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Spain’s rising star Gabi, 17, illuminates the Nations League on his debut after Italy’s spectacular record-breaking run – Soccer Sports

Spain Gallopping after winning the UEFA Nations League final on Wednesday Italy 2-1 Teens in Milan Gavi Announced that he has arrived at the international stage of San Siro (Stream Replays on ESPN + in the US).

The result is finished Azzurri37 games undefeated streak- Men’s International World Record -When Luis Enrique’s energetic side wins the European champion.

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On a serious night for many reasons, Barcelona Genius Gabi has made a surprising start to become the youngest player in history to play for the Spanish senior men’s national team. At just 17 years and 62 days, Gavi, whose full name is Pablo Martin Paez Gavira, gets a record from Angel Zubieta, who first appeared in Spain in 1936 at 17 years and 284 days.

Gabi started playing against Italy and was noticeable despite the direct match. Giorginho When Marco Verratti, Two of Europe’s top midfielders. The young man completed 88.7% of the total pass, and his rate in the last third of the pitch was even more impressive at 92.9%. In fact, he misplaced only one of the 38 passes he tried on the other half, helping his side claim 74.3% of ownership in the process of victory.

Not bad for young people who played against a team under the age of 19 in Barcelona last season. There are four games started this term, and 90 minutes of senior soccer has not been completed yet.

Not for his fellow Barcelona midfielder Pedri Gabi, who couldn’t make it to the Nations League final due to an injury, may not have had a chance to start the semi-finals, but 17-year-old Starturn has already made his 18-year-old teammate look like yesterday’s man.

Gabi just made his Barca debut six weeks after the match. I took you to Instagram To express his gratitude.

“It’s my dream debut with the senior national team who defeated Italy in San Siro. Thanks to the coaches who gave me the opportunity and everyone who supported us !!”

Spanish coach Luis Enrique was well impressed by the ease with which the midfielder stepped up to international football. Describe Gabi’s achieved performance against Italy as “unusual” -It’s good that we can imagine.

“It belonged to him [Gavi’s] It was our first match against Spain, but we already knew everything about him.It’s unusual for him to play that way [at 17].. He is a unique and enviable player who plays our style of football. He plays as if he were in the yard at school or at home. We are pleased to have a player with that quality and personality with us. He is a national team [just] future. “

It is difficult to discuss the evaluation.The team that won the second semifinal on Thursday Belgium When France In Turin (Stream LIVE on ESPN + at 2:45 EST), They now know that they will work in the middle, including a new young star in Spain.

Italy’s record run ends

Italy’s undefeated undefeated streak was threatened as early as 17 minutes. Ferran Torres Volleyed the opening round of Spain. The plight on the home side became even more thankful just before the captain took a break. Leonardo Bonucci After introducing his elbow to, was sent out to pick up a second appointment Sergio BusquetsNeck while the pair is competing for the aerial ball.After that, Torres popped up twice LarohaBenefits of headers just a few seconds before halftime, rendering Lorenzo PellegriniItaly’s 83-minute goal is only a bit of comfort. Torres has scored 11 international goals in Spain since September 2020. No one else has scored more than 5 goals. Laroha At that time.

and, Azzurri Having suffered the first competitive home defeat since 1999 and the first competitive defeat in the city of Milan, they abandoned their spectacular record in the 38th question. Italy was the first defeat after Italy lost 1-0 on September 10, 2018. Portugal At the Nations League group stage.

From that point on, Roberto Mancini’s team was almost perfect in the course of the typical 37 games. 28 wins and draws 9. He scored 93 goals, admitted only 12, and maintained an astonishing 25 clean sheets along the way.Indeed, Italy missed the match only four times during their run: many times and then against Bosnia and Herzegovina, Armenia and Bosnia. England During the Euro 2020 final, where they finally won the penalty.

For the record, the longest active undefeated streak in men’s international football belongs to the present Algeria, Played 29 games without defeat-Run dating back to mid-October 2018.

Spain always takes the lead in face-to-face confrontations

Spain is currently leading the record against Italy with 12 wins. AzzurriOf the 11th, these two historic national teams also have 16 draws.

Wednesday’s Nations League match was the eighth time the two countries met in a competitive knockout fixture, and Spain’s victory ensured four wins each.

Not only did Italy finish 37 undefeated games, but also suffered from the end of a streak of 40 games, during which time they only allowed one goal.

Defeat against Spain was the first goalkeeper Genre Iji Don Narma He has scored multiple goals in a single match throughout his international career, having played 37 times in his country.

The fact that he was booed mercilessly all night AC Milan Fans suffering from his summer free transfer Paris Saint-Germain Probably didn’t help.


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Spain’s rising star Gabi, 17, illuminates the Nations League on his debut after Italy’s spectacular record-breaking run

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