The Spanish substitute decided in the semi-final against Italy

The Spanish substitute decided in the semi-final against Italy
Decision: Here, Spaniard Yosilo puts the ball past Gianluigi Donnarumma against Italy.

(Spain-Italy 2-1) Substitute Yosilo (33) had just arrived on the pitch when he was able to drive the ball into the goal and send Norway into European Championship qualifiers, Spain to the Nations League final against Croatia.


The final takes place in Rotterdam and on TV2 on Sunday. Croatia beat the Netherlands 4-2 after extra time in the semi-finals.

  • This is the third Nations League final in history.
  • Portugal won first place.
  • France won the second – when they just beat Spain.
  • Jesus Navas could become the first to win a World Cup Final, EC Final and Nations League Final.

The decision came after Rodri’s shot deflected off the Italian defender and Joselu was suddenly left alone with the goalkeeper, who stood no chance when Joselu used his outside foot. The goal was checked by the video assistant referee for offside, but it was approved and the match ended 2-1 to Spain.

Jubilee: Joselu celebrated his 2-1 goal in the semi-final against Italy on Thursday night.

Italy witnessed a nightmare in which captain Leonardo Bonucci was indifferent, and Villarreal profile Jeremi Pino did not let the opportunity slip: he took the ball from Bonucci, raced towards the goal, sent goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma the wrong way and sent Spain to a 1-0 lead.

The joy did not last long: the clock showed less than ten minutes when the ball was kicked into the hands of Spain’s first player, Robin Le Norman.

Cerro Immobile equalized 1–1 from the penalty spot. Almost two years have passed since the last time he scored for the national team – during the home EC.

Italy seemed to have turned it around to make it 2-1, but Davide Frattisi’s goal was disallowed for offside in attack.

Outstanding goalkeeper Donnarumma blocked the Spanish lead early in the second half.

The decision was made in the 88th minute. Match-winner Yosilo plays every day at Espanyol – previously at Newcastle. He was born and raised parts of his upbringing in Germany.

Note: There was a minute’s silence for former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi before the match.


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