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Jun 18, 2013

Soccer-Thiago hat-trick leads Spain to Euro Under-21 crown

JERUSALEM, June 18 (Reuters) – Captain Thiago Alcantara scored a first-half hat-trick to inspire Spain to a 4-2 win over Italy in the European Under-21 championship final on Tuesday.

The defending champions had little difficulty in breaking down Italy’s unusually hesitant defence as Barcelona’s Thiago scored with an easy header in the sixth minute, a close-range drive in the 31st and a penalty in the 38th.

Jun 18, 2013

Soccer-Thiago hat-trick leads Spain to Euro Under-21 crown

JERUSALEM, June 18 (Reuters) – Captain Thiago Alcantara scored a first-half hat-trick to inspire Spain to a 4-2 win over Italy in the European Under-21 championship final on Tuesday.

The defending champions had little difficulty in breaking down Italy’s unusually hesitant defence as Barcelona’s Thiago scored with an easy header in the sixth minute, a close-range drive in the 31st and a penalty in the 38th.

Jun 15, 2013

Spain to meet Italy in Euro Under-21 final

PETAH TIKVA, Israel (Reuters) – Spain and Italy will meet in the European Under-21 Championship final, a repeat of the title showdown at the Euro 2012 senior tournament, after beating Norway and Netherlands respectively on Saturday.

Holders Spain swept aside Norway 3-0 in Netanya while Italy needed a late goal from Liverpool striker Fabio Borini to defeat the Dutch 1-0 in Petah Tikva.

Jun 15, 2013

Soccer-Spain to meet Italy in Euro Under-21 final

PETAH TIKVA, Israel, June 15 (Reuters) – Spain and Italy will meet in the European Under-21 Championship final, a repeat of the title showdown at the Euro 2012 senior tournament, after beating Norway and Netherlands respectively on Saturday.

Holders Spain swept aside Norway 3-0 in Netanya while Italy needed a late goal from Liverpool striker Fabio Borini to defeat the Dutch 1-0 in Petah Tikva.

Jun 12, 2013

Spain hit three against the Netherlands in Euro Under-21s

PETAH TIKVA, Israel (Reuters) – A rampant Spain beat the Netherlands 3-0 on Wednesday to set up a semi-final against Norway in the Euro Under-21 championships.

Three Spain strikers scored in a flowing performance as a much-changed Netherlands side, who will now clash with Italy in the second semi-final, were less tight in defence than in their two previous tournament outings.

Jun 12, 2013

Soccer-Spain hit three against the Netherlands in Euro Under-21s

PETAH TIKVA, Israel, June 12 (Reuters) – A rampant Spain beat the Netherlands 3-0 on Wednesday to set up a semi-final against Norway in the Euro Under-21 championships.

Three Spain strikers scored in a flowing performance as a much-changed Netherlands side, who will now clash with Italy in the second semi-final, were less tight in defence than in their two previous tournament outings.

Jun 11, 2013

Italy Under-21s equalise late against Norway, England lose again

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Italy equalised at the death against Norway in their final group match of the Euro Under-21 championships in Israel on Tuesday to finish ahead of their rivals, as England exited the competition with three defeats.

A goal by Italy midfielder Andrea Bertolacci of Genoa in the fourth minute of added time cancelled out a 90th minute penalty by Norway defender Stefan Strandberg to see the Italians finish top of the group with the Norwegians through as runners-up.

Jun 11, 2013

Soccer-Italy Under-21s equalise late against Norway, England lose again

JERUSALEM, June 11 (Reuters) – Italy equalised at the death against Norway in their final group match of the Euro Under-21 championships in Israel on Tuesday to finish ahead of their rivals, as England exited the competition with three defeats.

A goal by Italy midfielder Andrea Bertolacci of Genoa in the fourth minute of added time cancelled out a 90th minute penalty by Norway defender Stefan Strandberg to see the Italians finish top of the group with the Norwegians through as runners-up.

Jun 9, 2013

Dominant Spain, Netherlands advance to Under-21 semis

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Spain and the Netherlands advanced to the semi-finals of the Euro Under-21 championships in Israel on Sunday with two convincing performances that eliminated Germany and Russia.

Spain relied on a solitary goal from Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata to beat Germany in Netanya, while the Dutch were far more expansive in a 5-1 drubbing of Russia, who played most of the second half of their match in Jerusalem with 10 men.

Jun 9, 2013

Soccer-Dominant Spain, Netherlands advance to Under-21 semis

JERUSALEM, June 9 (Reuters) – Spain and the Netherlands advanced to the semi-finals of the Euro Under-21 championships in Israel on Sunday with two convincing performances that eliminated Germany and Russia.

Spain relied on a solitary goal from Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata to beat Germany in Netanya, while the Dutch were far more expansive in a 5-1 drubbing of Russia, who played most of the second half of their match in Jerusalem with 10 men.