Spain will tackle Norway in the UEFA Women's EURO 2013 quarter-finals after sealing a 1-1 draw that secured second place in Group C.
Russia, meanwhile, were pipped by Denmark in the drawing of lots to determine who would join Iceland as the tournament's other best third-placed team. They could feel a certain relief to be involved at all, however, after Verónica Boquete put Spain ahead on 14 minutes. Elena Terekhova restored parity shortly before the interval but it was not enough to take them through.
Spain made the initial running in Norrkoping, and although Elena Morozova gave them a scare by skewing wide following a bursting run, they duly took an early lead. Watching Adriana create havoc down the left, Boquete shook off her marker and calmly scooped in her team-mate's cross for her second strike at Sweden 2013.
A one-goal advantage nearly became two moments later, Elvira Todua flying left to keep out Adriana's curling shot before twice denying Alexia Putellas on the rebound. Jennifer Hermoso eventually ended the mayhem by slotting in from an offside position, but Spain's onslaught soon continued via Adriana down the left, obliging Todua to save with her legs.
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