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Euro 2020 Semi-final: Italy Vs Spain - Where To Get Live Streaming In India

Check match and telecast details of the first semi-final of the UEFA Euro 2020 between former champions Italy and Spain

Lorenzo Insigne, left, for Italy and Pedri, right, for Spain will have a key duel. Courtesy: UEFA

This a clash of titans. Italy are four-time world champions and have won the continental title once, in 1968. They were also the losing side in the UEFA European Championship in 2000 and 2012 finals. Spain, on the other hand, remain the only national team to win three consecutive major titles -- 2010 World Cup sandwiched between two Euros in 2008 and 2012. In fact, they have three continental titles, with the first one winning in 1964. And Spain were also the losing finalists in 1984.

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Now, Italy and Spain will meet in a high-octane semi-final match for a place in the final of the Euro 2020 at Wembley, against the winners of the England vs Denmark clash.  Spain, at the height of their tiki-taka, hammered Italy 4-0 in the final of Euro 2012, and it proved to be La Roja's final international glory. But the current side under Luis Enrique has promised a lot and they are just two wins away from restoring that lost glory. Just the perfect time before next year's World Cup in Qatar, one might say.

Strangely, Italy failed to qualify for the Russia World Cup. But it served as the catalyst, and they have since dominated every side with Roberto Mancini letting loose team, allowing his players to play freely, without any worry. For the record, Azzurri had eliminated Spain in the 2016 round of 16 with a 2-0 win.

What happened so far

Italy won Group A, beating Wales, Switzerland and Turkey, without conceding a goal. But they were pushed to the limits by Austria in their round of 16 clash, for a 2-1 win in extra time. But they soon found form and dispatched top-ranked Belgium in the quarter-final with a 2-1 victory.

Spain finished second in Group E behind Sweden, with one win (5-0 against Slovakia) and two draws (goalless against the Swedes and 1-1 against Poland). Then they survived two shoot-outs. In the round of 16, they escaped with a 5-4 penalty shoot-out win against Croatia after the normal time ended 3-3. Spain once again rode their luck in the shoot-out to beat Switzerland 3-1, after the normal time ended 1-1, for a place in the last four. 

Head-to-head

Spain have won 12 times in 33 previous meetings, as against Italy's nine. Another 12 matches ended in draws. In their last meeting, Spain had defeated Italy 3-0 in the return leg of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier, Group G match. The first leg had ended in a 1-1 draw.

Match and telecast details

Match: UEFA Euro 2020, first semi-final match between Italy and Spain
Date: July 7 (Wednesday), 2021
Time: 12:30 AM IST
Venue: Wembley Stadium, London, England

TV Channels: Sony Sports Network
Live Streaming: SonyLiv, JioTV

Likely XIs

Italy: Gianluigi Donnarumma; Emerson Palmieri, Giorgio Chiellini, Leonardo Bonucci, Giovanni Di Lorenzo; Jorginho, Manuel Locatelli, Nicolo Barella; Federico Chiesa, Lorenzo Insigne, Ciro Immobile.

Spain: Unai Simon; Jordi Alba, Aymeric Laporte, Eric Garcia, Cesar Azpilicueta; Sergio Busquets, Koke, Pedri; Dani Olmo, Ferran Torres, Alvaro Morata.

Squads

Italy: GK - Salvatore Sirigu, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Alex Meret; DF - Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Giorgio Chiellini (captain), Leonardo Spinazzola, Emerson, Francesco Acerbi, Leonardo Bonucci, Alessandro Bastoni, Alessandro Florenzi, Rafael Toloi; MF - Manuel Locatelli, Marco Verratti, Gaetano Castrovilli, Jorginho, Matteo Pessina, Federico Chiesa, Bryan Cristante, Nicolo Barella, Federico Bernardeschi; FW - Andrea Belotti, Lorenzo Insigne, Domenico Berardi, Ciro Immobile, Giacomo Raspadori.

Spain: GK - David de Gea, Robert Sanchez, Unai Simon; DF - Cesar Azpilicueta, Diego Llorente, Pau Torres, Eric Garcia, Jose Gaya, Jordi Alba, Aymeric Laporte, Sergio Busquets (captain), Marcos Llorente, Koke, Thiago, Ferran Torres, Rodri, Fabian Ruiz, Dani Olmo, Adama Traore, Pablo Sarabia; FW - Alvaro Morata, Gerard Moreno, Mikel Oyarzabal, Pedri.

Coach speaks

Roberto Mancini, Spain: "We scored two [against Belgium] and we could have scored more. I think the victory was fully deserved. Spain are next, but the more you progress, the more difficult it becomes."

Luis Enrique, Spain: "We are so proud. It'd be ridiculous to think that we, or any of the semi-finalists, would sign for just getting this far now – all of us want to get to the final and win."

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