Match Venue: Stade de France
Match Date: 27 June 2016
The European Champs will try to progress as they Italy in hope of progressing in the next round of the tournament.
Head to Head
06/10/2012 Spain 1-1 Italy
07/01/2012 Spain 4-0 Italy
06/27/2013 Spain 0-0 Italy
03/05/2014 Spain 1-0 Italy
03/24/2016 Italy 1-1 Spain
The challenge is on as to whether Italy will be able to sweep away the Euro 2012 winner. This match will be the repeat of what happened four years ago where their rival didn’t give them the chance to score at all.
Meanwhile, the Italian side will try to hold on to the successful stunt that they had in the competition. Antonio Conte made a total of nine changes in their recent campaign against Ireland but still came-up short.
Antonio Candreva in is doubt of playing in this awaited clash as he suffers from hamstring injury.
Italy (3-5-2): Buffon – Ciellini, Bonucci, Barzagli – Darmian, Giaccherini, De Rossi, Parolo, Florenzi – Eder, Pelle.
Italy Last Five Matches
05/29/2016 Italy 1-0 Scotland
06/06/2016 Italy 2-0 Finland
06/13/2016 Belgium 0-2 Italy
06/17/2016 Italy 1-0 Sweden
06/22/2016 Italy 0-1 Ireland
La Roja have suffered from an unexpected loss over Croatia where they are down by one. This will be their motivation in creating a successful rally over Italy.
This will be the team third consecutive appearance in the quarter finals of the European Cup, and meeting Italy is not new.
The strongest possible line-up is on the side of Vicente del Bosque. The team has no injury concern or players who suffer from suspension. And as for who will lead them towards a victorious win it is none other than Morata who’s currently on top of their scoring charts.
Spain (4-3-3): De Gea – Alba, Ramos, Pique, Juanfran – Busquests, Iniesta, Fabregas – Silva, Morata, Nolito
Spain Last Five Matches
06/01/2016 Spain 6-1 Sputh Korea
06/07/2016 Spain 0-1 Georgia
06/13/2016 Spain 1-0 Czech Republic
06/17/2016 Spain 3-0 Turkey
06/21/2016 Croatia 2-1 Spain
Wrong choice of line-up has led to the defeat of the Italians which they will not want as they face one of the toughest team in the competition Spain.
The Spaniards hold a great record over their opponent, and they are considered as unstoppable in capitalizing this rally.
This will be one of the most exciting highlights this Euro 2016.
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