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.
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.
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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