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Russia hit by Spain's clean sweep

Published: Wednesday 10 September 2008, 0.29CET
Spain 2-0 Russia
Juán Ramón López Caro's team rounded off their Group 4 campaign in style thanks to two late strikes in Palencia which also knocked out Russia.
Russia hit by Spain's clean sweep
Juan Mata broke the deadlock in Palencia – and Russian hearts ©UEFA.com
Published: Wednesday 10 September 2008, 0.29CET

Russia hit by Spain's clean sweep

Spain 2-0 Russia
Juán Ramón López Caro's team rounded off their Group 4 campaign in style thanks to two late strikes in Palencia which also knocked out Russia.

Spain completed their Group 4 campaign in style as two goals in the last 20 minutes from Juan Mata and Gerard Piqué earned Juán Ramón López Caro's team an eighth win in eight outings while ending Russia's UEFA European Under-21 Championship aspirations.

Spain depleted
With their place in Friday's play-off draw guaranteed, the pressure was off a Spain side depleted by a host of suspensions, whereas Russia still harboured hopes of claiming one of the four best runners-up spots. Victory would have seen them through, and the visitors to Palencia were in contention until 20 minutes from time when Valencia CF forward Mata struck from the penalty spot. It was a hammer blow for Group 4's second-placed team, and defender Piqué sealed their fate moments later with a powerful header from a corner as Spain signed off with a 100 per cent record.

Last updated: 27/03/13 6.27CET

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Lineups

Spain

Spain

Russia

Russia

1
Sergio AsenjoSergio Asenjo (GK)
12
ShuninAnton Shunin (GK)
2
AzpilicuetaCésar Azpilicueta
8
ShishkinRoman Shishkin
Yellow Card90
3
MonrealNacho Monreal
Yellow Card90+1
13
GranatVladimir Granat
Yellow Card70
4
PiquéGerard Piqué (C)
Goal77
17
KudryashovFedor Kudryashov
Yellow Card75
5
CrespoJosé Ángel Crespo
3
YatchenkoDmitry Yatchenko
Yellow Card89
6
Javi GarcíaJavi García
4
TaranovIvan Taranov (C)
Substitution63
7
Pedro RodríguezPedro Rodríguez
Substitution73
15
RyazantsevAleksandr Ryazantsev
Yellow Card19
8
MartínezAngel Martínez
Substitution56
7
K. KombarovKirill Kombarov
9
José CallejónJosé Callejón
11
KasaevAlan Kasaev
10
Juan MataJuan Mata
Goal70
18
GlushakovDenis Glushakov
11
Jonathan PereiraJonathan Pereira
Substitution56
9
PrudnikovAleksandr Prudnikov

Substitutes

13
FabriFabri (GK)
1
DzhanaevSoslan Dzhanaev (GK)
12
ArzoCésar Arzo
2
LebedevYury Lebedev
14
SisiSisi
5
LukanchenkovAndrey Lukanchenkov
15
SusaetaMarkel Susaeta
Substitution56
6
GolyshevPavel Golyshev
16
Mario SuárezMario Suárez
Substitution73
10
BakaevMikhail Bakaev
Substitution63
17
ParejoDaniel Parejo
Substitution56
Yellow Card80
14
SalughinAleksandr Salughin
18
XiscoXisco

Coach

Juan Ramon Lopez Caro (ESP) Boris Stukalov (RUS)

Referee

Andrea De Marco (ITA)

Assistant referees

Alessandro Griselli (ITA), Maurizio Liberti (ITA)

Fourth official

Mauro Bergonzi (ITA)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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