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Nico Williams named Man of the Match as Spain edges Italy 1-0 in Euro 2024 group stage

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Spain secured a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Italy in their second group game of Euro 2024, thanks in large part to the standout performance of Nico Williams.

The Spanish-born Ghanaian winger was named Man of the Match after completing 27 of his 29 passes (93%), creating four key passes, and providing the cross that led to Italy’s own goal.

De la Fuente’s side dominated the match from start to finish, with Williams causing problems for the Italian defense throughout. He created one big chance, had eight touches in the opposition box, and completed four successful dribbles. Williams also delivered three accurate crosses and won five ground duels.

The only goal of the game came in the second half when Riccardo Calafiori inadvertently turned the ball into his own net while attempting to clear a Williams cross. The victory puts Spain in a strong position to advance to the knockout stages, with their final group match against Albania coming up next.

Williams’ performance against Italy was a continuation of his impressive form for Spain in recent months. The 21-year-old has established himself as a key player for De la Fuente’s side and looks poised to play a major role in their Euro 2024 campaign.

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