Spain made to wait by Liechtenstein

Published: Tuesday 2 March 2010, 22.06CET
Spain 3-1 Liechtenstein
The hosts required late goals by Adrián and Diego Capel in Ponferrada to move within touching distance of Group 4 leaders the Netherlands.
by Paul Bryan
Spain made to wait by Liechtenstein
Fran Mérida created Spain's winning goal ©Getty Images

Match statistics

SpainLiechtenstein

Goals scored3
 
1
Yellow cards1
 
5
Red cards0
 
0
Goal attempts22
 
2
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners11
 
0
Fouls committed16
 
20

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Published: Tuesday 2 March 2010, 22.06CET

Spain made to wait by Liechtenstein

Spain 3-1 Liechtenstein
The hosts required late goals by Adrián and Diego Capel in Ponferrada to move within touching distance of Group 4 leaders the Netherlands.

Spain remain in the hunt for a place at the UEFA European Under-21 Championship despite being pushed all the way by a spirited Liechtenstein side who eventually succumbed 3-1 in Ponferrada.

Juan Ramón López Caro's side knew defeating Group 4's basement side was imperative with the Netherlands – 2-1 winners against Spain in November – six points ahead of them at the top of the standings.

Getafe CF's Dani Parejo settled early home nerves by smashing in a free-kick after 13 minutes, but Rony Hanselmann stunned the hosts when he latched on to Burak Eris's centre before firing in the equaliser in the 58th minute.

Spain rallied and when substitute Fran Mérida's low drive hit an upright with 17 minutes remaining, fellow replacement Adrián was on hand to knock in the rebound. Sevilla FC's Diego Capel made sure of victory when he converted a penalty before the end after Parejo was felled in the area by Sven-John Beck.

Last updated: 02/03/10 22.31CET

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Team profiles

Lineup

Spain

Spain

Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein

1Sergio Asenjo (GK)1Benjamin Büchel (GK)
2César Azpilicueta2Andreas Haber
Yellow Card55'
Substitution66'
3Roberto Canella3Oliver Spalt
Yellow Card30'
4Mikel San José4Martin Rechsteiner
5Alberto Botía5Daniel Kaufmann
6Javi Martínez (C)6Nicolas Hasler
7Jeffrén
Substitution69'
7Rony Hanselmann
Goal58'
Substitution80'
8Ander Herrera
Substitution87'
8Andreas Christen (C)
Yellow Card12'
9Joselú
Substitution64'
9David Hasler
Yellow Card47'
10Daniel Parejo
Goal13'
10Sandro Wieser
Yellow Card64'
11Diego Capel
Goal89'
11Ivan Quintans
Substitution53'

Substitutes

13David de Gea (GK)12Mario Tichy (GK)
12Victor Ruiz13Seyhan Yildiz
Substitution80'
14Fran Mérida
Substitution69'
Yellow Card90+2'
14Burak Eris
Substitution53'
15Adrián
Substitution64'
Goal73'
15Sven-John Beck
Substitution66'
16José Angel16Christoph Duelli
17Míchel17Yasin Ünlü
18Rodri
Substitution87'
18Tolgahan Ünlü

Coach

Juan Ramon Lopez Caro (ESP) René Pauritsch (LIE)

Referee

Georgi Yordanov (BUL)

Assistant referees

Veselin Dobriyanov (BUL), Josif Ronkov (BUL)

Fourth official

Angel Angelov (BUL)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution

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