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Spain draw with France to reach semi-finals

Published: Monday 8 May 2017, 15.00CET
Spain draw with France to reach semi-finals
Spain celebrate the decisive goal ©Sportsfile

  • Spain come from behind for point they neded to reach the semi-finals from Group A ahead of France on goal difference
  • Sandy Baltimore sets up early France opener, beating marker and pasisng low for Laurene Martin to flick in
  • Rosa Marquez levels just past hour with shot into the top right-hand corner after a good pass from Claudia Pina
  • Mickaélla Cardia close to restoring France lead, her shot deflected behind for a corner with four minutes left
  • France push for a winner in stoppage time, but fail to break a resolute Spain defence
  • Spain face the Netherlands in semi-finals on Thursday

Match statistics

France
Spain

1

Goals scored

1

10

Total attempts

12

2

on target

6

3

off target

4

5

blocked

2

0

against woodwork

0

6

Corners

1

1

Offsides

2

2

Yellow cards

0

0

Red Cards

0

12

Fouls committed

7

7

Fouls suffered

12

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Spain hold on in an intense finish to get the point they needed to set up a meeting with the Netherlands in the semi-finals.
  • Substitution
    80+5
    Sanchez Esteban (in) - L. Navarro (out) (Spain)
  • Substitution
    80+3
    Piqueras Bautista (in) - Eizaguirre (out) (Spain)
  • Substitution
    75
    López Ruiz (in) - Pina (out) (Spain)
  • Substitution
    65
    Cardia (in) - Roux (out) (France)

See also