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Spain made to wait by Liechtenstein

Published: Tuesday 2 March 2010, 23.06CET
Spain 3-1 Liechtenstein
The hosts required late goals by Adrián and Diego Capel in Ponferrada to move within touching distance of Group 4 leaders the Netherlands.
by Paul Bryan
Spain made to wait by Liechtenstein
Fran Mérida created Spain's winning goal ©Getty Images

Match statistics

SpainLiechtenstein

Goals scored3
 
1
Attempts on target22
 
2
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners11
 
0
Fouls committed16
 
20
Yellow cards1
 
5
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 21/03/2013 00:45 CET

Legend:

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Pts: Points   
Published: Tuesday 2 March 2010, 23.06CET

Spain made to wait by Liechtenstein

Spain 3-1 Liechtenstein
The hosts required late goals by Adrián and Diego Capel in Ponferrada to move within touching distance of Group 4 leaders the Netherlands.

Spain remain in the hunt for a place at the UEFA European Under-21 Championship despite being pushed all the way by a spirited Liechtenstein side who eventually succumbed 3-1 in Ponferrada.

Juan Ramón López Caro's side knew defeating Group 4's basement side was imperative with the Netherlands – 2-1 winners against Spain in November – six points ahead of them at the top of the standings.

Getafe CF's Dani Parejo settled early home nerves by smashing in a free-kick after 13 minutes, but Rony Hanselmann stunned the hosts when he latched on to Burak Eris's centre before firing in the equaliser in the 58th minute.

Spain rallied and when substitute Fran Mérida's low drive hit an upright with 17 minutes remaining, fellow replacement Adrián was on hand to knock in the rebound. Sevilla FC's Diego Capel made sure of victory when he converted a penalty before the end after Parejo was felled in the area by Sven-John Beck.

Last updated: 27/03/13 4.47CET

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Lineups

Spain

Spain

Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein

1
Sergio AsenjoSergio Asenjo (GK)
1
B. BüchelBenjamin Büchel (GK)
2
AzpilicuetaCésar Azpilicueta
2
HaberAndreas Haber
Yellow Card55
Substitution66
3
CanellaRoberto Canella
3
O. SpaltOliver Spalt
Yellow Card30
4
San JoséMikel San José
4
RechsteinerMartin Rechsteiner
5
BotíaAlberto Botía
5
KaufmannDaniel Kaufmann
6
Javi MartínezJavi Martínez (C)
6
N. HaslerNicolas Hasler
7
Jeffren SuárezJeffren Suárez
Substitution69
7
HanselmannRony Hanselmann
Goal58
Substitution80
8
Ander HerreraAnder Herrera
Substitution87
8
ChristenAndreas Christen (C)
Yellow Card12
9
JoselúJoselú
Substitution64
9
D. HaslerDavid Hasler
Yellow Card47
10
ParejoDaniel Parejo
Goal13
10
WieserSandro Wieser
Yellow Card64
11
CapelDiego Capel
Goal89
11
QuintansIvan Quintans
Substitution53

Substitutes

13
De GeaDavid de Gea (GK)
12
TichyMario Tichy (GK)
12
Víctor RuizVíctor Ruiz
13
YildizSeyhan Yildiz
Substitution80
14
MéridaFran Mérida
Substitution69
Yellow Card90+2
14
ErisBurak Eris
Substitution53
15
Adrián LópezAdrián López
Substitution64
Goal73
15
BeckSven-John Beck
Substitution66
16
José ÁngelJosé Ángel
16
DuelliChristoph Duelli
17
MíchelMíchel
17
ÜnlüYasin Ünlü
18
RodriRodri
Substitution87
18
ÜnlüTolgahan Ünlü

Coach

Juan Ramon Lopez Caro (ESP) René Pauritsch (AUT)

Referee

Georgi Yordanov (BUL)

Assistant referees

Veselin Dobriyanov (BUL), Josif Ronkov (BUL)

Fourth official

Angel Angelov (BUL)

Legend:

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