Sunday June 23 2013
Torres: 'Italy make life complicated'

Fernando Torres is concerned about Spain’s potential semi-final against Italy. “They always made life complicated for us.”

The Azzurri will face the winners of Group B – likely to be Spain – in the Confederations Cup semi-final on Thursday evening.

“We know Italy well after having played against them many times,” said the Chelsea striker.

“They are a very dangerous team, who historically always made life complicated for us. We know that playing against Italy can cause us a lot of problems.”

Spain beat Italy 4-0 in the Euro 2012 Final and knocked them out of the Euro 2008 quarter-finals on penalties, but were held to a 1-1 draw in the group stage of Euro 2012.

Italy have faced La Roja 31 times with 10 wins, 12 draws and nine defeats.

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