International Matches - Under 21

Estonia 0 – Spain 1

Estonia: Igonen; Mägi, Kaldma (Klein 86’), Lukka (Kuusk 74’), Lilander; Sinyavskiy, Ainsalu, Slein, Liivak; Riiberg (Poom 66’), Jarva.4-4-2.
Spain: Sivera; Carmona, Jorge Meré, Unai Núñez, Aarón Martín; Mikel Merino, Rodri; Carlos Soler, Dani Ceballos, Oyarzabal (Alfonso Pedraza 37’); Borja Mayoral (Marc Gual 77’). 4-2-3-1.

0-1. 65. Soler. Picked up Dani Ceballos pass and struck shot wide of Igonen.

Yellow cards: Ainsalu 90’.

Spain’s new under 21 side got off to a winning start in the latest edition of the European qualifiers, although they struggled more than expected before finally beating Estonia 0-1. Aarón had an early strike ruled out for a marginal offside, and Oyarzabal and Merino brought good saves out of Igonen later on the first half. Mayoral wasted a couple of chances either side of the break, and Igonen deflected an effort from Carlos Soler on to the post after the restart. Soon afterwards though Soler finally broke through with an impressive shot from outside of the area, but even so the hosts came close to saving a point when Jarva shot just wide near the end.