Spain and Italy you see the faces in the Euro 2021 semi-finals. The Red faces an exciting encounter in the competition between two giants of European football, where the Luis Enrique’s team continues to demonstrate the power of a collective that is above individualities. Spain drew one goal with Switzerland in the quarter-finals, despite enjoying many chances, but in the penalty shoot-out they emerged victorious, while Italy defeated Belgium 1-2 in the Allianz Arena stadium in Munich.
The Spanish team works very well in the collective sense, where the activation of the pressure after loss is one of the hallmarks of the national team. In view of Swiss, suffered where each game is already a life-to-death duel and on penalties it was erected Unai Simon as a hero in the batch. During extra time, against ten players, the Spanish team enjoyed a wide number of chances to win, but a brilliant Sommer in the Swiss goal and a misguided Gerard Moreno they teamed up not to move the scoreboard until the final heat.
Spain has been suffering throughout the Eurocup, as it also defeated in the round of 16 in the extension to Croatia 3-5, in one of the most outstanding matches of the entire tournament. After thrashing Slovakia 5-0 on matchday three of the Group E, the combined of Luis Enrique they finished second in the group and the Croatian team played the mediation, which also managed to score five goals, in a new demonstration of offensive power. In the quarterfinals, against the surprising Switzerland that defeated France in the round of 16, they went to the limit again, but the collective mentality of the Spanish team has proven to be very strong.
Now, they will face an Italy that has also shown a great level throughout this Euro 2021. The attackers of the selection will have to see the veteran couple Bonucci – Chiellini, common in Juventus of Turin and that was seen in the quarterfinals that he was able to stop the great Lukaku, the 9 star of Belgium. The Italian team, for its part, gave a great level against Roberto Martínez’s team, which they beat 2-1, where the goals of Nicolo Barella and Lorenzo Insigne made a difference.
Italy He came to the tournament with a record of 10 victories in the same number of matches and here he has won his five matches, but it has already been seen that in the direct qualifying rounds the previous baggage is of little or nothing. Roberto Mancini has regenerated the azurra, who are commanded by the Neapolitan Lorenzo Insigne, which already in the quarterfinals against Belgium scored a real goal from the edge of the area Despite the substitution of the player from Sassuolo, Locatelli, which has shone with its own light in the center of the field, the entry of Marco Verratti gives Italy great quality. The loss of Spinazzola on the left side, who has broken the Achilles tendon, is capital and we will have to see how they solve it. In attack, the transalpine team has great players such as B
ellotti, Ciro Immobile, Federico Chiesa, or Matteo Pessina, which add dynamism and depth to the azzurra selection.
The new goalkeeper of the PSG, Donnarumma, is the goalkeeper of the Italian team, who conceded his first goal in the Eurocup in the extension before Austria and his second before
Belgium, in a disputed penalty on the edge of half-time. Again, the Spanish midfield will have to be differential, with Busquets at the base and Koke next to Pedri indoor, to try to impose on the Italian midfield and control the game through possession of the ball, which has allowed Spain be the team that generates the most chances to score and that scores the most in the Euro 2021
The entire final phase, like this first semifinal, takes place in the mythical stadium of Wembley, on London England). Therefore, neither of the two teams will perform at home, but they will be able to enjoy the atmosphere of a historic stadium and where the mystique of a “Final Four” of the Eurocup it seems spectacular. Spain lost to Italy on Round of 16 of Euro 2016 2-0, but on the contrary defeated them on penalties in the quarterfinals of the Euro 2008 and in the grand finale of the Euro 2012, by a resounding 4-0.
When is Spain – Italy played?
The game is played today, tuesday, july 6, at 21.00 hours
Where to watch the Spain – Italy?
The encounter can be seen by Telecinco and by Mitele.es, dials Mediaset. You can also follow it by ZDF, channel of Movistar Astra. You can follow all the information about the match live on the Mundo Deportivo website.