International Matches - Under 21

Spain 3 – Portugal 1

Spain: Kepa; Bellerín, Jorge Meré, Jesús Vallejo, Jonny; Saúl Ñíguez, Marcos Llorente, Dani Ceballos; Deulofeu (Denis Suárez 82‘), Sandro (Iñaki Williams 75’), Marco Asensio (Mikel Merino 89’). 4-3-3.
Portugal: Bruno Varela; Cancelo, Edgar Ié, Semedo, Kevin Rodrigues; Carvalho (Paciencia 66’), Rubén Neves, Renato Sanches (Ricardo Horta 73’); Guedes, Bruno Fernandes, Podence (Bruma 57’). 4-3-3.

1-0. 10. Saúl. Battled through to fire in shot which deflected in off Edgar Ié.
2-0. 65. Sandro. Got on the end of Deulofeu cross to turn shot past Varela.
2-1. 77. Bruma. Volleyed shot past Kepa after Bellerín headed out cross.
3-1. 93. Williams. Won ball in own half and ran on to angle shot under keeper.

Yellow cards: Ruben Neves 04’, Dani Ceballos 57’, Bruno Fernandes 70’, Paciencia 75’, Semedo 79’.

Spain’s under 21 side made sure of their place in the semi-finals of the European championships after beating Portugal 3-1 on Tuesday evening. Both teams having won their opening games, this was already the group decider, and Podence came close to putting Portugal ahead when he hit the post early on. A few minutes later however Saúl gave Spain the lead with a shot which deflected in off a defender, and a confident Kepa made saves from Bruno Fernández Cancelo and Podence to keep his side in front at the break. Sandro went close a couple of times before the interval though, and Ié cleared off the line from Marco Asensio before Sandro made it two on a quick counter-attack. With a quarter of an hour to go Bruma got one back with an impressive volley, but with the game in injury time Williams ran through to wrap things up.