Spain claim Euro Under-19 crown

Jese Rodriguez's late strike in Estonia was enough for Spain to clinch a sixth European Under-19 title and a second in succession.

Playing their third competition final in a row, La Rojita dominated possession as expected, with the Greeks content to play on the counter-attack, and Julen Lopetegui’s men got into their stride straight away when Gerard Deulofeu saw his shot kicked off the line after just four minutes.

Sokratis Dioudis had to be on hand to stop a Jese shot at the near post and the same player could later only steer wide of the goal as Spain continued to press. However, the Greeks showed some intent themselves shortly before the break when Giannis Gianniotas escaped down the left and crossed for Giorgos Katidis, but the captain's looping header went wide.

However, the second half followed a familiar pattern, Campana testing Dioudis with a drive and moments later rattling the crossbar with a long-range shot as the Spaniards grew increasingly frustrated.

Nonetheless, the pressure finally told 10 minutes from time when Deulofeu’s pass set Jese free inside the box and the Real Madrid teenager finished calmly to hand Spain the trophy and end the competition as top scorer with five goals.

Spain Under-19 1-0 Greece Under-19

Scorers: Jese Rodriguez 80 (S)

Spain Under-19:Arrizabalaga; Joni, Ramalho, Osede, Grimaldo; Oliver, Campana, Suso (Suarez 71); Deulofeu (Juanmi 84), Alcacer, Jese (Juanmi 84)

Greece Under-19:Dioudis; Marinakis, Kourmpelis, Bougaidis, Stafylidis; Ballas, Fourlanos (Bakasetas 85), Gianniotas, Katidis (Bouchalakis 90), Mavrias; Diamantakos (Lykogiannis 67)

Referee:Makkelie (HOL)

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