Play-off for Final Tournament, Second leg - 24/10/2012 - 18:00CET (18:00 local time) - Pabellón de la Ciudad del Fútbol 1 - Madrid
3-2
Aggregate: 4-3 Spain win after extra time 

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Spain knock out Scotland at the death

Published: Wednesday 24 October 2012, 20.17CET
Spain 3-2 Scotland (aet, agg: 4-3)
Ignacio Quereda's side were set for elimination until Verónica Boquete's goal in added time at the end of extra time fired La Roja into the finals.
by Paul Bryan
from Pabellón de la Ciudad del Fútbol
Spain knock out Scotland at the death
Verónica Boquete and Adriana celebrate during Spain's 3-2 win against Scotland ©RFEF

Match statistics

SpainScotland

Goals scored3
 
2
Total attempts25
 
18
Attempts on target9
 
4
off target11
 
11
blocked0
 
0
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners8
 
8
Offsides4
 
5
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed12
 
19
Fouls suffered15
 
9

Standings

Published: Wednesday 24 October 2012, 20.17CET

Spain knock out Scotland at the death

Spain 3-2 Scotland (aet, agg: 4-3)
Ignacio Quereda's side were set for elimination until Verónica Boquete's goal in added time at the end of extra time fired La Roja into the finals.

Spain forward Verónica Boquete recovered from an extra-time penalty miss to fire Spain into their second UEFA European Women's Championship at the expense of Scotland following an absorbing UEFA Women's EURO 2013 play-off second leg at the Pabellón de la Ciudad del Fútbol in Madrid.

The visitors – defeated by Russia at this stage four years ago – forged ahead tonight through Emma Mitchell's second-half opener. Scorer of the Spanish equaliser in Saturday's 1-1 draw in Glasgow, Adriana again restored parity with a fine strike, yet Kim Little's extra-time goal looked to have settled matters despite Silvia Meseguer equalising again. Gemma Fay subsequently stopped Boquete's spot kick, only for the No9 to gain a 122nd-minute reprieve and send Spain through.

Under teeming rain at Las Rozas, Anna Signeul's Scotland side showed urgency in the first half and went close when attacker Jennifer Beattie dragged a shot from the right narrowly wide. Beattie was involved again soon after, her cross finding the head of Rhonda Jones whose effort towards the corner was expertly fielded by home goalkeeper Ainhoa Tirapu.

According to coach Ignacio Quereda, Spain's failure to qualify for the finals since their first appearance in 1997 was their motivation going into the second leg. His team would have taken an important step towards achieving their target had Scotland keeper Fay not denied the onrushing Adriana whose attempt was parried from danger by the Scotland No1 towards the end of the opening period. 

Scotland, meanwhile, were seeking to make their first Women's EURO appearance and were finally rewarded with a 62nd-minute breakthrough when Jane Ross jinked down the right before flighting a cross to the far post where Mitchell slid in to send a shot high into the roof of the net.

Spurred on by the home support, Spain regrouped and struck an excellent 74th-minute equaliser. Adriana – who had missed a first-leg penalty – accepted a pass from Boquete before angling towards the area and picking her spot beyond Fay's reach at the far post.

This closest of contests then appeared to have been decided in extra time as Little burst through on the left before finding the tightest of angles to thread the ball past Ainhoa and in off the upright. That was with 98 minutes on the clock, yet Spain were far from finished. After Miriam Diéguez fed Meseguer to blast home from distance, the stage was set for a dramatic finale. Boquete missed from the spot before finding the net with the last kick of the game.

Last updated: 27/03/13 3.01CET

http://www.uefa.com/womenseuro/season=2013/matches/round=2000181/match=2010697/postmatch/report/index.html#last+gasp+spain+through

Lineups

Spain

Spain

Scotland

Scotland

1
TirapuAinhoa Tirapu (GK)
1
FayGemma Fay (GK) (C)
4
NicolauMelisa Nicolau
Substitution103 ET
2
JonesRhonda Jones
6
DiéguezMiriam Diéguez
3
SmallRachel Small
8
SoniaSonia Bermudez
6
LoveJoanne Love
9
Verónica BoqueteVerónica Boquete
Yellow Card55
Penalty119 ET
Goal120+2 ET
7
LauderHayley Lauder
10
MartínAdriana Martín
Goal74
8
LittleKim Little
Goal98 ET
11
VilanovaSandra Vilanova (C)
Substitution99 ET
9
SneddonMegan Sneddon
Substitution118 ET
14
HermosoJennifer Hermoso
Substitution96 ET
10
BeattieJennifer Beattie
Substitution81
15
Silvia MeseguerSilvia Meseguer
Goal113 ET
13
J. RossJane Ross
17
IbarraElisabeth Ibarra
14
CorsieRachel Corsie
Yellow Card76
Substitution79
18
TorrejónMarta Torrejón
18
MitchellEmma Mitchell
Goal62
Yellow Card85

Substitutes

13
PonsMaría José Pons (GK)
12
LynnShannon Lynn (GK)
3
LandaLeire Landa
4
McSorleyEilish McSorley
Substitution79
5
RuthRuth García
5
RossLeanne Ross
7
RomeroAna María Romero
11
GrantSuzanne Grant
Substitution118 ET
16
CalderónNagore Calderón
Substitution99 ET
15
BlackEmma Black
19
Erika VázquezErika Vázquez
Substitution103 ET
16
EvansLisa Evans
Substitution81
20
D. GarciaDeborah Garcia
Substitution96 ET
17
BrownFrankie Brown

Coach

Ignacio Quereda (ESP) Anna Signeul (SWE)

Referee

Bibiana Steinhaus (GER)

Assistant referees

Marina Wozniak (GER), Katrin Rafalski (GER)

Fourth official

Yolanda Parga Rodriguez (ESP)

Legend:

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