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Under-21 Championship: Spain - Portugal Match press kits

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SpainSpainStadion Ljudski vrt - MariborThursday 3 June 2021
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Matchday 5 - Semi-finals
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    Previous meetings Only this chapter

    Head to Head

    UEFA European Under-21 Championship
    DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
    20/06/2017GS-FTPortugal - Spain1-3
    GdyniaBruma 77; Saúl Ñíguez 21, Ramírez 65, Williams 90+3
    UEFA European Under-21 Championship
    DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
    13/11/2001POPortugal - Spain1-0
    agg: 2-2 ag
    FaroHugo Leal 77
    10/11/2001POSpain - Portugal2-1
    JaenCouñago 25, Xisco 81; Hélder Postiga 32
    UEFA European Under-21 Championship
    DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
    15/04/1994SFPortugal - Spain2-0
    NimesRui Costa 48, João Pinto 82
     QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
    HomeAway  
    PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
    Total
    Spain110010012101420255
    Portugal110010012101420255

    Last updated 01/06/2021 10:26CET

    Match background Only this chapter

    Iberian neighbours Spain and Portugal meet in their first UEFA European Under-21 Championship knockout fixture in 27 years at the Ljudski vrt in Maribor.

    • Both sides needed extra time to make it through their quarter-finals, Spain seeing off Croatia 2-1 before Portugal finally got the better of ten-man Italy, prevailing 5-3 in an epic contest.

    • The winners of this tie will face Germany or the Netherlands in the final on 6 June in Ljubljana.

    Previous meetings
    • This is the sides' fifth competitive meeting, and their first since the 2017 group stage. Goals from Saúl Ñíguez (21), Sandro Ramírez (65) and Iñaki Williams (90+3) earned Spain a 3-1 win in Gdynia despite Bruma's 77th-minute strike for Portugal; Spain went on to the semi-finals as Group B winners with a maximum nine points, with runners-up Portugal eliminated on six.

    • Portugal were 2-0 winners against Spain in the 1994 semi-finals in Nîmes thanks to second-half goals from Rui Costa (48) and João Pinto (82).

    • Portugal also prevailed when the two countries faced off in the play-offs for the 2002 finals, despite losing the away first leg 2-1 in Jaén on 10 November 2001. Pablo Couñago (25) and Xisco (81) scored for Spain but it was Hélder Postiga's 32nd-minute strike for the visitors that proved crucial; Hugo Leal's solitary strike in the Faro return took Portugal through on away goals.

    • The Portugal line-up for those 2001 matches included José Bosingwa, Simão, Miguel and Tiago; Xavi Hernández, José Reina, Carlos Marchena, Vicente Rodríguez and Joaquín Sánchez all played for Spain.

    • Tomás Tavares, Vitinha, Fábio Vieira and Gonçalo Ramos were in the Portugal side beaten 2-0 by Spain in the 2019 European U19 Championship final; Hugo Guillamón, Juan Miranda, Antonio Blanco, Abel Ruiz and Bryan Gil featured for Spain.

    • Miranda's 41st-minute goal had been cancelled out by a Fábio Vieira equaliser four minutes into the second half in a 1-1 draw between the countries in the group stage of that U19 EURO.

    • João Virgínia, Diogo Queirós, Florentino and substitutes Diogo Leite and Gedson Fernandes helped Portugal to a 2-1 U19 friendly win against Spain in November 2017. Iñaki Peña, Miranda, Fran Beltrán and substitute Ruiz were in the Spain side.

    • Francisco Conceição opened the scoring in a 2-2 draw between Portugal and Spain in a U18 friendly on 11 December 2019. Tiago Tomás was a Portugal substitute with Alejandro Francés and Yeremi Pino starting for Spain.

    • Abel Ruiz scored the first goal from the penalty spot as Spain beat Portugal 2-0 in the 2017 European U17 Championship elite round. Álvaro Fernández, Miranda, Guillamón and Antonio Blanco were also in the Spain team, while Portugal's line-up included Tiago Djaló and Romário Baró.

    • Portugal prevailed 5-4 on penalties in the 2016 U17 EURO final against Spain, Diogo Dalot's 27th-minute opener in Baku cancelled out five minutes later by Brahim Díaz. Both players also converted in the resulting shoot-out, with Diogo Leite and Gedson Fernandes also scoring from the spot for Portugal and Ruiz doing likewise for Spain. Goalkeeper Diogo Costa, Diogo Queirós, Jota, Florentino and substitute Rafael Leão also represented Portugal, with Iñaki Peña in goal for Spain. Luís Maximiano was an unused Portugal replacement.

