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'He's got big balls!' - Koke full of praise for Spain hero Unai Simon after shootout win

Posted Saturday, July 03, 2021 by Goal.com53 hits

The goalkeeper made two big saves in the shootout to lead his team to the semi-final round of the Euros Spain midfielder Koke says his team-mate Unai Simon has "big balls" after the goalkeeper stepped up to lead the way in a shootout win over Switzerland. Simon made two saves in the shootout, stopping Fabian Schar and Manuel Akanji before Swiss youngster Ruben Vargas fired his spot-kick over...Full Story »

Switzerland 1 - 1 Spain (1-3 pens): Luis Enrique says he had full faith in keeper Unai Simon to see Spain through

Posted Saturday, July 03, 2021 by PA62 hits

Spain coach Luis Enrique insists he had complete faith in goalkeeper Unai Simon and his penalty takers as his side edged a shoot-out with Switzerland to reach the semi-finals of Euro 2020.Denis Zakaria’s early own goal had put the three-time champions ahead but Xherdan Shaqiri made it 1-1 midway through the second half.After Remo Freuler’s harsh red card for the Swiss Spain, who miss...Full Story »

Spain sneak into semi-finals with shootout success over Switzerland

Posted Saturday, July 03, 2021 by PA58 hits

Spain squeezed through a penalty shootout to reach the semi-finals of Euro 2020 after goalkeeper Yann Sommer’s heroics for 10-man Switzerland proved in vain.Switzerland’s hero of the previous round when they knocked out world champions France in similar fashion was on top form again during 120 minutes and although he saved one in a dramatic conclusion his side missed three out of fou...Full Story »

Spain coach Luis Enrique: Switzerland will be difficult; no team better than us

Posted Friday, July 02, 2021 by Tribalfootball.com76 hits

Spain coach Luis Enrique has full confidence in his players ahead of their Euro 2020 quarterfinal with Switzerland. Enrique also explained that his players are at their top level in terms of fitness and stressed that the only issues they could face would be mental rather than physical. "No," Enrique replied when he was asked if there is currently any team who are better than Spain at Euro 20...Full Story »

Luis Enrique bracing Spain for difficult night against ‘very tough’ Switzerland

Posted Friday, July 02, 2021 by PA239 hits

Spain coach Luis Enrique insists there is no complacency in his camp going into Friday’s Euro 2020 quarter-final against Switzerland in St Petersburg.Switzerland stunned France in the last 16 and Enrique’s side face the underdogs and not the world champions for a place in the semi-finals against either Belgium or Italy.“The reality is Switzerland have got through and nothing el...Full Story »

Morata joins Torres as Spain's joint-top scorer at Euros

Posted Tuesday, June 29, 2021 by Goal.com99 hits

The striker got his second of the tournament when he scored during extra time against Croatia Alvaro Morata has joined Fernando Torres as Spain's top scorer at European Championships. The striker struck in extra-time as La Roja beat Croatia 5-3 over 120 minutes to progress to the quarter-finals of Euro 2020. Morata now has two goals to his name in the tournament, having also found the net i...Full Story »

Spain win wonderful Copenhagen contest and knock out Croatia

Posted Tuesday, June 29, 2021 by PA76 hits

Spain recovered from a bizarre own goal and a barnstorming Croatia fightback to reach the Euro 2020 quarter-finals with a dramatic 5-3 extra-time victory on Monday.Goals from the much-maligned Alvaro Morata and Mikel Oyarzabal finally settled an eventful contest in Copenhagen that ended 3-3 after 90 minutes.Croatia had taken an unexpected early lead when Spain goalkeeper Unai Simon allowed a bac...Full Story »

Croatia’s Zlatko Dalic upbeat for Spain tie despite Ivan Perisic Covid ‘shock’

Posted Monday, June 28, 2021 by PA118 hits

Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic admitted his squad had been left in shock by Ivan Perisic’s positive test for Covid-19, but insisted they had the quality to beat Spain without him.Inter Milan winger Perisic, who scored in Tuesday’s 3-1 win over Scotland, has begun 10 days in isolation after his positive test was announced on Saturday.All other Croatia players and staff tested negative, bu...Full Story »

7M Daily Laugh - Slovakia 0-5 Spain

Posted Thursday, June 24, 2021 by 7M Sport159 hits

Let's start our 7M Daily Laugh today.   Karim Benzema scores his first goal for France since October 2015. He's back   Slovakia 0-5 Spain / Morata missed a Penalty     Two #Euro2020 goals Has Raheem Sterling now proved his doubters wrong?     Tag a Real Madrid Fan & Say Nothing....     Hazard proves Cristiano wrong     Same fe...Full Story »

Luis Enrique relieved after Spain hit five past Slovakia to the reach last 16

Posted Thursday, June 24, 2021 by PA48 hits

Spain coach Luis Enrique admits the 5-0 win over Slovakia which secured progress to the last 16 of Euro 2020 was a relief.The former Barcelona boss was under increasing scrutiny after draws in their opening two Group E matches but poor opponents and a goalkeeping howler from Newcastle’s Martin Dubravka made their passage more than comfortable.“It’s a relief of course – I ...Full Story »

