Matches

SSI Err

Summary

Nico stars as Spain progress
Nico scored both goals as Spain beat Argentina in their last-eight match. Joaquin's side will now meet France or Italy in an all-European semi-final. More »

Line-up

1
1
2
3
6
4
10
6
11
10

Substitute(s)

12
12
3
2
4
7
5
8
7
9
9
11
8
5

Coaches

Hector PETRASSO (ARG)
(ESP) JOAQUIN

Officials

Referee: MESZAROS Istvan (HUN)Second referee: SLYVA Sergejus (LTU)Third referee: WALDER Roman (SUI)Timekeeper: POSTMA George (NED)

Statistics

21Shots33
3Corner kicks8
0Overheads3
1Yellow cards0
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards0
51%Possession (%)49%
  • Spain's and Argentina's teams pose before their quart final at Marseille 2008
  • Argentina's players look dejected after loosing against Spain in their quart final at Marseille 2008
  • Spain's Nico competes against Argentina's Federico Hilaire during their quart final at Marseille 2008
  • Spain's Nico competes against Argentina's Federico Hilaire during their quart final at Marseille 2008
  • Spain's Nico competes against Argentina's Federico Hilaire during their quart final at Marseille 2008
  • Spain's Nico celebrates after scoring against Argentina during their quart final at Marseille 2008

"We were pretty confident before the match but Nico's opening goal really took our legs from under us. I feel very sad for the team and the whole country," Federico Hilaire, Argentina player

"Spain showed they are a great side. It's never easy to maintain the same standard throughout a game, and I'm delighted we managed to get the balance between attack and defence just right today," Amarelle, Spain player