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Late strikes put Spain on top

Published: Friday 16 November 2007, 19.54CET
Spain 3-0 Poland Two goals in second-half stoppage time enabled the hosts to claim top spot on goal difference from Russia.
Published: Friday 16 November 2007, 19.54CET

Late strikes put Spain on top

Spain 3-0 Poland Two goals in second-half stoppage time enabled the hosts to claim top spot on goal difference from Russia.

Iñaki Sáez's side joined Russia on top of Group 4 with maximum points from their four games, with two goals in second-half stoppage time enabling the hosts to claim top spot on goal difference.

Own goal
Poland had held firm against the Spanish attack in the early stages and looked to be heading in to the break on level terms until a cruel twist of fate gave the home side the lead. Despite dominating first-half possession, Spain failed to produce any clear-cut chances at the Estadio El Toralín in Ponferrada until Kamil Glik put through his own net. The visiting side picked up their game in the second half yet they could not find the breakthrough with Roberto performing solidly in the Spanish goal.

Late double
It was not until three minutes into injury time that Spain made the game safe with Bojan Krkić firing in after some indecisiveness in the Poland area. Diego Capel rounded off the night with the third goal moments before the final whistle. Spain and Russia are both yet to concede in qualifying with their meetings next August and October likely to decide the outcome of the section.

Last updated: 27/03/13 7.10CET

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Lineups

Spain

Spain

Poland

Poland

7
SisiSisi
Substitution76
1
BialkowskiBARTOSZ Bialkowski (GK)
8
GraneroEsteban Granero
Substitution66
7
ĆwielongPiotr Ćwielong
Yellow Card42
Substitution66
1
RobertoRoberto (GK)
4
KocotPrzemyslaw Kocot
Yellow Card40
Substitution46
10
JuradoJosé Manuel Jurado (C)
Substitution27
10
MajewskiRadosław Majewski
Substitution72
9
Bojan KrkićBojan Krkić
Goal90+3
2
PawelecMariusz Pawelec
6
Javi MartínezJavi Martínez
8
PawłowskiSzymon Pawłowski
3
MonrealNacho Monreal
5
PolczakPiotr Polczak
4
PiquéGerard Piqué
3
RzeźniczakJakub Rzeźniczak (C)
Yellow Card24
5
TorrejónMarc Torrejón
6
WilkCezary Wilk
Yellow Card70
2
Miguel TorresMiguel Torres
Yellow Card45
9
GlikKamil Glik
Goal41
Yellow Card76
11
CapelDiego Capel
Goal90+4
11
JanczykDawid Janczyk

Substitutes

16
AlfaroAlejandro Alfaro
Substitution76
17
CicmyWitold Cicmy
Substitution46
Yellow Card71
18
XiscoXisco
18
DanchAdam Danch
17
Juan MataJuan Mata
Substitution27
15
JanoszkaŁukasz Janoszka
15
PallardóMiguel Pallardó
12
LinkaPaweł Linka (GK)
13
CasillaFrancisco Casilla (GK)
16
SokalskiKrzysztof Sokalski
12
Adrián LópezAdrián López
13
GrosickiKamil Grosicki
Substitution66
14
JuandeJuande
Substitution66
14
JarkaDavid Jarka
Substitution72

Coach

Inaki Saez (ESP) Andrzej Zamilski (POL)

Referee

Tony Chapron (FRA)

Assistant referees

Fabrice Meslin (FRA), Emmanuel Boisdenghien (FRA)

Fourth official

Jean-Charles Cailleux (FRA)

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