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Spain into showpiece after shoot-out success

Published: Saturday 4 October 2003, 11.30CET
Denmark 1-1 Spain (Spain win 5-4 on penalties)
Spain fell behind early on but fought back to force extra time before eventually prevailing on penalties to book their place in the final.
Spain into showpiece after shoot-out success
Luis Arconada makes a save during Spain's semi-final against Denmark ©Getty Images

Match statistics

DenmarkSpain

Goals scored1
 
1
Yellow cards0
 
0
Red cards1
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Saturday 4 October 2003, 11.30CET

Spain into showpiece after shoot-out success

Denmark 1-1 Spain (Spain win 5-4 on penalties)
Spain fell behind early on but fought back to force extra time before eventually prevailing on penalties to book their place in the final.

Perhaps unable to match the sustained skill of the first semi-final, this was nonetheless a match packed to the brim with assorted drama.

France and Portugal set a high bar the previous day – Michel Platini earning Les Bleus a last-gasp win in extra time – but there was still plenty to admire in Lyon. Søren Lerby gave Denmark an early lead but Spain were level midway through the second half, Antonio Maceda, the man who put out holders West Germany, again stepping up to the plate. Klaus Berggreen's extra-time dismissal made Denmark's task even harder and though they hung on for penalties, it was Spain who kept their nerve.

Miguel Muñoz Mozún's charges could have been in front after just three minutes, Lobo Carrasco's diving header from a corner bringing a fine instinctive save from Ole Qvist. Fortunate not to be behind, Denmark were soon in front. Luis Arconada did well to keep out a a Preben Elkjær header from Frank Arnesen's cross, but Lerby was on hand to tuck in the loose ball.

The Danes were on top for the remainder of the opening period, Arnesen hitting a post when they were at their most dominant. Half-time, however, proved a turning point. Qvist saved Denmark again when Juan Antonio Señor was clean through, but was unable to keep Spain at bay for long.

The scores were level on 67 minutes, Carrasco striking a post before the ball finally found its way to Maceda inside a crowded penalty area. Scorer of the winner against the Germans in the group stage, he kept his cool to finish with a low shot.

Both goalkeepers went on to make saves in extra time, with Carrasco going particularly close on two occasions. Berggreen was sent off in the 107th minute but still there was no separating the sides. Preben Elkjær, one of the stars of the tournament and probably the last player France would have wanted to face in the final, was the man to miss from the spot – Spain were through to face the hosts.

Last updated: 04/01/12 23.12CET

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Lineups

Denmark

Denmark

Spain

Spain

1
QvistOle Qvist
1
ArconadaLuis Arconada (C)
2
SivebækJohn Sivebæk
2
SeñorJuan Antonio Señor
3
OlsenMorten Olsen (C)
Substitution113 ET
3
SalvaSalva
Substitution102 ET
4
BuskSøren Busk
4
MacedaAntonio Maceda
Goal67
5
NielsenIvan Nielsen
5
CamachoJosé Antonio Camacho
6
ArnesenFrank Arnesen
Substitution68
6
Julio AlbertoJulio Alberto
Substitution60
7
BertelsenJens Jørn Bertelsen
7
GordilloRafael Gordillo
8
BerggreenKlaus Berggreen
Red Card107 ET
8
Víctor MuñozVíctor Muñoz
9
LerbySøren Lerby
Goal7
9
GallegoRicardo Gallego
10
M. LaudrupMichael Laudrup
10
SantillanaCarlos Santillana
11
ElkjærPreben Elkjær
11
CarrascoLobo Carrasco

Substitutes

12
OlsenJesper Olsen
Substitution68
12
SarabiaManuel Sarabia
Substitution60
13
Brylle LarsenKenneth Brylle Larsen
Substitution113 ET
13
UrquiagaSantiago Urquiaga
Substitution102 ET

Coach

Josef Emmanuel Piontek (GER) Miguel Muñoz Mozún (ESP)

Referee

George Courtney (ENG)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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