France v Spain, 25 June 2000

Score2-1 to France
RefereePierluigi Collina
CompetitionUEFA European Championship Finals quarter-final
VenueJan Breydel Stadium, Bruges
Attendance26,614
Kick Off: 20:45 Local (19:45 BST) Assistant referees: Nicolae Grigorescu (Romania) Philip Sharp (England) Fourth official: Hugh Dallas (Scotland) Man of the Match: Zinedine Zidane (France) France's bid to add the continental championship to their global crown continued in Bruges – but were made to work by Spain, who squandered a glorious late chance to force extra time when Raúl González sent a penalty over the bar. Zinédine Zidane set Les Bleus on their way just after the half-hour, atoning for an earlier miss with a stunning free-kick. Gaizka Mendieta's penalty restored parity but France were back in front before the interval after a superb run from Patrick Vieira was capped with an even better finish from Youri Djorkaeff. Back came Spain, chipping away until with a minute to go Fabien Barthez hauled down Abelardo and referee Pierluigi Collina pointed to the spot. Mendieta had been replaced, however, so Raúl stepped up only to miss. There was still time for substitute Ismael Urzaiz to head over the crossbar as France held on to set up a semi-final date with Portugal. Roger Lemerre's side had begun brightly, content to allow Spain to boss possession in return for having the better of the chances. Patrick Vieira and Thierry Henry had already gone close when, on the quarter-hour, Didier Deschamps turned Josep Guardiola deep inside the Spain half and crossed for Christophe Dugarry; the striker's committed header went over the bar. The lively Dugarry did test Cañizares after a slick one-two with Djorkaeff, while at the other end Raúl forced Barthez into some frantic back-pedalling with an audacious lob after noticing the goalkeeper off his line. Zidane was then presented with a golden chance to open the scoring when he ghosted into the area unchallenged to meet Dugarry's low pass, only to mis-kick. He soon made up for it, spearing a right-footed shot into the top corner after Agustín Aranzabal had impeded Djorkaeff. Six minutes later it was all-square as Menideta converted from the spot after Lilian Thuram had brought down Pedro Munitis, but back came France. Djorkaeff restored their lead in some style, rifling past Santiago Cañizares from ten metres. The onus in the second half was on Spain, but they were restricted to an early Alfonso Pérez opening, long-range efforts from Guardiola and one desperate goalmouth scramble. With Spain's semi-final hopes drifting away, Barthez gave them a lifeline a minute from time; only for Raúl to throw it back.

2  France

Manager: Roger Lemerre

1  Spain

Manager: Jose Antonio Camacho

Goals:

Zinedine Zidane 32 G
Youri Djorkaeff 44 G

Goals:

Mendieta penalty 37 P

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Fabien Barthez
Defender Laurent Blanc
Defender Bixente Lizarazu
Defender Lilian Thuram
Defender/Centre back Marcel Desailly
Midfielder Didier Deschamps (captain)
Midfielder Youri Djorkaeff
Midfielder Patrick Vieira
Midfielder Zinedine Zidane
Forward Thierry Henry

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Canizares
Defender/Right back Michel Salgado
Defender Aranzabal
Defender Paco
Defender/Centre back Abelardo (captain)
Midfielder Pep Guardiola
Midfielder Helguera
Midfielder Mendieta
Forward Alfonso
Forward Pedro Munitis
Forward Raúl

Substitutions:

Nicolas Anelka for Christophe Dugarry 81

Substitutions:

Urzaiz for Mendieta 57
Etxeberria for Gerard 73
Gerard for Alfonso 77

Cards:

Didier Deschamps 60 Y

Cards:

Alfonso 55 Y
Pep Guardiola 61 Y
Michel Salgado 64 Y
Paco 71 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Bernard Lama
Goalkeeper Ulrich Rame
Defender/Centre back Frank Leboeuf
Defender/Left back Vincent Candela
Midfielder Christian Karembeu
Midfielder Johann Micoud
Midfielder Emmanuel Petit
Midfielder Robert Pires
Forward Nicolas Anelka
Forward David Trezeguet
Forward Sylvain Wiltord

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Iker Casillas
Goalkeeper Jose Molina
Defender Velasco
Defender/Midfielder Hierro
Defender/Left back Sergi
Midfielder Engonga
Midfielder Fran
Midfielder Gerard
Midfielder Valeron
Forward Etxeberria
Forward Urzaiz