Highlights and goals: Italy 1-2 Spain in UEFA Nations League 2020-21
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4:53 PM18 days ago


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4:47 PM18 days ago

90+6' End of the match!

Game over at the San Siro. SPAIN WON! Luis Enrique's men have cut Italy's undefeated streak and are in the UEFA Nations League final.
4:39 PM18 days ago

90' Additional time

Five more minutes will be played in the match.
4:37 PM18 days ago

88' Last minutes of the match

The end of the match is near with Spain once again dominating the whole game. The Italian team clears everything as best they can and hopes to counterattack and go for the equalizer.
4:32 PM18 days ago

83' GOOOOOAL by Italy

Yeremi Pino made a mistake when trying to give the ball to Pau Torres and Federico Chiesa stole the ball to get away and in the end left it to Lorenzo Pellegrini, who shot in front of the goal to score.
4:31 PM18 days ago

81' Yellow card

Manuel Locatelli is cautioned in Italy.
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Excellent breakaway by Yeremi Pino on the right, he crossed the ball and found Marcos Alonso alone, who shot with his left foot and the Italian goalkeeper saved to prevent the third goal for the Spaniards.
4:24 PM18 days ago

75' Double substitution in Spain

Mikel Merino and Bryan Gil replace Koke and Pablo Sarabia.
4:23 PM18 days ago

72' Substitution in Italy

Davide Calabria replaces Nicolò Barella.
4:22 PM18 days ago

71' Yellow card

Pino is cautioned in Spain.
4:21 PM18 days ago

70' Last 20 minutes of the match

Italy put their heart into the game, but the extra man Spain has on the field is very noticeable.
4:14 PM18 days ago

65' Yellow card

Pablo Sarabia is cautioned in Spain.
4:14 PM18 days ago

63' Spain missed it!

Yeremi Pino made a great run down the right, sent in a cross and Mikel Oyarzabal headed, but the ball went just wide of the right post.
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61' Italy came close

A deep ball to Federico Chiesa, who entered the area and fired a powerful shot that hit the left post. However, the play was disallowed for offside.
4:07 PM18 days ago

58' Double substitution in Italy

Manuel Locatelli and Moise Kean replace Marco Verratti and Lorenzo Insigne.
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52' Spain dominates everything

Luis Enrique's team keeps possession of the ball. Italy is just waiting in their own half and it doesn't look like they are going to change this situation.
3:58 PM18 days ago

49' Substitution in Spain

Bad luck for Ferrán Torres, who was injured and must be substituted. Yeremy Pino comes on.
3:55 PM18 days ago

Second half begins

The second half of the match is underway.
3:54 PM18 days ago

Substitution in Italy

Giorgio Chiellini replaces Federico Bernardeschi.
3:38 PM18 days ago

45+2' End of first half

At the end of the first half of the match, Spain partially win with a double from Ferrán Torres, but the Italian streak is in danger!
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45+2' GOOOOAL by Spain!

Another good transition with possession by the Spaniards. Marcos Alonso found Sarabia, who laid it off for another cross from Oyarzabal for another header from Ferrán Torres, who scored a brace.
3:37 PM18 days ago

45' Additional time

One more minute will be played in the first half.
3:36 PM18 days ago

45' Yellow card

César Azpilicueta is cautioned for Spain.
3:33 PM18 days ago

42' Red card!

The referee decides to send off Leonardo Bonucci for an elbow on Sergio Busquets. Double yellow card and the Italian captain goes to the showers.
3:31 PM18 days ago

40' Close to the end of the first half

Last minutes of the first half. No clear dominator of the match so far.
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36' Italy missed it

The ball was just right for Lorenzo Insigne, who arrived alone in front of goal, but he shot wide when he saw some opponents arriving.
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34' Unai Simón saves!

Italy started quickly with a long pass to Bernardeschi, who headed down the right sector, shot and the Spanish goalkeeper got a hand to it and hit the post afterwards.
3:21 PM18 days ago

30' Yellow card

Leonardo Bonucci is cautioned in Italy.
3:20 PM18 days ago

29' Free kick for Italy

Another good pressure from Italy on the Spanish and Gavi fouled Marco Verratti.
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28' Italy came closer

A cross from the left by Lorenzo Insigne, Di Lorenzo tried to get in front with a header, but the ball went wide.
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25' Italy can't find its way

Spain closes the spaces well and Italy fails to generate scoring opportunities.
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19' Spain missed it!

Italy lost the ball after the kick-off, Spain approached with Marcos Alonso who shot, the ball slipped out of Donnarumma's hands and hit the post and then Bonucci cleared it.
3:08 PM18 days ago

17' GOOOOAL by Spain

A great combination by the Spanish team on the left, Oyarzabal crossed the ball and Ferrán Torres scored at the left post to score the first goal of the match.
3:06 PM18 days ago

15' First quarter of the match

It's business as usual at the San Siro.
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13' Spain missed it!

