GOOD MORNING FOOTY FANS
After a world record 37 games unbeaten, Italy have finally tasted defeat for the first on home soil this century in a 2-1 loss to Spain.
The damage was done in the first half when Ferran Torres converted two delicious Mikel Oyarzabal crosses either side of Leonardo Bonucci’s red card.
Spain controlled the second period yet a late Lorenzo Pellegrini goal set up a grandstand finish. La Roja held on though, and will now face the winners of Belgium against France in Sunday’s final of the Nations League.
Meanwhile, Italy star Georgio Chiellini revealed he’s ashamed of Napoli fans who racially abused Fiorentina players when the sides met last week.
Chiellini said hearing the abhorrent chants disgusted him and he demanded action was taken as racist fans don’t reflect the image of his native country.
He said, reported by JOE: “We need laws and rules that are applied.
“I was ashamed, as an Italian and a Tuscan, also because Italy is not a racist country for me.”
Elsewhere, Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne has revealed he has no ill feelings towards Chelsea ace Antonio Rudiger who ended his Champions League final early in May.
Rudiger forced De Bruyne off the pitch when he clattered into him, giving the Belgian concussion.
But after looking back at the game, De Bruyne reckons Rudiger didn’t mean any harm and was just trying to block him getting the ball.
And finally, Kylian Mbappe’s mum denies claims that her son is at loggerheads with Paris Saint-Germain over his demands to leave the club.
Infact, she claims that Mbappe is holding progressive talks with PSG about signing a new contract.
And even if he doesn’t commit his future to the club, Mbappe’s mother is adamant he’s dedicated to bringing the Champions League trophy to Paris before his potential exit.