring but the six-time winners responded after the break through Sandro Ramírez's second of the tournament and further strikes by Álvaro Vadillo and Fede Vico. Anass Achahbar reduced the arrears with a late penalty but by then the Netherlands' fate had been sealed. 

Prior to the encounter, the Oranje knew they could make up for the disappointment of a 4-1 reverse in their previous encounter against Portugal by qualifying for a first U19 semi-final. Mimoun Mahi provided a spark to an otherwise quiet opening with a shot wide of the target in the 13th minute but team-mate Clint Leemens would prove less profligate as the half progressed. With Spain goalkeeper Rubén Blanco parrying Yassine Ayoub's initial effort, Leemens was quickest to react to send the loose ball home.

With Portugal in the lead against Lithuania in the group's other game, De la Fuente's men were stung into action, fearing a second concession that would potentially leave them third in the standings. His team's match winner in the opening game against their Iberian neighbours, Spain's Sandro burst through before powering a shot at goal which Mickey van der Hart did well to save. 

Spain increased the pressure and their fears were eventually assuaged when José Gaya's excellent cross from the left was headed in by Sandro. The holders subsequently doubled the lead with Vadillo scoring from close range. It was to get worse for the Netherlands when Fede Vico found space before driving a left-footed shot into the corner.

Their hopes all but extinguished, the Oranje nonetheless claimed a consolation when Achahbar slotted in from the penalty spot after Borja López handled.

Last updated: 04/09/13 18.02CET

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