Italy and Spain will resume their rivalry as the two sides face each other at the Wembley Stadium in London in the semi-finals of the ongoing Euro 2020. Both teams are unbeaten in the European Championship so far and will put their undefeated record on the line as they look to book a place in the summit clash against either England or Denmark. Ahead of Italy vs Spain, Euro 2020 clash, we bring you the head-to-head record and team news from both sides. Euro 2020 Day 22 Schedule: Today's Match With Kick-Off Time in IST, Upcoming Fixtures and Live Streaming Details Of Semi-Final Fixtures.
Italy are tipped by many as the favourites and the Azzurri’s justified their tag following a commanding win over Belgium in the quarter-final clash, recording their 15th successive Euros win in the process – a new competition record. Meanwhile, Spain edged past Switzerland on penalties and once again Luis Enrique’s team’s lack of threat in front of the goal was evident with the strikers missing a number of chances.
Italy vs Spain Head-to-Head
Italy and Spain have faced each other 33 times so far in all competitions and La Roja lead the head-to-head record with 12 wins compared to the Azzurri’s nine. Meanwhile, 12 games between the sides have ended in draws.
Italy vs Spain Head-to-Head At Major Competitions
While Spain enjoy superior head-to-head, the stats are very different at official tournaments. The teams have met nine times at European Championships/World Cups with the Azzurri’s winning four compared to a solitary Spanish win while remaining matches have ended in draws.
Italy vs Spain Previous Meetings At Euros
This will be the seventh meeting between the teams at European Championships. Italy have two wins to their name while Spain have recorded just one triumph, which came at the Euro 2012 final. The sides also met at Euro 2008 quarter-finals with Spain advancing after a penalty shootout win. However, the teams’ 2016 meeting saw the Azzurri defeat La Roja 2-0.
Italy vs Spain, Euro 2020 Team News
Both sides have injury concerns to deal with ahead of the clash as Italy will be without Leonardo Spinazzola who broke his Achilles tendon. Meanwhile, Spain are sweating over the fitness of Pablo Sarabia after he was substituted due to a muscular issue against Switzerland.
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