Italy-Spain. Again, again. Just like three months ago: it was July 6 when Jorginho’s penalty sent Mancini’s national team to the final of the European Championship after 1-1 in regulation time.. We all remember how it ended, the whole of Italy celebrated a victory that few expected. Today the Azzurri face Luis Enrique’s team again in the Nations League semi-final. Italy have not lost in 37 consecutive games, an incredible streak reached last September 8 with the 5-0 to Lithuania in the race for the qualification for the World Cup. Two victories in the last two games for Spain, who have not conceded a goal either in the 2-0 at Kosovo, or in the 4-0 against Georgia. The latest defeat is the one against Sweden for the World Cup qualifiers in Qatar.
Italy-Spain, the official formations:
Spain (4-3-3): Unai Simon; Azpilicueta, Laporte, Pau Torres, Alonso; Koke, Busquets, Gavi; Oyarzabal, Sarabia, Ferran Torres. Ct: Luis Enrique.
Italy (4-3-3): Donnarumma; Di Lorenzo, Bonucci, Bastoni, Emerson; Barella, Jorginho, Verratti; Church, Bernardeschi, Insigne. Ct: Mancini.