It’s time for the 2021 UEFA Nations League Final! After two fantastic semi-finals earlier this week, the second-ever champions of Europe’s newest international competition will be decided tonight at the historic San Siro.
And what a game this promises to be. After an improbable comeback victory over Belgium in Turin, reigning world champions France come into this one full of confidence and attacking talent ready to win another trophy.
But Luis Enrique’s Spain defeated European champions Italy with authority on Wednesday, with Barcelona teenager Gavi one of the stars of the show in what was a brilliant night for La Roja. Spain will once again be underdogs but have more than enjoyed that role under Lucho, and they’ll be hoping for a glorious night against Les Bleus.
Three Barça players start in the final: Gavi and Sergio Busquets in midfield and Eric García at the back. This promises to be an amazing final, and you’re welcome to join us to follow and comment all the action. Vamos!
Starting XI: Simón; Azpilicueta, García, Laporte, Alonso; Gavi, Busquets, Rodri; F. Torres, Oyarzabal, Sarabia (4-3-3)
Bench: De Gea (GK), Sánchez (GK), Pau Torres, Martínez, Bryan Gil, Pino, Koke, S. Roberto, Reguilón, Porro, Fornals, Merino
Starting XI: Lloris; Koundé, Varane, Kimpembe; Pavard, Pogba, Tchouameni, T. Hernández; Griezmann; Benzema, Mbappé (3-4-1-2)
Bench: Costil (GK), Maignan (GK), Martial, Diaby, Dubois, Guendouzi, Upamecano, Veretout, Ben Yedder, L. Hernández
Competition/Round: 2021 UEFA Nations League Final
Kickoff: Sunday, October 10, 2021, 8.45pm CET (Barcelona), 7.45pm BST/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 2.45pm ET, 11.45am PT (USA), 12.15am IST (India, Monday)
Venue: San Siro, Milan, Italy
Referee: Anthony Taylor (ENG)
HOW TO WATCH, STREAM UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE FINAL
How to watch on TV: ESPN, TUDN (USA), Sky Sports Football (UK), SuperSport (Nigeria), Sony TEN 2 (India), TVE La 1 (Spain), others
Matchday Thread Rules
We don’t have a lot of rules here, but there are a few things to keep in mind when joining our matchday threads:
Even if the referee sucks or we lose the game, be careful with the swearing. It’s just unnecessary. Also, don’t discuss illegal streaming links. Those who do it will be warned, and those who post links will be instantly banned. Finally, be nice to each other.
Have fun with the game! Forever and ever, no matter the competition, VISCA EL BARÇA!