Spain 1 - Ireland 1 (3-2 pso)
Spain went through to the quarter finals after beating Ireland in the competition's first penalty shoot out. José Antonio Camacho's side took an early lead when Morientes headed home Puyol's cross in the eighth minute and looked as if they were going to hold on as the game rolled into the last minute. However Swedish referee Anders Fisk awarded a rigorous penalty to the Irish when Hierro held on to substitute Quinn's shirt, and Robbie Keane struck home the penalty to send the game into extra time.
Earlier in the half Fisk had awarded another penalty to McCarthy's team when Juanfran tripped a lively Duff, but young keeper Iker Casillas stood his ground to beat away Harte's kick. Spain should have wrapped things up though in the first half, and their forwards were caught offside eight times as Ireland played a dangerous game in defence. Gradually though Eire came back, and Casillas made a vital save against Keane, bravely charging down his shot and injuring himself into the bargain.
Spain were at a disadvantage for the extra period though as Camacho had already made his three changes, replacing strikers Morientes and a limping Raúl to try and preserve their one goal lead. Substitute Albelda had to leave the field with a recurrence of his groin strain, and with Luis Enrique also having trouble young striker Luque was left alone up front. Ireland bore down on Spain's area looking for the golden goal with Quinn constantly causing problems for the defence, but the Spaniards held on and the game went to the sudden death shoot out.
Once again it was up to Casillas to save the day, and after Holland sent the second Irish penalty on to the crossbar and out, the Real Madrid keeper saved kicks from Connolly and Kilblane. However Juanfran and Valerón both put their penalties wide, and it was left to Mendieta to step up and fire the ball into the centre of the goal past Given to take his side through. Spain go on to play the winner of the game between Italy and South Korea. (16.06.02)