Rafa Benitez gave his tactical analysis of Italy v Spain at Euro 2016. “La Roja must keep possession and an eye over their shoulders.”
Join us for the build-up and action as Italy take on Spain in the Euro 2016 knockout round – another setback or revenge for 2012?
A suspect package has been found close to the Stade de France, where Italy play Spain this evening.
Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan assures “I’m very happy where I am” amidst Chelsea links.
Roberto Donadoni believes Italy “have all the weapons to do well” against Spain this evening.
Italy's Federico Bernardeschi has fully recovered after taking a knock against Ireland and will be available against Spain.
Italy Coach Antonio Conte has selected Eder as key for his tactics against Spain, whilst Lorenzo Insigne could have a special role.
Vicente Del Bosque does not believe Spain are the favourites against Italy in Euro 2016. “The tie is 50-50.”
Cesc Fabregas insists Spain “certainly won’t be changing our approach” to contrast Italy’s 3-5-2 system.
Alvaro Morata will always be grateful to Juventus for “making me a better player,” but leads Spain against Italy tomorrow.
Gigi Buffon points out Italy “are the only side that truly made Spain suffer when they were the best team in the world.”
Antonio Conte assured “Italy are not sacrificial lambs. If Spain want to continue at Euro 2016, they have to earn it.”
Gigi Buffon reveals the advice he gave Alvaro Morata to turn his Juventus career around as Italy prepare to face Spain.
Antonio Conte warned “there will be no tomorrow” for Italy or Spain, so the Azzurri must “go beyond the ordinary to the extraordinary.”
Julian Draxler got a goal and an assist for Mario Gomez, as Germany swept Slovakia aside 3-0 despite Mesut Özil’s parried penalty.
Italy legend Claudio Gentile urged the Azzurri to be very aggressive on Spain’s Andres Iniesta tomorrow.
Mattia De Sciglio “is wanted by Juventus, Napoli and Roma, so we’ll evaluate the situation with Milan,” said his agent.
Italy could mutate their 3-5-2 system into 3-4-3 with Emanuele Giaccherini moving up against Spain.
Alvaro Morata warns “I don’t have to prove anything to Zinedine Zidane and Real Madrid. I’m not a second string player.”
Bruno Conti feels Antonio Conte’s Italy reminds him of the 1982 World Cup winning side. “You beat Spain by playing like Italy.”
There is only one doubt for Antonio Conte going into tomorrow’s showdown with Spain – who starts on the left.
Koke urged Spain to combine their tiki-taka style with Furia Roja determination, but “Italy are a very complicated rival.”
Antonio Candreva’s thigh injury is continuing to cause concern, as there are fears he could miss the rest of Euro 2016.
Andrea Pirlo assures Italy “don’t need me. I think I did what I had to” with the Azzurri jersey and tips Marco Verratti for the future.
Andrea Pirlo believes “Spain are more worried” about facing Italy at Euro 2016 and sees “good omens” reminiscent of 2006.