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ITA 1-2 SPA: Alonso's Performance Shows Why He Has Started Almost All Chelsea Games This Season

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.

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