The clash between the two most successful national teams of the new millennium, the Euro 2024 semifinal between France and Spain, highlights two distinct playing styles. Spain has shone in Germany, reaching the final four thanks to the attacking prowess of wingers Lamine Yamal and Nico Williams. In contrast, France, one of the pre-tournament favorites and home to the offensive powerhouse Kylian Mbappe, has advanced to the semis through a strong defensive performance, conceding only one goal in five matches. Spain's tally of 11 goals is the joint highest in the tournament, matching that of hosts Germany, whom they defeated in extra-time in the quarterfinals. La Roja has won all five of their matches. Excluding penalty shootout victories, no team in Euros history has won more than five games in a single tournament. Led by veteran striker Alvaro Morata, Spain's attacking threat is also driven by young wingers Williams, 21, and Yamal, 16, who bring speed and creativity from both flanks. Williams has scored a goal and provided an assist, while Yamal, who is yet to score, has contributed three assists, the most in the tournament. The team's success has been fueled by the positive approach of manager Luis de la Fuente, who has praised his team at every opportunity. "This is a winning team," the coach said after defeating Germany, "and a role model for our country." De la Fuente, who has coached several players at junior levels, believes "we can go far. There is a lot of heart and soul in this team." Spain will need this spirit as three players who started the quarterfinal will be absent due to suspension or injury. France, who led the goal count with 16 at the Qatar World Cup, reached the final four at Euro 2024 through solid defense, despite their attack being less effective in Germany. They have scored just three goals, none from open play by a French player. Only seven teams at Euro 2024 have scored fewer goals. Their journey includes two goalless draws and two 1-0 victories thanks to own goals from opponents. However, they have conceded only one goal and kept four clean sheets. Mbappe, who scored eight goals in the Qatar World Cup, has scored just once in Germany, from a penalty. Despite his apparent struggle, Mbappe has been pivotal, creating the only goal against Austria. Coach Deschamps acknowledged, "Obviously, it would be easier to win games if we were more effective on the attacking front, but in a major tournament like the Euro or the World Cup, you can't expect to go far if you're not solid." Although France has not dominated Euro 2024, they have a strong track record in major tournaments. Since the 2014 World Cup, they have only failed to reach a final once, losing to Switzerland on penalties in the last 16 of Euro 2020. They were runners-up at Euro 2016 and reached the World Cup final in 2018 and 2022, winning the former. After their quarterfinal win over Portugal, Deschamps reminded his team not to take their position for granted. "Being there in almost every major tournament is something we need to take the time to savour."