Spain Knocks Out France to Secure Euro 2024 Final Spot

Tuesday, July 9, 2024 by Ethan Navarro

Spain Knocks Out France to Secure Euro 2024 Final Spot
Dani Olmo - Image © X/@EuroFute

Spain showcased their exquisite play and necessary precision in a high-stakes clash, eliminating France 2-1 in the first semifinal of the Euro 2024, sending home star player Kylian Mbappé.

In the majestic Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany, both teams started with the intent to take the lead early, creating an almost surreal intensity in the initial segment. Just eight minutes in, French forward Kolo Muani brought joy to his supporters with a well-executed move. The Spanish defense faltered, allowing Mbappé to deliver a pinpoint cross that Muani headed in superbly.

However, as the saying goes, "goals win games," and Spain was determined to captivate. First, young sensation Lamine Yamal demonstrated his talent despite being only 16 years old. Then, Dani Olmo stepped up to secure a decisive advantage. At the 21-minute mark, Yamal, the latest gem from FC Barcelona, showed nerves of steel, cutting in from outside the penalty area and delivering a precise shot from 25 meters out past Mike Maignan.

Olmo (25), for his part, also showed remarkable composure in the box, cutting ruthlessly and shooting at goal. Although the ball got a final touch from Jules Koundé, it was credited to Olmo.

Second Half Adjustments

The second half saw a slower pace, although the French coach went all out, bringing in Camavinga, Griezmann, and Barcola at the 62-minute mark to replace Rabiot, Kanté, and Muani. Despite these changes, the equalizer never came, and the criticized team of coach Luis de la Fuente achieved their goal of defeating the 2018 World Cup champions and 2022 World Cup runners-up.

Following this result, Spain will face the winner of the match between England and Netherlands, set to take place this Wednesday at Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund.

Key Moments in Spain's Victory Over France

Here are some frequently asked questions that provide more insight into Spain's thrilling semifinal win over France in the Euro 2024.

Who scored the goals for Spain in the semifinal?

Lamine Yamal and Dani Olmo scored the goals for Spain, leading them to a 2-1 victory over France.

Where was the Euro 2024 semifinal between Spain and France held?

The match took place at Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany.

Who did Spain defeat to reach the Euro 2024 final?

Spain defeated France to secure their spot in the Euro 2024 final.

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