Italy's 37-game unbeaten streak came to an end on Wednesday night as they were defeated by Spain in the Nations League Semi-Final. Spain took the lead after Ferran Torres' efforts went past Gianluigi Donnarumma in the 17th minute. Italy had chances to equalize before halftime, but Insigne and Bernardesch both failed to convert their chances.
The game's turning point came when Leonardo Bonucci elbowed Sergio Busquets in the face while already on a booking. He was given another yellow card, reducing Italy to ten men. Minutes later, Ferran Torres scored again to make it 2-0.
In the second half, Spain pressed for a third goal and forced Donnarumma into saves from close range. Spain should have added to their lead in the second half, but Italy scored, with Federico Chiesa setting up Lorenzo Pellegrini to tap home.
However, there are three Italy players who were at fault for Italy's defeat today.
His reckless challenge on Sergio Busquets resulted in a red card, which had a significant impact on Italy.
In today's game, the Chelsea midfielder had no discernible impact. He looked frustrated for most of the night and was replaced in the second half by Lorenzo Pellegrini. He was fortunate not to be sent off for a foul on Ferran Torres.
In today's game, the PSG's goalie lacked concentration, which affected him greatly. He Conceded two goals in today's game.
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