Germany sweep Slovakia aside
Julian Draxler got a goal and an assist for Mario Gomez, as Germany swept Slovakia aside 3-0 despite Mesut Özil’s parried penalty.
Gentile: 'Italy must attack Iniesta'
Italy legend Claudio Gentile urged the Azzurri to be very aggressive on Spain’s Andres Iniesta tomorrow.
De Sciglio: 'Juve, Roma and Napoli'
Mattia De Sciglio “is wanted by Juventus, Napoli and Roma, so we’ll evaluate the situation with Milan,” said his agent.
Italy unleash trident on Spain?
Italy could mutate their 3-5-2 system into 3-4-3 with Emanuele Giaccherini moving up against Spain.
Morata: 'I've proved myself'
Alvaro Morata warns “I don’t have to prove anything to Zinedine Zidane and Real Madrid. I’m not a second string player.”
Conti: 'Italy like in 1982'
Bruno Conti feels Antonio Conte’s Italy reminds him of the 1982 World Cup winning side. “You beat Spain by playing like Italy.”
Italy have one doubt for Spain
There is only one doubt for Antonio Conte going into tomorrow’s showdown with Spain – who starts on the left.
Koke: 'Furia Roja to counter Italy'
Koke urged Spain to combine their tiki-taka style with Furia Roja determination, but “Italy are a very complicated rival.”
Candreva out of Euro 2016?
Antonio Candreva’s thigh injury is continuing to cause concern, as there are fears he could miss the rest of Euro 2016.
Pirlo: 'Italy don't need me'
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.
Pirlo: 'Spain worried about Italy'
Andrea Pirlo believes “Spain are more worried” about facing Italy at Euro 2016 and sees “good omens” reminiscent of 2006.
Donadoni: 'Take initiative from Spain'
Ex-Italy Coach Roberto Donadoni has given Antonio Conte advice on how to face Spain. “You mustn’t surrender the initiative.”
Llorente: 'Conte inspires Italy'
Fernando Llorente believes Antonio Conte “inspires uncommon strength” in Italy as they prepare to face Spain.
Zidane: 'Italy-Spain like a Final'
Zinedine Zidane sees Italy v Spain as “like a Final” of Euro 2016 and tips La Roja to get the victory.
Italy and Spain stick to guns
Despite reports of tactical adjustments, Spain look set to field the same XI against Italy in the Round of 16.
Florenzi replaces Candreva
Italy tested Alessandro Florenzi on the right in place of Antonio Candreva as they get ready to face Spain.
Thiago Alcantara: 'Italy are strong'
Spain midfielder Thiago Alcantara feels Euro 2016 opponents Italy have “a winning mentality and are difficult to score against.”
Parolo: 'Italy play with fire inside'
Marco Parolo assures Italy “will play with fire inside us” against Spain and can’t wait to meet “idol” Andres Iniesta.
Morata: 'BBC advised a helmet...'
Alvaro Morata identifies who is “the boss” in the Italy and Juventus defence, joking “they suggested I wear a helmet” on Monday.
De Gea: 'Buffon a living legend'
Spain goalkeeper David De Gea dubbed Gigi Buffon “a living legend” and feels they can make history again at Euro 2016.
Barzagli: 'Italy work together'
Andrea Barzagli explained why the Italy and Juventus bloc are so solid. “We help each other out and are stronger than as individuals.”
Barzagli: 'Morata, no friends!'
Andrea Barzagli warned Alvaro Morata “there are no friends on the pitch” and promised Italy are studying Spain very carefully.
Official: Candreva out of Italy-Spain
Antonio Candreva is officially out of Italy’s Round of 16 clash with Spain, so Antonio Conte studies alternatives.
Morata: 'BBC world's best defenders'
Alvaro Morata called the Italy and Juventus back line “the best defenders in the world, as it’s almost impossible to score past them.”
Italy-Spain tactical shifts?
Antonio Candreva seems ready to start for Italy against Spain, but Stephan El Shaarawy and Alessandro Florenzi are options.
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