|International Matches - Under 21|
San Marino 1 - Spain 10
San Marino: Aldo
Simoncini; Ranocchini, Valentini, Celli (Ottaviani 22', Toccaceli 60'), Davide
Simoncini; Bonini, Bugli, Zanotti, Cibelli; Valli, Casadei (Montironi 76').
Goals: 0-1. 06. Iniesta (penalty); 0-2. 26. Llorente; 1-2. 34. Valli; 1-3. 40. David Silva; 1-4. 52. David Silva; 1-5. 55. Llorente; 1-6. 57. Llorente; 1-7. 59. Soldado; 1-8. 64. Soldado; 1-9. 72. Davide Simoncini (own goal); 1-10. 77. Soldado.
Spain's under 21 side are out of next summer's European Championships despite another record win against San Marino. The youngsters started the last day of the group stage out of the top two positions, and needed Bosnia to beat Serbia to overtake them in the table. But Serbia won 5-1 to take the second play-off spot behind Belgium, and Spain will once again be watching the tournament on their television sets.
Having hit fourteen against San Marino in their first match this one was a bit of a formality, Iniesta putting his side on their way with a sixth minute penalty and Athletic Bilbao's Llorente getting a second midway through the first half after David Silva set him up. Valli got a rare goal for the hosts with a shot from outside of the area, but Silva added two more either side of half time, the first from a pass by Arsenal's Cesc Fábregas and the second after an assist by Juanfran, who came on at the break with Soldado.
Llorente completed his hat-trick with less than an hour on the clock, first of all converting a centre from Juanfran and then heading home the third. And Real Madrid's Soldado helped himself to a hat-trick as well in the last 30 minutes, with Davide Simoncini putting through his own net in between to complete the scoreline. But it was a pyrrhic victory, and Spain's woes at youth level continue.