La Furia Roja lock horns with the Azzurri in a repeat of the Euro 2020 semifinals. Here is everything you need to know about this clash.

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One of the most highly-anticipated Euro 2024 group stage matches is here, with continental heavyweights Spain and Italy locking horns on Thursday. Veltins-Arena will be the venue for this 3 p.m. ET showdown which could be decisive in deciding who wins Group B.

Both sides enter this fixture on the back of an opening-day victory, but unlike the Italians, Spain enjoyed a comfortable victory on Matchday 1, cruising past Croatia in what many expected to be a tricky fixture.

Alvaro Morata, the often maligned striker turned national team captain, broke the deadlock for La Furia Roja, which proved to be the catalyst for his side's first-half goal fest. 

Three minutes later, the 2010 FIFA World Cup winners doubled their lead thanks to a brilliant moment of magic from Fabian Ruiz. Just before the stroke of half-time, Luis de la Fuente's men went 3-0 up, with Dani Carvajal getting on the scoresheet this time courtesy of an exquisite Lamine Yamal cross.

Additionally, the three-time European Championship winners will also be out for revenge when they face Italy, having lost to the four-time FIFA World Cup champions in the Euro 2020 semifinals.

Luis Enrique was in charge of the national team during that showdown three years ago, with La Furia drawing 1-1 at Wembley. However, Morata and Co. were beaten on penalties by the eventual champions.

Fortunately for Spain, form is on their side, with the continental heavyweights losing only once in their last 11 competitive games. While both teams can still progress to the round of 16 with a draw, whoever claims the three points will likely win the group, thus making this fixture all the more important.

While the Spaniards won their opening game in the first half and thus did not need to get out of second gear after the break, Italy had to fight until the final whistle to secure the three points on Matchday 1.

The Azzurri faced Albania in their opener and found themselves a goal down to FIFA's 66th-ranked nation in the world after only 23 seconds, conceding the quickest goal in European Championship history.

Fortunately for Spalletti's side, they equalized in the 11th minute through Alessandro Bastoni before Nicolo Barella scored the winner only five minutes later. However, Albania mounted tremendous pressure and came close to equalizing in stoppage time.

Nonetheless, the reigning champions held on to their lead and won the opening game in a major tournament (FIFA World Cup and European Championship) for the fourth time in a row, a first for the Italians.

The Azzurri, who look to become only the second country in history to win back-to-back European Championship titles after — you guessed it — Spain, beat Thursday's opponent en route to their Euro 2020 title. However, both teams will have different managers in the dugout, with Roberto Mancini being the mastermind behind that unforgettable success at Wembley.

Furthermore, the Spanish are not the only ones seeking revenge. While Italy beat La Furia Roja in the Euro 2020 semifinals, these two nations have locked horns in the UEFA Nations League semifinals twice since, with Spain winning on both occasions (2021 and 2023).

Both matches ended 2-1 in favor of the 2010 FIFA World Cup winners. Spalletti was not in the dugout for any of those results, having been appointed two months after the second defeat. This means the former Napoli boss will have the golden opportunity to make amends for his predecessor.

Team news

Spain: Aymeric Laporte return for this game but is likely to take a spot on the bench. Alvaro Morata and Rodri should be fine for this fixture. Unai Simon will continue in goal ahead of Arsenal's David Raya. Meanwhile, Dani Olmo and Alex Grimaldo will be pushing to start.

Italy: Nicolo Barella is destined to start while Genoa's Riccardo Calafiori should partner Bastoni in defense. Gianluca Scamacca did not score against Albania but was industrious and is expected to lead the line — though Mateo Retegui will be hoping for an opportunity. 

Key stats

  • This will be the 11th encounter between these two nations at a major tournament.

  • Of their previous 10 match-ups, seven came in the European Championship while thnee were in the FIFA World Cup.

  • The Azzurri have lost only one of those 10 encounters with La Furia Roja and that was in the Euro 2012 final.

  • However, Spain have won their last two encounters with Italy across all competitions, with both coming in the UEFA Nations League.

  • The 2010 FIFA World Cup winners have also won every European Championship game when facing a defending champion.

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Match details, result and original broadcast info

Spain 1 - 0 Italy

June 20, 2024 3:00pmArena AufSchalke (Gelsenkirchen)

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