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Italy vs Spain Euro 2020: Head to Head Preview
It's a clash of two distinct footballing philosophies as Italy and Spain battle it out for a place in the final of the European Championships on 11th July.
Roberto Mancini's 'Azzurri' hasn't disappointed us so far in terms of what we had expected from them before the start of the Euro 2020. The unity amongst the Italians camp is rock-solid, which was quite evident after the full-time whistle between Belgium and Italy.
On the other hand, Spain managed to scrape through to the last four of the Euro 2020 after a penalty shootout win over Switzerland in the quarter-finals. Not many would have put their money on Luis Enrique's 'La Furia Roja' to make it this far in the tournament.
Euro 2020: Match Details
Semifinals: Italy vs Spain
Date: 6th July
Venue: Wembley Stadium, London, England
Kick-off time: 9:00 pm (CET)
Italy vs Spain: Euro 2020 Head to Head Stats
Italy vs Spain: Sportco Euro 2020 Trivia
✪ Spain has won all four of its Euro semi-finals so far.
✪ After their 2-1 win over Belgium in the quarter-finals, Italy extended their unbeaten run to 32 matches and their winning streak to 13 wins in a row.
✪ In Euro knockout fixtures, Italy has won 9 and lost 6 of their total 15 games.
✪ Spain is the only country to have successfully defended its European Championship crown. (having won in 2008 and 2012).
Italy vs Spain: Head to Head Results in Euros
✪ Italy and Spain have gone head to head five times at the Euro Championships. (Italy wins:2, Spain wins:1, Draws:2)
✪ In their 37 total head-to-head meetings to date, both Italy and Spain have won 11 each while 15 matches have ended all square.
✪ Incidentally, this is the fourth consecutive head-to-head meeting between Italy and Spain at the Euro Championships (previously met in Euro 2016, Euro 2012, Euro 2008).
Italy vs Spain: Euro Flashback
Defending champions Spain went head to head against an Antonio Conte-led Italy side in the Round of 16 of the Euro 2016.
The Italians won comfortably with a scoreline of 2-0, even though Spain had more possession and attacking opportunities. The opening goal was scored by Chiellini and it was put to rest in the 90th minute by Graziano Pelle.
Italy vs Spain: Euro 2020 Form Guide
Italy vs Spain Euro 2020: Predicted Lineup
Italy: Donnarumma; Florenzi, Bonucci, Chiellini, Emerson; Barella, Jorginho, Verratti; Chiesa, Immobile, Insigne
Spain: Unai Simón; Azpilicueta, García, Laporte, Alba; Koke, Busquets, Pedri; Moreno, Morata, Olmo
Italy vs Spain Euro 2020: Head to Head Prediction
The Italians have played some scintillating football at times, but they have also shown that they mix it up and grind out results when required.
Luis Enrique's young Spanish side cannot be taken lightly as they pose some exciting young talents like Pedri, Pablo Sarabia, Ferran Torres.
Sportco feels this Italian team just has the edge in this game against Spain and hence our prediction for the match is.........