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Quereda savours Spain's quarter-final spot

Published: Friday 19 July 2013, 0.07CET
"Now let's see how far we can get," said coach Ignacio Quereda as he reflected on Spain reaching the last eight, while Russia's Sergei Lavrentyev lamented missed chances.
by Chris Burke
from Nya Parken
Quereda savours Spain's quarter-final spot
Ignacio Quereda is delighted to be in the last eight ©Sportsfile

Match statistics

RussiaSpain

Goals scored1
 
1
Total attempts7
 
15
Attempts on target3
 
8
off target3
 
7
blocked0
 
0
against woodwork0
2
Corners5
 
0
Offsides1
 
3
Yellow cards2
 
0
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed9
 
5
Fouls suffered5
 
8

Standings

Published: Friday 19 July 2013, 0.07CET

Quereda savours Spain's quarter-final spot

"Now let's see how far we can get," said coach Ignacio Quereda as he reflected on Spain reaching the last eight, while Russia's Sergei Lavrentyev lamented missed chances.

Ignacio Quereda, Spain coach
We are happy because we've achieved the first goal that we set ourselves: to be in the quarter-finals. Now let's see how far we can get.

The key to the game was all the chances we were unable to finish, especially in the first 40 minutes, when we had complete and utter domination of the opposition. We didn't take our chances and we were put under pressure in the last few minutes of the game.

It's important to have finished second in the group and have an extra day to recover both physically and mentally. Playing Norway will be very complicated, but we are now among the eight best teams in Europe. I've always said that the Nordic countries, Germany and France are always a step above, but we will fight to compete. We know Norway from before and we will study their system to give them a competitive match.

Sergei Lavrentyev, Russia coach
We played according to our initial game plan. We had our opportunities as we'd hoped but we just couldn't take them. The team did well in the end.

It's hard to say why we were so bad at the start. We gave them too much space in the midfield and Spain can play very well with the ball. However, after we used another defensive midfielder we started to play more efficiently and finally evened the game. This was a game in which both teams had chances to win.

Last updated: 20/07/13 0.02CET

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