Under 19 European Championship, semi-final

Spain 0 - France 0 (4-2 penalty shoot out)

Defending champions Spain made it through to the final once again after beating France in a penalty shoot out. Aarón hit the crossbar and Nsue fired the follow up straight at the keeper early on, and Aarón had a goal ruled out in the second half for a borderline offside. France's only real reply was an effort by Monnet-Paquet soon after the restart which Felipe Ramos kept out, but the Real Madrid keeper limped off soon afterwards after spraining an ankle. Valladolid's Sergio Asenjo came on to replace him though, and he was to prove the hero in the end, saving two penalty kicks after extra time had ended without goals. Spain's opponents in the final next Friday will be Greece, who they drew with earlier in their group game. (24.07.07)