International Matches - Under 19

Spain 1 - Norway 1

Spain: Aitor; Hugo Mallo, Planas, Pulido, Marc Bartra; Oriol, Kiko (Tello 46'), Sielva, Thiago (Isco 77'); Rodri (Rochina 61'), Pacheco. 4-4-2.
Norway: Ostbo; Hedenstad, Nilsen, Saetra, Knudsen, Tokstad, Johansen (Asen 87'), Elabdellaoui, Olsen, Henriksen, Skjelvik (Ringstad 73').

Goals: 0-1. 44. Olsen; 1-1. 62. Rochina.

Not the best of starts for Spain in the opening game of the Elite round, Luis Milla's team being held to a 1-1 draw by Norway. Despite dominating most of the play, the youngsters fell behind when Olsen beat Aitor just before half time. Barcelona's Rubén Rochina equalised though just a couple of minutes or so after coming on as substitute after a shot from Liverpool's Dani Pacheco came back off the bar, and only a good performance by Scandinavian keeper Ostbo after that prevented a victory.