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Spain finish group stage with perfect record, Italy reach Euro 2024 Round of 16

Spain finish group stage with perfect record, Italy reach Euro 2024 Round of 16

Spain topped the group with nine points, while Italy secured second place with four points after a last-minute 1-1 draw with Croatia, who finished third with two points.

Spain showcased their UEFA Euro 2024 title aspirations with a 1-0 win over Albania, courtesy of Ferran Torres’s early goal, securing their third victory in Group B. Already through to the last 16 as group winners, coach Luis de la Fuente made ten changes to the squad that beat Italy. Mattia Zaccagni scored a dramatic 98th-minute equalizer, securing a 1-1 draw for Italy against Croatia and booking their spot in the Euro 2024 round of 16.

Ferran Torres guide Spain to 1-0 win

Torres, the man of the match, scored in the 13th minute, ensuring Spain’s flawless group stage performance. Albania, despite their spirited effort, finished bottom with just one point, ending their knockout stage dreams.

Zaccagni propel Italy to Euro 2024 Round of 16

Spain topped the group with nine points, while Italy secured second place with four points after a last-minute 1-1 draw with Croatia, who finished third with two points.

Croatia’s Luka Modric had given his team a 55th-minute lead, shortly after missing a penalty, putting them on the brink of progression. However, Zaccagni’s stunning late strike past Dominik Livakovic dashed Croatia’s hopes. Italy will now face Switzerland, who finished second in their group following a 1-1 draw with Germany. Croatia’s tournament fate remains uncertain, hinging on the results of other matches.

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