»Spain beat Croatia in an epic match and advanced to the quarterfinals

Monday June 28, 2021

In an exciting meeting in Copenhagen, the ‘Red Fury’ was able to shake off two strong blows and beat the Croatian team 5-3 in extra time. Those of Luis Enrique carried out a meeting for history and acquired tickets for the next round of the Eurocup.

It also makes it into the top eight. In another of the round of 16 matches at the European Championship, Spain had to go all the way to overtime to defeat Croatia 5-3 in a spectacular goal war at Parken Stadion, allowing them to continue advancing in the European national team competition.

Those led by Luis Enrique were superior at the beginning and with a lot of dynamics they cornered their rival. But despite this supremacy on the court, the Croats took advantage in the most unexpected way. A back pass from almost the middle of the court by Pedri was incredibly passed between the legs of goalkeeper Unai Simón (20 ′) to open the scoring in Copenhagen. The blooper of the tournament.

However, the European ‘Red’ knew how to live with that hard blow and did not stop disturbing the opponent’s goal. One of these ended at the bottom of the nets, after a rebound in the heart of the area was connected by Pablo Sarabia (38 ′) to leave the crossing in a draw.

The beginning of the complement was traced to that of the first part, but this time with better luck for the Basque team. In the 57 ′ a center found absolutely alone César Azpilicueta for the Chelsea defender to trace the score.

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The world runners-up hinted at growth and small approaches to try to equalize, but the Spanish team increased with a goal from Ferran Torres (76 ′), who took advantage of a tremendous passivity of the Croatian defense to define one-on-one against Livakovic.

It seemed a settled matter, but the ‘chess players’ discounted with Mislav Orsic (85 ‘) and then matched it with a furious header from Mario Pasalic (90 + 3’) to stretch the game and take it to extra time. Luis Enrique’s team couldn’t believe it.

But the ‘Red Fury’ lived up to its nickname in this overtime. First, a sensational center by Dani Olmo controlled him from the chest Álvaro Morata (100 ′) and the questioned striker defined the crack to give the temporary classification to his team, which sealed his place in the next round with a later goal from Mikel Oyarzabal (103 ′) after a good team move.

In an epic match that will go down in history, Spain took the task forward and entered the top eight in the Euro, and will face the winner of the key between France and Switzerland in the next phase, a match that will take place this 28 / 06 at 3:00 p.m.

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