International Matches - Under 21

Spain 0 - Poland 1

Spain: Moyà (Cuéllar 46'); Javier Flaño (José Enrique 46'), Melli, Raúl Albiol (Alexis 46'), Garrido; Zapater, Raúl García (Javi Fuego 46'); Juanfran (Héctor Font 46'), Iniesta, Gavilán; Llorente (Soldado 46'). 4-2-3-1.
Poland: Fabianski; Wojtkowiak (Pawelec 92'), Telichowski, Rzezniczak, Kucharski (Jasinski 55'); Blaszczykowski, Zganiacz, Bartczak (Szalachowski 46'), Piszczek (Peszko 67'); Tralka (Kowalczyk 72'), Plizga (Mierzejewski 77'). 4-4-2. .

0-1. 24. Piszczek. Rolled ball in to net after Moyà clearance hit Javier Flaño.

Miranda de Ebro. Spain's new look under 21 side got off to a bad start when they were beaten 0-1 by Poland in this friendly match. With the youngsters failing to qualify for this summer's European finals, Iñaki Sáez was trying out a new crop who were looking to reach next year's finals and subsequently the 2008 Olympic games. Many of the previous squad were still young enough to make the line up though, and with a team packed with players who are currently participating in the Spanish first division they were confident of getting a good result.

That didn't turn out to be the case though, and they were bettered by a well organized Polish side who looked to take advantage of their opponents' mistakes. Moyà had to be at his best to keep out Tralka early on, and midway through the first half a failed clearance by Moyà came back off his own defender allowing Piszczek to score.

Spain's only chance up to that point came from a Gavilán volley just over the bar, and the usual six changes at the break only allowed Szalachowski to test Cuéllar immediately after the restart. Héctor Font had the best chance for the locals when he broke through only to shoot over the top, but after that the Poles closed ranks to ensure they came away with a win.