International Matches

Friendly international

Finland 0 - Spain 0

Finland: Niemi; Pasanen, Hyypia (Tihinen 46'), Vayrynen (Ilola 83'), Kallio; Kolkka (Lampi 76'), Roman Eremenko, Riihilahti (Nurmella 46'), Kuivasto; Kuqi (Alexei Eremenko 66'), Johansson. 4-4-2.
Spain: Reina; Sergio Ramos, Pablo, Puyol (Marchena 46'), Pernía; Albelda; Angulo (Joaquín 55'), Iniesta (Xavi 46'), Silva (Tamudo 55'), Riera; Luis García (Cesc 73'). 4-1-4-1.

Goals: None.

Spain played out a fairly meaningless 0-0 draw in a friendly match in Finland on Wednesday night. Coming just a few days after the Euro 2008 success in Denmark, Luis Aragonés used the occasion to give a run out to the rest of his squad. But although his side were on top for much of the first half, the best they could manage were a couple of half-efforts from Espanyol's Luis García. Local keeper Niemi made a couple of good saves from Pernía and Luis García after the restart, and Riera fired a shot against the foot of the post later on. The last chances fell to Roy Hodgson's team though, with Kallio heading wide following a corner and Johansson failing to find the target.