Euro 2004 qualifying match

Armenia 0 - Spain 4

A meaningless victory for Spain in Armenia, where Iñaki Sáez's side failed to top their group thanks to Greece's win over Northern Ireland, leaving them with a tricky play-off tie next month. Valerón put his team ahead in the seventh minute following a corner, and then it was a question of waiting for the result from the other group match. But with 20 minutes to go the news came in that Greece had scored, and Raúl's 35th goal for his country a minute later was hardly celebrated by the players. Substitute Reyes came on to score his first two goals for Spain near the end, but the atmosphere in the dressing room was grim and they now have to wait to Monday to see who their play-off opponents will be. (11.10.03)

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