Matches

08/11/2007500 - WeatherPartly cloudy
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  • JAVI ALVAREZ (13'05")
  • MIGUEL BEIRO (14'06" PEN)
  • CRISTIAN TORRES (15'10")
  • ADAM (31'15")
  • Ricardo VILLALOBOS (15'09" PEN 33'17")
  • Oscar GONZALES (17'12")
  • Morgan PLATA (25'14")
  • Moises SALAZAR (31'16")

Summary

Mexico march on

In a thrilling last eight encounter in Rio, Mexico edged out Spain 5-4 to set up a semi-final clash against the winners of the Nigeria-Uruguay clash.

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Line-up

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12
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6
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8
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11

Substitute(s)

12
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3
2
4
4
5
7
7
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9
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11

Coaches

JOAQUIN (ESP)
(MEX) Ramon RAYA

Officials

Referee: FAESSLER Stephan (SUI)Second referee: CHAVARRIA Erick (CRC)Third referee: SALLAM Faisal (UAE)Timekeeper: PALHIES Sylvain (FRA)

Statistics

35Shots44
4Corner kicks7
5Overheads1
0Yellow cards4
1Second yellow card and red card0
2Red Cards0
52%Possession (%)48%
  • Spain - Mexico
  • Spain - Mexico
  • Spain - Mexico
  • Spain - Mexico
  • Spain - Mexico
  • Spain - Mexico

Ramon Raya
Spain have more experience than us but my players never stopped believing victory was possible. The result is a surprise to me because reaching the semis seemed like a dream before we came to Rio.