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WATCH: Saúl Ñíguez scores opener against Macedonia with chilena in Euro U-21

Atlético Madrid’s midfielder displayed beautiful technique to give Spain a 1-0 lead

Okay, the keeper should have done better. But Saúl has a lovely technique when the right ball arrives into the box, he was given the chance to score a chilena and he took it.

After a lovely ball from Valencia’s José Luis Gayà, Saul hit an acrobatic finish to give Spain a 1-0 lead over Macedonia in the Euro Under-21 opener for both sides. Atlético Madrid’s midfielder, who played recently against Colombia for the senior team, is poised for a massive tournament as Spain’s midfield general.

Then again, we shouldn’t be surprised when Saúl scores a perfect overhead kick. He has had plenty of practice.