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Euro 2020: Spain Finally Got The Better Of Croatia

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It was undoubtedly the most spectacular match we have seen since the beginning of this Euro. Certainly not a propaganda for the respective defenses of the two teams, this eighth between Croatia and Spain was rich in suspense and goals, the Roja qualifying for the quarters after extra time.

The Spaniards, although dominating for a long time, trembled. But in extra time, Spain finally got the better of Croatia (5-3 after extra time.) on Monday in the Euro Round of 16. Despite a two-goal lead, La Roja was forced to go to extra time after a crazy comeback by the Croatians. But with a decisive Dani Olmo, Spain made the difference to qualify for the quarterfinals.

At the end of the second half, the game did not change with the Spaniards totally dominant. And the Croatians were so tired of being put under pressure that Azpilicueta crossed for Torres, who got the better of Gvardiol to head home (1-2, 57′). After a long period of inactivity, Croatia had to react and managed to create a situation to equalize, but Simon made a great save in front of Gvardiol!

It was the third time in a row that Spain and Croatia crossed paths at the Euro. In 2012, La Roja defeated their opponents (1-0) in the group stage and then went on to win the final. Four years later, the Croatians took their revenge (2-1) and won their group, just ahead of the Spaniards.

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