France v Spain, 15 June 1996

Score1-1
RefereeVadim Zhuk
CompetitionUEFA European Championship Finals Group B
VenueElland Road
Attendance35,626
Kick Off: 18:00 France and Spain preserved impressive unbeaten runs with a 1-1 draw that left both sides with work to do in order to reach the quarter-finals. Treated to a tremendous atmosphere at Elland Road, neither side was able to put on a showing worthy of their supporters' spirit in the stands. The two teams' mutual respect for one another meant a paucity of clear-cut chances and a point apiece which guaranteed a tight three-way battle for the two qualifying berths in Group B. Les Bleus looked well placed to be in pole position in the section thanks to Youri Djorkaeff's effort just after half-time, but José Caminero struck five minutes from the end to ensure the spoils were shared. Spain could have been worse off had Andoni Zubizarreta not pulled off a brilliant one-handed stop to keep out Vincent Guérin, though it was an opening not in keeping with a first half dominated by two experienced defences. Three minutes after the interval the Spanish rearguard was breached, Djorkaeff tucking away Christian Karembeu's chipped pass with characteristic aplomb. Spain rallied, however, José Amavisca denied by Bernard Lama before Caminero turned Julio Salinas's pull-back past the wrong-footed Lama. It was a late strike which left both sides sweating on the final round of fixtures but also still in receipt of impressive undefeated sequences: Spain 18 games, France 25.

1  France

Manager: Aime Jacquet

1  Spain

Manager: Javier Clemente

Goals:

Youri Djorkaeff 48 G

Goals:

Caminero 85 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Bernard Lama
Defender Jocelyn Angloma
Defender Laurent Blanc
Defender/Centre back Marcel Desailly
Full back Bixente Lizarazu
Midfielder Didier Deschamps (captain)
Midfielder Youri Djorkaeff
Midfielder Vincent Guerin
Midfielder Christian Karembeu
Midfielder Zinedine Zidane
Forward Patrice Loko

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Zubizarreta (captain)
Defender Alkorta
Defender Lopez
Defender Otero
Defender/Centre back Abelardo
Defender/Midfielder Hierro
Defender/Left back Sergi
Midfielder Amavisca
Midfielder Caminero
Midfielder Luis Enrique
Forward Alfonso

Substitutions:

Alain Roche for Jocelyn Angloma 65
Christophe Dugarry for Patrice Loko 73
Lilian Thuram for Vincent Guerin 80

Substitutions:

Manjarín for Luis Enrique 54
Kiko for Otero 59
Salinas for Alfonso 82

Cards:

Laurent Blanc 43 Y
Christian Karembeu 60 Y
Youri Djorkaeff 63 Y

Cards:

Luis Enrique 12 Y
Amavisca 53 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Fabien Barthez
Goalkeeper Bruno Martini
Defender Eric Di Meco
Defender Lilian Thuram
Defender/Centre back Frank Leboeuf
Centre back Alain Roche
Midfielder Sabri Lamouchi
Midfielder Corentin Martins
Midfielder Reynald Pedros
Forward Mikael Madar

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Canizares
Goalkeeper Jose Molina
Defender Belsué
Midfielder Amor
Midfielder Donato
Midfielder Guerrero
Forward Kiko
Forward Manjarín
Forward Salinas