SPANISH FOOTBALL | SPORTS: SPAIN 3 NORWAY 0 | U-21 EURO SEMI-FINAL RESULT

SPAIN 3 NORWAY 0 | U-21 EURO SEMI-FINAL RESULT

The Spanish U-21 Football National Team has won a place in the Final of the UEFA U-21 European Championships being held in Israel win a 3 - 0 victory over Norway in the semi-final. The reigning Euro Champs deserved the win as they were far the superior side although Norway did create opportunities that they could not materialize. 

SPANISH FOOTBALL

The first half was relatively even with Norway defending & waiting for a counter-attack or for a set play opportunity. However, if you decide to give the ball to Spain this will cause you to run after them & you will tire. The "exhaustion factor" for Norway played its part towards the end of the match. Meanwhile , Norway goalie Nyland kept Spain out with some superb saves but Spanish striker Rodrigo "opened the can" in the 45th+ min.

SPANISH SOCCER

The second half saw Norway lift in their efforts in order to attempt to find an equalizer. They nearly achieved the objective but missed their chances, plus they began gradually to tire from the physical effort. Spain made some changes to keep the side fresh & put on Munian & Morata (Sarabia in the end)

The sealer came in the 87th min when Isco did his magic in the goal square & scored the second. Brilliant piece of individual work & quick thinking that highlighted why Manchester City & Real Madrid are bidding for the young man. Lastly, Morata scored the third when he broke away & ran into the goal square to shot but managed to get the rebound off the goalkeeper Nyland & slip the ball into an open space that found the net. Superb!


Spain now will meet the winner of the other semi-final currently in play while I write this post, Italy or Holland next Tuesday.

Match details:

SPAIN 3: De Gea; Montoya, Bartra, Íñigo Martínez, Alberto; Illarramendi, Thiago, Koke; Tello (Muniain, 73’), Isco (Sarabia, 89’) & Rodrigo (59’).

NORWAY 0: Nyland; Elabdellaoui, Berge, Strandberg, Hedenstad; Henriksen, Johansen (Berisha, 80’), Eikrem (Nordtveit); Berget, Pedersen & King (Nielsen, 46’).


Goals: 1-0 (45+) Rodrigo 2-0 (87’) Isco. 3-0 (93’) Morata

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