Spain: Iñaki Peña (Adrián López 82’), Alex Robles, Brandariz, Subías, Zabarte; Morlanes, Busquets; Mboula (Pol Lozano 80’), Brahim, Fran García (Iván Martín 70’); Abel Ruiz. 4-2-3-1.
Portugal: Diogo Costa; Dalot, Queirós, Leite, Rubén Vinagre; Gedson Fernandes, Florentino, Quina (Rafael Leao 79’); Mesaque Dju (Miguel Luis 55’), José Gomes, Joao Filipe. 4-3-3.
Goals: 0-1. 27. Dalot; 1-1. 32. Brahim.
Penalties: 0-1. José Gomes; 1-1. Abel Ruíz; 1-2. Joao Felipe; 2-2. Busquets; 2-3. Leite; 3-3. Brandariz; 3-4. Dalot; 4-4. Brahim; 4-5. Gedson; 4-5. Morlanes (wide).
Spain finished runners-up in this year’s competition after losing to Portugal in a penalty shoot-out. Barcelona keeper Iñaki Peña had to save from Quina midway through the first half, but he could do nothing to prevent Dalot from drilling home the opener after Vinagre crossed from the left soon afterwards. Brahim made it all square with a looping header though after Brandariz headed up a Morlanes cross, the first goal that Diogo Costa had let in throughout the tournament, and Mboula headed a corner just wide soon after the restart. Peña had to save again from Gedson and Quina after that, but with the scores level it all went down to penalties. Santi Denía tried to play the “Van Gaal card” substituting his keeper for the shoot-out, but it didn’t work out, and team captain Morlanes fired the last spot kick against the outside of the post to give Portugal their second European under-17 title.