The Azurri of Italy were beaten in the UEFA nations league Semi-Final fixture against Spain by 1-2. Ferran Torres was the hero of the day after he scored two well-taken goals in the first half. On the other hand, note that Italy got a consolation goal through Pellegrini, but it wasn't sufficient.
Photo: Ferran Torres || Twitter
Well, many fans are talking about Bonucci's first-half red, which changed the flow of the game, but my article will be focusing on Marcos Alonso's performance for the Spanish national team.
Photo: Alonso at Chelsea || Twitter
Note that Marcos Alonso was called up by the Spanish national team following his impressive performance at Chelsea. Therefore, his performance against Italy further confirms why he has started almost all Chelsea's games this season. Recall that Ben Chilwell was Chelsea's first choice last season, but Alonso has found a way to displace Chilwell. Note that he has started 8 of Chelsea's games this season.
How Did Alonso Perform Against Italy?
Photo: Alonso with Spain || Twitter
The Left-back was involved in Ferran Torres' goals. Despite not getting an assist, the Chelsea defender set up Oyarzabal with a nice pass, who eventually assisted both of Spain's goals. Note that majority of Spain's attack came through the left flank. In the first half, Alonso came close to scoring, but Donnarumma saved his shot. In the second half, the left-back found himself in the Italy penalty box but failed to score from close range.
Photo: Alonso's second half chance || Twitter
In conclusion, it must be stated that Alonso's performance shows why Thomas Tuchel has used him in most Chelsea games.
Thanks for reading this article.
What do you think about this post? Share your thoughts below.
Content created and supplied by: KUNOYnews (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More