Euro 2024: Lamine Yamal's wondergoal helps Spain knock out France to reach final


MUNICH, GERMANY - JULY 09: Lamine Yamal of Spain celebrates as he scores the goal 1:1 during the UEFA EURO 2024 semi-final match between Spain v France at Munich Football Arena on July 09, 2024 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Stefan Matzke - sampics/Getty Images)

MUNICH, GERMANY – JULY 09: Lamine Yamal of Spain celebrates as he scores the goal 1:1 during the UEFA EURO 2024 semi-final match between Spain v France at Munich Football Arena on July 09, 2024 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Stefan Matzke – sampics/Getty Images)

Spain have advanced to the Euro 2024 final following a 2-1 win over France on Tuesday at Allianz Arena in Munich.

Spain, the three-time winners of the tournament, got off to a rocky start after Randal Kolo Muani put home a header in the 9th minute off a cross from Kylian Mbappé, who was playing his first match without a mask since breaking his nose in France’s opener.

Mouani’s goal was France’s first from open play in six matches.

Despite the early deficit Spain continued pushing for an equalizer and received it in historic fashion.

Lamine Yamal would curl in one of the goals of the tournament in the 21st minute past Mike Maignan to become the youngest goal scorer in the history of the Euros.

Yamal, at 16 years and 361 days, broke the record held by Switzerland’s Johan Vonlathen, who was 18 years and 141 days when he scored against France at Euro 2004.

Four minutes and nine seconds later Spain would take the lead for good. Dani Olmo’s deft touches around Aurélien Tchouaméni set up a shot that would go in off Jules Koundé for an own goal and a 2-1 advantage.

France used the second half to try and level the score, but despite their numerous opportunities they could not find the quality chances to beat goalkeeper Unai Simón.

Spain will now face the winner of Wednesday’s semifinal between Netherlands and England in Sunday’s final at 3 p.m. ET in Berlin.



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