SPAIN PROGRESS TO EURO QUARTER FINALS AFTER 8-GOAL THRILLER AGAINST CROATIA
Spain became the 5th team to move on to the quarter finals of Euro 2020 after their win against Croatia in a match described as the game of the tournament so far.
A bizarre own goal by Pedri in the 20th minute of the game gave Crotatia the lead. The Spanish goalkeeper, Unai Simon failed to control a long range back pass from Pedri and the ball ended up in the net. Spain did not sit back, they came from behind to go two goals ahead of Croatia with goals coming form Pablo Sarabia, Cesar Azpilicueta and Ferran Torres.
Spain held the two-goal lead till the 85th minute with the game already seeming to be a wrap up. The perseverance of the Croatian team was palpable and ended getting them two goals with just five minutes to play. The first goal came from a shot by substitute Mislav Orsic while the other was from a header by Mario Pasalic.
With the match extending into extra time, Morata was able to silence his critics minutes later after lashing home a beautiful goal from a cross from Daniel Olmo.
Morata was again involved in the goal that sealed progression to the last eight, his pass freeing Olmo and he crossed for Mikel Oyarzabal to finish.
The Spain and Croatia encounter becomes the second match with the most goals scored in the Euro finals.