International Matches - Under 19

Spain 2 – Russia 0

Spain: Sivera; Borja San Emeterio (Antonio Marín 81’), Jorge Meré, Vallejo, Aaron Caricol; Mikel Merino, Rodri; Marco Asensio, Dani Ceballos, Alfonso Pedraza (Nahuel 73’); Borja Mayoral (Carlos Fernández 90’). 4-2-3-1.
Russia: Mitryushkhin; Makarov, Chernov, Khodzhanniyazov, Yakuba; Barinov, Golovin (Zeuv 46’); Guliev, Melkadze (Bezdenezhnykh 63’), Gasilin (Zhemaletdinov 70’); Sheydaev. 4-2-3-1.

1-0. 39. Mayoral. Header back into net after keeper tipped Asensio shot onto bar.
2-0. 78. Nahuel. Ran on to Asensio through ball and turned angled shot into net.

Spain’s under 19 side are champions of Europe for the seventh time in fourteen years after beating Russia 2-0 in the final! Although Luis De la Fuente’s team had lost to their opponents at the group stage, this time they left them no option, the youngsters dominating the match from start to finish. Only a couple top class saves from Mitryushkhin prevented Meré from scoring following two of the many corners, and Borja Mayoral hit the crossbar before heading the opener after the keeper could only a push a shot by Marco Asensio onto the bar shortly before half time. At the other end Sivera was only tested once by a Shaydaev header, although the result was in doubt until Asensio put substitute Nahuel away to round the keeper and wrap things up with twelve minutes to go.