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Match 13 Marseille - Stade du Prado
weatherCode5
20 July
2:1 (0:1, 1:0, 1:0)
  • AMARELLE (14'33")
  • ANTONIO (25'26")
  • Christopher FLORES (3'13")

Referee Sergejus SLYVA (LTU)

Summary

Spain comeback undoes Mexico

Spain comeback undoes Mexico

Spain recovered from an early setback to overcome Mexico 2-1 and leave themselves in a strong position to progress from Group D. Christopher Flores fired the Aztecas in front on three minutes, and adept defending from both sides thereafter meant that chances were few and far between. And when the rivals did manage to get a sight of goal, the reflexes of Spain's Roberto Valeiro and ...

Highlights

Line-up

ESP
MEX
Substitute(s)
Coaches
JOAQUIN (ESP)
(MEX) Ramon RAYA
Officials
  • Referee: SLYVA Sergejus (LTU)
  • Second referee: MESZAROS Istvan (HUN)
  • Third referee: POSTMA George (NED)
  • Timekeeper: OGUNMUYIWA Jelili (NGA)
  • Misses next match if booked
  • Absent

Photos

  • Spanish coach Joaquin Alonso watches his players in their group-phase match against Mexico at Marseille 2008
  • Spanish players celebrate after beating Mexico in their group-phase match at Marseille 2008
  • An unindentified player of Spain tries a bicycle kick against Mexico during their first-phase match at Marseille 2008
  • An unindentified player of Spain competes against Mexico's Isaac Rodriguez and Oscar Gonzales during their first-phase match at Marseille 2008
  • Spain's Cristian Torres competes against an unindentified player of Mexico during their first-phase match at Marseille 2008
  • Spain's Roberto Valeiro competes against Mexico's Isaac Rodriguez during their first-phase match at Marseille 2008
  • Spain's Javi Alvarez competes against Mexico's Miguel Estrada and Isaac Rodriguez during their first-phase match at Marseille 2008
  • Spain's Javier Torres competes against Mexico's Francisco Vargas during their first-phase match at Marseille 2008
  • Spain's Roberto Valeiro competes against Mexico's Issac Rodriguez during their first-phase match at Marseille 2008

Quotes

"Before the start of the competition, we knew we could only afford one slip, and we used that up against Brazil. That was why it was important to put it behind us quickly and win the match today," Amarelle, Spain player 

"That was a real man's match, incredibly intense and physical. The heat really worked against us. I'm disappointed, because with this defeat and with Brazil up next, I feel like we're almost out already," Miguel Estrada, Mexico goalkeeper

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    STATISTICS
    SpainStatisticsMexico
    25Shots16
    9Corner kicks8
    0Yellow cards0
    0Second yellow card and red card0
    0Red Cards0
    50%Possession (%)50%