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Iniesta sets Spain soaring

Published: Tuesday 6 September 2005, 21.00CET
Spain 2-0 Serbia and Montenegro Two goals from Andrés Iniesta saw Spain surge into the play-off positions in Group 7.
by Andy Hall
from Madrid
Published: Tuesday 6 September 2005, 21.00CET

Iniesta sets Spain soaring

Spain 2-0 Serbia and Montenegro Two goals from Andrés Iniesta saw Spain surge into the play-off positions in Group 7.

Two goals from Andrés Iniesta took Spain to the top of qualifying Group 7.

Early dominance
Iñaki Sáez's side took control early in the match at the Deleite Municipal stadium in Aranjuez, mounting a series of assaults on Vladimir Stojkovic's goal but the Serbia and Montenegro keeper was in excellent form, flinging himself to keep out Gabi Fernández's long-range shot on eight minutes.

Lazovic denied
Meanwhile, the visitors threatened at the other end with Aleksandar Trisovic sending a bicycle-kick high over the bar before Danko Lazovic was foiled in his attempt to nutmeg Spain keeper Miguel Moyá. However, a red card was to change the course of the game for Serbia and Montenegro.

Red card
Dragan Todorovic was sent off for a late challenge on Iniesta on 34 minutes but Spain could not make their numerical advantage count until the 65th minute when Nenad Milijaš brought down Iniesta in the area. The FC Barcelona player converted the penalty to put Spain ahead.

Iniesta's second
Iniesta added a second on 79 minutes, drilling low inside the post from outside the area to put the match beyond Serbia and Montenegro. The win lifted Spain above their opponents into the top two in the group, and they can now entertain serious hopes of a play-off place.

Last updated: 28/03/13 3.05CET

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Lineups

Spain

Spain

Serbia and Montenegro

Serbia and Montenegro

1
MoyàMiguel Ángel Moyà (GK)
1
StojkovićVladimir Stojković (GK)
2
MelliMelli
2
IvanovićBranislav Ivanović
3
PeñaCarlos Peña
13
LomićMarko Lomić
4
MurilloAnder Murillo (C)
4
TodorovićIvan Todorović
Red/Yellow Card33
5
JarqueDaniel Jarque
5
RajkovićSlobodan Rajković
6
ZapaterAlberto Zapater
Substitution48
6
BiševacMilan Biševac
7
FàbregasCesc Fàbregas
Substitution83
7
LazovićDanko Lazović (C)
8
GabiGabi
8
MilijašNenad Milijaš
9
LlorenteFernando Llorente
Substitution72
9
PurovićMilan Purović
Substitution46
10
IniestaAndrés Iniesta
Goal68
Goal79
10
JankovićBoško Janković
Yellow Card68
Substitution69
11
GavilánJaime Gavilán
Yellow Card54
11
TrišovićAleksandar Trišović

Substitutes

13
RiesgoAsier Riesgo (GK)
12
VujadinovićMiroslav Vujadinović (GK)
12
ArbeloaÁlvaro Arbeloa
3
R. LakićRisto Lakić
14
VitoloVitolo
Substitution83
Yellow Card84
14
TošićDuško Tošić
15
GarridoJavier Garrido
15
StepanovMilan Stepanov
16
Héctor FontHéctor Font
Substitution72
16
RadovićMiroslav Radović
Substitution69
17
KepaKepa
Substitution48
17
PerovićMarko Perović
Substitution46
18
Sergio GarcíaSergio García
18
BurzanovićIgor Burzanović

Coach

José Ignacio Sáez (ESP) Dragomir Okuka (SRB)

Referee

Howard Webb (ENG)

Assistant referees

James Devine (ENG), Martin Atkinson (ENG)

Fourth official

José Luis Lesma Lopez (ESP)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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