|International Matches - Under 20|
Spain 4 - Brazil 2 (after extra time)
Barragán (Toni Calvo 77'), Piqué, Marc Valiente, Crespo; Diego
Capel, Sunny (Bueno 71'), Javi García, Marcos García (Granero
56'); Adrián López, Mata. 4-4-2.
Spain came back from two goals down to defeat four time champions Brazil in the first knock-out stage. The South Americans only just scraped through the group stage, and Capel, Piqué and Mata all went close in the opening minutes. But Pato gave them a warning shot when he headed wide on the half hour mark, and soon afterwards Leandro Lima gave his side the lead with an acrobatic volley after the defence failed to clear Amaral's cross.
Just three minutes later Brazil went two up when Pato steered a header past Adán from a cross by Real Madrid's Marcelo, and Gines Meléndez's side were in trouble. But before the half time whistle Piqué scrambled one back, the ball appearing to deflect in off his arm after Adrián López had played on Mata's free kick.
For most of the second half Brazil clung on to their lead, but with six minutes to go to full time Javi García caught them half asleep when he fired a quick free kick past Cassio, who was still lining up the defensive wall. Capel hit the outside of the post and Granero and Mata both brought saves out of the keeper, and with the game already in extra time Bueno got on the end of Capel's cross to head Spain in front.
With the players leaving the field for the break three minutes later, Lima got himself sent off for a second bookable offence, presumably for something he said to the referee. And Spain could have had a hatful after that, Bueno, Mata and Capel unable to beat Cassio, and top scorer Adrián López hitting the post with the goal at his mercy. Eventually though Adrián López wrapped things up in the last minute after Mata's shot was blocked to set up a quarter final tie with the Czech Republic.