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International Matches - Under 21

Croatia 0 - Spain 3

Croatia: Kelava; Vida, Maloca, Jozinovic (Tomecak 64'), Lovren; Balelj (Simic 71'), Ademi; Jajalo, Perisic, Vukusic; Rakitic (Oremus 15'). 4-2-3-1.
Spain: De Gea; Azpilicueta, San José, Víctor Ruíz, Domínguez (José Angel 89'); Rubén Pérez (Fontás 75'), Dani Parejo, Thiago; Mata, Bojan (Jeffren 62'), Adrián López. 4-3-3.

0-1. 67. Domínguez. Poked ball in on far post after keeper misread Mata corner.
0-2. 88. Adrián. First time shot across keeper after Mata flicked on throw-in.
0-3. 90. Jeffren. Steered low shot past Kelava after Parejo squared ball across.

Spain will be in the European finals next summer after beating Croatia 5-1 on aggregate in their play-off. For a long time though the result was unclear, and a single goal could have won it for the locals. Mata, Parejo and Adrián all failed to convert good chances early on, and Rakitic fired a shot just wide of the post before having to leave the field early with an injury. Midway through the second half though Kelava failed to reach Mata's corner, and the ball fell to Domínguez who poked a shot in to the net from close range. Three minutes later Lovren was sent off for a second bookable offence, and Adrián and Jeffren scored two in the last three minutes for what was in the end a flattering scoreline.