A good sequence by the visiting team ended with a pass through the middle to Oyarzabal, who shot in front of goal, but Bastoni crossed to prevent the ball from going through.
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10' First minutes

The game is not set up yet. Spain tries to keep the ball, true to its style... Italy, on the other hand, tries to press and be more direct.
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6' Italy tried

Bastoni's shot was calmly placed in Unai Simón's hands.
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5' Unai Simon saves!

Italy put pressure on the Spaniards, the ball was left for Federico Chiesa, who shot without thinking and was well saved by the Spanish goalkeeper.
2:50 PM18 days ago

Match starts!

The game between Italy and Spain gets underway at the San Siro.
2:43 PM18 days ago

Teams on the field

The Italy and Spain players take the field at the San Siro Stadium.
2:41 PM18 days ago

Substitutes - Spain

01. David De Gea (GK), 13. Robert Sánchez (GK), 04. Iñigo Martínez, 06. Bryan Gil, 07. Yéremi Pino, 10. Sergi Roberto, 12. Eric García, 14. Sergio Reguilón, 15. Pedro Porro, 16. Rodrigo Hernández, 18. Pablo Fornals, 20. Mikel Merino.

2:41 PM18 days ago

Starting XI - Spain

| 23. Unai Simón |
| 02. César Azpilicueta | 19. Aymeric Laporte | 03. Pau Torres | 17. Marcos Alonso |
| 08. Koke | 05. Sergio Busquets | 09. Gavi |
| 22. Pablo Sarabia | 11. Ferrán Torres | 21. Mikel Oyarzabal |

Coach: Luis Enrique

2:38 PM18 days ago

Substitutes - Italy

01. Salvatore Sirigu (GK), 22. Alex Meret (GK), 03. Giorgio Chiellini, 04. Davide Calabria, 05. Manuel Locatelli, 07. Lorenzo Pellegrini, 09. Giacomo Raspadori, 11. Domenico Berardi, 12. Federico Dimarco, 15. Francesco Acerbi, 16. Bryan Cristante, 17. Moise Keane.

2:38 PM18 days ago

Starting XI - Italy

| 21. Gianluigi Donnarumma |
| 02. Giovanni Di Lorenzo | 19. Leonardo Bonucci | 23. Alessandro Bastoni | 13. Emerson |
| 18. Nicolò Barella | 08. Jorginho | 06. Marco Verratti |
| 14. Federico Chiesa | 20. Federico Bernardeschi | 10. Lorenzo Insigne |

Coach: Roberto Mancini

2:29 PM18 days ago

Referee's Team

Referee: Sergei Karasev - Rusia
Assistant No.1: Igor Demeshko - Rusia
Assistant No.2: Maksim Gavrilin - Rusia
Fourth Official: Sergei Ivanov - Rusia
VAR: Pol van Boekel - Países Bajos
AVAR: Christian Dingert - Alemania

2:24 PM18 days ago

🎙 Pre-match statements by Sergio Busquets (Spain player)

"It is always essential to give our best to win titles. We are up against great teams, top coaches and super players in all four teams. We will use our strengths. I think we have shown our ability in the last few games and I hope we continue to do that on Wednesday."

"I generally don't follow what is said about us in the Spanish media. I love soccer, so every now and then I come across some commentary while following other teams, but it's rare."

"We know what soccer is like in Spain. We know what happens and why. But the national coach has the opportunity to play with good players and when the tournaments come we feel that all the 'noise' takes a back seat."

"EURO 2020 has been a great tournament for us; a very positive experience and we have qualified for this semifinal in a difficult group. This national team, under Luis Enrique, has always been competitive and the group is very happy with what we are asked to do and how we are asked to play. Overall, we are in good shape."

"We are proud to have made it this far, true, but in no way do any of us want to end up with a defeat in the semifinals. We're here to have fun, to take part in a different tournament and to get to Sunday's final."

2:10 PM18 days ago

🎙 Pre-match statements by Luis Enrique (Spain Coach)

"I'm absolutely sure that there are several strikers in this national team, no matter who plays as center backs. My teams will always attack and goals can come in many ways.

 "I don't read or listen to what the media says about my call-up lists, so this is one more call-up based on the same selection criteria. I know the players better than the media, I know better what I'm looking for from them."

"In my playing days I played with two right-handers in the center of defense. It's rare to have two or three left-footed center backs in a squad, but all options, on who to play and where, are valid."

"My plan, as always, is to go for everything from the start and play with ambition. There are a lot of players who have not been able to join us and I feel sorry for them, but we are here with a squad of cracks."

"Football is a team sport. You don't score just for one player and you don't defend just for the back four. It is a very demanding competition in which there is nothing to lose and a lot to win."

