Barcelona winger records second-best speed in UEFA EURO 2024


Spain's forward #11 Ferran Torres (C), Spain's forward #19 Lamine Yamal (L) and Spain's midfielder #17 Nico Williams (3L) celebrate after the UEFA Euro 2024 quarter-final football match between Spain and Germany at the Stuttgart Arena in Stuttgart on July 5, 2024.
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Among the different teams that were competing in this edition of the UEFA EURO, the Spanish national team had the highest number of players from FC Barcelona. There were four Blaugrana players in Luis de la Fuente’s Spain squad, including Lamine Yamal, Ferran Torres, Pedri, and Fermin Lopez.

Among these players, Lamine Yamal has been the one enjoying most of the spotlight, as he has been one of the most influential forwards in this competition, and is leading the assists chart up to now. Pedri has also been important for Spain but is now suffering from an injury that he got during the match against Germany.

Although not a starter, Ferran Torres has also been an important player off the bench for Luis de la Fuente. He has scored one goal for his side, against Albania, and is usually one of the substitutes brought on by the Spanish manager to finish off the games.

This was especially the case in the match against Germany, as De la Fuente brought him in the second half to help Dani Carvajal cope with the dangerous Jamal Musiala while also keeping an eye on Raum and later Mittelstadt. The entry of Torres for Lamine Yamal provided some much-needed assistance to the Real Madrid fullback.

Torres’ intensity and pace were key for his side in this match, and as Mundo Deportivo has noted, it was also in this game that he reached his highest speed in the competition, as he reached the figure of 36 km/h in one of the races. This figure is only below the 36.5 km/h reached by Kylian Mbappe in this tournament.

Other players like Valentin Mihaila, Leroy Sane, Theo Hernandez, and Rafael Leao are all below Torres in regards to the highest speed they reached in this competition.

Thus, the Spanish winger, who has already confirmed his continuity at Barcelona for the upcoming season, has showcased one of his virtues in this tournament for which he rarely gets any credit.

Ahmad Sarmad Ansari
Ahmad Sarmad Ansari
Ahmad Sarmad Ansari has been covering Spanish football as a writer for Barca News Network for the last one and a half year and as an amateur football fanatic for more than 10 years. He mainly covers on and off-field happenings taking place at Barcelona including transfer news, administrative changes, match reports, and any other eventful news coming out of the club.

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