La Roja faced Italy at Wembley Stadium in London on Tuesday evening for a place in the final of Euro 2020. Luis Enrique made a big selection decision pre-game, opting to drop Alvaro Morata, who he’s backed to the hilt this summer, and preferring to opt for Mikel Oyarzabal as a false nine.
Spain opened their Euro 2020 campaign with disappointing draws against Sweden and Poland, before clicking in a 5-0 beating of Slovakia to secure their place in the knockout phase. They then saw off Croatia, after extra-time, in a 5-3 thriller, before getting past Switzerland in the quarter-final on penalties.
The first half was tightly contested, with Spain seeing the majority of the ball but failing to put the Italians to the sword in a way their build-up play merited. There was a moment of unison in the stands, however, when England fans in attendance began a rendition of Three Lions only to be booed by both Spanish and Italians in attendance.
England fans at Wembley: "It's coming home…"
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