International Matches - Under 21

Spain 1 – Serbia 0

Spain: Pau López; Odriozola, Diego González, Mikel Merino, Gayà; Carlos Soler, Rodri, Denis Suárez; Iñaki Williams, Borja Mayoral, Oyarzabal. 4-3-3.
Serbia: Manojlovic; Filipovic, Jovanovic, Veljkovic, Antonov; Lukic (Plavsic 87’), Maksimovic, Gacinovic; Radonjic (Ristic 71’), Djurdjevic, Zivkovic. 4-3-3.

1-0. 38. Denis Suárez. Fired shot wide of Manojlovic after Odriozola laid ball back.

Yellow cards: Djurdjevic 21’, 41’, Jovanovic 40’, Mikel Merino 90’ / red cards: Djurdjevic 41’.

Spain’s under 21 side completed the group stage of the European Championships with a 1-0 victory over Serbia which gives them maximum points from the three matches. Having already made sure of first place in their mini-league three days ago, Celades changed all eleven of his players for this game. They were lucky not to go behind though when Veljkovic and Djurdjevic missed early opportunities for the East Europeans, but a few minutes later Carlos Soler wasted an easy chance, and later on in the first half Denis Suárez opened the scoring after Williams and Odriozola combined to set him up. Two minutes after that Serbia were left with ten men when Djurdjevic was shown a second yellow card for catching Merino with his elbow, and only some good saves by Manojlovic prevented Suárez, Williams and Mayoral from increasing the scoreline. Spain’s opponents in the semi-finals will not be known until the final group games are completed tomorrow, although Portugal are out after they fell a goal short of overtaking Slovakia as the best runners-up, and so either Slovakia themselves or the winners of group C (most likely Germany) will be their rivals.