Under 17 European championship
Spain 4 - Moldavia 2
Spain: Nauzet; Molinero (Sestelo 60'), Robusté, Alexis Ruano, Garrido; Corominas (Llamas 65'), Valero, Maureta, Gavilán; Jonathan, Soldado. 4-4-2. Full squad
Goals: 1-0. 15. Jonathan; 1-1. 39. Bulgaru; 2-1. 41. Soldado; 2-2. 44. Calincov; 3-2; 46. Jonathan; 4-2. 50. Jonathan.
Spain qualified for the quarter finals of the under 17 European championship early with their second victory in a row. Their hero was once again Espanyol's Jonathan Soriano, who scored a hat-trick to take his tally for the tournament to five. "Jona" hit the post early on and then gave his side the lead with a shot on the turn with a quarter of an hour gone. Bulgaru levelled the scores just before the break, but as he had done against the Czech Republic, Real Madrid's Soldado restored the lead in the first minute of the second half after good work by Jonathan. Once again Moldavia equalised, Calincov beating Nauzet from outside of the area, but Jonathan scored two more before the half was ten minutes old, and when Vlasov was sent off for fouling the youngster from behind the game was over. Spain now go on to play Yugoslavia next Wednesday for first place in their group. (29.04.02)