Italy and Spain will face each other again in the Euro 2021 semifinals, and if something like this happens in July, it should be another high-quality, fiercely competitive relationship between the top two teams in Europe. Italy is ranked 5th in the world and has entered as the current Euro champion, and Spain is ranked 8th in the FIFA rankings.
Although Spain was a reasonably good team in July, Italy won on a penalty-kick shootout after a 1-1 draw. Italian goalkeeper Gigi Donarumma made a big stop in the prediction of the Euro final shootout against England. Italy’s win in the Euros helped extend an unbeaten run that has now reached a record 37 matches and counts.
However it ended in Milan’s San Siro – Italy bid to host the only event among the four Nations League semi-finalists – both teams will return on Sunday. The semi-final winners will be in Milan to play against France or Belgium in the final of the Nations League. The title match will be preceded by a third-place semi-final loss at the Juventus Stadium in Turin.
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Sporting News will follow the Italy-Spain match live and will include scoring updates, commentary and highlights as well.
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Italy vs. Spain Updates and Highlights
2:25 pm: To get Gavi on the lookout: Giorgio Chiellini was born a few months after his Italian national team debut.
Gavi was born on August 5, 2004. On November 17, 2004, Chiellini made his national debut. Today they will be opponents. # Italy Spain
– Filippo Ricci (il Philipomicri) October 6, 2021
2:18 pm: Significant milestones for Italian center back Leonardo Bonucci:
2:15 pm: Italy out for warmup:
2:14 pm: We already have a big story in the game and we’re still 30 minutes away from the kickoff:
Gavi started for Spain and made his youngest debut in Spanish NT history at the age of 17 years 62 days.
Luis Enrique has shown his faith in a player he believes has come to play 100 games for La Celesion. # Italy Spain
– Ke Mare (ayKayLMurray) October 6, 2021
2:12 pm: This should add a layer of drama to tonight’s activities. The former AC Milan defender is overwhelmed by his former fans:
1:04 pm: Alvaro Morata is unable to play Spain this time around, but the Italy-based forward has confirmed meeting his national teammates:
12:45 pm: The jerseys are already set up and ready for the kickoff at 2:45 p.m.
Italy vs. Spain: The lineup is starting
Center forwards Ciro Immobile (Lazio) and Andrea Bellotti (Torino) are out due to injuries and so Mancini has chosen a “no lie”. Although he has promised Giacomo Raspadori (Sassuolo) and Moises Cian (Juventus) who will replace him on paper, Italy will rely on the Juventus star. Federico Chiesa Together be the goal-scoring catalyst Lorenzo Insine And Federico Bernardesi, Who all start from the deep.
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Alessandro Bastani, 22, also gets the center back on the 37-year-old veteran Giorgio Chiellini.
Italy starting XI (4-3-3, left to right): Gigi Donnarumma – Emerson Palmieri, Alessandro Bastoni, Leonardo Bonucci, Giovanni Di Lorenzo – Marco Verratti, Jorginho, Nicolo Barella – Federico Bernardeschi, Lorenzo Insigne, Federico Chiesa
With injuries to Alvaro Morata and Gerard Moreno, Spain will also miss the team’s historic center-forward. Winger Dani Olmo (Arabic: Leipzig), Marcos Lorente (Atletico Madrid) and Barcelona pair Jordi Alba and Pedro are also missing. The front three will be included Mikel Warsable, Who has started a strong season with Real Sociedad.
The big surprise is the teenage midfielder of Barcelona Cow, Who had an amazing callup, was started and became the youngest Spanish player, breaking a mark set in 1936.
Spain Starting XI (4-3-3, left to right): Unai Simon-GK – Marcos Alonso, Pau Torres, Imeric Laporte, Cesar Azpilicueta – Gavi, Sergio Busquets, Coke – Michel Warsable, Feran Torres, Pablo Sarabia
How to watch Italy vs. Spain
- Date: Wednesday, October 6th
- Time: 2:30 pm ET
- TV channels: ESPN2
- Spanish TV: Unimus, TUDN
- Streaming: fuboTV (free 7 day trial)
The match will be broadcast in the United States in English (ESPN2) and Spanish (UniMas, TUDN), both channels available for streaming on fuboTV, offering a 7-day free trial for new users. Milan’s San Siro is expected to sell less than 37,000 capacity.
Italy vs. Spain: Betting chances and predictions
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Pick: Italy win or tie and more than 1.5 total goals: -140
This semifinal warms up which team is going to have a hard time overcoming various absences. It’s hard to ignore the fact that Spain will be missing without a 4-5 starter in Marcos Lorente, Pedri, Gerard Moreno, Dani Olmo and Alvaro Morata. For this reason, the balance should be in Italy’s favor, with 10 of Azzurri’s potential 11 players initially returning from the match against Spain in July, including Azure’s established midfield trio.
Both sides have enough in-form attackers that two goals should not be reached for this game. Italy and Spain are strong attacking teams known for their goal-scoring skills. They should not be disappointed.
- Moneyline (90 minutes): Italy +120 / draw +200 / Spain +280
- In advance: Italy -170 / Spain +140
- Spread: Italy -0.5 (+115) / Spain +0.5 (-150)
- O / U 2.5 Total target: +145 / under -190
- Scores for both teams: Yes +110 / No -145