"Many strong teams are not here and Spain is among the four best in this competition. It is a great prize that we are playing for and we have to show enormous ambition."

2:02 PM18 days ago

🎙 Pre-match statements by Giorgio Chiellini (Italy Player)

"El recuerdo de la EURO sigue vivo y esas emociones siguen en nuestra memoria y en nuestro corazón. El de España fue un partido difícil. Tendremos que ser muy inteligentes con y sin el balón. Respetamos a España porque conocemos sus cualidades".

"La final de 2012 en Kiev es el partido que evoca mis peores recuerdos, mientras que los mejores vienen de la semifinal de la siguiente EURO. El partido de 2016 fue el que más dominamos. Entre los jugadores españoles, al que siempre he admirado es a Sergio Ramos, pero también conozco bien a Fernando Torres. Me he enfrentado a él varias veces desde que éramos jóvenes y era un gran delantero".

"No me importaba tanto no haber ganado a nivel europeo, pero las emociones que tuvimos cuando ganamos el verano pasado fueron indescriptibles".

1:57 PM18 days ago

🎙 Pre-match statements by Roberto Mancini (Italy Coach)

"We have some problems in attack because we miss the strikers we had in the EURO (Immobile and Belotti) due to injuries. We have two young strikers here, Raspadori and Kean, let's see how we can use them in the best way."

"We would like to extend our streak to reach the final. Our goal is to make this streak as long as possible, but we are fully aware that we have to work hard game after game to keep it up."

"This is an important tournament for us. There are four great teams and although we haven't had much time to prepare, I think these two games can help us a lot in our growth."

"Spain played their best game of the EURO against us. They caused us a lot of problems with ball possession, they are masters in this regard. We had to suffer a lot even though both teams had more or less the same number of scoring chances during the match. We will have to play a great game.

"We have to continue to play attacking soccer with the aim of letting our young players grow. Many youngsters are doing well in Serie A, Tonali, for example, or other guys who are currently with the U21 national team. I hope they can find as much playing time as possible at their clubs."

1:52 PM18 days ago

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1:47 PM18 days ago

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1:42 PM18 days ago

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1:37 PM18 days ago

What time is Italy vs Spain match for UEFA Nations League?

This is the start time of the game Italy vs Spain of 6th October 2021 in several countries:

Argentina: 3:45 PM on DirecTV
Bolivia: 2:45 PM
Brazil: 3:45 PM on GUIGO, TNT Brasil, TNT Go, and Estádio TNT Brasil
Chile: 2:45 PM on DirecTV
Colombia: 1:45 PM on DirecTV
Ecuador: 1:45 PM on DirecTV
USA (ET): 2:45 PM on TUDN USA, TUDN App, Univision NOW, ESPN 2 and UniMás
Spain: 8:45 PM on FútbolTV España and TVE La 1
Mexico: 1:45 PM on Sky HD and Blue To Go VE
Paraguay: 2:45 PM
Peru: 1:45 PM on DirecTV
Uruguay: 3:45 PM on DirecTV

1:32 PM18 days ago

Key player - Spain

The presence of Sergio Busquets stands out in the Spanish team. The FC Barcelona player is one of the most experienced players in the squad and is the one chosen to lead the generational change that the red team is experiencing. His ability to read the game and what the different moments of the matches demand are his main virtues.

1:27 PM18 days ago

Key player - Italy

In the Italian team, the presence of Marco Verratti stands out. The midfielder, who plays for PSG, is a fundamental part of Roberto Mancini's game plan. The quality and intelligence to generate play are his main virtues, which he hopes to take advantage of to contribute to the idea of obtaining more positive results.

1:22 PM18 days ago

History Italy vs Spain

In total, these two teams have faced each other 38 times. The numbers are completely even, as each team has emerged victorious on 11 occasions and signed 16 draws.
1:17 PM18 days ago

Spain wants to break the Italian streak

The Spaniards come to this match with several concerns, since for this final part of the Nations League, they have multiple casualties, so a more than demanding game awaits those led by Luis Enrique to try to make these absences noticeable as little as possible.
1:12 PM18 days ago

Italy wants to remain undefeated

The European champion comes to this match with the motivation to maintain a good performance and show the same soccer that led them to the title a few months ago. The team coached by Roberto Mancini has not known defeat since November 10, 2018 and against the Spaniards they will have a difficult test, if we take into account that in the EURO they also faced them and it ended up being a very complicated duel.
1:07 PM18 days ago

The match will be played at the San Siro

The match between Italy and Spain will be played at the San Siro Stadium in the city of Milan, Italy. This stadium, inaugurated in 1926 and known for being the home of Internazionale and AC Milan, has a capacity for 80,000 spectators, making it the largest in the country.
1:02 PM18 days ago

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