Two continental giants convene under the Wembley arch on Tuesday. Italy clash with old foes Spain in the Euro 2020 semi-finals.
Reprising the one-sided 2012 final between the nations, both sides are intent on booking a place in the deciding game of this year’s action-packed championship.
Nicolo Barella has scored their sixth international goal in the last match. Also, it is a fact that his nation has won every match in which he has scored. Also, an unstoppable Lorenzo Insigne strike against the Belgians helped the Azzurri stretch their record-breaking unbeaten run to 32 games.
That win served to set yet another record for an impressive Italian side. They became the first nation to win 15 consecutive matches in European competition. Where it is including tournaments and qualifying. Only the fourth to win five European Championship finals fixtures in a row.
It has been a bumpy ride for Luis Enrique’s inconsistent team so far. It was like favorites France before them. Also, they were forced to penalties by a well-drilled Switzerland side at the weekend.
Despite a sluggish start, Enrique’s men have already racked up 12 goals in the competition. This is equal to their highest ever total at a continental final. It’s set during the triumphant campaigns of 2008 and 2012.
Spain had, in fact, already won both of those tournaments after six games. Also, their semi-final showdown with Italy will be their sixth edition. It will be a game in which they come into unbeaten throughout their last 13 fixtures.
Italy European Championship form:
W W W W W
Italy form (all competitions):
W W W W W W
Spain European Championship form:
D D W W W
Spain form (all competitions):
W D D W W W
Roma wing-back Leonardo Spinazzola suffered a dramatic tournament-ending injury against Belgium. Also, his absence will come as a significant blow to the plans of Italy coach Roberto Mancini.
However another Roma full-back, Alessandro Florenzi is now recovered from a calf injury. Also, he could return on the right of the back four, though Giovanni Di Lorenzo is the man in possession of the shirt.
Experienced midfielder Marco Verratti has confirmed his recovery from a knee problem with three resolute performances.
So far, neither Alvaro Morata nor Gerard Moreno has proved able to convert a series of presentable chances, so another City star, Ferran Torres, is set to keep his place in Luis Enrique’s attacking trident ahead of the latter.we are very excited to watch what will happen in Italy vs Spain match.
Italy possible starting lineup:
Donnarumma; Di Lorenzo, Bonucci, Chiellini, Emerson; Barella, Jorginho, Verratti; Chiesa, Immobile, Insigne
Spain possible starting lineup:
Simon; Azpilicueta, Laporte, Torres, Alba; Koke, Busquets, Pedri; Torres, Morata, Olmo