    Form guide
    Spain
    • Spain have won five U21 EURO titles, a joint competition record along with Italy.

    • This is Spain's eighth appearance in the U21 final tournament since 1998, and a sixth in the competition's last seven editions. They have only failed to get past the group stage once in those eight participations, in 2009, and have reached the final in each of their last four, lifting the trophy in 2011, 2013 and 2019.

    • Spain are in the semi-finals for the tenth time – and the fifth in the last six editions of the competition. Their record is W8 L1, with victories in the last six:
    1984 Yugoslavia W 3-0 aggregate (1-0 away, 2-0 home)
    1986 Hungary W 5-4 aggregate (1-3 away, 4-1 aet home)
    1994 Portugal L 0-2
    1996 Scotland W 2-1
    1998 Norway W 1-0 (aet)
    2011 Belarus W 3-1 (aet)
    2013 Norway W 3-0
    2017 Italy W 3-1
    2019 France W 4-1

    • Current coach Luis de la Fuente – who succeeded Albert Celades in July 2018 – led Spain to a 2-1 final victory against Germany in Udine in 2019. His side had finished first in Group A, level with hosts Italy and Poland on six points but top in the three-way head-to-head, before beating France in the semi-finals.

    • Spain have lost only three of 40 European U21 Championship games (W32 D5) – against Italy on Matchday 1 at the 2019 finals (1-3), in qualification at home to Northern Ireland on 11 September 2018 (1-2) and Germany in the 2017 final (0-1).

    • De la Fuente's team won nine of their ten qualifiers in booking their place at the 2021 finals, dropping points only in a 1-1 draw in Israel on 19 November 2019. They won their next five qualifiers, keeping a clean sheet in each, and finished on 28 points, ten ahead of North Macedonia at the top of Group 6.

    • Spain have won 21 of their last 25 matches at the final tournament (D2 L2); the 2019 defeat by Italy was their first in the group stage since a 2-0 reverse to England on 18 June 2009.

    • De la Fuente also led Spain to the 2015 UEFA European Under-19 Championship title in Greece.

    • Spain qualified unbeaten for the knockout phase as Group C winners, picking up seven points from their three games thanks to wins against co-hosts Slovenia (3-0) and the Czech Republic (2-0) either side of a goalless draw with section runners-up Italy.

    • Substitute Javi Puado's 66th-minute goal looked set to earn victory in the quarter-final against Croatia, but Spain conceded their first goal of these finals deep into added time to be forced into extra time. Puado came to their rescue with a 110th-minute winner.

    • Spain conceded only one goal – a penalty – in qualifying, which gave them the best defensive record; no other team conceded fewer than four. They had not conceded in 819 minutes of competitive football before Croatia's goal – also a penalty – in the quarter-finals. The last goal Spain conceded in the competition from regular play was in that 2019 final against Germany.

    Portugal
    • Portugal are the only one of the four semi-finalists who have never won the UEFA European Under-21 Championship.

    • Portugal's last finals appearance came in 2017, when they were eliminated after finishing second in Group B behind Spain. They were victorious against Serbia (2-0) and North Macedonia (4-2), but that 3-1 loss against their Iberian neighbours on Matchday 2 proved crucial.

    • Rui Jorge's side lost the 2015 final to Sweden in a penalty shoot-out on their first appearance in the tournament since 2007. They had also been runners-up in 1994 and quarter-finalists two years later. Subsequently the Portuguese came third in 2004, yet have otherwise been eliminated in the final tournament group stage – in 2002, 2006 (as hosts), 2007 and 2017.

    • In charge since 2010, Rui Jorge guided his side to second place in Group 7 in qualifying for the 2021 finals. Portugal finished level with the Netherlands on 27 points, a 4-2 away defeat by the Dutch in their third fixture leaving them behind their opponents on head-to-head record in the final standings. Portugal won their other nine qualifiers, including the last seven, finishing with a 2-1 home victory against the Netherlands. They had the best record of all nine group runners-up.

    • Portugal have now won 13 of their 27 games at U21 EURO final tournaments (D7 L7) and are now on a run of 11 successive victories in the competition, qualifying included.

    • Portugal finished first in Group D with a maximum nine points, beating Croatia (1-0), England (2-0) and Switzerland (3-0). Their goal difference of +6 was the joint best in the group stage along with Denmark.

    • Portugal had been one of three sides, along with Denmark and Spain, to come through the group stage without conceding a goal but promptly shipped three against Italy in the last eight, goals from Dany Mota (6, 31) and Gonçalo Ramos (58) giving them 2-0 and 3-1 advantages they were unable to preserve. It took goals in the second half of extra time from Jota (109) and Francisco Conceição (119), with Italy reduced to ten men, to finally book Portugal's progress to the last four.

