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Spain sign off with victory

Published: Friday 10 October 2003, 11.00CET
Armenia 0-2 Spain Spain complete their Group 6 campaign with an away win.

Match statistics

ArmeniaSpain

Goals scored0
2
Attempts on target0
2
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Group 6: ESP / UKR / GRE / NIR / ARM

PPts
Spain Spain819
Greece Greece812
Ukraine Ukraine811
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland87
Armenia Armenia85
Last updated: 19/04/2013 11:31 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
Published: Friday 10 October 2003, 11.00CET

Spain sign off with victory

Armenia 0-2 Spain Spain complete their Group 6 campaign with an away win.

Spain concluded the group stage of their UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying campaign with a 2-0 away win in Armenia.

Group winners
The visitors were already assured of their place at the top of Group 6 and a place in the play-off for the final tournament before kick-off but second-half goals from Rubén Castro and Joseba Arriaga ensured another three points.

Wasted chances
However, Juan Santisteban's side were harried from the outset by the home team, who spurned a succession of chances in the early stages. Spain failed to fashion any meaningful opportunities in the opening period and began the second half without influential midfield player Andrés Iniesta, who was substituted at half-time because of a knee injury.

Castro opener
Armenia attacked with conviction after the break but it was the away team who opened the scoring with practically their first attack of the match, Castro jumping well to head in a cross in the 64th minute.

Substitute strikes
The visitors were then briefly pressed back again but continued to look dangerous on the counterattack, with substitute Arriaga doubling the advantage eight minutes from time. Armenia finished bottom of the section with five points after Northern Ireland's 1-0 win away at Greece.

Last updated: 28/03/13 3.54CET

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Lineups

Armenia

Armenia

Spain

Spain

1
ApoulaÉdel Apoula (GK)
1
ReinaPepe Reina (GK) (C)
2
V. AleksanyanValeri Aleksanyan
2
BertranMarc Bertran
3
KirakosyanBarsegh Kirakosyan (C)
Yellow Card20
Substitution38
3
Antonio LópezAntonio López
Yellow Card64
4
NdounbukBalep Ndounbuk
4
MelliMelli
5
HarutyunyanHovhannes Harutyunyan
5
JarqueDaniel Jarque
6
PachajyanLevon Pachajyan
6
Borja FernándezBorja Fernández
Yellow Card54
7
A. MkrtchyanAgvan Mkrtchyan
Substitution78
7
ValdoValdo
Substitution81
8
D. GrigoryanDavid Grigoryan
8
IniestaAndrés Iniesta
Substitution46
9
G. PetrosyanGalust Petrosyan
Substitution73
9
RubénCastro Rubén
Goal54
10
E. ManucharyanEdgar Manucharyan
10
GarcíaMiguel García
11
LombeCarl Lombe
11
Macedo Da SilvaFernando Macedo Da Silva
Substitution62

Substitutes

12
SargsyanNikolai Sargsyan (GK)
13
Víctor ValdésVíctor Valdés (GK)
13
DavtyanVahe Davtyan
Substitution78
14
ArriagaJoseba Arriaga
Substitution81
Goal83
14
ArzumanyanRobert Arzumanyan
Substitution38
Yellow Card69
15
Parri RomeroLibero Parri Romero
Substitution46
Yellow Card66
18
HovhannisyanZhora Hovhannisyan
Substitution73
17
VillaDavid Villa
Substitution62
15
GazaryanSamuel Gazaryan
12
David GarcíaDavid García
16
S. SargsyanSuren Sargsyan
16
Óscar GonzálezÓscar González
17
GharabaghtsyanTigran Gharabaghtsyan

Coach

Mihai Stoica (ARM) Juan Santisteban Troyano (ESP)

Referee

Romans Lajuks (LVA)

Assistant referees

Adolfs Supe (LVA), Janis Pukijans (LVA)

Fourth official

Andrejs Sipailo (LVA)

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