European Championship Qualifying - Group F
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Spain win in Romania thanks to fine Kepa Arrizabalaga save

Spain defender Diego Llorente was sent-off
Real Sociedad defender Diego Llorente saw red for a professional foul

Spain needed a superb last-minute save from Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga to keep up their 100% record in Group F.

Kepa denied Reading striker George Puscas with his legs as 10-man Spain recorded a first win in Romania.

Sergio Ramos put Spain ahead from the penalty spot before Borussia Dortmund forward Paco Alcacer steered in.

Former Brighton forward Florin Andone headed in and defender Diego Llorente was sent off, but Spain held on.

Kepa - who has replaced Manchester United's David de Gea as first choice - made sure Spain took the points when he reacted superbly to stop Puscas' header from close range.

The match was the first since Robert Moreno permanently replaced Luis Enrique as head coach, and there was a minute's silence in memory of Enrique's nine-year-old daughter, Xana, who died last week.

Next up for the former European champions is a home game against the Faroe Islands on Monday.

Line-ups

Romania

  • 12Tatarusanu
  • 2Benzar
  • 5Nedelcearu
  • 6Chiriches
  • 21Grigore
  • 3Tosca
  • 17DeacSubstituted forMaximat 72'minutesSubstituted forMaximat 72'minutes
  • 18MarinBooked at 31mins
  • 8StanciuSubstituted forHagiat 63'minutesSubstituted forHagiat 63'minutes
  • 9Puscas
  • 13KeseruSubstituted forAndoneat 56'minutesSubstituted forAndoneat 56'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Radu
  • 4Rus
  • 7Grozav
  • 10Maxim
  • 11Hagi
  • 14Paun Alexandru
  • 15Anton
  • 16Nita
  • 19Bordeianu
  • 20Stefan
  • 22Cicaldau
  • 23Andone

Spain

  • 13ArrizabalagaBooked at 90mins
  • 22Navas
  • 15RamosBooked at 29mins
  • 3LlorenteBooked at 79mins
  • 5Busquets
  • 18Alba
  • 17Ruiz
  • 8SaúlBooked at 76mins
  • 6CeballosSubstituted forSarabiaat 77'minutes
  • 9Puscas
  • 19RodrigoSubstituted forOyarzabalat 71'minutes
  • 13ArrizabalagaBooked at 90mins
  • 22Navas
  • 3LlorenteBooked at 79mins
  • 15RamosBooked at 29mins
  • 18Alba
  • 17Ruiz
  • 5Busquets
  • 8SaúlBooked at 76mins
  • 19RodrigoSubstituted forOyarzabalat 71'minutes
  • 9AlcácerSubstituted forHermosoat 85'minutes
  • 6CeballosSubstituted forSarabiaat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Radu
  • 4Rus
  • 7Grozav
  • 10Maxim
  • 11Hagi
  • 14Paun Alexandru
  • 15Anton
  • 16Nita
  • 19Bordeianu
  • 20Stefan
  • 22Cicaldau
  • 23Andone
  • 1de Gea
  • 2Carvajal
  • 4Hermoso
  • 7Sarabia
  • 10Thiago Alcántara
  • 11Fernández Saez
  • 12Oyarzabal
  • 14Gayá
  • 16Rodri
  • 20Núñez
  • 21Parejo
  • 23López
Referee:
Deniz Aytekin
Attendance:
50,024

Match Stats

Home TeamRomaniaAway TeamSpain
Possession
Home26%
Away26%
Shots
Home10
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Romania 1, Spain 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Romania 1, Spain 2.

Foul by Mario Hermoso (Spain).

Florin Andone (Romania) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Pablo Sarabia (Spain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Razvan Marin (Romania).

Booking

Kepa Arrizabalaga (Spain) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Dragos Grigore (Romania) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is too high following a corner.

Attempt saved. George Puscas (Romania) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ianis Hagi with a cross.

Corner, Romania. Conceded by Mario Hermoso.

Attempt saved. George Puscas (Romania) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ianis Hagi.

Foul by Saúl Ñíguez (Spain).

Ianis Hagi (Romania) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Spain. Conceded by Ionut Nedelcearu.

Attempt missed. Pablo Sarabia (Spain) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Mikel Oyarzabal.

Corner, Spain. Conceded by Ionut Nedelcearu.

Substitution

Substitution, Spain. Mario Hermoso replaces Paco Alcácer.

Foul by Sergio Busquets (Spain).

George Puscas (Romania) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Spain. Conceded by Dragos Grigore.

Attempt blocked. Ianis Hagi (Romania) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Dismissal

Diego Llorente (Spain) is shown the red card.

Foul by Diego Llorente (Spain).

George Puscas (Romania) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Spain. Pablo Sarabia replaces Dani Ceballos.

Booking

Saúl Ñíguez (Spain) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Saúl Ñíguez (Spain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Razvan Marin (Romania).

Attempt missed. Saúl Ñíguez (Spain) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Paco Alcácer following a corner.

Corner, Spain. Conceded by Alin Tosca.

Foul by Saúl Ñíguez (Spain).

Vlad Chiriches (Romania) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Romania. Romario Benzar tries a through ball, but George Puscas is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Romania. Alexandru Maxim replaces Ciprian Deac.

Substitution

Substitution, Spain. Mikel Oyarzabal replaces Rodrigo Moreno.

Attempt missed. Paco Alcácer (Spain) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Paco Alcácer (Spain) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Fabián Ruiz.

Attempt saved. Sergio Busquets (Spain) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Spain. Conceded by Vlad Chiriches.

Attempt blocked. Rodrigo Moreno (Spain) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Fabián Ruiz.

goal

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1England220010196
2Czech Rep320156-16
3Kosovo31205415
4Montenegro4022310-72
5Bulgaria402257-22

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ukraine431081710
2Luxembourg411245-14
3Serbia311157-24
4Portugal20201102
5Lithuania301237-41

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northern Ireland440072512
2Germany3300132119
3Netherlands21016333
4Belarus400419-80
5Estonia3003112-110

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1R. of Ireland532062411
2Denmark4220155108
3Switzerland31206425
4Georgia410348-43
5Gibraltar4004012-120

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hungary43016429
2Slovakia32017256
3Croatia32015416
4Wales310223-13
5Azerbaijan3003310-70

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Spain55001331015
2Sweden5311127510
3Norway522110738
4Romania521212757
5Malta5104212-103
6Faroe Islands5005316-130

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Poland440080812
2Israel52219818
3Austria42027616
4North Macedonia512268-25
5Slovenia41217345
6Latvia4004113-120

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1France430112399
2Turkey43019279
3Iceland43015509
4Albania42025326
5Moldova4103210-83
6Andorra4004010-100

I

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Belgium44001111012
2Russia4301153129
3Kazakhstan42027706
4Scotland420247-36
5Cyprus41036513
6San Marino4004020-200

J

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Italy55001621415
2Finland540172512
3Bos-Herze521210737
4Armenia520389-16
5Greece511369-34
6Liechtenstein5005018-180
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