Under 21 European qualifier

Switzerland 2 - Spain 1

Spain lost the first leg of their European Championship play-off against Switzerland, and they now have to win next Tuesday in Lorca to reach next summer's finals. Barcelona's Sergio Busquets headed López Caro's side in to the lead from Mata's corner early on. But Vonlanthen equalised later in the first half, and Nikci headed a free kick past Sergio Asenjo soon after the restart to give the Swiss a slight edge for the return match. (11.10.08)