Spain vs France Highlights

Spain vs France Highlights: Lamine Yamal stunner sends La Roja into Euro 2024 final

France have fallen in the semifinal as Spain beat them 2-1 to make it through to the Euro 2024 final. Here’s a look at Spain vs France Highlights as Randal Kolo Muani scored the opening goal, but Lamine Yamal’s brilliance saw the Euro 2008 winners edge the clash 2-1.

The Spanish contingent will now face the winner between Netherlands and England in the Euro 2024 final.

Spain vs France Highlights

5′ CHANCE! Fabian Ruiz has a golden chance to score but his header is off target. Lamine Yamal finds him unmarked inside the six-yard box, but Ruiz’s header is miles off.

9′ GOAL! Kolo Muani has given Spain the lead with a well taken header inside the six-yard box. Kylian Mbappe finds him with an inch-perfect cross like Yamal did with Ruiz, but the Frenchman makes no mistake.

13′ YELLOW CARD: Jesus Navas slides into Adrien Rabio and goes straight into the book too. The Frenchman is down injured, and the medics have come onto the pitch.

21′ GOAL! Lamine Yamal with an absolute beauty! Maignan is at a full stretch but cannot get close to the shot from the Spaniard and it curls is off the post. Game on.

25′ GOAL! Spain have turned it around and how?! Dani Olmo with a superb skill inside the box to beat Aurélien Tchouaméni before lashing a shot past Maignan to make it 2-1! Jules Kounde tries his best to block the shot but can only deflect it into the net. Own goal? Maybe, maybe not but the scoreline is 2-1.

HALF TIME: Calling the first 45 minutes enthralling would be an understatement. Spain 2-1 France.

58′ SUBSTITUTION: Jesus Navas makes for Daniel Vivian as Spain look to freshen things up.

60′ YELLOW CARD: Aurélien Tchouaméni is into the books after a foul on Alvaro Morata.

63′ SUBSTITUTIONS: France with a triple change which sees Edouard Camavinga, Antoine Griezmann and Bradley Barcola introduced for Adrien Rabiot, N’Golo Kante, and Randal Kolo Muani.

76′ SUBSTITUTIONS: Spain with a double change as Dani Olmo and Alvaro Morata make way for Mikel Oyarzabal and Mikel Moreno.

79′ SUBSTITUTION: Olivier Giroud is added to the France attack in place of Ousmane Dembele.

89′ YELLOW CARD: Edouard Camavinga is into the books for a foul on Marc Cucurella.

91′ YELLOW CARD: Lamine Yamal will happily take that yellow as he brings down Theo Hernandez on a counter.

90′ + 4′ SUBSTITUTIONS: Ferrran Torres and Martin Zubimendi are the final introductions as Spain look to hold on to their lead.

FULL TIME: Spain are through to the EURO 2024 final! They win 2-1 vs France.

Key Stats

  • Randal Kolo Muani is the 3rd France player to score in both EURO and World Cup semi-finals after Michel Platini (1982 and 1984) and Zinedine Zidane (2000 and 2006).
  • At 16 years and 362 days, Lamine Yamal becomes the youngest ever to score at a major tournament – breaking Pele’s record.
  • Dani Olmo became the first Spaniard to score in three consecutive European Championship games.

Player Of The Match

There is no doubt about this one today as Lamine Yamal stole the show on the biggest stage. The 16-year-old was challenged by Adrien Rabiot to step up in midfield and what a way and what a day found by the teenager to respond!

Conclusion

France finally scored from open play but it wasn’t enough to stop Spain from goring through to the final. Despite going behind, the Spainards rode on Lamine Yamal’s brilliance and will face the winner of England and Netherlands in the final this weekend.