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Wednesday, 26 March 1980
International Friendly Match

Spain 0 England 2 [0-1]
 

 

Match Summary
Spain Squad
England Squad

Nou Estadi del Futbol Club Barcelona, La Maternitat i Sant Ramon, Barcelona, Catalonia
Attendance:
50,000;
Kick-off: 8.30pm local

England - Tony Woodcock (16), Trevor Francis (65)
Spain - Jose Alexanko (50)
Results 1975-1980

? kicked-off. ? minutes (? & ?).

 

Match Summary

Officials

Spain

Type

England

Referee (-) - Volker Roth
x (-).

Linesmen - tbc

  Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
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  Corner Kicks Won  
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  Fouls Conceded  
  Possession  

Spain Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 15th
Colours: Red crew necked jerseys, blue shorts, black socks with red/yellow hooped tops. 
Capt:   Manager: Laszlo Kubala Stecz, 52 (10 June 1927 in Budapest, Hungary), appointed 1969-70.
Spain Lineup
1 Arconada Echarri, Luis Miguel 25 26 June 1954 G Real Sociedad de Futbol SAD   GA
  Gisasola Zabala, Agustin 27 22 July 1952   Athletic Club    
  Urquiaga Perez, Santiago 21 18 April 1958   Athletic Club    
  Alvarez Uria, Francisco Javier 30 1 February 1950   Real Oviedo    
  Migueli
 
Bianquetti, Miguel Bernardo
28 19 December 1951   FC Barcelona    
Alexanko Ventosa, Jose Ramon, off 65th min. 23 18 May 1956   Athletic Club    
  Saura Gil, Enrique, off 46th min 25 2 August 1954   Valencia CF SAD    
  Gordillo Vazquez, Rafael 23 24 February 1957   Real Betis Balompie SAD    
  Satrustegui Azpiroz, Jesus Maria 26 12 January 1954   Real Sociedad de Futbol SAD    
  Juanito
 
Gonzalez, Juan Gomez, off 46th min.
25 10 November 1954   Real Madrid CF    
  Dani
 
Ruiz-Bazan Justa, Daniel
28 28 June 1951   Athletic Club    
Spain Substitutes
  Alvarez Alvarez, Jose Diego, on 46th min. for Saura 25 21 December 1954   Real Sociedad de Futbol SAD    
  Carrasco Hidalgo, Francisco Jose, on 46th min. for Juanito 21 6 March 1959   FC Barcelona    
  Olmo Ramirez, Antonio, on 65th min. for Alexanko 26 18 January 1954   FC Barcelona    

unused substitutes:

Urruti (Francisco Urruticoechea), Miguel Tendilo, Jesus Maria Zamora, Santillana (Carlos Alonso Gonzalez).

team notes:

Manager Kubal played for Spain against England in the draw in May 1955.
 
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Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 3rd to 2nd
Colours: The 1974 Admiral home uniform - White collared jerseys with red/blue sleeve trim and red/blue trimmed collar/cuffs, blue shorts with red/white side stripes, white socks with red/blue tops. 
Capt: Kevin Keegan, nineteenth captaincy  Manager: Ronald Greenwood, 58 (11 November 1921), appointed as caretaker 17 August 1977, permanent on 17 December 1977,
24th match, W 17 - D 5 - L 2 - F 48 - A 15.
England Lineup
1 Shilton, Peter L. 30 18 September 1949 G Nottingham Forest FC 30 25 GA
2 Neal, Philip J., off 82nd min. 29 20 February 1951 RB Liverpool FC 23 3
3 Mills, Michael D. 31 4 January 1949 LB Ipswich Town FC 29 0
4 Thompson, Philip B. 26 21 January 1954 RHB Liverpool FC 20 1
5 Watson, David V. 33 5 October 1946 CHB Southampton FC 49 4
6 Wilkins, Raymond C. 23 14 September 1956 M Manchester United FC 28 1
7 Keegan, J. Kevin 29 14 February 1951 OR SV Hamburger, Germany 50 18
8 Coppell            
9 Francis, Trevor             
10 Kennedy, Raymond 28 28 July 1951 M Liverpool FC 13 3
11 Woodcock, Anthony S. 24 6 December 1955 F 1. FC Köln eV, Germany 9 3
England Substitutes
1 Cunningham            
1 Hughes            

unused substitutes:

-
 
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Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

England ran the Spanish defence to a nervous breakdown, and they might have had three goals before Tony Woodcock opened the scoring in the sixteenth minute. Trevor Francis put the seal on a magnificent team performance when he collected a pass from Steve Coppell, outpaced two defenders and beat oncoming goalkeeper Arconada with a perfectly placed cross shot. England would have won by at least five goals but for a succession of superb saves by man-of-the-match Arconada. Playing in his fiftieth international match, the ever-effervescent Keegan was again England's outstanding player. 

Source Notes

TheFA.com
BDFutbol.com
Original newspaper reports
Rothman's Yearbooks
Mike Payne's England: The Complete Post-War Record (Breedon Books Publishing Company, Derby, U.K., 1993)
Norman Giller
, Football Author

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CG