|International Matches - Under 21|
Spain 2 - Austria 0
Spain: Reina; Varela, Jusué, Marchena, Bermudo; Orbaiz, Colsa (Fernando 80'); Joaquín, Gabri, Yeste (Guayre 70'); Xisco (Aganzo 60').
Non playing substitutes: Aranzubia, Lopo, Boris, Gallardo.
Burriana. Spain cruised to a comfortable victory against Austria in this European championship qualifying game to set them up for their crunch match against France in four days time. With Xavi and Vicente playing for the full international side and Pablo Couñago suffering from fever, Tenerife's new signing Xisco lead the attack and Orbaiz and Colsa played in the double pivot role. The game was hard fought in the opening minutes with Croatian referee Trivkovic showing several yellow cards. Spain finally broke through shortly before half time with two goals in four minutes from Colsa, and after they controlled the game until the final whistle. The bad news were yellow cards for Marchena, Xisco and Jusué which will keep them out of the game with France. Xavi and Vicente are expected to return though, and Iñaki Saez may consider calling up reinforcements in defence, with Spain needing a victory to qualify directly for the finals.