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World Cup Qualification UEFA • Group G
  • 2nd Half
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Bonucci
    87'
  • Piqué
    85'
  • VitoloThiago
    84'
  • De Rossi (P)
    82'
  • Ramos
    78'
  • ParoloBelotti
    75'
  • CostaMorata
    67'
  • Bonaventura
    62'
  • PellèImmobile
    60'
  • Vitolo
    55'
  • Parolo
    50'
  • 1st Half
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Costa
    45'
  • Vitolo
    44'
  • MontolivoBonaventura
    30'
  • Busquets
    27'
  • AlbaNacho
    22'
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World Cup Qualification UEFA - 6 October 2016

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90+4' 

FT: 1-1. Spain were dominant for most of the game and should have been three or four ahead, but have been made to pay for not taking their chances.

90+3' 

Spain have a free-kick by the corner flag, which Silva takes, but Italy clear.

90+1' 

There will be three minutes of injury time here, with Italy on top at the minute.

86' 

Italy have the ball in the net but it's offside, with Immobile involved yet again.

85' 

Immobile lashes a shot wide from a tight angle. All of a sudden Italy are on top.

  • Gerard Piqué
    Yellow cardGerard PiquéSpainPique becomes the latest player booked.
85' 

Pique becomes the latest player booked.

  • Thiago
    OffVitoloSpainSpain react by taking off goalscorer Vitolo for Thiago.
  • Thiago
    OnThiagoSpain
84' 

Spain react by taking off goalscorer Vitolo for Thiago.

  • Daniele De Rossi
    Goal by penaltyDaniele De RossiItalyGOAL! De Rossi takes and sends De Gea the wrong way. Wow.
82' 

GOAL! De Rossi takes and sends De Gea the wrong way. Wow.

81' 

Big penalty appeal as Eder goes down after nipping to the ball ahead of Ramos and, after consulting with his assistant, the referee gives it.

  • Andrea Belotti
    OffMarco ParoloItalyItaly have also made their final change, sending on Belotti for Parolo.
  • Andrea Belotti
    OnAndrea BelottiItaly
76' 

Italy have also made their final change, sending on Belotti for Parolo.

 
Spain's Vitolo scores against Italy as goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon fails to save
  • Sergio Ramos
    Yellow cardSergio RamosSpainRamos is booked for stopping an Italy counter attack, and the hosts are starting to look a bit lively.
76' 

Ramos is booked for stopping an Italy counter attack, and the hosts are starting to look a bit lively.

72' 

Immobile runs at Pique, who's isolated one-on-one, but the defender sticks to his task well and blocks the shot when it comes.

68' 

Vitolo is played through one-on-one but hooks his effort wide from just inside the area. What a chance.

67' 

Costa manages to avoid a second booking for kicking the ball away and is immediately replaced by Morata.

65' 

Italy have a corner, their first of the night, and a stretching Immobile can't get enough on the cross at the back post after the corner was taken short.

61' 

Eder blasts over with what would have been Italy's first shot, but he's offside.

  • Ciro Immobile
    OffGraziano PellèItalyPelle, who's done very little but off service that's been non-existent, is replace by Immobile.
  • Ciro Immobile
    OnCiro ImmobileItaly
60' 

Pelle, who's done very little but off service that's been non-existent, is replace by Immobile.

57' 

Pelle meets a cross but Eder can't quite reach it to divert the ball goalwards.

  • Vitolo
    GoalVitoloSpainGoal for Spain! But it's all about Buffon, who came rushing out of goal to clear a through ball but took an airshot allowing Vitolo to slot into the empty net.
55' 

Goal for Spain! But it's all about Buffon, who came rushing out of goal to clear a through ball but took an airshot allowing Vitolo to slot into the empty net.

54' 

Busquets is the latest player down, this time after a Carvajal shot was deflected into his face, but he'll be fine to carry on.

