Spain and reigning world champions France will battle it out with each other in the final to determine who will win the UEFA Nations League. The final is scheduled to take place at the San Siro on Sunday night.
France and Spain made the final after their respective semi-final wins earlier this week. Euro 2020 winners Italy were impressively dispatched by Luis Enrique and his Spanish players in their last four clash on Wednesday, while France had to come from behind to beat Belgium in theother last four clash.
Italy won the Euro 2020 tournament convincingly in the summer and they were responsible for the exit of the Spanish team at the semi-final stage. The Italians met with Spain again at the semi-final stage of a different competition and that led to a different outcome. Spain were able to avenge their penalty shootout defeat at the Euro 2020 tournament by beating the Italians 2-1 in front of their home fans.
Manchester City star Ferran Torres was the best player on the pitch during UEFA Nations League clash between his Spanish team and 10-man Italy at the San Siro on Wednesday night. His movement caused problems for Italy throughout the game and he was responsible for both goals in the first half. Italy, who had skipper Leonardo Bonucci sent off towards the end of the first half, got their consolation goal in the second half through in-form Lorenzo Pellegrini who was a substitute during the game.
For the French team, they had to produced one of the best halves of football seen on the international stage in recent times to see off Belgium who had taken a two-goal half-time lead courtesy Yannick-Ferreira Carrasco and RomeluLukaku. France fought back in the second half with goals from Karim Benzema, KylianMbappe (penalty) and Theo Hernandez.
France are slight favourites ahead of the final at the San Siroon Sunday and based on their second half showing against the Red Devils of Belgium, they would take some stopping in their quest to win the UEFA Nations League.