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After 37 matches Spain ends Italy’s unbeaten streak and qualifies for the UEFA Nations League final

Spain qualified for the UEFA Nations League final by defeating Italy 2-1 in the semi-finals of the competition.

The Italian national team met Spain at the San Siro stadium in Milan, to play the semi-final match.

Spain, led by Luis Enrique, ended the unbeaten streak of the European champions, which reached 37 matches under the leadership of Roberto Mancini.

The match started with attempts from Italy, and Federico Chiesa hit a shot that was saved by goalkeeper Unai Simon in the fourth minute.

The first goal for Spain came after Oyarzabal kicked the ball in a superb way into the penalty area, and Torres received it and shot it directly into the net in the 17th minute.

And the 26th minute witnessed a rebound for the Spanish team, but the Azzurri defense spoiled the Spanish attack.

The hosts responded with an attack started by Lorenzo Insigne in the 27th minute, and turned into a corner, which reached Di Lorenzo, who headed in but passed next to the post.

And in the 34th minute, Federico Bernardeschi launched an Italian counter and hit the net, but Simon kept it next to the post.

The Italian pressure continued with a new ball through Ancini in the 35th minute, but luck turned out to be the European champions.

In the 40th minute, the referee showed Leonardo Bonucci a red card after he got a second yellow card after a challenge with Spain captain Sergio Busquets.

Before the whistle at the end of the first half, Ferran Torres added the second goal for him and the Spanish national team from a header he shot in the net of Donnarumma.

With the start of the second half, Roberto Mancini made a substitution with Bernardeschi’s exit and pushed Chiellini in the defense to compensate for Bonucci’s dismissal.

Luis Enrique substituted Ferran Torres, who scored the two goals, and Yeremi replaced him in the 47th minute.

The first ten minutes of the second half witnessed Spanish pressure, then Mancini made two substitutions for Italy, with the exit of Insigne and Verratti and the participation of Moise Kean and Locatelli in their place in the 58th minute.

By the 60th minute, a dangerous opportunity came for the Italian national team through Chiesa, who went off and hit a powerful ball, but it passed next to the post.

Oyarzabal almost scored a goal for Spain from a header, but it passed safely past Donnarumma’s goal in the 63rd minute.

Then Mancini made another substitution for Italy, with Jorginho leaving, and Lorenzo Pellegrini replaced him in the 64th minute.

The events of the meeting became tense in the 70th minute after a protest from the Italian players over a mistake committed by Yeremi Pino, then the referee of the match gave him a yellow card.

Mancini pushed Calabria instead of Parilla in the 72nd minute, and Italy’s attempts to reduce the goal difference continued.

Enrique also made two substitutions, and Koke and Sarabia came out and Moreno and Perian Gil replaced them in the 74th minute.

Alonso almost scored a third goal for Spain with a shot from a dangerous opportunity, but Donnarumma saved successfully in the 78th minute.

The Italian attempts succeeded, and resulted in a goal scored by Pellegrini in the 83rd minute, after Federico Chiesa went solo and passed to Pellegrini, who shot past Simon and scored the first goal for Italy.