International Matches - Under 19

Spain 2 – France 0

Spain: Sivera; Borja San Emeterio, Jorge Meré, Vallejo, Aaron Caricol; Mikel Merino (Pape Cheikh 89’), Rodrigo; Marco Asensio, Dani Ceballos, Alfonso Pedraza (Nahuel 67’); Borja Mayoral (Carlos Fernández 90’). 4-2-3-1.
France: Escales; Fulgini (Thuram 89’), Diakhaby, Diallo, Lucas Hernández; Kemen, Blin; Kilic (Toyusar 77’), Coman, Cornet; Guirassy (Dembele 71’). 4-2-3-1.

1-0. 88. Asensio. Won ball in midfield and ran through to shoot low past Escales.
2-0. 95. Asensio. Picked up ball outside area and ran on to poke shot into net.

Two late goals by Marco Asensio took Spain through to this year’s under-19 European final. The game appeared to be heading for extra time when Asensio won the ball in midfield and ran on to fire an angled shot past Escales. And with their opponents throwing everything forward, the Real Madrid midfielder broke away on another counter-attack to wrap things up right at the end. Before that though the match could have gone either way, Mayoral and Pedraza failing to find the target early on, and Guirassy going close for the French side either side of half time. Sivera had to be at his best to keep out a couple of Kilic free kicks, and Escales did well to tip a shot from Mayoral over the bar later on. Spain go through to the final though where they will meet Russia, Luis De la Fuente’s team looking to get their revenge for the defeat against the East Europeans at the group stage.