International Matches - Under 21

Spain 1 – Norway 0

Spain: Pau López (Rubén Blanco 46’); Bellerín, Jonny, Aritz Elustondo, Rubén Duarte; Camarasa (Dani Ceballos 67‘), Pablo Fornals; Deulofeu (Alfonso Pedraza 88’), Óliver Torres, Marco Asensio (Munir 68‘); Santi Mina (Carlos Castro 55’). 4-2-3-1.
Norway: Rossbach; Haraldseid (Samuelsen 46’), Jenssen (Hoibraten 71’), Grøgaard, Utvik; Aursnes (Grønner 81’), Fossum, Berisha, Thorsby (Moi Elyounoussi 81’); Zahid (Strand 46’), Sorloth (Zekhnini 71’). 4-4-2.

1-0. 17. Deulofeu. Ran on to Fornals clearance and fired shot wide of Rossbach.

Spain’s under 21 side bounced back from their unexpected defeat in their Euro qualifier against Croatia, a 1-0 victory against Norway in this friendly international at least getting them back to winning ways. Team captain Deulofeu got the only goal after picking up a Pablo Fornals clearance with just over a quarter of an hour gone, and there were chances later in the first half for Asensio, Santi Mina and Fornals. After the restart Deulofeu and Carlos Castro tested Rossbach, and Munir fired a shot against the post, with the visitors replying in particular through Aursnes, who brought a couple of good saves out of half time substitute Rubén Blanco. Promising debuts at this level as well for Pau López, Aritz Elustondo and Fornals, but with Croatia and Sweden both winning Euro qualifiers elsewhere today, Spain find themselves down in third spot in their group.