Álvaro Morata suddenly walked away and the noise level rose, this is a chance to win the game, a chance to be saved. Instead, there was a reaction that could have hurt him more than before. Clean smashed the Juventus striker effort at the bar. It was the best of three or four chances he had in an improved second half from Spain. But none were taken, and a small group of fans from the stands of Wanda Metropolitano shouted, “Morata, how bad are you!” he started shouting slogans.
A few minutes later, the Spain-Portugal ending 0-0 was met with whistles. After a game that was neither brilliant nor terrible for Spain, the reaction was extreme and unhelpful.
He didn't really come to a definite conclusion. Those who expressed their dissatisfaction, though few, left doubts and left a bitter aftertaste, so to speak. All this time you've waited to return to a stadium, all this time to bid farewell to the national team for the Euro and you're doing this?
Morata certainly may have been hurt by this and did not use Opportunities but was defended by his coach Luis Enrique.
“It bothers me when the fans mess with my players,” he said. “After all the work Morata has done, he can run at the end of 21m. Fool the keeper and it's just bad luck that the shot goes a little higher and hits the post. I think this is something to be applauded with enthusiasm. But I must be the one who knows the least about football.”
Spain's only pure 9 number rarely aroused suspicion, Gerard Moreno could start. as the central striker. However, some had their places, and some initial questions were resolved with lineups, if not with follow-ups. Unai Simón was in goal and Marcos Llorente turned right back, while Aymeric Laporte made his first game since getting a Spanish passport.
Diogo Jota, Renato Sanches and João Félix played for Portugal in one match. The line behind Cristiano Ronaldo. Bruno Fernandes started on the bench and João Félix found his way at halftime without any effect.
Almost more important than the players at that stage, and certainly later, it was the return of the fans. A crowd reached .636 Metropolitano, but Luis Enrique could be forgiven for thinking that some should stay at home while he whistled and sang at the end of the game before the game. The Spanish coach left the injured Sergio Ramos out of the squad and for the first time in his history did not choose anyone from Real Madrid. selection.
Many, however, applauded, and there was joy to hear that forgotten roar, the waves that followed the game, the applauding applause at every intervention. They also booed Ronaldo, a pantomime villain whose presence was announced from the stands. In such a situation, Ronaldo won the corner that he thought Portugal had taken the lead. However, José Fonte had climbed on Pau Torres as he entered.
The sparsity of spawns underlined that Spain had more possession, though the chances were slim, Morata's middle with his left boot. Creating the best for Ferran Torres. Spain was exposed in those moments when Renato Sanches was running. Already questioned, Simón nearly shot themselves in the foot when he volleyed against the fast-paced Ronaldo.
As the second half began, Torres twice found Morata with clean passes. When did Morata bother Rui Patrício and then the yard. Later, Marcos Llorente put on an athletics exhibit to filter Pablo Sarabia's deflected shot. Llorente would then repeat the move and her retreat would go through Morata's legs. Pepe was later sacked, while Spanish fans joined the Portuguese by saying his name. This opposition would be brutal.
Jota could put Portugal ahead diagonally from Ronaldo and nearly catch Simon soon after, but this time the goalkeeper's kicks were good. Then Ronaldo should have scored, the header was looking wide.
Spain had better opportunities, however, Morata failed to reach the middle of Gaya and Rui Patrício made a sharp save from Ferran Torres' header before Morata scored a goal. A final run that could hurt Portugal but hurt Spain more.