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Sunday, 25 June, 2000, 20:38 GMT 21:38 UK
Spain v France clockwatch
Zidane is congratulated
Opening shout: Zidane is the toast of his team-mates
Spain 1-2 France (FT)
(Bruges. Att: 30,000)

Team news: There is no place in the France starting XI for Real Madrid's Nicolas Anelka, as Thierry Henry earns a lone striker's role.

Christophe Dugarry is named in midfield alongside Patrick Vieira, who replaces injured Arsenal colleague Emmanuel Petit.

Spain line up without their captain Fernando Hierro, who picked up a thigh strain against over Slovenia. Agustin Aranzabal is preferred at left-back to Sergi and winger Pedro Munitis gets the nod ahead of Joseba Etxeberria.

2 mins: Vieira heads over the bar from a flighted free-kick from Zinedine Zidane.

10 mins: Henry shows his free-running skills as he cuts inside his marker Miguel Salgado on the left flank and fires an angled shot just wide of the near post.

Zidane glides past Spain defender Salgado
Zidane glides past Spain defender Salgado
15 mins: Much of the attacking football is being played by Spain - but it is France who create what early half-chances are on offer. Dugarry heads over from Didier Deschamps' cross - and injures his nose in a clash of heads with Salgado.

18 mins: Josep Guardiola spots French goalkeeper Fabien Barthez off his line and tries his luck with a surprise shot from a wide free-kick - but Barthez saves at his near post.

19 mins: Spanish keeper Canizares holds a deflected shot from the lively Dugarry.

20 mins: Raul spins on the ball just outside the French area and tries an impudent chip - but Barthez palms it away with an athletic save.

27 mins: The dangerous Munitis, causing major problems for France's world-class right-back Lilian Thuram, again threatens - this time cutting in from the flank before shooting just wide.

Zidane goal
Zidane scores with a sublime free-kick
28 mins: Former World Player of the Year Zidane produces one of the misses of the tournament. Dugarry's telling cross finds the midfielder unmarked eight yards out with just Canizares to beat - but he completely fluffs his shot and the chance is wasted.

32 mins: Zidane's howler is suddenly forgotten as the Juventus star scores with a stunning free-kick. Canizares is comprehensively beaten as Zidane ball is curled into the top right corner of his goal. Spain 0-1 France

36 mins: Munitis again beats Thuram and surges into the box - and this time the defender brings down the Spaniard, leaving referee Collina with no option but to award a penalty. Gaizka Mendieta strokes his spot-kick low to the left of Barthez, who dives the wrong way. Spain 1-1 France

44 mins: Vieira runs right at the heart of Spain's defence, commits defenders to him and then slips the ball into the path of Youri Djorkaeff, who lashes an unstoppable first-time shot past Canizares. Half-time Spain 1-2 France

46 mins: Manchester United's new goalkeeper Barthez produces a brave effort to deny Alfonso, diving at the feet of the striker.

55 mins: Alfonso earns the first yellow card of the match, after a clumsy challenge from behind on Deschamps.

Mendieta: Put Spain back on level terms
56 mins: Spanish goalscorer Mendieta is replaced by Ismael Urzaiz as coach Jose Comacho adopts a more attacking formation.

59 mins: Deschamps is booked for dissent after the referee awards a free-kick against France.

63 mins: Another booking as a game of fluid passing becomes increasinly scrappy - this time for Salgado, who brings down Vieira.

66 mins: Zidane tries for a second goal from a set-piece - but this time the shot is blocked.

70 mins: A Spanish corner causes chaos in the French box - but the ball is cleared to Henry, who races towards goal only to be hauled down by Paco. Referee Collina decides the striker would not have been clear through and - to the disgust of the French fans - decides it is worthy of just a yellow card.

71 mins: A patient move by Spain sets up Guardiola on the edge of the area - but his shot is deflected over. Munitis is replaced by Etxeberria.

Djorkaeff goal
Djorkaeff: Blasted France into the lead at 2-1
75 mins: The brilliant Zidane charges deep into Spanish territory then finds Vieira, but his thumping long-range volley is blocked. Spain make their third and final substitution, as Gerard comes on for Helguera.

80 mins: France make their first change, with Anelka brought on for Henry. Canizares does well to turn a curling Djorkaeff free-kick around the post.

83 mins: Raul's goal-bound free-kick is headed away by Dugarry - then Barthez injures his hand collecting a high ball into the box.

89 mins: High drama in the final minute of normal time. Vieira heads back to Barthez, the goalkeeper spills the ball then, as he tries to regain possession he is controversially judged to have brought down Abelardo. Penalty. Suddenly Raul has a chance to level the scores - but he sends his tame spot-kick over the bar, to the delight of the French contingent.

90 mins: Still Spain are not beaten. Alfonso produces a stunning cross from the right and the ball finds Urzaiz unmarked under the bar - but his diving header goes over.

93 mins: With French hearts in mouths, the referee blows the whistle to send Roger Lemerre's team through to a semi-final with Portugal. Spain's players, who pulled off a fairytale win over Yugoslavia in their last group game, are left dejected after failing to repeat the late comeback.


Spain: Canizares, Salgado, Abelardo, Paco, Aranzabal, Guardiola, Mendieta (Urzaiz Aranda 56), Helguera (Gerard 76), Munitis (Etxeberria 72), Raul, Perez Munoz.
Subs Not Used: Casillas, Engonga, Fran, Hierro, Molina, Sergi, Valeron, Velasco.

France: Barthez, Lizarazu, Thuram, Blanc, Desailly, Vieira, Djorkaeff, Deschamps, Zidane, Henry (Anelka 80), Dugarry.
Subs Not Used: Candela, Karembeu, Lama, Leboeuf, Micoud, Petit, Pires, Rame, Wiltord, Trezeguet.

Referee: P Collina (Italy)

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