International Matches - Under 19

Austria 0 - Spain 2

Austria: Schober; Seebacher, Pürcher, Ramsebner, Riegler; Bukva (Ilsanker 68'), Mattes, Salomon (Beichler 59'), Baumgartlinger; Arnautovic, Sand (Lindner 69'). 4-4-2.
Spain: Felipe Ramos; Pablo Gil, Sanjosé, Echaide, Cantero; Azpilicueta, Montoro, Javi Martínez (Dani Parejo 81'), Modrego; Aarón (Coto 68'), Emilio Nsue (Berrocal 76'). 4-4-2.

0-1. 52. Azpilicueta; 0-2. 55. Aarón.

Spain got off to a good start in the under 19 European finals, beating hosts Austria 0-2 in their first group match. With several of their eligible players away with the under 20 World Cup squad, Juan Santiesteban took the opportunity to have a look at some new faces. But they could have gone behind in the first half, Salomon and Sand both going close for the home side.

However Aarón Ñiguez set up César Azpilicueta for him to steer a shot wide of the keeper to open the scoring early in the second half, and the Valencia striker then battled through to score the second himself just three minutes later. Sand brought a good save out of Ramos a few minutes later, but otherwise Spain held on to take a first step towards retaining the title they won again last year.