International Matches - Under 21

Spain 2 - Finland 0

Spain: Sergio Asenjo; Azpilicueta, Torrejón, Marcano, Monreal; Raúl García, Mario Suárez; Pedro León (Jonathan Pereira 67'), Jurado (Sisi 20'), Granero (Diego Capel 83'); Xisco. 4-2-3-1.
Finland: Lehtovaara; Jalasto, Turunen, Portin, Raitala; Sparv (Vasara 37'), Mehmet Hetemaj; Hämäläinen, Perparim Hetemaj, Hakola (Kärkkäinen 75'); Pukki (Sadik 46'). 4-2-3-1.

1-0. 28. Marc Torrejón. Turned ball in to net following Granero free kick.
2-0. 54. Pedro León. Curled free kick in off crossbar and back of keeper.

Spain are out of the under 21 championship despite beating Finland in their last group match. After only picking up one point from their first two games, the only hope was for a win by at least a three goal difference coupled with a victory for England against Germany. However they fell short on both counts and will not be taking further part in the competition.

López Caro's side took the lead shortly before the half hour mark when Espanyol's Torrejón picked up a loose ball to beat the keeper following Granero's free kick, and with England equalizing an early goal from Germany there was renewed hope. Lehtovaara saved from Marcano a few minutes later, and son after the restart Pedro León made it two with a well struck free kick. But after that Lehtovaara made a string of first class saves to prevent the third goal Spain needed, and with the scoreline unmoved in the other group match it was all over.