Luis Enrique and Sergio Busquets during a party of the Spanish selection


Spain beats Greece (0-1) and dreams big with Qatar 2022!

Published:11/11/2021 - 22:39h

Updated:11/11/2021 - 22:40h

Spain is worth its triumph in Athens and Sweden's defeat against Georgia (2-0). 'La Roja' is one step closer to Qatar 2022 and can afford a draw next Sunday at La Cartuja

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Spain is to a tie to win his direct ticket to the World-wide of Catar 2022. 'The Red' has won comfortably to Greece in Athens, thanks to a goal of Pablo Sarabia, to put leader of the group B with 16 points and now needs to win next Sunday in front of Sweden in The Cartuja (21:45 h in Spain). The directed by Luis Enrique keep the illusion and are more near that never to confirm his presence in the appointment mundialista of the next year, as long as in Seville empaten or win.

'The Red' began his party in the Olympic stadium of Athens with the good news that Georgia had won by two goals to Sweden. The pressure was maximum but Spain could reaciconar positively. With Gavi like titling, in representation of the FC Barcelona, the national selection jumped to the field to command and the command was evident very soon. Alvaro Morata was the first in 'warn' with a good arrival by the left that finished in corner, so that his settled in the field.

Spain did with the balloon, almost without opposition of the Greeks, but without generating sufientes occasions of face to the area of Odisseas Vlachodimos. In fact, they went the venues those who gave the first fright, with an offside goal very clear. Masouras Had opened the marker, but was in position irreglamentaria and the so much was invalidated. The reaction was immediate and Raúl of Tomás commanded a finish to the half turn from the point penalti that diverted a defender almost 'in extremis'.

Two minutes afterwards arrived a penal in favour of the ones of Luis Enrique, after a fault on Íñigo Martínez in the area. The action was not clear, but from the VAR rectified the decision and Pablo Sarabia planted in the eleven metres, adjusted it in the left side of the guardameta, that launched at the side opposite. With controversy or no, Spain advanced in the electronic to begin to dream -for real- with the World-wide of Catar 2022. The Spaniards went back to have an occasion of gold, in the 36. Morata Went in speed after a pass of Gayà, put in the area by the left and commanded a finish that it crashed with the body of Vlachodimos.

Spain finishes uncomfortable, but without suffering

In the second part, Greece wanted to increase the speed and Spain stepped backwards, comfortable with the result, but without big novelties in the dispute of the party. Raúl of Tomás had a key opportunity to the 49 minutes with a shot from the frontal, that touched in a defender and went out above the crossbar. Of rest, the Greeks were a bit more comfortable in the field, but without approaching to the area of Unai Simón.

The alarms encedieron when to the hour of party Gavi threw to the floor after receiving a codazo. The Barcelona player was complaining of the action and, although in principle it seemed that it could follow, had to abandon the field. Sergio Busquets went in in his position, but Spain did not improve a lot. Although it was not suffering, were generating very little of face to the rival area.

Rodrigo Moreno 'gave back' the emotion after a contragolpe of Spain that finish with a pass of Dani Elm to the forward of the Leeds United, the one who went to inside the area to take out a shot to the short stick that did not find goal. Spain was finding more spaces, but was not comfortable as in the first part. Greece gave the fright in two occasions followed: first after a combinaciónen the left of Tsimikas, that threw the wall and took out a centre to the first very dangerous stick that cleared Íñigo Martínez to corner. Afterwards, they put a centre to the first stick and Tzavellas commanded a head butt that went out crossed.

'The Red' did not sign his best party, neither of far, but costs him to dream in big with the World-wide of 2022. To the Spaniards does him lacking add a tie or victory against Sweden next Sunday and like this classify directly to the championship and esquivando a repechage that could be extremely complicated for the dreams mundialistas.

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