Spain defeated Italy at the Enchede stadium in Netherlands to reach the 2023 UEFA Nations League final, MySportDab reports.
First Half Report
It was a rollercoaster clash as the two titans in European football lock horns in the second semifinal match of the 2023 UEFA Nations League.
Spain started the game on the front foot with their usual dominant display and possessive football.
Just three minutes into the game, the De La Fuente-led boys took the lead with a dink finish from Pino.
An outrageous blunder from Leonardo Bonucci saw him being dispossessed by Pino in his own half leading to the goal.
The 2021 finalists held on to the narrow lead with a dominant display but surrendered the lead in the 11th minute.
Ciro Immobile scored a spotkick to level the scores for Italy.
Spain ramped up their attempts to restore the lead with the Italians unable to match their opponents possessive game.
The first half ended with both sides heading into the break with a 1-1 draw.
Second Half Report
Spain continued with their dominant display in the second half as they looked set to restore their lead but were held off by the resilient defending of the Italians.
It was still a one-sided game with the Spaniards still dominating play and pressing for a winner as the game neared the end.
After a marathon of pressure on Italy’s half Joselu came to the rescue of the Spaniards two minutes from the end of regulation time.
The La Liga star scored the winner in the 88th minute as Spain ran out 2-1 winners after the final whistle to reach their second UEFA Nations League final in three years.