Spain off to successful start

Published: Wednesday 30 May 2007, 2.02CET
Belarus 0-3 Spain Spain made a winning start to their UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ qualifying Group 1 campaign with victory in Belarus.
 

Match statistics

BelarusSpain

Goals scored0
3
Yellow cards1
 
4
Red cards0
 
0
Goal attempts0
3
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Published: Wednesday 30 May 2007, 2.02CET

Spain off to successful start

Belarus 0-3 Spain Spain made a winning start to their UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ qualifying Group 1 campaign with victory in Belarus.

Spain made a winning start to their UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ qualifying Group 1 campaign with victory in Belarus.

Spain goals
The visitors were dominant in Bobruisk and had the chances to be well ahead at half-time. However, the massed ranks of the Belarus defence, stepping up well for their offside trap, kept the score goalless. They were more expansive after the break with the introduction of Oksana Znaidenova but fell behind in the 53rd minute as Erika Morales beat Olga Savostyan at the third attempt. Belarus pushed for an equaliser, but Znaidenova did not take advantage of a one-on-one and with 23 minutes left Mari Paz Azagra shot past the stranded Savostyan and María Auxiliadora made it three late on.

Injuries costly
Belarus coach Oleg Volokh said: "Our game was not organised well enough because of injuries to two leading players - Irina Chukisova and Anna Tatarinova. Still I can't blame the girls - they gave their best. This result just shows that the gulf in the class between the teams." His team welcome Northern Ireland on 1 August, while Spain next go to the Czech Republic on 27 October.

Last updated: 31/05/07 17.51CET

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Lineup

Belarus

Belarus

Spain

Spain

13Olga Aniskovtseva8María Paz
Yellow Card30'
Goal67'
9Svetlana Astashova5María Benito
11Alesia Davydovich
Substitution46'
6Raquel Cabezón
14Liliya Kisialevich3Ruth García
Substitution86'
2Viktoria Krylova2Iraia Iturregui
8Olga Novikova
Substitution69'
9Adriana
Yellow Card47'
Substitution78'
10Natallia Ryzhevich11Willy
3Svetlana Ryzhova
Yellow Card40'
4Melisa
1Olga Sarostyan (GK)7Natalia
Substitution67'
4Elena Shevtsova
Substitution34'
1María Sánchez (GK)
5Oksana Shpak10Erika Vázquez
Goal53'
Yellow Card55'

Substitutes

12Inna Botyanovskaya (GK)17Verónica Boquete
18Maryna Huzarevich
Substitution34'
12Maider Castillo
Substitution86'
7Natallia Kanashonak16Laura del Río
6Iryna Kazeeva14Vanesa
15Nataliya Lastochkina
Substitution69'
18Aux Jiménez
Substitution78'
Goal84'
Yellow Card87'
17Olga Manzhuk13María Rodríguez (GK)
16Aksana Znaidzionava
Substitution46'
15Sandra
Substitution67'

Coach

Aleh Volah (BLR) Ignacio Quereda Laviña (ESP)

Referee

Lena Arwedahl (SWE)

Assistant referees

Anna Nyström (SWE), Susanne Borg (SWE)

Fourth official

Mariya Potapova (BLR)

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

See also

  • Belarus

    Belarus

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    Spain

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