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Spain beat Italy 2-1 to reach UEFA Nations League final.


Italy long run unbeaten in 37 matches ended on Wednesday night after a 2-1 defeat by Spain ,a world-record run which spanned two years and included victory at Euro 2020. 

Spain move on to face either France or Belgium in the Nations League final, but Azzurri defender Giorgio Chiellini tried to see the positives in adversity. Chiellini said,“It’s a pity the defeat came in Milan, but there is proud for this extraordinary run of results."

Ferran Torres put Spain ahead on 17th minutes after receiving a fine cross from Oyarzabal,the pair combined again to score the second goal in first half stoppage time.Later,Pellegrini was assisted by Chiesa to tap-in into the net making it 2-1.

Chiellini said,“it’s a necessary stage in the growth process for a team that can still do far better. We knew it was a difficult match, we called for patience and clear minds, sometimes you have to accept the opposition is a very strong team that causes you problems.It’s a pity, we wanted to continue this unbeaten run, but the fact is this will help our growth process. We almost got it back on level terms when down to 10 men and 2-0 down, so that shows what we’re capable of."

Italy will face loser of the Nations League semi final in the competition's third-place play-off on October 10.

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