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The 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship comprises a qualifying group stage and play-off round to determine which seven teams join hosts Israel in the final tournament.
Qualifying group stage
Teams are split into ten groups – two of six teams and eight of five – and play each other on a home and away basis. The ten group winners and four runners-up with the best record against the teams first, third, fourth and fifth in their sections advance to the play-offs.
Play-off matches are played according to the knockout system, with each team playing each opponent home and away. The team which scores the greater aggregate of goals qualifies for the next round, with away goals, extra time and then penalties used to determine the winner in the event of a draw.
The final tournament comprises the seven play-off winners and Israel, who qualify automatically as hosts. The eight teams are split into two groups of four. Each team plays each other once in their group with the winners and runners-up advancing to the semi-finals where the winner of Group A plays the Group B runner-up and vice-versa. The winners advance to the final.
Further details, including the criteria for separating teams that finish level on points in a group, can be found in the official competition regulations.
Isco was the matchwinner as Spain edged past Estonia to put the reigning champions in with an excellent chance of reaching the play-offs.
Despite scoring six without reply against these opponents on matchday two, Luis Milla's side again dominated but found the going tougher in Tallinn as they struggled to break down a resilient defence - with a fine performance from Estonian goalkeeper Marko Meerits at their heart.
The custodian showed his quality after 17 minutes, tipping away a Marc Muniesa header, although he could do nothing about Spain's goal five minutes from the break. Muniesa charged down the right flank and from the byline picked out an unmarked Isco, who fired in with ease.
Estonia – and notably Igor Subbotin – tried to attack in the second period but were again grateful to Meerits, who first confidently saved Rodrigo's header and later showed excellent alertness to race out and prevent Tello from scoring.
Spain could not find a way past Meerits for a second time but their job had been done. Should second-placed Switzerland fail to win in Croatia on 2 June, the Roja's play-off place as section winners will be guaranteed.
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|Frank Bernhardt (GER)||Luis Milla (ESP)|
|Dawid Piasecki (POL)|
|Maciej Wierzbowski (POL), Tomasz Listkiewicz (POL)|
|Daniel Stefanski (POL)|