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Tense times as Spain go through

Published: Tuesday 5 September 2006, 23.45CET
Spain 4-2 Slovakia Three goals in a frantic final five minutes in Alzira helped Iñaki Sáez's Spain confirm their part in October's play-offs.

Match statistics

SpainSlovakia

Goals scored4
 
2
Attempts on target4
 
2
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Group 2: ESP - SVK - ALB

TeamsPWDLFA+/-Pts
Spain Spain22007256
Slovakia Slovakia201124-21
Albania Albania201103-31
Last updated: 19/04/2013 11:26 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
W: Won   
D: Drawn   
L: Lost   
F: For   
A: Against   
+/-: Goal difference   
Published: Tuesday 5 September 2006, 23.45CET

Tense times as Spain go through

Spain 4-2 Slovakia Three goals in a frantic final five minutes in Alzira helped Iñaki Sáez's Spain confirm their part in October's play-offs.

Slovakia made life tougher than expected for Group 2 favourites Spain as Iñaki Sáez's youngsters came from behind twice to progress to the UEFA European Under-21 Championship play-offs.

Slovakia strike
Slovakia took the initiative and scored first in the 24th minute with midfielder Kamil Kopùnek’s blast through the Spanish defence, which led the hosts to adopt a more physical approach at the Luis Suñer Picó stadium in Alzira, Valencia. Sevilla FC striker Kepa Blanco brought relief to Sàez’s side with an equaliser in the 58th minute as he converted David Silva's cross. Slovakia pounced again after Raúl Albiol’s clearance broke to Erik Jendrišek, who restored the visitors' lead at 2-1.

Late flurry
As full time approached and Spain grew desperate, Juan Valera headed home the equaliser from an 86th-minute corner before three minutes of mayhem saw Roberto Soldado and Silva put the fifth and sixth goals of the night past Slovakian keeper Dušan Kuciak in a frantic finish.

Last updated: 27/03/13 7.41CET

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Lineups

Spain

Spain

Slovakia

Slovakia

1
CuéllarIván Cuéllar (GK)
1
KuciakDušan Kuciak (GK)
2
MelliMelli (C)
Substitution78
2
SivaMatej Siva
3
GarridoJavier Garrido
3
BrezinskýMiloš Brezinský (C)
4
AlbiolRaúl Albiol
4
FarkašPavol Farkaš
5
PiquéGerard Piqué
7
HamšíkMarek Hamšík
Substitution80
6
ZapaterAlberto Zapater
8
HusárMartin Husár
7
JuradoJosé Manuel Jurado
Substitution74
9
FiloMichal Filo
Substitution55
8
Raúl GarcíaRaúl García
Substitution55
10
KóňaTomáš Kóňa
Substitution66
9
KepaKepa
Goal59
Yellow Card74
14
KopúnekKamil Kopúnek
Goal25
Yellow Card53
10
SilvaDavid Silva
Goal90+1
15
BožokMiroslav Božok
11
GavilánJaime Gavilán
17
M. FarkašMichal Farkaš
Yellow Card21

Substitutes

13
AdánAntonio Adán (GK)
12
PernišDušan Perniš (GK)
15
De la RedRubén de la Red
Substitution55
5
AdámikJozef Adámik
Substitution80
16
ValeraJuan Valera
Substitution74
Goal87
11
JendrišekErik Jendrišek
Substitution55
Yellow Card68
Goal77
18
SoldadoRoberto Soldado
Yellow Card60
Substitution78
Goal88
16
ZošákŠtefan Zošák
Substitution66
12
Javier FlañoJavier Flaño
6
JonášMichal Jonáš
14
EnriqueJosé Enrique
13
PekaríkPeter Pekarík
17
JuanfranJuanfran
18
NemecAdam Nemec

Coach

José Ignacio Sáez (ESP) Ladislav Petras (SVK)

Referee

Bülent Demirlek (TUR)

Assistant referees

Mustafa Eyisoy (TUR), Çem Satman (TUR)

Fourth official

Hüseyin Göçek (TUR)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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