July 14th, 2024

Spain beats France 2-1 to reach Euro 2024 final with Yamal youngest-ever scorer at major tournament


By Daniella Matar, The Associated Press on July 9, 2024.

France head coach Didier Deschamps, center, arrives at the stadium ahead of a semifinal match between Spain and France at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, July 9, 2024. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

MUNICH (AP) – Spain reached the European Championship final with a 2-1 victory over France on Tuesday with 16-year-old Lamine Yamal becoming the youngest-ever scorer at a major tournament.

France took an early lead when Randal Kolo Muani headed in a cross from Kylian MbappĂ©, who played without a mask, before Yamal’s moment of brilliance in the 21st minute. Dani Olmo scored what was to prove the winner four minutes later.

Spain, which is chasing a record fourth European Championship title, will play England or the Netherlands in the final on Sunday in Berlin.

They play each other in Dortmund on Wednesday.

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AP Euro 2024: https://apnews.com/hub/euro-2024

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