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Spain is the last nation qualified for the Final 4! After the qualifications of Croatia, the Netherlands and Italy, it is the Spaniards who won the last place for this mini-tournament, next June. Against Portugal, Luis Enrique’s men absolutely needed to win to reach the final stages of the League of Nations. After clearly dominating the first period with clear chances from Ruben Neves (23rd) and Diogo Jota (32nd), the Portuguese did not find the fault, in particular because of a great Unai Simon. The Spanish goalkeeper was imperial this evening and continued his recital in the second half, where he came up against Cristiano Ronaldo (46th), yet in one against one with the Bilbao goalkeeper.
Nico Williams, the trigger for La Roja!
CR7’s teammates were therefore not immune to a bad surprise, and their lack of realism will cost them dearly. Much more dangerous in the second half with in particular the entry into play of Pedri, Gavi and the untenable Nico Williams. It is moreover the brother of Inaki who will offer the goal at the end of the match to Alvaro Morata (88th), after a superb delivery of the head, the Spanish center-forward only has to push the ball in the back of the net. Portugal was therefore trapped after being too wait-and-see at the end of the match, so it was La Roja who qualified for the Final 4 after this 1-0 success. A big performance for the Spaniards who had not won in Portugal since 2003.
— the chain L’Équipe (@lachainelequipe) September 27, 2022
Switzerland remains in League A and Serbia enters it!
In the other match of the group, Switzerland won against the Czech Republic 2-1, thanks to goals from Freuler (29th) and Monaco striker Embolo (30th). The Czechs reduced the mark in stoppage time in the first period through Schick (45th). In the second half, West Ham midfielder Soucek missed a penalty that could have allowed the Czech Republic to still hope to maintain. The result of the match will not change in the end, the Czechs go down to League B. Precisely in League B, Norway and Serbia were fighting for a place for League A, and it was the Serbs who got it. Sebie won 2-0 in Norway thanks to goals from Juventus striker Vlahovic (42nd) and Fulham center forward Mitrovic (54th). Erling Haaland failed to weigh in the game to allow his country to access League A.
The other results of the evening!
- Albania 1-1 Iceland
- Ireland 3-2 Armenia
- Sweden 1-1 Slovenia
- Ukraine 0-0 Scotland
- Greece 3-1 Northern Ireland
- Kosovo 5-1 Cyprus
Spain is the last nation qualified for the Final 4! After the qualifications of Croatia, the Netherlands and Italy, it is the Spaniards who won the last place for this mini-tournament, next June. Against Portugal, Luis Enrique’s men absolutely needed to win to reach the final stages of the League of Nations, and they did it!