    • This is Portugal's third U21 semi-final, where their record is W2 L1:
    1994 Spain W 2-0
    2004 Italy L 1-3
    2015 Germany W 5-0

    • The 5-0 defeat of Germany six years ago is Portugal's biggest win at the UEFA European Under-21 final tournament.

    Links and trivia
    • Ruiz put two goals past Diogo Costa as Braga won 3-2 at Porto in the Portuguese Cup semi-final second leg on 3 March, wrapping up a 4-3 aggregate victory. Ruiz finished as the competition's top scorer with seven goals as Braga lifted the trophy thanks to a 2-0 victory against Benfica in the final.

    • Ruiz also scored past Diogo Costa in Barcelona's 2-1 win against Porto in the 2016/17 UEFA Youth League quarter-finals.

    • Two Gonçalo Ramos goals were not enough to prevent Benfica losing 3-2 against Antonio Blanco's Real Madrid in the 2019/20 UEFA Youth League final.

    • Have played together:
    Brahim Díaz & Rafael Leão, Diogo Dalot (AC Milan 2020/21)

    • Have played in Spain:
    Jota (Valladolid 2020/21 loan)
    Tomás Tavares (Alavés 2020/21 loan)

    • Has played in Portugal:
    Abel Ruiz (Braga 2020–)

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    Squad list Only this chapter

    Spain - Squad list
    Current seasonOverall
    Qual.FTTeam
    No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGlsPldGls
    Goalkeepers
    1Álvaro Fernández13/04/199823Huesca - 40408-
    13Josep Martinez27/05/199823Leipzig - 30003-
    23Iñaki Peña02/03/199922Barcelona - 0000--
    Defenders
    2Oscar Mingueza13/05/199922Barcelona - 00202-
    3Adriá Pedrosa13/05/199823Espanyol - 622082
    4Hugo Guillamón31/01/200021ValenciaS414081
    5Jorge Cuenca17/11/199921Almería - 604010-
    11Marc Cucurella22/07/199822Getafe - 613091
    12Juan Miranda19/01/200021Betis - 203151
    15Alejandro Francés01/08/200218Zaragoza - 0000--
    22Óscar Gil26/04/199823Espanyol - 0000--
    Midfielders
    6Martin Zubimendi02/02/199922Real Sociedad - 30306-
    7Brahim Díaz03/08/199921Milan - 422062
    8Fran Beltrán03/02/199922Celta - 804012-
    10Gonzalo Villar23/08/199822Roma - 404181
    14Manu García02/01/199823Sporting Gijón - 414081
    16Antonio Blanco23/07/200020Real Madrid - 0000--
    17Bryan Gil11/02/200120Eibar - 30104-
    21Oihan Sancet25/04/200021Athletic Club - 0000--
    Forwards
    9Abel Ruiz28/01/200021Braga - 30306-
    18Javier Puado25/05/199823Espanyol - 504393
    19Fernando Niño24/10/200020Villarreal - 00101-
    20Yeremi Pino20/10/200218Villarreal - 00303-
    Coach
    -Luis de la Fuente21/06/196159 - 1004023-
    Portugal - Squad list
    Current seasonOverall
    Qual.FTTeam
    No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGlsPldGls
    Goalkeepers
    1Diogo Costa19/09/199921Porto - 904013-
    12Luís Maximiano05/01/199922Sporting CP - 10001-
    22João Virginia10/10/199921Everton - 00001-
    Defenders
    2Abdu Conté24/03/199823Moreirense - 0000--
    3Diogo Leite23/01/199922Porto - 10240182
    4Diogo Queirós05/01/199922Famalicao - 9341134
    5Diogo Dalot18/03/199922Milan - 304013-
    13Tomás Tavares07/03/200120Farense - 40105-
    14Pedro Pereira22/01/199823Crotone - 30003-
    15Tiago Djaló09/04/200021LOSC - 20002-
    Midfielders
    6Florentino Luís19/08/199921Monaco - 60309-
    7Vitinha13/02/200021Wolves - 10140141
    8Gedson Fernandes09/01/199922Galatasaray - 8240142
    10Daniel Bragança27/05/199922Sporting CP - 604010-
    16Romário Baró25/01/200021Porto - 10102-
    17Filipe Soares20/05/199922Moreirense - 10203-
    18Gonçalo Ramos20/06/200119Benfica - 314172
    23Fábio Vieira30/05/200021Porto - 6541106
    Forwards
    9Rafael Leão10/06/199921Milan - 6110121
    11Dany Mota02/05/199823Monza - 10433137
    19Tiago Tomás16/06/200218Sporting CP - 00202-
    20Jota30/03/199922Valladolid - 9311145
    21Francisco Conceição14/12/200218Porto - 004242
    Coach
    -Rui Jorge27/03/197348 - 1004016-

