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Spain dominated Italy, beat them by a goal against and secured qualification for the round of 16 of the Euro Cup

Spain dominated Italy, beat them by a goal against and secured qualification for the round of 16 of the Euro Cup
Spain dominated Italy, beat them by a goal against and secured qualification for the round of 16 of the Euro Cup

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With the only goal against Riccardo Calafiori, Spain He surpassed Italy in terms of play and is one of the few teams in the competition that has not conceded goals along with France, Romania and Slovakia. On the other hand, Italy was in second place thanks to the victory on the first date against Albaniaand will have to face Croatia on the last date of the group to compete for first place Spain.

For the first stage, Spain He was much more than his rival, since he had him in his field for most of those 45 minutes and did not let him advance calmly to Italy. Alvaro Morata with a header on the first play of the game, and Fabian Ruiz with a right hand from outside the area were the most concrete chances for the Spanish to take advantage but the aim was the debt in those minutes.

Donnarumma avoided a defeat by Spain

The Italian archer Gianluigi Donnarumma He was the great figure of the Italians in the first half, as he contained Morata’s header and had several interventions that ended in zero. However, a few minutes into the complement, Nico Williams He overflowed on the left and threw a cross past the small area that Calafiori involuntarily connected to put the ball into his own goal to make it 1 to 0.

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For the rest of the game, Spain He maintained his good spirit but could not be concrete in his approaches to be able to score and close the match, something that gave Italy more air and ground to play but was far from being a real danger for the Spanish who stood firm and finished well the triumph.

England, stuck in the Euro Cup

Doubts continue to hover over the English team, after the 1-1 draw against Denmark in Frankfurt (Germany), which delayed the ‘Three Lions” qualification to the round of 16 after another match without fluidity and a lack of ideas. Striker Harry Kane opened the scoring for England (18th), but Morten Hjulmand (34th) scored from long range to reflect a deserved draw on the scoreboard.

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This match on the second day of group C was the repeat of the semifinal in 2021, won then by an exciting English team (2-1 after extra time). With 4 points, England continues to lead the group before facing Slovenia (3rd, 2 points) in Cologne on June 25. Denmark, with 2 points, will face bottom Serbia (1 point) in Munich.

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Before, Slovenia and Serbia, the other two members of Group C, had also tied 1-1, in the first match on Thursday, held in Munich. Slovenia took the lead on the scoreboard thanks to a goal from winger Zan Karnicnik (69), until in the last action of the match, Luka Jovic finished off a corner kick (90+5) to distribute the points and leave the options open qualification for the round of 16 for both teams before the last day.

Source: Ambito

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