Leonardo Bonucci was sent off before half-time and Spain reached the final with a 2-1 victory over Italy in the first game of the UEFA semi-final.
Fernando Torres scored two goals for his team in the first half, and then substitute Lorenzo Pellegrini got the last comfort. The result allowed Spain to avenge their summer defeat in the euro 2020 semi-final, and now they have reached the National League final on Sunday. This also ended Italy’s world record of 37 unbeaten games.
It is not surprising that the red storm looked threatening on the left from the beginning, which is the source of the opening goal. Mikel oyasavar, an architect, sent Torres a dangerous cross in the 17th minute.
After several panics in the first half, Italy began to grow up in the game. Federico bernadeski forced unay Simon to make a wonderful save, and Lorenzo insigne lost a nanny. However, when Leonardo Bonucci was sent off twice before halftime, GRI azuri’s opportunity was hit.
Spain still had time to double its lead before the half-time whistle. Mikel oyasavar and Torres combined again, and the Manchester City man nodded at the back post to rewrite the score to 2-0. Italy adjusted after half-time, but did not create too many opportunities. At the same time, Spain is basically content to defeat their opponents by holding the ball.
With seven minutes left in the game, Italy got a life-saving straw because the poor communication of Spain got Federico chiesa out of trouble, and Lorenzo Pellegrini rewritten the score to 2-1. However, this did not trigger a late rebound. Spain managed to stick to it without too many problems.