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Irresistible force, meet immovable object
After disposing of Spain, David Swan writes, Italy now face a Germany team that's better technically but poorer mentally.
A team of giants
Italy's win against Spain gives them sweet revenge, believes Richard Hall, as they prepare to face their classic rivals Germany.
Masterful Italy break Spanish curse
Italy march on at Euro 2016, as Luca Cetta praises a smart Azzurri triumph over reigning champions Spain.
Azzurri Ultra: Revenge in mind
The moment has come for Richard Hall and other Italy fans to avenge Euro 2012, or not...
Three is the Magic Number
Italy’s 3-5-2 may stifle Spain’s legendary midfield, writes Chloe Beresford, but will it be enough to secure victory?
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.
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