Friday, 23rd June 2006
Spain Reserves See Off Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia vs Spain
Saudi Arabia and Spain have never met before the Germany 2006 World Cup Finals.
Spain are already qualified while Saudi Arabia need to score four goals and hope that
Ukraine and Tunisia draw. Mathematically possible; realistically, not.
Gutierrez Juanito headed in Jose Antonio Reyes' free-kick in the 36th
minute, to just about kill off any possible chance Saudi Arabia might have had.
If the other game remains a draw, Ukraine will join Spain in the Second Round.
Spain made most of the first-half attacking and Mabrouk Zaid made a
few crucial saves to keep the score respectable at the break.
David Villa replaced Raul at half-time but, although Spain failed to
increase the scorline in the second-half, the Spaniards go through to the Second Round; as
Saudi Arabia had a few chances to level the score towards the end but
they were never really a match for the Spain reserves.
Saudia Arabia 0 - Spain 1
0:1 Gutierrez Juanito (36)
21 Mabrouk Zaid; 2 Ahmed Dokhi, 3 Redha Tukar, 4 Hamad Al Montashari,
12 Abdulaziz Khathran, 13 Hussein Sulimani; 8 Mohammed Noor, 14 Saud
Khariri, 16 Khaled Aziz; 9 Sami Al Jaber, 11 Saad Al Harthi.
19 Santiago Canizares; 2 Michel Salgado, 4 Carlos Marchena, 12 Guerrero Antonio Lopez, 20
Gutierrez Juanito; 6 David Albelda, 13 Andres Iniesta, 17 Sanchez Joaquin, 18 Francesc
Fabregas; 7 Gonzalez Raul, 10 Jose Antonio Reyes.
Coffi Codjia (Benin)
13 Mins (Saudi Arabia) - 18 Nawaf Al Temyat on for 16 Khaled Aziz
46 Mins (Spain) - 21 David Villa on for 7 Gonzalez Raul
66 Mins (Spain) - 8 Hernandez Xavi on for 18 Francesc Fabregas
68 Mins (Saudi Arabia) - 23 Malek Mouath on for 9 Sami Al Jaber
69 Mins (Spain) - 9 Fernando Torres on for 10 Jose Antonio Reyes
81 Mins (Saudi Arabia) - 19 Mohammed Massad on for 13 Hussein Sulimani
27 Mins - Sami Al Jaber (Saudi Arabia)
30 Mins - David Albelda (Spain)
35 Mins - Jose Antonio Reyes (Spain)
75 Mins - Carlos Marchena (Spain)
77 Mins - Nawaf Al Temyat (Saudia Arabia)
0 Red Cards.
Ukraine vs Tunisia
2006 World Cup Finals - Knockout Stage.
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