JORDI ALBA SCORE THE GOAL FOR 'LA ROJA'
A very culé Spain falls to Switzerland (1-2) and gets complicated in the Nations League
Published:24/09/2022 - 22:37h
Updated:24/09/2022 - 22:56h
Spain no longer depends on itself to qualify for the final phase of the Nations League. After losing to Switzerland, 'La Roja' is forced to beat Portugal in the next day
Bad news for Spain of face to the classification to the final phase of the Nations League. While Portugal imposed in front of Czech Republic to do with the leadership of the group, 'The Red' signed a 'prick' that it can be decisive against Switzerland in the stadium of the Romareda. Jordi Alba marked the only so much of the Spaniards, in front of the ones of Akanji and Eric García (against) for the visitors. Now, they are forced to win to the combined luso to classify.
Luis Enrique surprised with his initial alignment, in which they have stood out the six players of the FC Barcelona that they were summoned: Eric García, Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets, Gavi, Pedri (69') and Ferran Torres (63'), with the novelty of Marco Asensio as 'false 9'. The plan has not gone out him very well to the Asturian trainer, with the 'misfortune' of have not completed neither a shot to goal in the first-half.
Switzerland, by the contrary, took advantage of his opportunities and punished to the local picture taking advantage of of his despites in the aerial game. After several shy approaches to the area of Unai Simón, Vargas launched a shot of corner so that it appeared Ajanki and surpassed to Azpilicueta to hammer of head and beat to the guardameta of the Athletic Club. The venues answered with a pass of Pablo Sarabia for Jordi Alba, but the centre of the culé took it out the Swiss saga without 'despeinarse'.
Spain suffers to unemployed balloon
Spain was very dense with the balloon and, except the incursions of Marcos Asensio to connect with Sarabia, Switzerland was being more decisive and presionó much more near of the Spanish area until the beginning of the second part. In the resumption, 'The Red' left the feeling that it was reacting and a jugadón of the attacker of the Real Madrid finish in a big definition of Jordi Alba for the tie.
Ansensio pivotó And left in speed, leaving backwards to Vargas and Elvedi. It saw to Jordi Alba entirely only, yielded him the balloon and the Barcelona left side resolved with a a good shot crossed for the 1-1. The celebration was very short, put in the following played Embolo punished to the Spaniards... Again from the unemployed balloon. After a corner by the left, Akanji touched in the first stick so that Emoblo finished and put the second in the marker. Eric García touched the balloon and finish being goal against.