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Italy’s stern defence could halt the Spanish attack, but does Alvaro Morata have a painful farewell to his Juventus teammates, asks George Rinaldi?
There is much more than tactics to Italy-Spain, argues Andrea Tallarita, and most of it lies beneath the surface.
Spain are not the same force they were and are lacking momentum, warns Football Espana writer Colin Millar.
Italy were transformed against Ireland and rather lost their way, writes Richard Hall in his diary of an Azzurri fan.
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.
Italy have been handed a tough draw, but Richard Hall believes Spain must be met fearlessly.
Italy’s so-called reserves will have a chance to prove themselves against Ireland, writes Chloe Beresford.
Finally with the Republic of Ireland, Italy meet an opponent that can unleash their counter-attacking instincts, writes Richard Hall.
Italy may not have been flashy against Sweden, writes Andrea Tallarita, but their system is brutally efficient.
Italy are through early as group winners, but that's no reason for Azzurri fans to celebrate, writes Richard Hall.
Having won Group E early, Edo Dalmonte debates whether the Azzurri can be considered among the favourites. 
Italy unimpressive but victorious over Sweden, as Richard Hall embraces the here and now - and Eder.
Italy vs Sweden has all the hallmarks a low-scoring draw, argues Andrea Tallarita, but Coach Antonio Conte still has ways to prevent that.
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.
Italy must neutralise the threat of Zlatan Ibrahimovic if they are to register a second victory in Euro 2016, writes Chloe Beresford.
Can we just enjoy an Italy win without reminding everyone of past mistakes, asks Richard Hall?
The Azzurri's major weakness is passing, but Andrea Tallarita believes it's not without solution.
Even Richard Hall doubted Italy ahead of their Euro 2016 debut, but our Azzurri Ultra was pleasantly surprised.