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The Juve connection in Paris
Italy’s stern defence could halt the Spanish attack, but does Alvaro Morata have a painful farewell to his Juventus teammates, asks George Rinaldi?
What Italy-Spain is and isn't
There is much more than tactics to Italy-Spain, argues Andrea Tallarita, and most of it lies beneath the surface.
Spain stuttering towards Italy
Spain are not the same force they were and are lacking momentum, warns Football Espana writer Colin Millar.
Azzurri Ultra: Changes for the good?
Italy were transformed against Ireland and rather lost their way, writes Richard Hall in his diary of an Azzurri fan.
What did Conte learn from Irish defeat?
Italy suffered their first defeat at Euro 2016, falling 1-0 to Republic of Ireland. Luca Cetta wonders what Antonio Conte got out of a match which included many new faces.
Azzurri Ultra: No Spain, no gain
Italy have been handed a tough draw, but Richard Hall believes Spain must be met fearlessly.
Italy alternates step up
Italy’s so-called reserves will have a chance to prove themselves against Ireland, writes Chloe Beresford.
Azzurri Ultra: Countering Ireland
Finally with the Republic of Ireland, Italy meet an opponent that can unleash their counter-attacking instincts, writes Richard Hall.
Italy call the shots
Italy may not have been flashy against Sweden, writes Andrea Tallarita, but their system is brutally efficient.
Azzurri Ultra: An inconvenient win
Italy are through early as group winners, but that's no reason for Azzurri fans to celebrate, writes Richard Hall.
Can Italy go all the way?
Having won Group E early, Edo Dalmonte debates whether the Azzurri can be considered among the favourites.
Azzurri Ultra: Those Perfect Imperfections
Italy unimpressive but victorious over Sweden, as Richard Hall embraces the here and now - and Eder.
Versatility key against Sweden
Italy vs Sweden has all the hallmarks a low-scoring draw, argues Andrea Tallarita, but Coach Antonio Conte still has ways to prevent that.
Azzurri Ultra: Second game syndrome
No matter how much of a favourite they may be, Richard Hall believes the Azzurri are going to feel the heat against Zlatan Ibrahimovic's Sweden.
Zlatan a threat to Italy
Italy must neutralise the threat of Zlatan Ibrahimovic if they are to register a second victory in Euro 2016, writes Chloe Beresford.
Azzurri Ultra: Aftermath
Can we just enjoy an Italy win without reminding everyone of past mistakes, asks Richard Hall?
Italy's problem with passing
The Azzurri's major weakness is passing, but Andrea Tallarita believes it's not without solution.
Azzurri Ultra: Passion, professionalism, pride
Even Richard Hall doubted Italy ahead of their Euro 2016 debut, but our Azzurri Ultra was pleasantly surprised.
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