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Alvaro Morata struck late to send Spain into the Nations League semi-finals at the expense of group leaders Portugal on an entertaining night in Braga.
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lvaro Morata struck late to send Spain into the Nations League semi-finals at the expense of group leaders Portugal on an entertaining night in Braga.

The hosts needed only a point after the complexion of the group had changed following their win over Czech Republic and Spain’s loss to Switzerland last time out, looking good value for it for much of the game.

While the away side saw plenty of the ball, a lack of incision saw the game largely played in front of a resolute Portuguese defence. Still, even despite the attacking talent on the pitch, this was a game of few genuine clear-cut chances.

The best of them came to both Morata and Cristiano Ronaldo. The latter, perhaps due to a lack of consistent game time at Manchester United squandered a number of opportunities, striking Unai Simon when through on goal.

Morata, not exactly the most fearsome striker on the planet, did manage to prove clinical at the death. Following the introduction of Nico Williams, Spain exploited gaps in the home side’s backline and it was the youngster’s header into Morata’s path that set-up the goal, a powerful finish from inside the 6-yard box with an open goal at his mercy.

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FT: Portugal 0-1 Spain

Spain have done it!

They are heading for the final four.

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Time running out

94:00 - Some desperate balls into the box now, which come to nothing.

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Into added time

90:00 - Ronaldo goes close with a snapshot as Portugal chase a point!

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GOAL! Portugal 0-1 Spain | Alvaro Morata ‘87

87:00 - Wow!

Williams heads down a diagonal into Morata’s path and fires home with ease.

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CHANCE FOR SPAIN!

84:00 - Another brilliant bit of play from Williams, finding Morata with a cutback but the Spanish forward cannot connect properly.

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CHANE FOR SPAIN

73:00 - Nico Williams, on for Morata, goes the closest Spain have come so far but Costa saves his curling shot.

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CHANCE FOR PORTUGAL

68:00 - Goalmouth scramble results in Dias get a shot off, with Carvajal clearing over the bar.

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Brilliant from Nuno Mendes

64:00 - Amazing footwork from the PSG star leaves 3 defenders in his wake, though Spain eventually clear their lines.

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Getting scrappy

54:00 - The quality has certainly dropped of late, with both teams guilty of giving the ball away cheaply.

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Spain cannot get out

49:00 - Morata, pretty much Spain’s only out-ball, cannot make the ball stick whenever the defenders punt it up to him to relieve some pressure.

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