International Matches - Under 17

Portugal 0 – Spain 2

Portugal: Biai, Koné, Djaló, Joao Oliveira, Alfonso Sousa, Embaló, Baró (Jocu 52'), Bernardo Sousa (Almeida 52'), Neto, Justiniano, Camacho (Simoes 77').
Spain: Álvaro Fernández, Morey, Miranda, Guillamón, Chust, Antonio Blanco, Moha, Ferrán Torres, Sergio Gómez (Álvaro García 78'), José Alonso (Víctor Gómez 76'), Abel Ruiz, (Nacho Díaz 30').

Goals: 0-1. 18. Abel Ruíz (penalty); 0-2. 46. Nacho Díaz.

Spain qualified for this year’s finals after beating hosts Portugal in the last group match. A defeat against Greece meant that this was a must-win game for Santi Denía’s side, and team captain Abel Ruíz put them ahead from the penalty spot after José Alonso was fouled in the area. And Nacho Díaz added a second after the break to get revenge for last year’s final, which their opponents won in a penalty shoot-out. Portugal may still qualify for the finals though as one of the best placed runners-up, although with only three points they will have to wait until all the groups have been completed to know their fate.