2016 UEFA Women's under-19 Championship - Day 2 Roundup: Spain and Switzerland reach quarter-finals

Whilst Group A remains in the balance, with all four sides still with a chance of qualifying, Group B has seen Spain and Switzerland qualify - knocking out Germany and Austria.

2016 UEFA Women's under-19 Championship - Day 2 Roundup: Spain and Switzerland reach quarter-finals
Spain celebrate reaching the Quarter-Finals. Photo: Sportsfile

It was another busy day of action at the 2016 UEFA Women's under-19 Championship, here's all you need to know.

Group A

The top two sides in Group A, Netherlands and Norway, met with both teams knowing a win could see them close to qualifying for the knockout phase. In their opening matches, the Netherlands had found their shooting boots as they beat Slovakia 6-0, whilst Norway produced an impressive performance to beat France 1-0.

The Netherlands celebrate scoring against Norway. Photo: Sportsfile
The Netherlands celebrate scoring against Norway. Photo: Sportsfile

But it was the Netherlands who came out  on top in an even match with midfielder Sisca Folertsma scoring the game's only goal in the 56th minute – her second of the tournament. Netherlands remain in first whilst Norway stay in second place.

In the other match in Group A, France and Slovakia looked to get over disappointing opening defeats. The hosts Slovakia managed to frustrate France in the first half, as it was goalless at half-time.

But any chance of a shock ended within eight minutes of the second half as Marie-Antoinette Katoto scored twice and midfielder Clara Mateo also found the back of the net to put France 3-0 up. Katoto had only come on at half-time, becoming the definition of an impact substitution.

PSG defender Perle Morroni made it 4-0 before the PSG forward Katoto completed her hat-trick. Lyon's Delphine Cascarino rounded off the scoring to make it 6-0 in the 90th minute.

Slovakia remain bottom of Group A, whilst France stas in third, behind Norway on an inferior head-to-head record.

Group B

Spain went into their match with the knowledge they could qualify with a win whilst Austria had to win to keep their hopes alive.

Spain's Aitana Bonmati celebrates scoring a penalty against Austria. Photo: Sportsfile
Spain's Aitana Bonmati celebrates scoring a penalty against Austria. Photo: Sportsfile

But after just five minutes, Spain took the lead through Barcelona's Andrea Sánchez in what would turn out to be a one-sided win. Sánchez scored her second just before the half-hour mark, giving Spain a 2-0 lead at half-time.

Oviedo Moderno's Lucía García scored Spain's third in the 69th minute before Aitana Bonmati scored an 83rd-minute penalty to secure a 4-0 win.

After Germany's defeat to Spain in their first match, they knew that they would have to win to have a chance fo qualifying, whilst Switzerland were looking to make it two wins out of two.

Stefanie Sanders gave Germany an early lead, but in the sixth minute, defender Naomi Mégroz scored the equaliser for Switzerland.

In the 64th minute, Switzerland took the lead through Camille Surdez before Laura Freigang managed to score the equaliser for Germany just six minutes later.

There was yet another twist as in the 72nd minute, Surdez scored her second goal as once again Switzerland took the lead. But this time, there would be no equaliser – in fact, Switzerland would make it 4-2 in the 91st minute through midfielder Cinzia Zehnder.

Switzerland's Lesley Ramseir (l) and Germany's Melanie Ott (r) Photo: Sportsfile
Switzerland's Lesley Ramseir (l) and Germany's Melanie Ott (r) Photo: Sportsfile
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​Despite Germany dominating the match, with 19 attempts compared to Switzerland's eight, they lost their second match of the tournament. This meant that both Spain and Switzerland sit on six points, both qualifying, eliminating their rivals Germany and Austria.