International Matches - Under 20

Spain 2 - Zambia 1

Spain: Adán; Barragán, Marc Valiente, Piqué, Crespo; Toni Calvo (Iriome 67'), Sunny, Mario Suárez (Javi García 79'), Diego Capel (Granero 50'); Adrián López, Mata. 4-4-2.
Zambia: Jacob Banda; Zimba, Nyambe, Dennis Banda, Kachinga; Sunzu (Richard Phiri 60'), Njobvu, Tembo (Lupiya 58'), Mulenga; Mayuka, Mwansa. 4-4-2.

1-0. 30. Mario Suárez (penalty); 2-0. 40. Mata; 2-1. 74. Njobvu.

Spain beat Zambia 2-1 in their second game to top their group ahead of Uruguay and virtually ensure a place in the last sixteen. It was a hard fought win though, and Adán had some work to do against a physically stronger side before Gines Meléndez's side were awarded a dubious penalty, Mario Suárez converting the kick after he himself had fallen under a lunging challenge from Nyambe.

Mata appeared to have given his side the three points with an impressive first time volley from Diego Capel's lifted cross shortly before the break. But Njobvu shrugged off a couple of markers to pull one back with a quarter of an hour to go, and there were some nervous moments before the final whistle, especially when Mulenga went close with an acrobatic kick late on.