    Last updated 02/06/2021 16:23CET

    Match officials Only this chapter

    • RefereeGlenn Nyberg (SWE)
    • Assistant refereesMahbod Beigi (SWE) , Andreas Söderqvist (SWE)
    • Fourth officialRade Obrenovič (SVN)
    • UEFA DelegateFelix Grigore (ROU)
    • UEFA Referee observerDarko Čeferin (SVN)

    Referee

    NameDate of birthUnder-21 matchesUEFA matches
    Glenn Nyberg12/10/1988530

    UEFA European Under-21 Championship matches featuring teams from the two countries involved in this match

    DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
    05/09/2017U21QREstoniaSpain0-1Tallinn
    31/03/2021U21GS-FTSwitzerlandPortugal0-3Ljubljana

    Other matches involving teams from either of the two countries involved in this match

    DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
    05/09/2017U21QREstoniaSpain0-1Tallinn
    08/10/2019U19QRSpainLithuania2-0Belgrade
    03/03/2020UYLR2AFC AjaxClub Atlético de Madrid0-0Duivendrecht
    18/08/2020UYLQFGNK Dinamo ZagrebSL Benfica1-3Nyon
    31/03/2021U21GS-FTSwitzerlandPortugal0-3Ljubljana

    Last updated 02/06/2021 15:41CET

    Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

    Spain

    • Under-21 - Qualifying round
      (06/09/2019)
      Kazakhstan 0-1 Spain
      0-1 Olmo 28 (P)
      D. Martín, Pedro Porro, Jorge Cuenca, Amo, Aleñá (63 Martin), Olmo, Puado (46 Pozo), Óscar Rodríguez (71 Fran Beltrán), Cucurella, Carles Pérez (46 Ferran Torres), Oriol Busquets
    • (10/09/2019)
      Spain 2-0 Montenegro
      1-0 Olmo 3, 2-0 Olmo 9
      D. Martín, Jorge Cuenca, Miranda, Fran Beltrán (75 Óscar Rodríguez), Olmo (83 Pozo), Buñuel, E. García (65 Amo), Cucurella, Martin (46 Ruiz), Lozano, Ferran Torres (75 Morlanes)
    • (15/10/2019)
      Montenegro 0-2 Spain
      0-1 Buñuel 34, 0-2 Cucurella 62
      D. Martín, Buñuel, Jorge Cuenca, E. García, Fran Beltrán (58 Villar), Martin (68 Pozo), Olmo, Cucurella (80 Fati), Pedrosa, Ferran Torres (68 Dani Gómez), Lozano
    • (14/11/2019)
      Spain 3-0 North Macedonia
      1-0 M. García 7, 2-0 Serafimov 47 (og) , 3-0 Pedrosa 87
      Fernández, E. García, M. García (68 Fran Beltrán), Pozo (46 Fati), Ruiz (46 Martin), Óscar Rodríguez (46 Villar), Buñuel, Pepelu, Pedrosa, Clemente, Ferran Torres (81 Sergio Gómez)
    • (19/11/2019)
      Israel 1-1 Spain
      0-1 Óscar Rodríguez 50, 1-1 Karzev 81 (P)
      Fernández, Pedro Porro, E. García, Amo, M. García (46 Óscar Rodríguez), Martin (70 Ruiz), Villar (46 Sergio Gómez), Cucurella (46 Fran Beltrán), Pedrosa, Ferran Torres, Lozano (84 Pepelu)
    • (03/09/2020)
      North Macedonia 0-1 Spain
      0-1 Hugo Duro 83 (P)
      Martinez, Pipa, Hugo Guillamón, Miranda, Clemente, Aleñá (55 Villar), Pozo (70 Antoñín), Dani Gómez (46 Hugo Duro), Martin (70 Pedri), Ricard Puig, Zubimendi (90 Moncayola)
    • (08/10/2020)
      Faroe Islands 0-2 Spain
      0-1 Brahim Díaz 51, 0-2 Brahim Díaz 90+1
      Martinez, Jorge Cuenca, Hugo Guillamón, Ricard Puig (60 Antoñín), Óscar Rodríguez (88 Moncayola), Puado (60 Pedri), Zubimendi, Pipa (69 Pedro Porro), Cucurella, Pedrosa, Barrenetxea (46 Brahim Díaz)
    • (13/10/2020)
      Spain 3-0 Kazakhstan
      1-0 Hugo Guillamón 65, 2-0 Dani Gómez 71, 3-0 Dani Gómez 85
      Fernández, Pedro Porro, Jorge Cuenca, Hugo Guillamón (84 Manu Hernando), Ricard Puig (46 Pedri), Brahim Díaz, Óscar Rodríguez (63 Fran Beltrán), Puado (60 Bryan Gil), Fran García (46 Dani Gómez), Cucurella, Moncayola
    • (12/11/2020)
      Spain 2-0 Faroe Islands
      1-0 Pedrosa 67, 2-0 López 87
      Fernández (46 Sotorres), Jorge Cuenca, Pozo, Fran Beltrán (60 M. García), Dani Gómez (46 López), Brahim Díaz (46 Puado), Zubimendi, Manu Hernando, Bryan Gil, Pedrosa, Pedri (74 Óscar Rodríguez)
    • (17/11/2020)
      Spain 3-0 Israel
      1-0 López 65 (P) , 2-0 Barrenetxea 75, 3-0 Moncayola 89
      Martinez, Pedro Porro, Hugo Guillamón, Clemente, M. García, Óscar Rodríguez (58 Brahim Díaz), López (74 Dani Gómez), Bryan Gil (74 Barrenetxea), Pedrosa (79 Manuel Sánchez), Puado (58 Fran Beltrán), Moncayola
    • Group stage – final tournament
      Group B - Group Standings
      TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
      Spain3210507
      Italy3120515
      Czech Republic3021242
      Slovenia3012181
      Matchday 1 (24/03/2021)
      Slovenia 0-3 Spain
      0-1 Puado 53, 0-2 Villar 54, 0-3 Miranda 89
      Fernández, Pipa, Hugo Guillamón, Jorge Cuenca, Zubimendi (58 Moncayola), Ruiz (83 Dani Gómez), Villar, Cucurella (58 M. García), Miranda, Brahim Díaz (83 Fran Beltrán), Puado (69 Pino)
    • Matchday 2 (27/03/2021)
      Spain 0-0 Italy
      Fernández, Hugo Guillamón (46 Pipa), Jorge Cuenca, Zubimendi (80 Fran Beltrán), Ruiz, Villar (56 Moncayola), Cucurella, Miranda, Mingueza, M. García, Puado
    • Matchday 3 (30/03/2021)
      Spain 2-0 Czech Republic
      1-0 Dani Gómez 69, 2-0 Dani Gómez 78
      Fernández, Pipa, Pedrosa, Hugo Guillamón, Jorge Cuenca, Ruiz (65 Dani Gómez), Villar (73 Pozo), Moncayola, M. García (81 Ricard Puig), Puado (72 Fran Beltrán), Barrenetxea (81 Pino)
    • Quarter-finals
      Matchday 4 (31/05/2021)
      Spain 2-1 Croatia
      1-0 Puado 66, 1-1 Ivanušec 90+4 (P) , 2-1 Puado 110 ET
      Fernández, Mingueza, Pedrosa (75 Cucurella), Hugo Guillamón, Jorge Cuenca, Zubimendi, Brahim Díaz (83 Pino), Fran Beltrán (58 Villar), M. García, Bryan Gil (83 Miranda), Niño (58 Puado)
    • Semi-finals
      Matchday 5 (03/06/2021)
      Spain-Portugal

