|International Matches - Under 21|
Armenia 0 - Spain 2
Armenia: Bete; Lombe,
Aleksanyan, Kirakosyan (Arzumanyan 38'), Agvan Mkrtchyan (Davtyan 78'); Balep
Ba N'Doumbouk, Harutyunyan, Pachajyan, Davit Grigoryan, Manucharyan; Galust
Petrosyan (Hovhannisyan 73'). 4-5-1
Group 6 table:
Arafat, Armenia. Spain completed the formality in the last game of the group stage of the European under 21 competition, beating Armenia 0-2 to finish seven points clear at the top of the table. With the side already sure of first place, joint managers Santiesteban and Ufarte used the occasion to try out some of their reserve players and rest their stars for the next stage. New boys Marc Bertán, Nano, Iniesta and Borja were all in the starting line up, and Parri came on at half time for the injured Iniesta. The many changes though, combined with the bad state of the pitch and the stifling conditions, made it hard going for the youngsters, and Armenia almost caught them out early on. Grigoryan and Manucharyan both tested Reina, and Grigoryan was to hit the upright with a free kick after the break.
The visitors though made the best of their chances, and Las Palmas striker Rubén Castro headed them in front in what was virtually their first shot on target ten minutes in to the second half. Zaragoza's David Villa came on and should have made it two when he headed wide in front of goal, but it was another substitute Arriaga who did beat keeper Bete for the second time after Villa set him up late on. Spain now have to wait until next Monday to see who their opponents will be in next month's final qualifying round, knowing that their top spot means they will avoid the other group champions and will have home advantage in the second leg.