UEFA euro 2020 prequarters match spain beats croatia in thriller match | Euro 2020: Croatia makes it to the last eight in the Spanish thriller Spain

Copenhagen: Spain in the quarterfinals of Euro 2020. The Spanish team advanced to the last eight after beating World Cup runners-up Croatia by five goals to three. Eight goals were scored in the match

The Croatia-Spain pre-quarter match was the experience of watching a thriller movie. Former Euros World Cup champions Spain are set to travel to London with two more goals after both teams have conceded three goals each.

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Spain started the scoring with an own goal. Croatia’s first goal was a mistake by Spanish goalkeeper Unai Simeone in receiving a back pass. The Spaniard then opened the scoring in the 37th minute through a Pablo Sarabia equalizer.

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It was only in the second half that the real picture of the match of attacks and counter-attacks began to emerge and in the 57th minute Caesar took the lead through Apaspaliketta. Spain then extended their lead in the 76th minute through Ferran Torres. Croatia’s lightning strikes came as Spain’s performance turned into a cold, almost secured victory.

The Croatian coach changed the team one step at a time, bringing in fresh lugs in the final 80 minutes to break the deadlock in Spain. Mislav Orsic, who came on as a substitute in the 85th minute, sounded the first siren for Croatia’s return. The Spaniards defended the ball from inside the post but the referee ruled the goal for Croatia. Then, with seconds left in the match, another substitute, Mario Paslalich, equalized.

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The Croatian team was trying to dominate the match for the first time in extra time. Shortly afterwards, Mikhail Oyersabal scored again in the 103rd minute to give Spain the lead. After that, the Croatian players were tired of not being able to score a reply goal.

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