SportsSpain's Euro 2024 Winning Run Continues With Albania Victory

Spain’s Euro 2024 Winning Run Continues With Albania Victory

June 25, (THEWILL) – Spain confirmed their place in the last 16 of Euro 2024 with a flawless group stage performance, defeating Albania 1-0 in Dusseldorf. Ferran Torres’ 20th international goal proved decisive, marking the first time in 16 years that Spain have achieved a 100% record in the group stage of a major tournament.

Luis de la Fuente’s squad rotation paid off as the Spanish side controlled the match from the outset. The breakthrough came in the 13th minute when Aymeric Laporte’s precise pass found Dani Olmo, who set up Torres for a clinical finish off the post. This goal underscored Spain’s tactical superiority and offensive quality.

Despite Albania’s spirited start and occasional threatening moments, including a close attempt by Kristjan Asllani, Spain’s defence remained solid. Goalkeeper David Raya was rarely troubled, demonstrating the team’s defensive strength alongside their attacking flair.

The second half saw Albania increase their efforts, with substitute Armando Broja coming close to equalising. However, Spain’s disciplined performance ensured they maintained their lead. The result not only cements Spain’s status as group winners but also extends their perfect head-to-head record against Albania to nine victories.

As Spain await their opponents for the knockout stage, Albania exit the tournament with their heads held high. Their participation in only their second major tournament and competitive showings against formidable opponents reflect positively on their progress in international football.

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Jude Obafemi is a versatile senior Correspondent at THEWILL Newspapers, excelling in sourcing, researching, and delivering sports news stories for both print and digital publications.

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Jude Obafemi is a versatile senior Correspondent at THEWILL Newspapers, excelling in sourcing, researching, and delivering sports news stories for both print and digital publications.

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