Los jugadores de España celebran un gol en la Euro


Spain enjoys itself against Italy and is now a team for the last 16 of the Euro Cup (1-0)

Published:20/06/2024 - 22:54h

Updated:20/06/2024 - 23:31h

Luis de la Fuente's Spain have 'enjoyed' themselves against Italy and have secured qualification for the last 16 of the European Championship, becoming one of the most reliable teams so far in the tournament. Lamine Yamal and Nico Williams have been stars

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Spain already has ensured his classification for the eighth of final of the Eurocopa after an authentic exhibition in front of Italy in the second day of the phase of groups. They remained very short in the marker, because they could annotate a pair of goals more, but left a performance inmejorable that converts them, by feelings, in one of the big candidates to carry the title. Luis de la Fuente has given with the 'key'.

The superiority of Spain on Italy did not take in being notorious, from the possession of the balloon and the occasions. Luis de la Fuente 'jointed' to his interiors so that they were much more near of the extremes and, from there, sink to Italy with an incessant pressure and denying them the opportunity to find comfort in the centre of the field to connect with his attackers. Only Gianluigi Donnarumma could dress of 'hero' to brake to the Spaniards during a first time that was worthy of monologue... Without prize.

Absolute superiority of Spain in the Veltins Sand

The role of footballers like Nico Williams and Lamine Yamal in this selection is flawless and explains, of some way, the disequilibrium that can generate 'The Red' in zone of attack. They are the more youngsters, but also the smartest and those who no 'hide'. The player of the Athletic Club generated chaos constantly by the left band and condemned to a Giovani Gave Lorenzo that it could not him control. The same did the player of 16 years in front of Dimarco. They did not give grantings and revolutionised the party, although they finished them 'covering' his occasions.

The opportunities of Spain to open the marker arrived from the pitazo initial. The minor of Williams went by the band, arrived to background line and put a big centre so that the cabeceara Pedri, but appeared the guardameta of Paris Saint-Germain for denegarle the goal. Nico went back to insist after a contragolpe initiated by the '20' and that finish with a head butt that could not find goal. Morata And Fabián tested luck, but Donnarumma appeared as 'angel' for the Italians.

The attackers carried the 'praises', but the threads of the party was carrying them a Rodri that was infalible from the pass and that gave the consistency that so much needed Spain, in both facets of the game. It added him a Cucurella very active by the band and that stood out in defensive functions, although it is not his strong. They did not leave transitar to an Italy that only could 'breathe' with a shot of Federico Chiesa that left very high.

Unchanged in the second half.. And goal with fortune

It was a recital that had continuity in the resumption because, in spite of the changes of Spalletti, the 'azzurri' did not know how react and Spain warned, with an occasion of Pedri 'free' in the heart of the area but with a finish diverted, before Calafiori them 'gave' the goal that opened the marker before the hour of party. It arrived thanks to a big action of Nico Williams, incessant, by the band that finish with a centre to half height. It brushed in Morata and struck in the defender of the Bologna before colarse in the goal.

Far to react, Italy put backwards and the occasions for 'The Red' did not be missing: Morata with a finish far that repelled Donnarumma and a head butt of Him Normand that it took out Cambiaso low sticks. Lamine Yamal was the following with a strike from the beak of the area that happened near of the stick of the guardameta. Williams was the following, with a powerful shot that finish crashing in the crossbar. The only answer of Italy was a centre raso that could not connect Retegui. They were the last 'beats' of a party that went down the rhythm and in which Italy never believed the possibility of empatar, in spite of the 'bajón' after the changes of Spain.

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