International Matches - Under 21

Spain 5 – Estonia 0

Spain: Kepa; Bellerín, Jorge Meré, Jesús Vallejo, Gayá; Óliver Torres, Marcos Llorente, Denis Suárez (Dani Ceballos 88’); Deulofeu (Borja Mayoral 86’), Williams (Munir 65‘), Marco Asensio. 4-3-3.
Estonia: Igonen; Ojamaa, Pürg, Kuusk, Mägi; Roosnup, Ainsalu (Kauber 61’), Paju, Miller, Jakovlev (Liivak 72’); Kirss (Golovljov 82’). 4-5-1.

1-0. 36. Denis Suárez. Drilled shot in to net after Deulofeu corner came out to him
2-0. 37. Asensio. Picked up square Suárez pass and struck low shot past Igonen.
3-0. 86. Munir. Fired long shot across keeper after passing move with Bellerín.
4-0. 89. Asensio. Collected Ceballos pass and cut across to shoot wide of Igonen.
5-0. 93. Munir. Turned ball in from close to goal after Gayá crossed from left wing.

Spain’s under 21 side completed the formalities with a 5-0 victory over Estonia in their last group game, although Sweden’s win against Croatia meant that Albert Celades’ team had to settle for second spot and a probable place in the play-offs. Visiting keeper Igonen had to make a string of good saves in the opening minutes, in particular from Marco Asensio, Bellerín and Deulofeu, and Williams turned a shot against the crossbar. However with ten minutes to go to the break he was finally beaten when Denis Suárez drilled a shot past him after Deulofeu’s corner was headed clear, and just a minute later Asensio made it two with a low shot from the edge of the area. Miller hit the post in a rare attack by the visitors, but Igonen had to save again from Oliver Torres, Asensio, Gayá and Deulofeu either side of half time, and then again from Asensio, Suárez, Bellerín and substitute Munir later on in the second half. With five minutes to go though Munie made it three, and Asensio and Munir added two more after that for waht was a flattering result. Spain now have to wait until tomorrow night’s fixtures are completed to confirm that they have finished amongst the four best runners-up, although with 23 points they are looking fairly safe.