Álvaro Morata and Iñaki Williams celebrate the goal against Portugal (0-1)

WIN BY THE MINIMUM AGAINST PORTUGAL

Morata puts Spain in the Final Four of the Nations League

Published:27/09/2022 - 23:27h

Updated:27/09/2022 - 23:27h

Spain achieved the heroic in Braga when everything seemed lost in the UEFA Nations League. Luis Enrique's men prevailed with a goal from Álvaro Morata at the end (0-1) and will play the Final Four of the tournament again in June 2023

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Álvaro Morata rescued to Spain in front of a Portugal that went of more to less in Knickers and finished remaining outside of the UEFA Nations League. The so much of the Madrilenian forward gave to the ones of Luis Enrique the ticket at the end Four of the tournament by second consecutive edition after leading the Group 2 of the League To with 11 points, one more than the lusos. The so much of the player 'colchonero' arrived in the minute 88, when the party seemed convict to the tie.

The one of the Tuesday was not, neither much less, the best presentation of The Red. Luis Enrique entered several changes regarding the eleven of the Saturday in front of Switzerland (1-2) and left in the bench to Pedri, Gavi, Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba, in addition to the descartado Eric García. The one who himself repeated titularity was Ferran Torres, of grey party in Knickers during the 73 minutes that was in the field. The Catalan technician bet by Rodri, Koke and Carlos Soler in the half and Pablo Sarabia accompanying to Ferran and Morata in attack.

Backwards, Spain went out with Pau Torres and Hugo Guillamón like head offices, whereas Dani Carvajal and José Luis Gayà defended the bands. In the arch repeated Unai Simón, key with until four cut across to sustain the zero. The first time showed one a Red with few ideas and slow transfer of balloon. Only Sarabia and Ferran finished with danger in the rival area, whereas Portugal himself upset pair of times to the goalkeeper of the Athletic of Bilbao.

The clearest of the first stretch was for the venues in the minute 32, but Unai cut across the finish of Diogo Jotto that was about to to break the zero. In the complement, a loss of Carvajal left to Cristiano Ronaldo free for fusilar to Simón, but the Spanish goalkeeper attained to divert the finish of the 'CR7'. On the hour of party, Luis Enrique sent to Pedri, Gavi and Yeremi Pino by Koke, Soler and Sarabia to look for reaction. Previously, Busquets there was ingresado by Guillamón.

The opportunism of Morata saved to Spain

In spite of the variants, Portugal followed dominating and generating danger in the arch of Unai Simón, but the ones of Fernando Santos did not have puntería. In the 73', Luis Enrique burned the ships to look for the goal of the classification with Nico Williams in place of Ferran. The forward of the Bilbao, in big moment in the start of the 2022-23, was key for the unexpected resolution of the party to two minutes of the end, when the lusos seemed to have all controlled.

In the 88', a pass crossed of Carvajal found to Williams, the one who after winning him the back to his marker served a head butt to the area girl that Morata, totally only, pushed it to empty door. The venues tried it to the end, but Unai Simón went back to answer in front of the despair of a Christian Ronaldo infuriated. Suffered victory for a Spain that attains a classification 'in extremis' at the end Four of the Nations League, instance in which they also will be Low Countries, Croatia and Italy.

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