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Spain restricted to point in Finland

Published: Wednesday 11 August 2010, 21.30CET
Finland 1-1 Spain
Spain's hopes of finishing as one of the best four runners-up received a dent after keeper Lukas Hradecky ensured a frustrating evening in Kotka.
by Pasi Heikkilä
from Arto Tolsa Areena
Spain restricted to point in Finland
Bojan Krkić equalised from the penalty spot in Finland ©Getty Images

Match statistics

FinlandSpain

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target1
 
13
Attempts off target3
 
7
Corners2
 
8
Fouls committed21
 
9
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 21/03/2013 01:09 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
Published: Wednesday 11 August 2010, 21.30CET

Spain restricted to point in Finland

Finland 1-1 Spain
Spain's hopes of finishing as one of the best four runners-up received a dent after keeper Lukas Hradecky ensured a frustrating evening in Kotka.

Finland's Lukas Hradecky put on a goalkeeper masterclass as dominant Spain endured a frustrating evening in Kotka.

The visitors knew they would not have things their own way from the moment Joni Kauko collected Jonne Hjelm's pass and broke the deadlock on six minutes. From then on it was more or less all Spain, and they regained parity just after the half-hour mark when Bojan Krkić fired in from the penalty spot after being brought down by Juhani Ojala. Despite a great deal of endeavour, Hradecky ensured that was as good as it got.

Spain's hopes of finishing as one of the best four runners-up and confirming a UEFA European Under-21 Championship play-off place now rest on them getting positive results next month against Group 4 winners the Netherlands and third-placed Poland. Should they fail, Luis Milla's side may come to rue this night, as they failed to capitalise on complete dominance after half-time, unable to break down Hradecky's staunch resistance.

Last updated: 27/03/13 4.44CET

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