    Portugal

    • Under-21 - Qualifying round
      (05/09/2019)
      Portugal 4-0 Gibraltar
      1-0 Francisco Trincão 8, 2-0 Dany Mota 13, 3-0 Dany Mota 60, 4-0 Diogo Queirós 66
      Diogo Costa, Thierry Correia (46 Tomás Esteves), Diogo Leite, Rúben Vinagre, Miguel Luís (46 Filipe Soares), Dany Mota, Diogo Queirós, Daniel Bragança, Francisco Trincão (74 Pedro Pereira), Quina (46 Vitinha), Pedro Neto (46 Nuno Santos)
    • (10/09/2019)
      Belarus 0-2 Portugal
      0-1 Rafael Leão 68, 0-2 Dany Mota 90+4
      Diogo Costa, Thierry Correia, Diogo Leite, Vitinha, Miguel Luís, Rafael Leão (80 Dany Mota), Nuno Santos, Nuno Tavares (46 Rúben Vinagre), Diogo Queirós, Jota (86 Romário Baró), Quina (60 Francisco Trincão)
    • (11/10/2019)
      Netherlands 4-2 Portugal
      1-0 Boadu 8, 1-1 Diogo Queirós 42, 2-1 Koopmeiners 50 (P) , 2-2 Gedson Fernandes 64 (P) , 3-2 Boadu 84, 4-2 Stengs 90+4
      Diogo Costa, Thierry Correia, Diogo Leite, Diogo Queirós, Vitinha, Miguel Luís (68 Nuno Santos), Rafael Leão (80 Pedro Mendes), Dany Mota (68 Francisco Trincão), Nuno Tavares, Gedson Fernandes, Quina (46 Jota)
    • (19/11/2019)
      Norway 2-3 Portugal
      0-1 Fábio Vieira 2, 0-2 Jota 20, 0-3 Fábio Vieira 78, 1-3 Thorstvedt 83 (P) , 2-3 Larsen 90
      Diogo Costa, Thierry Correia, Diogo Leite, Diogo Queirós, Florentino, Miguel Luís (84 Gedson Fernandes), Vitinha, Tomás Tavares, Rafael Leão (35 Tiago Djaló), Jota (55 Francisco Trincão), Fábio Vieira (84 Dany Mota)
    • (04/09/2020)
      Cyprus 0-4 Portugal
      0-1 Diogo Leite 7, 0-2 Diogo Leite 27, 0-3 Jota 53, 0-4 João Mário 85
      Diogo Costa, Diogo Leite, Florentino (76 Daniel Bragança), Vitinha (76 Miguel Luís), Dany Mota, Nuno Mendes, Tomás Tavares, Tiago Djaló, Jota (76 João Mário), Gedson Fernandes (58 Pote), Pedro Neto (58 Joelson Fernandes)
    • (09/10/2020)
      Portugal 4-1 Norway
      1-0 Pedro Neto 6, 2-0 Pedro Neto 16, 2-1 Larsen 34, 3-1 Vitinha 69, 4-1 Dany Mota 88
      Diogo Costa, Diogo Leite, Diogo Queirós, Florentino, Vitinha (83 Daniel Bragança), Rafael Leão (62 Dany Mota), Nuno Mendes, Dalot (83 Pedro Pereira), Jota (62 Fábio Vieira), Gedson Fernandes, Pedro Neto (70 Joelson Fernandes)
    • (13/10/2020)
      Gibraltar 0-3 Portugal
      0-1 Jota 16, 0-2 Pote 50, 0-3 Pote 80
      Luís Maximiano, Diogo Leite, Diogo Queirós (63 Pedro Pereira), Rúben Vinagre (23 Tomás Tavares), Pote, Vitinha (63 Pedro Neto), Daniel Bragança, Dany Mota, Dalot (46 Gedson Fernandes), Jota (46 Joelson Fernandes), Fábio Vieira
    • (12/11/2020)
      Portugal 3-0 Belarus
      1-0 Prischepa 3 (og) , 2-0 Fábio Vieira 19 (P) , 3-0 Gonçalo Ramos 90 (P)
