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Wednesday, 3 April 1968
European Championship 1968 Quarter-Final First leg

England 1 Spain 0 [0-0]
 

 

Match Summary
England Squad
Spain Squad

Empire Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 94,586;
Kick-off: 7.45pm BST

England - Bobby Charlton (84)
Results 1965-1970

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Match Summary

Officials from Switzerland

England

Type

Spain

Referee (-) - Gilbert Droz
x (-).

Linesmen - M. Clematide and W. Hardmeier

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England Team

 
Current World Champions Colours: The 1965 Umbro home jersey - White crew necked jerseys, white shorts, white socks.

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 1st
Capt: Bobby Moore, 41st captaincy Manager: Sir Alfred Ernest Ramsey, 48 (22 January 1920), appointed 25 October 1962, effective part-time 31 December, full from May 1963.
55th match, W 36 - D 12 - L 7 - F 127 - A 59.
England Lineup
  Banks, Gordon     G     GA
2 Knowles, Cyril 23 13 July 1944 RB Tottenham Hotspur FC 2 0
3 Wilson, Ramon 33 17 December 1934 LB Everton FC 60 0
4 Mullery, Alan P. 26 23 November 1941 RHB Tottenham Hotspur FC 8 0
5 Charlton, Jack     CHB      
6 Moore, Robert F.C. 26 12 April 1941 LHB West Ham United FC 58 2
7 Ball, Alan     OR      
8 Hunt, Roger     IR      
9 Summerbee, Michael G. 25 15 December 1942 CF Manchester City FC 2 0
10 Charlton, Robert     IL      
11 Peters, Martin S. 24 8 November 1943 OL West Ham United FC 17 6

unused substitutes:

12-Peter Bonetti

team notes:

Cyril Knowles replaced Keith Newton at right-back. Jack Charlton replaced Brian Labone. Mike Summerbee replaced Bobby Charlton at centre-forward, whilst Charlton replaced Geoff Hurst, who dropped out.
Bobby Charlton equals Jimmy Greaves' total as England top goalscorer.
 
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Averages:

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Spain Team

 
Current European Champions Colours: Red crew necked jerseys, blue shorts, black socks with red/yellow/red tops.

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 12th
Capt: Ignacio Zoco Manager: Domingo Balmanya Perera, 53 (29 December 1914).
Spain Lineup
  Sadurni Urpi, Salvador 27 3 April 1941 G FC Barcelona   GA
2 Saez Ruiz, Jose Ignacio 24 23 April 1943 RB Athletic Club    
3 Canos Ferrer, Juan Manuel 24 1 January 1944 RHB Elche CF SAD    
4 Pirri
 
Sanchez, Jose Martinez
23 11 March 1945 LHB Real Madrid CF    
5 Gallego
 Fernandez Rodriguez, Francisco
24 4 March 1944 LB FC Barcelona    
6 Zoco Esparza, Ignacio 28 31 July 1939 CHB Real Madrid CF    
7 Poli
 Munoz, Manuel Polinario
24 12 June 1943 IR Valencia CF SAD    
8 Amancio, Amaro Varela 28 16 October 1939 IL Real Madrid CF    
9 Ansola San Martin, Fernando 28 27 January 1940 CF Valencia CF SAD    
10 Grosso, Ramon Moreno 24 8 December 1943 OR Real Madrid CF    
11 Claramunt Torres, Jose 21 16 July 1946 OL Valencia CF SAD    

unused substitutes:

Antonio Betancort, Tonono (Antonio Afonso), Francisco Castellano, Jose Luis Aragones.
 
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Averages:

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    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

Bobby Charlton crashed the ball into the net from a short free-kick taken by Martin Peters to equal the 44-goal England record held by Jimmy Greaves. Spain threatened to snatch a last minute equaliser in this first leg European championship quarter-final tie, but Banks pulled off a spectacular save from a lightning back heel by Amancio.  The Spaniards played a cautious defensive game, putting their faith in a victory in the second leg in Madrid.

Source Notes

TheFA.com
UEFA.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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