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Yamal makes history to book Euro 2024 final

Kylian Mbappe missed golden chance to keep France in Euro 2024

Spain booked their place in the Euro 2024 final with a 2-1 win over France in Munich on Tuesday.

It was Les Bleus who took the lead, opening the scoring after just nine minutes as Randal Kolo Muani headed home a Kylian Mbappe cross at the far post.

However, La Roja had completely turned the game on its head within 16 minutes, first equalising with a historic Lamine Yamal wondergoal, before Dani Olmo scored the winner just a few minutes later.

This is Spain’s fifth appearance in the European Championship final and their third in the last five editions, while they’re hunting a record fourth title in the competition. Up next in Berlin will be the winner of England vs Netherlands.

But first, here are the full player ratings from the semi-final:

Spain vs France player ratings

Spain player ratings (4-2-3-1)

Unai Simon – 7/10 – Could do nothing about the French goal and cleared up everything else that came his way.

Jesus Navas – 5/10 – Had a very mixed evening up against Mbappe but gave as good as he got. Forced off just before the hour mark with a knock.

Nacho Fernandez – 8/10 – Filled in brilliantly for the suspended Le Normand. Amazing to think this is just his fifth major tournament appearance for Spain given his achievements with Real Madrid.

Aymeric Laporte – 7/10 – Lost sight of Kolo Muani for his goal. Did well after that, particularly in the second half.

Marc Cucurella – 7/10 – Probably could have helped Laporte a little more on the French goal but was excellent defensively otherwise. A little quieter in attack than he has been, perhaps distracted by the boos from German supporters inside the stadium.

Rodri – 8/10 – Cruised through the match as only Rodri can. Completed 52 of his 55 passes while making six recoveries, three clearances and one tackle.

Fabian Ruiz – 5/10 – One of the players of the tournament without a doubt, but Fabian Ruiz was not at his best tonight. Sloppy with the ball and was almost punished with a giveaway inside the box in the second half. Missed with a free header inside the first five minutes.

Lamine Yamal – 9/10 – Just days before his 17th birthday, Yamal finally got the goal we all wanted to see from him to smash the European Championships youngest goalscorer record. Almost scored another screamer in the second half and was a menace throughout, creating two chances.

“Special is an understatement. This kid is already world-class,” Jermaine Jenas said in his BBC commentary. “That is…

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