      Diogo Costa, Diogo Leite, Diogo Queirós, Florentino, Vitinha (74 Daniel Bragança), Dany Mota (74 Gonçalo Ramos), Nuno Mendes, Dalot (68 João Mário), Jota (68 Joelson Fernandes), Gedson Fernandes, Fábio Vieira (46 Pote)
    • (15/11/2020)
      Portugal 2-1 Cyprus
      0-1 Artymatas 2, 1-1 Gedson Fernandes 45+1 (P) , 2-1 Diogo Queirós 68
      Diogo Costa, Diogo Leite, Diogo Queirós, Thierry Correia, Florentino, Vitinha, Rafael Leão (46 João Mário), Dany Mota (46 Gonçalo Ramos), Nuno Mendes (81 Fábio Vieira), Jota (69 Pote), Gedson Fernandes
    • (18/11/2020)
      Portugal 2-1 Netherlands
      1-0 Fábio Vieira 2, 1-1 Gakpo 42, 2-1 Fábio Vieira 53
      Diogo Costa, Diogo Leite, Diogo Queirós, Thierry Correia, Florentino, Vitinha, Dany Mota (66 Gonçalo Ramos), Tomás Tavares, Jota (46 Rafael Leão), Gedson Fernandes (56 Pote), Fábio Vieira (82 Daniel Bragança)
    • Group stage – final tournament
      Group D - Group Standings
      TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
      Portugal3300609
      Croatia3102453
      Switzerland3102363
      England3102243
      Matchday 1 (25/03/2021)
      Portugal 1-0 Croatia
      1-0 Fábio Vieira 68
      Diogo Costa, Thierry Correia, Diogo Leite, Diogo Queirós, Dalot, Florentino (63 Fábio Vieira), Vitinha (73 Daniel Bragança), Gedson Fernandes, Francisco Trincão (63 Francisco Conceição), Pote (80 Gonçalo Ramos), Tiago Tomás (63 Dany Mota)
    • Matchday 2 (28/03/2021)
      Portugal 2-0 England
      1-0 Dany Mota 64, 2-0 Francisco Trincão 74 (P)
      Diogo Costa, Thierry Correia, Diogo Leite, Diogo Queirós, Dalot, Florentino (46 Daniel Bragança), Vitinha, Gedson Fernandes (46 Francisco Trincão), Dany Mota (73 Gonçalo Ramos), Pote (88 Filipe Soares), Fábio Vieira (63 Francisco Conceição)
    • Matchday 3 (31/03/2021)
      Switzerland 0-3 Portugal
      0-1 Diogo Queirós 3, 0-2 Francisco Trincão 60, 0-3 Francisco Conceição 65
      Diogo Costa, Thierry Correia, Diogo Leite, Diogo Queirós, Dalot, Vitinha (73 Filipe Soares), Daniel Bragança, Francisco Trincão (62 Francisco Conceição), Pote (71 Gedson Fernandes), Tiago Tomás (62 Gonçalo Ramos), Fábio Vieira (62 João Mário)
    • Quarter-finals
      Matchday 4 (31/05/2021)
      Portugal 5-3 Italy
      1-0 Dany Mota 6, 2-0 Dany Mota 31, 2-1 Pobega 45, 3-1 Gonçalo Ramos 58, 3-2 Scamacca 60, 3-3 Cutrone 89, 4-3 Jota 109 ET, 5-3 Francisco Conceição 119 ET
      Diogo Costa, Diogo Leite, Diogo Queirós, Dalot, Vitinha, Gedson Fernandes (74 Jota), Daniel Bragança (86 Romário Baró), Dany Mota (4 Rafael Leão), Tomás Tavares, Gonçalo Ramos (69 Florentino), Fábio Vieira (86 Francisco Conceição)
    • Semi-finals
      Matchday 5 (03/06/2021)
      Spain-Portugal

