Matches

SSI Err

Summary

Spain comeback undoes Mexico

Goals from Amarelle and Antonio reversed an early deficit to earn Spain a 2-1 win over Mexico that left them in a strong position to advance.

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Line-up

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12
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6
9
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10

Substitute(s)

12
1
2
2
7
4
8
5
9
7
11
8
5
11

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)

Statistics

25Shots16
9Corner kicks8
3Overheads2
0Yellow cards0
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards0
50%Possession (%)50%
  • 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

"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