Spain breaks Italy’s unbeaten run in UEFA Nations League semi-finals

Spain breaks Italy’s unbeaten run in UEFA Nations League semi-finals

Spain finally sought revenge for the Euro 2020 semi-finals and beat Italy in the UEFA Nations League semi-finals. La Roja also washed away Roberto Mancini's side's long unbeaten record on the night of the UEFA Nations League semi-finals.

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Ferran Torres strikes twice last night to take the team to the finals whereas Lorenzo Pellegrini scored a goal pretty late which can be counted as a consolation. Luis Enrique's side had a magnificent first half that led to the triumph. Spain made the Azzurri taste a defeat under their long streak of 37 wins.

Torres netted the first goal in the first half and the second one after Leonardo Bonucci, the Italy defender, was sent off for a 2nd yellow card, that too just 3 minutes before the break. Lorenzo Pellegrini scored one for the hosts with an unlikely comeback. The Azzurri faced a defeat for the first time after losing against Portugal in September 2018.

Roberto Mancini, Italian football manager said, "This is a disappointment. We should have stayed with 11 men, we made a mistake that you can't make at this level."

The main person behind this massive win, Torres said, "We knew it was a special game, we went out in the semi-finals of the Euros, and what better way to beat them at home in other semi-finals."

Spain will lock horns against either France or Belgium in the final on Sunday. The second semi-final of France vs Belgium is occurring on Thursday in Turin.

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