Spain Ends Italy’s Run To Reach The Finals Of The Nations League

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Spain ended Italy’s record of 37 unbeaten games after Ferran Torres scored a brace at the San Siro stadium. This was the Nations League semifinal match on Wednesday.

The Spaniards will face the winners from the other semifinal held between Belgium and France.

How Spain Went Past The Azzurri In The Semifinals

Ferran Torres scored the first goal after 17 minutes. He steered a cross from Mikel Oyarzabal into the far corner past Donnarumma.

Italy was down to 10 men on the field after Leonardo Bonucci was shown a second yellow for elbowing Sergio Busquets.

Roberto Mancini stated that certain episodes such as that can influence an entire match. He was disappointed with the result as they made a mistake that should have been avoided clearly.

Torres helped Spain lead by 2 goals at the break after he headed another fine cross played in by Oyarzabal.

Italy pulled a goal back when they had 7 minutes left on the watch. Enrico Chiesa took his chance and broke from the halfway line to the box. He slipped the ball to Pellegrini who did not miss the target.

Donnarumma was booed by the AC Milan faithful after he made a move to PSG and nearly gifted a goal to Spain. 

Bernardeschi came close to an equalizer but the Spain goalkeeper pushed the ball against the post. Insigne missed this great opportunity and fired wide from the edge of the box.

Spain coach, Luis Enrique spoke about Gavi and stated that he was the future of the national team. It was as if he was playing in a schoolyard and it was a joy to watch him.

The Azzurri, who beat Spain on penalties in the Euro 2020 semifinal in July, went a man down in the 42nd minute when Bonucci was sent off for a second yellow card after elbowing Sergio Busquets.

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