Spain advanced to the quarter-finals with two more goals in extra time. Pablo Sarabia, Cesar Aspliquetta, Ferran Torres, Alvaro Morata and Miquel O’Reilly scored the goals for Spain.
Copenhagen, First Published Jun 29, 2021, 12:29 AM IST
Copenhagen: The scenes at the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen are set to win a thriller movie. Croatia extended the match to extra time, scoring two goals in seven minutes as Spain were assured of victory in the Euro Cup pre-quarterfinals. The score was 3-3 in regulation time. Spain advanced to the quarter-finals with two more goals in extra time. Pablo Sarabia, Cesar Aspliquetta, Ferran Torres, Alvaro Morata and Miquel O’Reilly scored the goals for Spain. Mislav Orczyk and Maria Pasalich netted for Croatia. One goal was selfie.
Contrary to the pace of the match, Croatia scored the first goal. It was the fault of Spanish goalkeeper Unai Simon. The midfielder had the ball easily extended to the goalkeeper from near the center circle. But at the last minute, Simon found the ball. The ball slowly crossed the goal line past the keeper. Spain’s reply came in the 38th minute through Sarabia. Jose Luis Gaya’s shot was blocked by Croatian goalkeeper Dominic Livakovic in a group fight in the Croatian box following a corner. But on the rebound, Sarabia shook the net.
Spain took the lead in the second half. Aspliquetta headed in a cross raised by Ferran Torres. Spain scored their third goal in the 76th minute. Ferran Torres scored from a beautiful diagonal pass from Pau Torres. Torres had only Livakovic to subdue. Then came the twist. Croatia scored in the 86th minute. The shot was fired at the Spanish box. Aspliquet escaped on the goal line. On the rebound, Orsich’s shot was also saved by the Chelsea player, but he scored in a video check. Croatia scored the third goal as the attack intensified during the innings. The match went into extra time when Pasalich’s header crossed the goal on Orczyk’s cross.
This time Spain did not give a chance. Spain leads in 100th Mitt Alvaro Morata shook the net. Olmo’s cross paved the way for the goal. The winning goal three minutes later. This time the goal was scored by Oyersball. Olmo’s cross was the way to the goal this time as well.
Last Updated Jun 29, 2021, 12:29 AM IST