Saturday September 2 2017
Liveblog: Spain v Italy

Join us for all the build-up and action to tonight’s huge World Cup qualifier between Spain and Italy, as the Azzurri face a 68-year taboo.

It kicks off at the Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT).

If you are on a mobile device or tablet, then follow the Liveblog HERE.

These sides are currently locked together at the top of G on 16 points apiece, having both won five and drawn 1-1 in Turin back in October 2016.

The Spaniards have the upper hand on goal difference, so only a victory here is likely to put the Nazionale in a commanding position to avoid that runner-up spot and play-off.

Italy have not beaten Spain on their own soil for 68 years, and that was a 3-1 friendly in Madrid on March 27, 1949.

La Furia Roja have never lost a World Cup qualifier at home, earning 45 victories and nine draws.

The Azzurri are unbeaten in 56 qualifiers between World Cup and Euros, so something’s got to give.

Live Blog Spain v Italy, World Cup Qualifier

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