Roberto ManciniFrom the opening night, the Italian team seemed destined to go deep into the game, when they defeated Turkey in front of the party home audience at the Olympic Stadium in Rome.
Spain, on the other hand, slowly heated up in the game. After a rally interrupted by a positive Covid test, they won the first two games of the group stage, but they have since made strides forward.
It is worth noting that this will be the fourth consecutive European Championship for both sides. Spain won the quarter-finals in 2008 and the final in 2012, while Italy had revenge in France five years ago.
Return to Wembley on Sunday to play against England or Denmark.
Follow all the action tonight in real time on the standard sports blog below…
Spanish team news: Morata is behind
Well, this is the main headline of Luis Enrique’s selection of the team tonight.
Alvaro Morata is only one of the substitutes, so it looks like Ferran Torres will play in the middle, backed by Danny Olmo, and as expected, he replaces the injured Pablo Sarabia Played with Mikel Oyazabal.
Italy Eleven: Donnarumma; Di Lorenzo, Bonucci, Chiellini, Emerson; Barrera, Jorginho, Villati; Church, Architecture, Insigne
Spain XI: Unai Simón; Aspilicueta, Laporte, Eric Garcia, Jordi Alba; Cork, Busquets, Pedri; Danny Olmo, Fei Lan Torres, Oyazabal
We should have team news in the next 20 minutes or so…
Standard motion prediction
The Spanish team recovered their best form against the Swiss team, eliminated them in a penalty shootout after missing many opportunities, and met the inspiring Yann Sommer.
On the other hand, Italy was toppled all the way by Belgium, but it still looks like a terrible threat.
There is only one winner in my eyes. The Azzurri should end the game 3-1 in normal time.
Italy (4-3-3): Donnarumma; Di Lorenzo, Bonucci, Chiellini, Emerson; Barrera, Jorginho, Villati; Church, Architecture, Insigne
Spain (4-3-3): Unai Simon; Aspilicueta, Eric Garcia, Laporte, Jordi Alba; Cork, Busquets, Pedri; Gerard Moreno, Morata Danny Olmo
Spanish team news: Sarabia is suspicious
Due to a muscle injury, Spain withdrew from Pablo Sarabia at the end of the half-time victory over Switzerland, and he is not expected to adapt tonight.
RB Leipzig’s Dani Olmo should once again replace the Paris Saint-Germain striker.
Italian team news: Spinazzola is out
Italy will not have Leonardo Spinazzola because the Roma full-back-one of the best players in the tournament-was carried out of Belgium on a stretcher and subsequently underwent surgery for a ruptured Achilles tendon. He will be absent for a few months.
Chelsea’s Emerson Palmieri is expected to represent Spinazzola, just as he came off the bench against Belgium.
How to watch
TV channel: Tonight’s game will be broadcast live on BBC One for free.
live: British viewers can also watch the game online through BBC iPlayer.
Hello, and welcome to the standard sports live broadcast of the semi-finals of the European Cup 2020 held between Italy and Spain tonight.
We will get all team news and assembly from Wembley before kick-off at 8pm…