In one of the most thorny territories, where he was starred in the World of Qatar, against Croatia, the most dominating team of the fate of the moments limiting the extension, in an environmental caldera opposite, Spain flew to be crowned with a trophy, bajo the batuta of a technician who went through weeks as an entredicho and with the last photograph of a lateral giving lo Panenka the definitive penalty of the tanda de empate a Livakovic, the goalkeeper who most dominates this suerte in the world together with the Argentine Dibu Martínez .
Dominik Livakovic, Perisic, Martin Erlic, Josip Sutalo, Juranovic (Josip Stanisic, min. 111), Modric, Brozovic, Kovacic, Pasalic (Petkovic, min. 61), Luka Ivanusec (Nikola Vlasic, min. 78) and Kramaric (Lovro Major, min.90)
Unai Simón, Alba, Jesús Navas (Dani Carvajal, min. 96), Laporte, Le Normand (Nacho, min. 78), Fabián (Merino, min. 78), Yeremy Pino (Ansu Fati, min. 66), Rodrigo, Marco Asensio, Gavi (Dani Olmo, min.86) and Morata (Joselu, min.66)
Referee Felix Zwayer
Tarjetas amarillas Gavi (min.80), Petkovic (min.91), Nacho (min.96) and Rodrigo (min.97)
La Liga de las Nations is not the most brilliant of tournaments, nor did it exist the last time Spain won their last cup, Euro 2012, but La Roja wanted to win, and he did dejando señales de que ha enmendado problemas que la hcieron tropezar, for example, in Qatar.
Superada por España, Croacia led to a partido al desfiladero de la prórroga para su última emboscada. In these stretches it moves like a nadie. With this, it was ocho desde el Mundial de Rusia, de las que habían ganado seis. Antes de esta de Róterdam solo habían perdido una, precisely contra España, in the final cuartos of the Eurocopa pasada.
The clash of the party, a 0-0, a prórroga, a penaltis tanda, could have certain flavor at the last batacazo in Qatar against Marruecos. But the path has left the distension of the metros of a time that had become bien distinct. Spain will generate a growing price in the medida that consumes minutes. He hit the area, scored the goal, and when he met in the fatal moment of the tanda, led with a formidable aplomo very alejado of what I’m flying in Qatar. Only failed Laporte, wide, and ni quiera this error altered the rumble. Unai paró the following and Carvajal will look for the finish with the genius of a specialist.
This new selection is being made by the body, prompting the alignment, with only about two variations from the semifinal against Italy, and one, the entry of Asensio by Rodrigo Moreno, attributable to his physical problems. The other was Fabián por Mikel Merino, one of the boys in the three previous parties. España wanted to finish a final, after the loss it had two years against France also in the Liga de las Naciones, and the selector faced it with what seems to be the first match of the stable group. Spain embraces this body of stability, and also certainly due to a low abrasive atmosphere that echoes in the autumn in the intensity of Hampden Park, when it turns against Escocia in March.
The Feyenoord stadium, known in its form as De Kuip (the bath) burned more well than a caldera. Of the 41,500 enabled localities, Croatian enthusiasts occupied nearly 25,000. El partido se jugaba sumergido en el derroche continuo de sus canticos. Los 6.000 españoles only consiguieron elevate the voz por encima del soniquete rival. Bajo ese tone between Argentine and Balkan, punctuated with some red bengals in both backgrounds, España supported the pulse with the aplomo of old times. Apretaba más la gradita que la cuadrilla de Modric, ma La Roja mantenía el mando. Y eso que enfrente formed one of the most dominating and decisive centros of the field of the last five years: Modric, Brozovic and Kovacic.
The first hand took the god Gavi, as against Italy. He threw voraz at a central, punched the ball and the shot was taken shortly. España amenazaba por el centro, con el empeño de Gavi y la clarividencia de Fabián. The appearance of him at once contributed to boutar to Modric and to free algo to Rodri, but sobre todo to progress to the attack. Good pie, large piece, food on the abrasive ground that is served between lines, and shooting.
Croacia aguardaba, which in general will only be on its most worrying position. She slides off like a nadie on the wire, while the parties accelerate until they are released. Do not emit signals that the pulse suffers. And así pasaba el tiempo, con algún tramo del baile medio caótico de los tres del medio, esa especie de jazz croata, cautivador hasta que pica.
De la Fuente underwent the pressure going to the field to Joselu y Ansu, y más tarde a Dani Olmo, y España iba encerrando y arañando a Croacia a medida que se consumía el tiempo y la cuadrilla de Modric atisbaba ese promisorio terra que para ellos es casi always extends it. But ahí, quizá en el terra más inhóspito, el más repleto de malos recuerdos, España se llevó otra finale.