The first semi-final of UEFA EURO cup 2020 between Italy vs Spain will be held at the Wembley Stadium on 7th July 2021 from 12:30 am onwards. In the tournament of the Euro cup, both the teams will be playing against each other for the seventh time. Both the teams have been quite impressive in the UEFA Euro 2020 so far. Italy won against Belgium whereas Spain won against Switzerland to qualify for the semi-finals. Now it is time to see which team gives their best and finalizes their spot in the final. With Italy on a much-experienced side and Spain on much of the penalty specialist, the match will be full-on entertainment.
Italy vs Spain: Recent form of both teams:
From the starting day of the Euros, Italy was named the dark horse of the tournament. They were superior in the group stages and they have put great plays in the quarter-finals. Under Mancini, Italy will be looking to grab their 1st silverware after the 2006 World cup.
Italy’s recent form in all competitions: W-W-W-W-W
Spain was on the sloppy side when the tournament started. But gradually they put a decent fight and became the favorites to copy their 2012 success again. They have won in the past 3 matches and will definitely look forward to winning the fourth as well.
Spain’s recent form in all competitions: D-D-W-W-W
Italy vs Spain: team news, head to head record and Probable starting xi
In the quarter-final Italy played against Belgium and won the match, Leonardo Spinazzola injured himself in that match and is now unable to be a part of the fixture. Even Lorenzo Pellegrini is injured and ruled out of the match. Alessandro Florenzi’s presence is a bit uncertain as well. Giovanni Di Lorenzo might be filling up Alessandro’s absence in the field.
Italy’s possible starting lineup:
Gianluigi Donnarumma; Emerson Palmieri, Giorgio Chiellini, Leonardo Bonucci, Giovanni Di Lorenzo; Jorginho, Manuel Locatelli, Nicolo Barella; Federico Chiesa, Lorenzo Insigne, Ciro Immobile
The good news for Spain is that the players are out of injuries at the moment. Only Pablo Sarabia is having a fitness concern due to his muscle injury, but they have an alternative to Dani Olmo. In the previous matches, Sergio Busquets has proven his caliber from time to time and is expected to give a tough fight against Italy with Pedri and Koke.
Spain’s possible starting lineup:
Unai Simon; Jordi Alba, Aymeric Laporte, Eric Garcia, Cesar Azpilicueta; Sergio Busquets, Koke, Pedri; Dani Olmo, Ferran Torres, Alvaro Morata
Head to Head:
Since 1924 both the teams played has played against each other 33 times. The results between the two teams are the same as both the teams have won 12 times each and the rest of the nine matches ended in a draw. 7th July is the best day to see which team wins for the 13th time.