International Matches - Under 21

France 1 - Spain 1

France: Gavanon (Valverde 46'); Berthod (Clichy 46'), Faty, Aubey, Drouin (Folly 68'); Toulalan (Didot 46'), Bergougnoux, Meghny (Bern Saada 73'), Matthieu; Le Tallec, Sinama-Pongolle. 4-4-2.
Spain: Riesgo; Sergio Ramos, Murillo, Jarque (Melli 46'), Peña (Puerta 46'); Vitolo, Gabi (Cesc 46'); Xabi Prieto (Solabarrieta 46'), Iniesta, Jonathan (Jesús Navas 46'); Sergio García (Arizmendi 58'). 4-2-3-1.

1-0. 57. Matthieu. Individualist effort which ended with shot from inside area.
1-1. 86. Jesús Navas. Made space and shot into top of net from outside area.

La Rochelle. Spain's new crop of youngsters got off to a good start, drawing this friendly international against a side containing many of the players who had won the World Youth Finals a couple of years ago. Iñaki Sáez returned to his old job in charge of the under 21 squad, and included Arsenal's 17 year old midfielder Cesc in the team. Riesgo had to save from an active Le Tallec as France dominated early on, but Gabi could have put his side in front had he found the target when alone in front of Gavanon before the break. And although spain fell behind to a Matthieu goal in the second half, Sevilla's Jesús Navas equalised near the end.