Qualifying round (Group 1 : ENG / CZE / ESP / BLR / NIR) - 16/02/2008 - 17:00CET (17:00 local time) - El Montecillo - Aranda de Duero
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Spain too hot for Northern Ireland

Published: Saturday 16 February 2008, 14.17CET
Spain 4-0 Northern Ireland Ignacio Quereda's side scored two goals in each half to beat Northern Ireland and move into second place in Group 1.
by Lucy Turner

Standings

Group 1 : ENG / CZE / ESP / BLR / NIR

PPts
England England39
Spain Spain47
Czech Republic Czech Republic37
Belarus Belarus43
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland40
Last updated: 19/04/2013 10:40 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
Published: Saturday 16 February 2008, 14.17CET

Spain too hot for Northern Ireland

Spain 4-0 Northern Ireland Ignacio Quereda's side scored two goals in each half to beat Northern Ireland and move into second place in Group 1.

Spain scored two goals in each half to beat Northern Ireland 4-0 and move into second place behind England in UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ qualifying Group 1.

Command performance
Ignacio Quereda's side were in charge from start to finish in Montecillo de Aranda and opened the scoring on 15 minutes when striker Laura Del Río found a gap in the visiting defence. Ten minutes later they doubled their lead through forward Sonia Bermúdez.

Substitutions
The game followed a similar pattern to the first half after the break and Quereda took advantage of Spain's superiority to make several substitutions – replacing Aybar Noflia, Mari Paz Azagra Navascues and Sonia with Sandra Vilanova Tous, Veronica Boquete Giadans and María Paz Vilas. It was one of the replacements, María Paz, who struck the third goal, unopposed, just before the hour. Fifteen minutes later Ruth García headed past goalkeeper Emma Higgins to complete the scoring.

Second place
Spain sit second in Group 1, ahead of the Czech Republic on goal difference and having played a game more. The six group winners qualify directly for next year's finals while the six runners-up and the four third-placed teams with the best record against the top four in their group enter play-offs for five remaining berths.

Last updated: 27/03/13 6.52CET

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Lineups

Spain

Spain

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

7
María PazMaría Paz
Substitution66
3
BailieKelly Bailie
3
BenitoMaría Benito
7
GiltespleLaura Giltesple
Substitution56
8
Laura del RíoLaura del Río
Goal17
8
HallStacey Hall (C)
Substitution86
5
RuthRuth García
Goal74
1
HigginsEmma Higgins (GK)
10
VanesaVanesa
4
HuttonAshley Hutton
4
NicolauMelisa Nicolau
6
LeylandKellie Leyland
1
TirapuAinhoa Tirapu (GK)
2
McGovernAine McGovern
6
GurrutxagaItziar Gurrutxaga (C)
10
McKennaHelen McKenna
Substitution77
18
NoeliaNoelia Aybar
Substitution52
5
NelsonJulie Nelson
2
TorrejónMarta Torrejón
9
McFaddenSarah McFadden
14
SoniaSonia Bermudez
Goal27
Substitution71
11
VanceDemi Vance

Substitutes

9
Verónica BoqueteVerónica Boquete
Substitution66
14
BoothSarah Booth
Substitution86
11
VilanovaSandra Vilanova
Substitution71
17
CorishRebecca Corish
Substitution56
17
RomeroAna Romero
13
HarkinUna Harkin
15
AlexandraAlexandra
12
EddisKirsty Eddis (GK)
16
PérezMaría José Pérez
15
CaldwellNadene Caldwell
12
María PazMaría Paz
Substitution52
Goal59
16
McCannAmy McCann
Substitution77
13
Estevez LoresCristina Estevez Lores (GK)
18
ArmourLisa Armour

Coach

Ignacio Quereda (ESP) Alfie Wylie (NIR)

Referee

Christine Bango (AUT)

Assistant referees

Cindy Zeferino De Oliveira (AUT), Silke Mitterlechner (AUT)

Fourth official

Mayte Porro Araico (ESP)

Legend:

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