Qualifying round (Group 1 : ENG / CZE / ESP / BLR / NIR) - 03/05/2008 - 12:00CET (12:00 local time) - Pabellón de la Ciudad del Fútbol 1 - Madrid
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Spain overwhelm Belarus

Published: Saturday 3 May 2008, 10.45CET
Spain 6-1 Belarus
A convincing win keeps Spain in touch with the leaders of their UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ qualifying group.
by Paul Bryan
Spain overwhelm Belarus
Spain supporters had a big win to celebrate ©UEFA

Match statistics

SpainBelarus

Goals scored6
 
1
Yellow cards0
 
0
Red cards0
 
0
Goal attempts6
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Published: Saturday 3 May 2008, 10.45CET

Spain overwhelm Belarus

Spain 6-1 Belarus
A convincing win keeps Spain in touch with the leaders of their UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ qualifying group.

Spain moved to within a point of the second-placed Czech Republic in their UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ qualifying group following a comprehensive 6-1 victory over Belarus in Madrid.

Early advantage
The hosts took the lead after 13 minutes when Erika Vazquez Morales's low strike beat Belarus goalkeeper Svitlana Novikava. Spain then doubled their tally on the half-hour mark through Ana Romero's long-range effort. Aksana Shpak's 37th minute free-kick breathed life into a Belarus team that had won just one of their four previous group encounters, but the fightback ended when Vazquez Morales collected her second shortly before the break.

Convincing scoreline
Esther Cuesta hit Spain's fourth with 19 minutes left to play, Maria José made it 5-1 with a minute of normal time remaining and Ana Romero scored her second in stoppage time. Spain – who are third in the Group 1 standings, three points behind section leaders England – play the Czech Republic in their next game on Thursday 8 May.

Last updated: 04/05/08 10.10CET

Related information

Lineup

Spain

Spain

Belarus

Belarus

1Ainhoa Tirapu (GK)1Svitlana Novikava (GK)
2Sandra3Svetlana Ryzhova
Substitution63'
3Burgos4Elena Shevtsova
4Melisa5Oksana Shpak
Goal36'
5Vanesa6Iryna Kazeeva
6Itziar Gurrutxaga (C)
Substitution62'
8Olga Novikova
7Cristina Martínez
Substitution67'
9Svetlana Astashova
8María Benito
Substitution72'
10Natallia Ryzhevich (C)
9Erika Vázquez
Goal11'
Goal40'
11Alesia Baranava
10Sonia14Sviatlana Znaidzionava
Substitution28'
11Willy
Goal28'
Goal90'
16Ala Martyniuk
Substitution14'

Substitutes

12Ruth García12Inna Botyanovskaya (GK)
13Ana Pilar Velilla13Tatsiana Kiose
Substitution63'
14Marta Torrejón15Alina Vasilyeva
Substitution14'
15Miriam Diéguez
Substitution72'
17Marina Lis
Substitution28'
16Maria-José Perez Gonzalez
Substitution62'
Goal88'
18Olga Manzhuk
17Saray García
18Esther Cuesta
Substitution67'
Goal68'

Coach

Ignacio Quereda Laviña (ESP) Uladzimir Kasakouski (BLR)

Referee

Hilal Tuba Tosun (TUR)

Assistant referees

Sibel Yamaç (TUR), Belgin Kumru (TUR)

Fourth official

Elia Martinez (ESP)

Legend:

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

See also

  • Spain

    Spain

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  • Belarus

    Belarus

    Next match womensworldcup: v Netherlands, 21 August 2010
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