    Last updated 01/06/2021 10:35CET

    Team facts Only this chapter

    Spain

    Tournament record
    2019: winners
    2017:
    runners-up
    2015: play-offs
    2013:
    winners
    2011:
    winners 
    2009: group stage
    2007: play-offs
    2006: did not qualify
    2004: play-offs
    2002: play-offs
    2000: third place
    1998: winners
    1996: runners-up
    1994: third place
    1992: did not qualify
    1990: quarter-finals
    1988: quarter-finals
    1986: winners
    1984: runners-up
    1982: quarter-finals
    1980: did not qualify
    1978: did not qualify

    Biggest wins
    Final tournament
    5-0 twice, most recently v Poland, 22/06/19
    Group stage, Bologna

    Qualifying
    14-0: Spain v San Marino, 08/02/05
    2006 qualifying group stage, El Ejido

    Heaviest defeats
    Final tournament
    3-1: Italy v Spain, 16/06/19
    Group stage, Bologna
    2-0
    twice, most recently v England, 18/06/09
    Group stage, Gothenburg

    Qualifying
    5-0: Netherlands v Spain, 16/02/83
    1984 qualifying group stage, Utrecht

    https://www.uefa.com/under21/news/newsid=1878572.html#team+facts+spain

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    Portugal

    Tournament record
    2019: did not qualify (play-offs)
    2017:
    group stage
    2015:
    runners-up
    2013:
    did not qualify
    2011:
    did not qualify
    2009: did not qualify
    2007: group stage
    2006: group stage
    2004: third place
    2002: group stage
    2000: did not qualify (play-offs)
    1998: did not qualify
    1996: quarter-finals
    1994: runners-up
    1992: did not qualify
    1990: did not qualify
    1988: did not qualify
    1986: did not qualify
    1984: did not qualify
    1982: did not enter
    1980: did not qualify
    1978: did not qualify

    Biggest wins
    Final tournament

    5-0: Portugal v Germany, 27/06/15
    Semi-finals, Olomouc

    Qualifying
    0-9:
    Liechtenstein v Portugal, 11/10/18
    2019 qualifying group stage, Vaduz

    Heaviest defeats
    Final tournament
    1-3
    three times, most recently Portugal v Spain, 20/06/17
    Group stage, Gdynia
    0-2 twice, most recently Portugal v Serbia and Montenegro, 25/05/06
    Group stage, Barcelos

