Euro 2024 result, Lamine Yamal’s goal

France and Spain will face off in the Euro 2024 semi-finals on Tuesday, with the winner likely to face either England or the Netherlands in Sunday’s final.

Spain were the best team at the tournament, winning all five of their matches and outscoring their opponents 11-2. They beat Germany in extra time in the quarter-finals after eliminating Georgia in the round of 16. Spain will be without several key players on Tuesday, with injured midfielder Pedri missing, as well as suspended defenders Dani Carvajal and Robin Le Normand.

Despite France’s incredibly talented squad, the team barely made it to the semi-finals in Munich. After finishing second to Austria in the group stage, France beat Belgium 1-0 to open the knockout stages, then beat Portugal on penalties after 120 minutes of goalless action in the quarter-finals. They scored just three goals in five matches: two own goals and a Kylian Mbappe penalty.

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Spain took the lead with an own goal by French defender Jules Kounde, and Spaniard Dani Olmo struck the ball straight into the goal in the 25th minute.

Spain, who were trailing in the first 10 minutes, managed to get back on top by scoring goals in the 21st and 25th minutes.

The phenomenal young Spaniard Lamine Yamal scored a beautiful goal from outside the penalty area to equalize the score. The ball fell into the net of France goalkeeper Mike Maignan.

Jamal, the youngest player in European Championship history at 16, has three assists in Spain’s first five matches at the tournament.

Jamal, who turns 17 on Saturday, has made 37 league appearances for Barcelona in the 2023-24 season, his first full season with the senior team.

Randal Kolo Muani headed in a cross from Kylian Mbappe to give France a 1-0 lead in the ninth minute.

The goal from 25-year-old Kolo Muani came after a period of pressure from the Spanish and was much-needed by a France side that has struggled to score goals this tournament.

The Euro 2024 semi-final between Spain and France has officially kicked off in Munich, with the winner of the match advancing to Sunday’s final.

In the opening minutes of the game, Spain had opportunities to play the ball in dangerous areas, and Fabián Ruiz came close to scoring when he missed a header from a free ball by 16-year-old Lamine Yamal in the fifth minute.

Lineups for France vs. Spain:Kylian Mbappe starts

Spain’s three best players will be missing from the semi-final: Pedri (injured), Dani Carvajal (suspended) and Robin Le Normand (suspended).

Spain:Unai Simon; Jesus Navas, Nacho, Aymeric Laporte, Marc Cucurella; Rodri, Fabian Ruiz; Lamine Yamal, Dani Olmo, Nico Williams; Álvaro Morata (center).

France:Mike Maignan; Jules Kounde, Dayot Upamecano, William Saliba, Theo Hernandez; N’Golo Kante, Aurelien Tchouameni, Adrien Rabiot; Ousmane Dembele, Randal Kolo Muani, Kylian Mbappe (middle)

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Result in regular time:

  • France+200
  • Spain: +170
  • To draw+180

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Right-back Dani Carvajal will miss the semi-finals due to suspension, leaving 38-year-old Jesus Navas to field the ball in Spain’s first team.

Navas made his international debut in 2009 and won the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012 with Spain, while playing for Sevilla and Manchester City. He recently signed a “lifetime” contract with Sevilla, his boyhood club.

Will Kylian Mbappe play in the France-Spain match?

France coach Didier Deschamps believes Kylian Mbappe will find his form in Tuesday’s semi-final against Spain despite struggling throughout the tournament.

Mbappe’s broken nose, suffered at the start of Euro 2024, means he has to wear a face mask, but even with the protection – which he clearly couldn’t get past after taking a painful blow to the side of his face against Portugal – he didn’t engage as much as he had before and played without his usual confidence.

Deschamps said the dip in form from Mbappe, whose only goal at the tournament was a penalty against Poland in the group stage, was understandable given several setbacks in recent weeks.

“It’s not just about the last game, it’s about everything he had to deal with before that, the back problem at the end of the league season, the injury he had (to his nose). He could have been thrown out of the tournament,” Deschamps told reporters.

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Lamine Yamal shines for Spain as a 16-year-old

Spain’s Lamine Yamal, the youngest player in Euro history, was one of the tournament’s most exciting players, notching three assists as his team won all five of its matches en route to the semi-finals.

Frenchman Adrien Rabiot told reporters ahead of Tuesday’s match that the key to success would be keeping the Yamal team in discomfort.

“We saw that he is a player who copes very well under pressure,” said Rabiot. “It will be up to us to put pressure on him, not let him get comfortable and show him that to play in the Euro final he will have to do much more than he has done so far.”

Spain wants a “beautiful spectacle” in semi-final against France

While Spain have been in excellent form with five successive wins in Germany, goal-hungry France have come under fire from fans and pundits for unimpressive performances and have reached the last four finals without scoring a single goal in head-to-head play.

Spain coach Luis De la Fuente has said he does not find watching France play “boring” but admitted the Spaniards have taken a different approach to the game under his guidance.

“We all try to create a game plan to help you win. It turns out our model is to do it through a beautiful spectacle,” he told a news conference.

“Spain are an eye-catching team, I won’t deny that, it’s our DNA, but in the end it’s about winning. We want to play, but we want to be practical.”

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Pedri’s injury problems in Spain

Spain’s 21-year-old star midfielder Pedri injured his knee following a powerful challenge from Tony Kroos in the quarter-final win over Germany, ending his tournament prematurely.

The injury occurred less than 10 minutes into the match and Kroos, who withdrew from the game after the loss, apologised to Pedri in an Instagram post, to which Pedri responded.

“Thank you, Toni Kroos, for the message,” Pedri said. “It’s football and these things happen. Your career and history will last forever.”

France coach Didier Deschamps tries to avoid leaks

France midfielder Adrien Rabiot says coach Didier Deschamps was forced to keep his tactical plans a secret, even from his own players, as information leaked ahead of European Championship matches.

It was reported that Deschamps changed both his line-up and his tactical approach hours before last Friday’s quarter-final win over Portugal, and only informed the players of his line-up once they were on the bus to the stadium.

“There is inevitably collateral damage. It is difficult for the coach to implement his strategy because information leaks out before the training session is over,” Rabiot told reporters at a news conference on Monday ahead of France’s semi-final with Spain. “It is not nice to see that when you have worked really hard on something, by the end of the session the media has already picked it up.”

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The Euro 2024 final will be held at the Olympiastadion in Berlin on Sunday, July 14. It previously hosted the 2006 World Cup final (Italy defeated France) and the 2015 UEFA Champions League final.

Euro 2024 Final Date

The Euro 2024 final is scheduled for Sunday, July 14 at 3:00 p.m. EST in Berlin.

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