International Matches - Under 20

Spain 1 - Italy 3

Spain: Sergio Asenjo; Azpilicueta, Laguardia, Botía, José Angel; Oriol; Jordi Alba (Ander 46'), Dani Parejo, Fran Mérida (Kike 69'), Aarón; Emilio Nsue. 4-1-4-1.
Italy: Fiorillo; Crescenzi (Bruscagin 69'), Bini, Albertazzi, Mazzotta; Calderoni, Sciacca (Romizi 53'); Della Penna (Bonaventura 82'), Mazzarini, Mustacchio; Misuraca. 4-2-3-1.

Goals: 0-1. 55. Mustacchio; 0-2. 61. Mazzarini; 1-2. 66. Aarón; 1-3. 87. Mustacchio.

Spain are out of the under 20 World Cup after losing 1-3 to Italy in the first knock-out round. Having finished top of their group, Luis Milla's side were unlucky to be paired with their European neighbours, who had only finished a poor third in their section. And things went against them when the Argentinian referee rather harshly sent off Botía for a foul on Mazzarani with less than half an hour on the clock.

A penalty appeal after the break for a possible hands by Crescenzi was followed almost immediately by Italy's first goal, Mustacchio picking up Mazzarini's pass to beat Asenjo. Fiorillo turned an effort from Aarón on to the bar, but soon afterwards Mazzarini himself got his side's second.

Aarón converted a penalty after Ander Herrera was brought down in the area to close the gap to one goal, and Italy replied with a shot by Mazzotta against the post, and two efforts from Mustacchio which Asenjo did well to keep out.

Spain should have levelled the scores though when they were awarded a second penalty after Bruscagin fouled Aarón near the end, but the keeper saved Aarón's spot kick. And three minutes later Mustacchio wrapped things up with his second of the evening to send the youngsters back home earlier than they expected.