U-19 European Championships: Spain trounces Ireland 5-0 in semis
Spain once again managed to put another National Team in a European Final, this time in the U-19 Euro Championships being held in Romania. The young Spaniards defeated Ireland 5 – 0 in the semi final clash & now go on to meet the Czech Republic in the Final.
The Irish side managed to keep the flood gates closed until Spanish midfield-forward Deulofeu scored a “cracker” in the 27th min. From here, the Spanish tide rose & basically wiped off the pitch a good Irish side that simply played against the better team. The goals came in a steady flow, with Spanish Captain Sarabia ( superb on the night before being substituted ) scored in a fine goal in the 40th min, along with Juanmi in the 46th min & Morata with two goals ( 79th & 91st m) to take his tournament tally to six goals to date.
Special mention to the Irish goalkeeper McCarey who kept out at least four more goals & apart from the scoreline showed some real talent.
Good luck to the Spanish U-19 boys in the Final. If they win it will be amazing for them & Spanish Football.
Spain 5: Edgar Badia; Daniel Carvajal (Albert Blázquez, m.82), Sergi Gómez, Ignasi Miquel, Jon Aurtenetxe; Rubén Pardo, Álex, Pablo Sarabia (Juan Muñiz, m.66), Juanmi; Álvaro Morata & Gerard Deulofeu (Paco Alcácer, m.80). Entrenador: Ginéz Meléndez.
Ireland 0: Aaron McCarey; Derrick Williams, John Egan, Anthony O”Connor, Joseph Shaughnessy; Jeffrey Hendrick, Samir Carruthers (Eoin Wearen, m.62), Sean Murray (Kevin Knight, m.71); Anthony Forde, John O”Sullivan & Conor Murphy (Connor Smith, m.46). Entrenador: Paul Doolin.
Goals: 1-0, 27′: Deulofeu
2-0, 40′: Sarabia
3-0, 46′: Juanmi
4-0, 79′: Morata
5-0, 91′: Morata (P).