Football: Finland hit back to hold Spain to surprise draw
Published on Mar 23, 2013 6:39 AM
GIJON (REUTERS) - Finland's Teemu Pukki scored 11 minutes from time to grab a 1-1 draw in Spain that complicated life for the world and European champions in World Cup qualifying Group I on Friday.
Pukki fired past Victor Valdes on a rare counter-attack after they had withstood waves of pressure from the hosts.
Sergio Ramos, winning his 100th cap for Spain, broke the deadlock with a header from a corner just after halftime but Vicente del Bosque's side struggled to make their dominance count.
The draw leaves Spain under pressure to get a victory in Paris next Tuesday when they visit new group leaders France, who overcame Georgia 3-1 at home.
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