Spain cruise to U21 Euro final

Spain defeated Norway 3-0 in the European Under-21 Championship semi-final in Netanya to book their place in the final.

Last Updated: 19/06/13 at 17:45 Post Comment

Spain celebrate after taking the lead against Norway

Spain celebrate after taking the lead against Norway

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Spain went into the tie looking to reach their second successive Under-21 final and from the first whistle there was little doubt that they would reach their target.

Isco, who has been heavily linked with Manchester City, and Barcelona's Thiago were the orchestrators as the Spanish wasted a number of early chances.

The first fell to Tello on 14 minutes but he could only fire at Orjan Nyland in the Norway goal after being played in beautifully by the outside of Isco's right boot.

Chances followed for Rodrigo Moreno who volleyed towards goal following a corner, and then immediately after to Rodrigo but Nyland was on hand to save both well.

Then, in first half stoppage time, Spain found the breakthrough. Norway failed to clear a routine Spanish corner and when the ball was headed back into Rodrigo's path he flicked calmly past Nyland and into the bottom corner.

As the two teams emerged for the start of the second half the only surprise was that Spain weren't more than one goal ahead.

Norway did improve after the break, however, and Markus Henriksen fired over from the edge of the box on 55 minutes when he should have tested David de Gea in the Spanish goal.

Then late in the game Stefan Standberg wasted Norway's best opportunity, first with his head from point blank range and then with his foot lofting the rebound high over the bar.

Spain were always going to create more chances as the Norwegians went in pursuit of an equaliser and the exceptional Isco capped a fine performance tricking his marker inside the box before placing the ball high into the roof of the Norwegian net.

And there was still time for substitute Alvaro Morata to convert from what appeared an impossible angle to rubber-stamp another impressive Spanish performance.

In the end Norway were simply outclassed and Spain have reached yet another final without conceding a goal along the way.

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