Euro 2020 barrels towards the closing games this week with Italy and Spain first up to entertain the continent in a mouthwatering semi-final showdown.
Italy head into the most important of their Euro 2020 fixtures yet riding a wave of optimism about their future on the international stage. Rugged, seasoned veterans continue to marshal their defence while a new generation of plucky attackers have stepped up to lead the Azzurri superbly throughout the tournament.
Roberto Mancini has overseen a stunning 32-game unbeaten streak that shows no signs of stopping any time soon. Italy have rebuilt an air of authority they once commanded on the international stage, a remarkable feat considering they failed to even qualify for the 2018 World Cup.
Spain have also approached the tournament with fresh impetus. Boss Luis Enrique was certainly not afraid to ruffle some hugely influential feathers going into Euro 2020 and his bold strategy has so far paid dividends, despite a few hairy moments along the route.
These sides last met during 2018 World Cup qualifying when a totally radically different Spain outfit smashed the Italians 3-0 at the Bernabeu. A repeat scoreline looks very unlikely here.
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When is Italy v Spain on TV?
Italy v Spain will take place today, Tuesday 6th July 2021.
What time is kick-off?
Italy v Spain will kick off at 8pm.
Knockout stage matches will kick off at 5pm and 8pm in UK time, while the semi-finals and final will occupy the later time slot.
What TV channel is Italy v Spain on?
Fans can tune in to watch the game for free on BBC One from 7pm.
Games will be split between ITV and BBC throughout the tournament with every single moment of every match being broadcast on free-to-air TV.
How to live stream Italy v Spain online
You can also live stream the match via BBC iPlayer on a range of devices including laptops, smartphones and tablets.
Italy v Spain team news
Italy: Leonardo Spinazzola came off on a stretcher against Belgium and looks likely to miss this tie, with Emerson likely to start in place of the defender.
Mancini swapped his entire front three in the quarter-final and don’t be surprised if he does so again here. Lorenzo Insigne, Federico Chiesa and Ciro Immobile should all start.
Spain: Sarabia may lose his place to Dani Olmo after the Leipzig man proved influential off the bench in the second half against Switzerland, but Luis Enrique should keep with Alvaro Morata and Torres up front.
The midfield trio of Koke, Sergio Busquets and Pedri should all remain the same.
Italy v Spain odds
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Our prediction: Italy v Spain
Italy are the favourites to reach the Euro 2020 final and it’s not hard to see why. They have attacked with pizzazz this summer and have scored some extraordinary goals. Meanwhile, the might of Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini in defence remains a serious challenge for opposition attackers.
Spain have the individual talents to scare Italy but they have ridden their luck in the knockout stages and may struggle to handle the Azzurri’s bombastic midfield.
Marco Verratti vs Busquets in the centre of the park will be an interesting clash. In the end, Mancini’s stock of attacking talent on the bench could make the difference late on.
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