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Capel keeps Spain in the frame

Published: Thursday 2 September 2010, 23.45CET
Spain 2-1 Netherlands
The hosts remain in the hunt for a place in the play-offs after ending the unblemished record of the Group 4 winners.
by Santi Solsona
from El Collao
Capel keeps Spain in the frame
Diego Capel of Spain celebrates his goal ©RFEF
Published: Thursday 2 September 2010, 23.45CET

Capel keeps Spain in the frame

Spain 2-1 Netherlands
The hosts remain in the hunt for a place in the play-offs after ending the unblemished record of the Group 4 winners.

Diego Capel kept Spain in the running for a place in the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship play-offs, ending the 100% record of Group 4 winners the Netherlands in the process.

The Sevilla FC winger struck what proved to be the clincher in the early stages of the second half after Bas Dost had quickly cancelled out Sergio Canales' 26th-minute opener. The Netherlands – who booked their place in the play-offs last month with a seventh successive victory – have finished their group campaign, while Spain visit Poland in their final fixture on Tuesday confirmed as runners-up in the section.

Capel also created his team's first with a cross from the byline which Canales cheekily converted with a back heel. The lead last all of six minutes, however, as Dost cleverly dispatched the rebound after David de Gea failed to gather Jerson Cabral's powerful effort.

Juan Mata's cross was converted by Capel nine minutes into the second half, before the Jong Oranje's Maikel Kieftenbeld was dismissed with 12 minutes remaining. Bojan Krkić squandered the chance to extend the margin of victory from the spot after Bram Nuytinck fouled Ander Herrera, but it mattered little for Spain kept their hopes alive.

New Spain coach Luis Milla, who in his previous role led the U19s to this summer's European final in France, told UEFA.com: "We knew that it would be a hard match. The Netherlands have a great team who are very fast and they have great technique, they know how to play football. To win was our aim and I congratulate the team on their efforts."

Last updated: 27/03/13 4.43CET

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Lineups

Spain

Spain

Netherlands

Netherlands

1
De GeaDavid de Gea (GK)
1
ZoetJeroen Zoet (GK)
2
AzpilicuetaCésar Azpilicueta
2
BlindDaley Blind
Substitution66
3
CanellaRoberto Canella
3
MarcellisDirk Marcellis (C)
4
BotíaAlberto Botía
4
ViergeverNick Viergever
5
Álvaro DomínguezÁlvaro Domínguez
Yellow Card69
5
Van AanholtPatrick Van Aanholt
Yellow Card74
6
Javi MartínezJavi Martínez (C)
6
ToornstraJens Toornstra
Substitution70
7
CanalesSergio Canales
Goal26
Substitution66
7
CabralJerson Cabral
8
Rubén PérezRubén Pérez
Yellow Card44
Substitution46
8
GorterDonny Gorter
9
Bojan KrkićBojan Krkić
Penalty85
9
DostBas Dost
Goal31
10
Juan MataJuan Mata
10
L. de JongLuuk de Jong
11
CapelDiego Capel
Goal54
Substitution87
11
GoossensJohn Goossens
Substitution79

Substitutes

13
MariñoDiego Mariño (GK)
16
PadtSergio Padt (GK)
12
Raul GoniRaul Goni
12
KieftenbeldMaikel Kieftenbeld
Substitution66
Red Card78
14
Víctor RuizVíctor Ruiz
13
Van EijdenRens van Eijden
15
Ander HerreraAnder Herrera
Substitution66
14
NuytinckBram Nuytinck
Substitution79
Yellow Card84
16
Thiago AlcántaraThiago Alcántara
Substitution46
15
StrootmanKevin Strootman
17
Adrián LópezAdrián López
17
RoordaGeert Arend Roorda
Substitution70
18
NsueEmilio Nsue
Substitution87
18
JohnJoshua John

Coach

Luis Milla (ESP) Cor Pot (NED)

Referee

Oliver Drachta (AUT)

Assistant referees

Roland Brandner (AUT), Stefan Kuehr (AUT)

Fourth official

Louis Hofmann (AUT)

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