01 April 2012

[Selection; Under-17] England 0 - 4 Spain

Both teams raised a game of one on one. Two European powers facing football in the field of Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena. In order to win and await the outcome of other Group 3 match between Ukraine and host Georgia. Eighty minutes of play for a place in European Championship in Slovenia. The truth is that each of the parties was for a combo. England was the biggest danger created at the beginning of the crash. Spain became sole owner of the game in the second half.

The first time the meeting was a short corner that pulled the English without creating danger. Spain tried, above all, bands, Grimaldo and Bustos, and in the 10th minute Borja did not finish and threw a center, immediately afterwards, a corner at the near post which topped Calero but seeing door. Since that time, England was the combination that created more danger in the field. The goalkeeper Rubén Blanco, as he did in the second game against Ukraine, became one of the protagonists of the first forty minutes after several decisive interventions by hand and the foot succeeded in halting the offensive plays of the Peacock . The side and corner faults were the plays that brought more danger to the goal and Spanish defense.

During the last five minutes of the first part of the game rule was for the England team. Akpom tried after a counter that ended with the ball going over the bar. Just two minutes before the end of the first act, Hughes, after a great individual move, he met again with goalkeeper Blanco.

In the second half, the spectacular reaction in Spain brought the two goals Spanish: the first one did Iván Calero after hitting hit a ball from the edge of the area. It was the 45th minute and was highlighted as a good team approach Santi Denia in the second half. Just two minutes later came the second piece of Grimaldo: Bustos was in attendance and outlined to perfection in one on one with the goalkeeper Willis. But the superiority of Spain in the grass was still evident. On 57 minutes came the third goal for Spain, the midfielder's boots Samper, who took the applause from the stands with a wonderful Georgian much. A real quality goal from the edge of the area. Gayá put the final 0-4 in the scoring in injury time.

The Spanish sent in the field of Tbilisi, opening the game by gangs, linking moves combinative and dominating the game, in addition to possession. However, the hard work and efforts made by Spain to England could not get the deserved reward as in the other match in Group 3, beat Georgia 0-1 to Ukraine and managed, thus qualifying for the Championship Europe of Slovenia, with 7 points. Spain, with 5 points, seven goals for and three against, stands at the gates of the European Championship in the category, after defeating the Elite round in a very tight group.
Georgia will play the final phase by the host Slovenia, Holland, Germany, France, Poland, Belgium and Iceland. (via RFEF)

[Match Stats]
England: Willis George, Alastair Gordon, Leo Chambers ©, Isaac Hayden, Luke Shaw, Calum Chambers (min.51, Jordan Graham), Jon Swift (min.52, Wallace), Luke Woodland, Calum Robinson (min.64, Mason Bennett), William Hughes, Chuba Akpom. Coach: John Peacock.

Spain: Rubén Blanco, Héctor Bellerín, Iván Sáez ©, Jaime Sánchez, Víctor Ruiz, Joaquín Fernández, Sergi Samper (Antonio Cotán Toño, min 80+), Borja Martínez, Álvaro Bustos (Samuel Castillejo, min.68), Alejandro Grimaldo (José Luis Gayá, min.76), Iván Calero. Coach: Santiago Denia.

Goals: 0-1 Iván Calero (min.45) Alejandro Grimaldo 0-2 (min.47) Sergi Samper 0-3 (min.57), 0-4 José Luis Gaya (min.80 +)

Referee: Nikolay Yodanov (BUL) Assistant Referees: Veselin Dobriyanov (BUL) and Giorgi Kruashvili (GEO) Fourth official: Tornike Gventsadze (GEO). UEFA delegate: Jozef Marko (SLO).

Cards: admonished Chambers and Luke Shaw from England, and Jaime Sánchez (min. 25), Víctor Ruiz (min. 63) and Samuel Castillejo (min. 71) by Spain.

Subs: Boris Paichadze National Stadium, Tbilisi (Georgia), March 31, 2012, 14:00 local time (12:00 CET).