Italy vs Spain LIVE: Nations League result, final score and reaction tonight

Relive all the action from the San Siro

Michael Jones
Wednesday 06 October 2021 22:26
<p>Spain celebrate Ferran Torres’ second goal</p>

Spain celebrate Ferran Torres’ second goal

Spain ended European champions Italy’s world record 37-match unbeaten run as Ferran Torres scored twice in a 2-1 win at the San Siro stadium in their Nations League semi-final.

Spain will face the winners of Thursday’s other semi-final between France and Belgium in Sunday’s decider.

Torres put Spain ahead in the 17th minute, steering a left-wing cross from Mikel Oyarzabal into the far corner past Italy keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma.

Roberto Mancini’s side, who beat Spain on penalties in the Euro 2020 semi-final in July, found themselves down to 10 men in the 42nd minute when Leonardo Bonucci was sent off for a second yellow card after elbowing Sergio Busquets.

Torres then sent Luis Enrique’s side in with a two-goal lead at the break when he was left unattended to head in another fine cross from Oyarzabal.

Italy ensured a tense end to a quality match when they pulled a goal back, seven minutes from the end, as Enrico Chiesa took advantage of hesitant Spanish defending, broke from the halfway line to the box and then slipped the ball to substitute Lorenzo Pellegrini to convert. Relive all the action below:


Italy 1 - 2 Spain

85 mins: Five minutes of the 90 to go and Italy are back in the contest. They’ll be hoping for one more chance to level things up. Spain need to dominate possession and see out the match.

Michael Jones6 October 2021 21:34

GOAL! Italy 1 - 2 Spain (Pellegrini, 83’)⚽️

83 mins: GAME ON! This all comes from a Spanish corner. Chiellini heads the set piece clear and Chiesa chases after the ball. He beats Pau Torres to his and knocks it past the defender for a free run at goal. Pellegrini sprints forward alongside him. Chiesa draws in Unai Simon before passing to Pellegrini who finishes with an easy tap-in.

Michael Jones6 October 2021 21:31

Italy 0 - 2 Spain

78 mins: SAVE! Spain should score here. The break is on down the right side with Pino driving the ball forward. He plays a perfect pass out to the far side of the box and finds Oyarzabal all alone. With just Donnarumma to beat the striker aims for the far bottom corner but the Italian goalkeeper dives across to deny with his a strong left hand.

Michael Jones6 October 2021 21:27

Italy 0 - 2 Spain

75 mins: Bryan Gil and Mikel Merino get a run out for Spain replacing Koke and Pablo Sarabia. Davide Calabria is also on for Italy in place of Nicolo Barella.

Italy have less than 15 minutes to go to find a way back into this contest or else they are going out of the competition.

Michael Jones6 October 2021 21:25

Italy 0 - 2 Spain

72 mins: Di Lorenzo floats a cross into the box and almost picks out Pellegrini who’s made a run through the lines. He can’t control the ball but it bounces out to Emerson on the left for another cross. His effort is blocked behind but the offside flag goes up against Pellegrini and Spain win a free kick.

Michael Jones6 October 2021 21:23

Italy 0 - 2 Spain

69 mins: Locatelli slides into a tackle to dispossess Yeremy Pino deep in Spain’s half. He then clings on to the Spanish forward who kicks out trying to release his leg. The close Italian players see this and swarm the teenager who tries to defuse the situation but gets booked anyway. It’s becoming a very testy game now.

Michael Jones6 October 2021 21:21

Italy 0 - 2 Spain

66 mins: Lorenzo Pellegrini replaces Jorginho in another change for Italy. This game is drifting away from them as Spain look increasingly likely to add to their tally.

Pablo Sarabia is shown a yellow card for a high foot on Giorgio Chiellini who rolls around in pained anguish until the card comes out.

Michael Jones6 October 2021 21:17

Italy 0 - 2 Spain

63 mins: Close! A fantastic shimmy from Pino gets him past Emerson and allows him time to cross the ball from the byline. He picks out Oyarzabal close to the back post but his headed effort goes wide.

Michael Jones6 October 2021 21:12

Italy 0 - 2 Spain

60 mins: Roberto Mancini makes a double change in an attempt to change Italy’s fortunes. Moise Kean and Manuel Locatelli come on to bolster the forward line with Lorenzo Insigne and Marco Verratti taken off.

Michael Jones6 October 2021 21:08

Italy 0 - 2 Spain

57 mins: A rare Italian attack is thwarted with a Spanish counter as the clearance comes up to Oyarzabal. He chests it down to Koke who knocks the ball into the box. Oyarzabal collects the pass and lays it back for Koke who runs into a shot but has the effort blocked by Chiellini.

Michael Jones6 October 2021 21:07

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