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Manchester City at the Euros: English and Spanish Boys Face Off in Final

Manchester City’s English and Spanish stars will face each other in Sunday’s Euros Final after beating France and the Netherlands respectively during the week. But it was disappointment for Nathan Ake, who saw his Dutch side beaten in the last minute on Wednesday.
Rodri and Spain were the first to book their place in Sunday’s showpiece final as they beat France 2-1 in Munich. The French took the lead in the 9th minute, but Spain came back to score two goals in four minutes, the second being a stunning strike by 16-year-old Lamine Yamal.
Rodri played the whole match, while former Blues Aymeric Laporte and Jesus Navas started the match. Laporte was superb throughout the whole game while Navas was booked in the 14th minute and replaced on 58. Another former Blue, Ferran Torres, came off the bench in the 93rd minute as Spain played out the final moments in the French half.
On Wednesday, Aston Villa’s Ollie Watkins scored a last-minute winner to send England through to a second consecutive Euros final. The Dutch had taken the lead in the 7th minute, but a VAR check in the 18th minute lead to and England penalty, which Harry Kane tucked away.
City’s Phil Foden came agonisingly close to putting England ahead, his quick feet bamboozled the Dutch defence and only a goal-line clearance prevented the City fan from scoring. Foden also rattled the post with a curling shot as he put in a superb display for the Three Lions.
With extra time beckoning, Foden and Kane were withdrawn, replaced by another former Blue, Cole Palmer, and Watkins, with the latter producing a sensational turn and shot that fired England into the final.
Will it be City’s boys who emerge triumphant on Sunday, or Rodri and Spain’s troop of former Blues?

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