International Matches - Under 19

Spain 3 - Germany 0

Spain: Ribas; Sergio Ramos, Alexis, Robusté, Garrido; Markel, Albiol; Juanfran (Chica 77'), Víctor (Soldado 70'), David Silva (Gavilán 60'); Juan Tomás. 4-2-3-1
Germany: Rene Adler; Sinkiewicz, Matip, Otti, Stegmayer; Jansen, Bork (Nicky Adler 70'), Delura, Hampel; Dejagah (Gentner 46'), Gómez. 4-4-2.

1-0. 51. Víctor. Steered header wide of keeper from Silva's long free kick.
2-0. 73. Gavilán. Controlled Soldado's pass and placed shot low into net.
3-0. 87. Soldado. Ran on to Gavilán through ball and shot across Adler.

A best possible start for Spain in the under 19 European championship in Switzerland, their 3-0 win over Germany in their opening match confirming them as one of the tournament favourites. Manager Armando Ufarte opted for a starting line up similar to the one which won through in the qualifying stage a couple of months ago, with Mallorca's Víctor and Espanyol's Juan Tomás up front and Real Madrid's Juanfran coming in on the right wing. Juanfran it was who created the early chances for the youngsters, but keeper Adler made first class saves from Valencia's Silva and from Víctor to keep the scores level at the break.

Six minutes in to the restart though Spain took the lead, Víctor getting on the end of Silva's long free kick to head past the stranded keeper. Ufarte decided to rest his forwards, bringing on Valencia's Gavilán and then Real Madrid's Soldado, and the two combined to score a goal apiece to wrap up the match. The youngsters play their next game in Lausanne on Thursday against Turkey, who beat Poland 4-3 in the other group B tie.