    Qualifying
    6-0: Italy v Portugal, 02/12/87
    1988 qualifying group stage, Piacenza

    https://www.uefa.com/under21/news/newsid=2244741.html#team+facts+portugal

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    Legend

    :: Squad list
    No: number  DoB: date of birth  Qual: qualifying  FT: final tournament  Pld: played  Gls: goals  Overall U21: all-time qualifying and final tournament data

    :: Match officials
    Nat: nationality  DoB: date of birth

    Under-21: Total matches officiated in the UEFA European U21 Championship including all qualifying round matches. Matches as the fourth official are not included in these statistics. These are the official statistics considered valid for communicating official records in the competition.

    UEFA: Total matches officiated in all UEFA competitions including all qualifying round matches. Matches where the official has acted as the fourth official are not included in these statistics. These are the official statistics considered valid for communicating official records in the competition.

    :: Group statistics/Tournament schedule
    Pos: position  Pld: played  W: won  D: drawn  L: lost  GF: goals for  GA: goals against  Pts: points

    :: NOTE: All-time statistics
    Goals totals include the outcome of disciplinary decisions (eg. match forfeits when a 3-0 result is determined). Goals totals do not include goals scored from the penalty mark during a penalty shoot-out.

    Competitions

    Club competitions
    • UCL: UEFA Champions League
    • ECCC: European Champion Clubs' Cup
    • UEL: UEFA Europa League
    • UCUP: UEFA Cup
    • UCWC: UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
    • SCUP: UEFA Super Cup
    • UIC: UEFA Intertoto Cup
    • ICF: Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
    National team competitions
    • EURO: UEFA European Football Championship
    • WC: FIFA World Cup
    • CONFCUP: FIFA Confederations Cup
    • FRIE: Friendly internationals
    • U21FRIE: Under-21 friendly internationals
    • U21: UEFA European Under-21 Championship
    • U17: UEFA Under-17 Championship
    • U16: UEFA European Under-16 Championship
    • U19: UEFA Under-19 Championship
    • U18: UEFA European Under-18 Championship
    • WWC: FIFA Women's World Cup
    • WEURO: UEFA European Women's Championship

    Competition stages

    • F: Final
    • GS: Group stage
    • GS1: First group stage
    • GS2: Second group stage
    • 3QR: Third qualifying round
    • R1: First round
    • R2: Second round
    • R3: Third round
    • R4: Fourth round
    • PR: Preliminary round
    • SF: Semi-finals
    • QF: Quarter-finals
    • R16: round of 16
    • QR: Qualifying round
    • R32: Round of 32
    • 1QR: First qualifying round
    • 1st: first leg
    • 2QR: Second qualifying round
    • 2nd: second leg
    • FT: Final tournament
    • PO: Play-off
    • ELITE: Elite round
    • Rep: Replay
    • 3rdPO: Third-place play-off
    • PO - FT: Play-off for Final Tournament
    • GS-FT: Group stage – final tournament

    Other abbreviations

    • (aet): After extra time
    • pens: Penalties
    • No.: Number
    • og: Own goal
    • ag: Match decided on away goals
    • P: Penalty
    • agg: Aggregate
    • Pld: Matches played
    • AP: Appearances
    • Pos.: Position
    • Comp.: Competition
    • Pts: Points
    • D: Drawn
    • R: Sent off (straight red card)
    • DoB: Date of birth
    • Res.: Result
    • ET: Extra Time
    • sg: Match decided by silver goal
    • GA: Goals against
    • t: Match decided by toss of a coin
    • GF: Goals for
    • W: Won
    • gg: Match decided by golden goal
    • Y: Booked
    • L: Lost
    • Y/R: Sent off (two yellow cards)
    • Nat.: Nationality
    • N/A: Not applicable
    • f: Match forfeited

    Statistics

    • -: Denotes player substituted
    • +: Denotes player introduced
    • *: Denotes player sent off
    • +/-: Denotes player introduced and substituted

    Squad list

    • D: Disciplinary
    • *: Misses next match if booked
    • S: Suspended
    • Overall: Total appearances in the UEFA European Under-21 Championship final tournament only
    • Disclaimer: Although UEFA has taken all reasonable care that the information contained within this document is accurate at the time of publication, no representation or guarantee (including liability towards third parties), expressed or implied, is made as to its accuracy, reliability or completeness. Therefore, UEFA assumes no liability for the use or interpretation of information contained herein. More information can be found in the competition regulations available on UEFA.com.