Spain could give in extremis the victory against Albanian front thanks to a great goal in the 90th minute from Dani Olmo. The goal did justice to the greater insistence and total Spanish dominance, which seemed to have the definitive reward with Ferran’s first goal, but Albania’s unexpected equalizer forced an extra effort in the final stretch to take the victory.
Luis Enrique’s usual surprise in the lineup was on this occasion in the goal where David Raya made his debut as a starter. The loss at the last minute of Robert Sánchez was propitious since Lucho had planned to give rest to Unai Simón. The absence of Jordi Alba also drew attention, although it was more understandable due to rest, so Marcos Alonso started and Morata was the captain.
Just as Lucho suspected, Spain met a very defensive Albania, with three central, and leaving very few gaps. Ferran and Sarabia tried to open the field and Pedri, entering from behind, carried out the most dangerous actions of the first half with shots that the Albanian goalkeeper saved.
For its part, Albania expected its cons, especially attacking a Marcos Alonso who limped back. Broja, the Southampton striker, centered the danger and in one of his internships, he left a ball to push Çilalleshi, who narrowly missed out.
Spain always had the ball, moved to the sound of Pedri and Gavi, but it lacked punch in the final meters to make the difference. Lucho asked his players to change gear and a Red with more rhythm was seen after the restart.
Raise the piston
Berisha had to intervene before a whiplash from Rodri and Sarabia finished high with a Chilean after a good drop by Morata. on the other side, Albania was surprised and the Spanish player Keidi Bare launched into the clouds with everything in his favor.
The team could not maintain the same intensity and Luis Enrique refreshed the team, gaining in-depth with Dani Olmo and, especially, off-balance with Yéremi Pino.
Yéremi and Olmo improve the team
The entrance of the Villarreal player placed Ferran Torres at ‘9’ and very soon he won in punch. The one from Foyos caressed the heel goal and, at the second, took advantage of a pass between the lines by Yéremi to open the scoring.
The end of the game was frantic. A misunderstanding between Pau Torres and David Raya caused Uzuni put the tables. Something that enraged the Red eagerness to give a victory to the fans. And now that time is up, Dani Olmo invented a thread for the entire squad to round off a day of euphoria in Cornella.