Chelsea star Marcos Alonso helped his country Spain qualify for the Nations League final on Wednesday night – and some Blues fans on Twitter were left amazed by his display.

Spain beat Italy 2-1 tonight in the Nations League semi-final, which went someway to avenging their summer defeat to them in the European Championship semi-final.

Manchester City’s Ferran Torres was the match-winner for the Spaniards, scoring two first-half goals before going off injured. This came in-between a red card to Italian defender Leonardo Bonucci.

Lorenzo Pellegrini pulled one back for 10-man Italy late on to set up a dramatic finish, but the scoreline remained the same.

Italy v Spain – UEFA Nations League 2021 Semi-final
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Alonso impresses on Spain return

For Alonso, he earned just his fourth cap for Spain tonight.

It was the first time the 30-year-old full-back had featured for his country since 2018, so it’s extremely impressive how effortlessly he slotted into the starting line-up.

 

He usually excels in a left wing-back position for Chelsea. However, he looked the part against Italy in a conventional left-back role.

The Blues man attacked with real intent for a Spain side that dominated the ball and he had two separate attempts at goal denied by goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma.

He looked a major creative threat, which isn’t a surprise given he’s played the most key passes in the entire Chelsea squad this season.

Italy v Spain – UEFA Nations League 2021 Semi-final
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Chelsea fans applaud Alonso

A selection of Blues supporters on social media believe Alonso was one of the standout players on the pitch in the Nations League. 

Him, along with Chelsea captain and Spain right-back Cesar Azpilicueta, now have a final to look forward to against either France or Belgium.

Here are some Chelsea fans praising Alonso:

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