International Matches - Under 21

Spain 3 - Switzerland 1 (aet)

Spain: Sergio Asenjo; Azpilicueta, Piqué, Chico, Miguel Torres (Canella 65'); Javi García (Sergio Busquets 83'), Raúl García; Sisi, Jurado (Xisco 46'), Mata; Bojan. 4-2-3-1.
Switzerland: Sommer; Thiesson, Ziegler, Barmettler, Ferati; Gashi (Basha 89'), Lustenberger; Crettenand, Zambrella, Nikci (Feltscher 85'); Vonlanthen. 4-2-3-1.

0-1. 25. Gashi. Ran on to Sommer clearance and fired low shot wide of Asenjo.
1-1. 50. Xisco. Near post header from Mata corner which deflected off a defender.
2-1. 90+5. Sisi. Latched on to loose ball in area and fired volley across Sommer.
3-1. 113. Raúl García. Poked shot wide of keeper after Mata corner not cleared.

Spain qualified for next summer's European finals after a nerve racking victory over Switzerland. The youngsters had lost the first leg 2-1, and they went further behind midway through the first half when Gashi ran on to a long punt by Sommer to nip between an indecisive Asenjo and Chico and score.

Up to that point Spain had had most of the play, Raúl García having a header blocked and Mata unable to beat the keeper when free in front of goal. Sisi fired a good chance over the top close to half time, but five minutes after the restart Newcastle's Xisco levelled the scores on the night with a header from Mata's corner soon after coming on as half time substitute.

The Swiss pulled even further back to defend after that however, and try as they might Spain could not find a way through. All seemed lost until the fifth and final minute of injury time, when Ferati could only head up a long ball in to the area, and Sisi took his time to fire a spectacular volley past Sommer.

That took the game in to extra time, and Raúl García scrambled the ball home following another Mata corner late on to put his side ahead for the first time. It was still not over though, and Asenjo had to produce the save of the night from Vonlanthen's free kick to ensure the victory. Spain are through to the finals in Sweden though, the first time they have made it since the year 2000.