International Matches - Under 19

Spain 4 - Poland 1

Spain: Manu; Chica, Amorrebieta, Alexis, Garrido (Robusté 60'); Rubén, Valero; Juan Tomás (David Silva 65'), Víctor (Markel 63'), Gavilán; Soldado. 4-2-3-1.
Poland: Juszczyk (Fabianski 17'); Celeban, Bartczak, Madera, Latkowski; Szczepan, Jasinsky (Zyrkowski 80'), Blaszczykowski, Smolinski (Peszko 72'); Tarnowski, Piszczek. 4-4-2.

1-0. 09. Valero. Low shot after Víctor headed down Garrido's cross.
2-0. 13. Víctor. Finished off after good work by Valero and Tomás.
2-1. 45. Piszczek. After Szczepan and Tarnowski combined to set him up.
3-1. 61. Gavilán. Picked up Víctor's pass to fire shot into top of net.
4-1. 83. Soldado. Collected Silva's cross to beat keeper with shot on the turn.

Spain beat Poland 4-1 in their last group game to finish top of their section with maximum points. Already sure of qualifying for a place in the last four, Armando Ufarte gave a run out to the remaining players in his squad and rested some of his key players. But even with a weakened side they were more than a match for the East Europeans, and within fifteen minutes they were already two up with strikes from Valero and Víctor.

The Poles came back though, and Manu tipped a shot from Smolinski onto the bar. And on the stroke of half time Piszczek pulled one back after picking up a pass from Szczepan. But their joy was short-lived as Gavilán crashed home a third goal on the hour mark, and Soldado rounded things off near the end to set up a semi-final tie against the Ukraine in Fribourg next Wednesday.