|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;
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.