Martin Dubravka own goal sets Spain on their way to big win over Slovakia

Posted Thursday, June 24, 2021 by PA50 hits

Slovakia goalkeeper Martin Dubravka’s erratic first-half performance – which included an absolute howler of an own goal – put Spain on their way to a 5-0 victory and safe passage into the last 16 of Euro 2020.The Newcastle player had appeared set to frustrate the two-time champions with a penalty save from Alvaro Morata his best effort of a number in the opening half-hour.Howev...Full Story »

Cesar Azpilicueta urges Spain to follow example set by World Cup-winning side

Posted Wednesday, June 23, 2021 by PA66 hits

Cesar Azpilicueta has urged Spain to follow the example of their predecessors at the 2010 World Cup finals to get their Euro 2020 campaign back on track.Luis Enrique’s men head into their final Group E game against Slovakia in Seville on Wednesday sitting in third place after draws with Sweden and Poland and knowing there is little margin for error if they are to make it to the knockout st...Full Story »

Poland keeper Wojciech Szczesny spotted with cigarette in mouth just hours before Euro 2020 draw with Spain

Posted Monday, June 21, 2021 by Thesun.co.uk178 hits

WOJCIECH SZCZESNY was spotted with a cigarette in his mouth just hours before facing Spain. The Poland goalkeeper carried a packet of cigs in his hand as he left the team hotel in Sopot before flying for the Euro 2020 game in Seville. Wojciech Szczesny was spotted with a cigarette in his hand ahead of Poland vs Spain And he popped one ciggy in between his lips in front of team-mates outside t...Full Story »

Luis Enrique rues second-half penalty miss as Spain are held by Poland

Posted Sunday, June 20, 2021 by PA44 hits

Spain boss Luis Enrique admitted his side failed to make the most of a “crucial moment” after seeing a second-half penalty miss prove costly as Poland fought back to draw 1-1 in Seville.The pressure was on after the hosts could only manage a 0-0 draw with Sweden in their opening Group E fixture despite dominating for large spells.Spain went ahead in the 25th minute through Alvaro Mor...Full Story »

Robert Lewandowski earns Poland point as profligate Spain pay the penalty

Posted Sunday, June 20, 2021 by PA58 hits

Robert Lewandowski struck to keep Poland’s Euro 2020 hopes alive after coming from behind to draw 1-1 with Spain in Seville, where the hosts missed a second-half penalty.Spain, who could only manage a 0-0 draw with Sweden in their opening Group E fixture, went ahead in the 25th minute through Alvaro Morata, after his close-range effort had initially been ruled out for offside before being ...Full Story »

Spain looking to make life ‘uncomfortable’ for Poland star Robert Lewandowski

Posted Friday, June 18, 2021 by PA84 hits

Pablo Sarabia has urged Spain to make life “uncomfortable” for Robert Lewandowski as they attempt to get their Euro 2020 campaign up and running against Poland.Luis Enrique’s side could only manage a 0-0 Group E draw with Sweden in their opening fixture despite dominating, and will seek to edge themselves towards the last 16 when they meet the Poles in Seville on Saturday eveni...Full Story »

Luis Enrique defends Alvaro Morata after missing chances as Spain held by Sweden

Posted Tuesday, June 15, 2021 by PA45 hits

Luis Enrique has defended Alvaro Morata following the Spain striker’s two costly misses in Monday night’s goalless Euro 2020 draw with Sweden.Spain boss Enrique insisted on-loan Juventus hitman Morata had a “great game” despite spurning two gilt-edged chances in Seville.Marcus Berg missed a major opening for Sweden too, but Spain dominated throughout, attempting 954 passe...Full Story »

Alvaro Morata spurns two gilt-edged chances as Spain held in Sweden stalemate

Posted Tuesday, June 15, 2021 by PA58 hits

Alvaro Morata spurned two gilt-edged chances as Spain laboured to a goalless Euro 2020 draw with Sweden in Seville.On-loan Juventus hitman Morata wasted one fine opening in each half, as Luis Enrique’s Spain opened their tournament in frustrating fashion.The three-time European champions dominated the Swedes but still had to ride their luck en route to an opening Group E point.Marcus Berg ...Full Story »

Spain star Marcos Llorente straddles topless Wag Patricia on holiday after being axed from Euro 2020 squad with Covid

Posted Monday, June 14, 2021 by Thesun.co.uk131 hits

MARCOS LLORENTE looks to be making the best of his time away from the Spain squad. The Spanish midfielder, 26, was axed from his country's Euro 2020 squad after testing positive for coronavirus before a ball was kicked. Spain star Marcos Llorente straddles topless Wag Patricia while on holiday in Mykonos However, that doesn't seem to have deterred him from enjoying some much-needed time off a...Full Story »

Spain boss Luis Enrique: We’re in a group of favourites

Posted Monday, June 14, 2021 by PA79 hits

Spain boss Luis Enrique insists his side are not favourites in Group E as they prepare to get their European Championship campaign under way against Sweden.Enrique’s squad is a far cry from the one which won the competition back-to-back in 2008 and 2012 but La Roja still boast some useful players.Spain will also play Poland and Slovakia in the group phase and Enrique was pleased with the w...Full Story »

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