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Spain freezes in Russia and concedes its first defeat

Spain freezes in Russia and concedes its first defeat

Luis de la Fuente’s team falls in Moscow (1-0), but continues to lead the qualifying group for the European Championship thanks to the great goal.

The Russian captain hits the ball in front of the Spanish players.RFEF

The Spanish U21 team suffered their first defeat (1-0) in the qualification phase for the European Championship during their visit to Russia. The frozen grass and the -2 degrees of temperature prevented them from imposing their game on the Luis de la Fuente.

More difficulties were found for the Spanish footballers on the grass of the Khimki Arena against the most difficult rival in the group. A key game that took place in his first half as expected: with little football and many fouls; quite the opposite to the premiere in this phase of qualification between both teams played in Extremadura and which ended with a 4-1 victory for Luis de la Fuente’s men.

The Spanish coach already warned that it was “the most difficult game”. Russia was used harshly to cut the fluidity of Spain and only a header from Abel Ruiz puso the goalkeeper is in trouble Borisko. For their part, the locals raised concerns in the last minutes of the first half, but first Fontn and later Guillamn they averted the danger with good interceptions within the area.

Luis de la Fuente moved the team after the break in search of putting more rhythm to the circulation of the ball, but it was the locals who came out more connected. Until the third time was the charm. Avis Agalarov of Vaseline, which crashed on the crossbar, at m.56 when taking advantage of the fact that the defense of Spain fell asleep on a free-kick from Russia from their own field and Prustev had a great chance that he missed heads-up by far, but Tyukavin no, sorry.

Few occasions

Error of Alexander Francs, acting as a right-back and not as a center-back, at the ball exit that caught his team disorganized and the Russian attacker overcame Agirrezabala with a shot from outside the area just two minutes after entering the field of play.

The game opened, but Spain stayed in the ‘almost’ when it came to generating chances. First the Francs himself when he failed to finish off a loose ball inside the area and ten minutes later a far cross shot from Sergio Gmez which he did not manage to give the necessary thread to disturb Borisko.

Luis de la Fuente’s men were not close to equalizing the score and this result leaves them behind in Group C with the same points as Russia, but ahead due to the particular goal difference (+2 for Spain), with four games still to go. dispute. In addition, it prevents completing the qualification phase for the European category, which will be played in 2023 in Georgia and Romania, with full points, something that no selection has achieved in all history.

Reference from elmundo