  • Marco Parolo
    Yellow cardMarco ParoloItalyParolo is booked, presumably for something he said.
50' 

Parolo is booked, presumably for something he said.

48' 

Back-to-back corners for Spain come to nothing.

  • 2nd Half
46' 

Pelle gets the game back underway. No changes at half-time.

 

Fair to say it's been a one-sided affair.

  • End of 1st Half
45+3' 

Nil-nil at half-time, but it's been all Spain.

  • Diego Costa
    Yellow cardDiego CostaSpainNow Costa's booked after handing-off Bonucci in the face.
45' 

Now Costa's booked after handing-off Bonucci in the face.

  • Vitolo
    Yellow cardVitoloSpainVitolo becomes the second Spaniard booked after grappling with Bonucci. Looked pretty innocuous on the replay.
44' 

Vitolo becomes the second Spaniard booked after grappling with Bonucci. Looked pretty innocuous on the replay.

43' 

Have Italy woken up? Eder just put in an alright cross which De Gea was able to deal with and now they have a prolonged spell of possession.

 
Italy's Daniele De Rossi in action against Spain's Diego Costa.
41' 

Italy have a rare spell of possession and a chance to create their first opportunity of note, but Parolo sends his cross straight out of play.

39' 

Costa has a shot from the edge of the box which finds its way to Vitolo, but he's unable to control the ball and Italy survive.

35' 

Silva thinks he's won Spain another corner but the officials disagree. Still one-way traffic.

  • Giacomo Bonaventura
    OffRiccardo MontolivoItalyMontolivo is now down after a clash of knees with Ramos, and he too won't be able to continue. Bonaventura is going to replace him.
  • Giacomo Bonaventura
    OnGiacomo BonaventuraItaly
30' 

Montolivo is now down after a clash of knees with Ramos, and he too won't be able to continue. Bonaventura is going to replace him.

  • Sergio Busquets
    Yellow cardSergio BusquetsSpainBusquets cynically pulls down Pelle and picks up a booking.
27' 

Busquets cynically pulls down Pelle and picks up a booking.

 

It should have been a fantastic assist.

25' 

Another great chance for Pique! Ramos nods a cross back to him, right in front of goal, but he heads straight at Buffon. Really should have scored.

  • Nacho
    OffJordi AlbaSpainAlba is unable to continue having picked up an injury and is replaced by Nacho.
  • Nacho
    OnNachoSpain
21' 

Alba is unable to continue having picked up an injury and is replaced by Nacho.

19' 

Pique heads an Iniesta cross wide, via a deflection, from just six yards out. Corner given but the Italians say it should be a goal kick.

17' 

Silva and Costa exchange a series of neat passes before the latter's shot is blocked. Spain are all over Italy at the minute.

15' 

Quick feet from Silva but his shot is blocked, then Costa is agonisingly close to getting a touch on an inviting through ball.

14' 

Italy make a rare foray into Spain's half, but Florenzi badly overhits his cross.

11' 

Nice one-two from Inietsa and Silva gives the Barca man a bit of room by the penalty spot, but his shot is weak and comfortably caught by Buffon.

9' 

Koke wins Spain the first corner of the game, but Silva's delivery flies straight into the hands of Buffon.

8' 

Bonucci and Costa have got acquainted already, with the former going down after the two clash but the referee isn't interested in dishing out any punishment.

7' 

Vitolo looks to slide in Costa but Barzagli reads the situation well and cuts it out.

4' 

Spain dominating possession so far but yet to get any penetration.

  • 1st Half
1' 

Spain get us underway.

19:45 

Kick-off is imminent. If you've any thoughts on the game, you can tweet me @TacoAli.

19:43 

Not a single Spanish player sang their anthem, of course, but plenty of Italians flexing their vocal chords.

19:41 

Daniele has just received his 100th cap in a special ceremony before the anthems. That's rather belated though, as tonight he actually wins his 108th cap for the Azzurri.

19:39 

Tonight's referee is Felix Brych of Germany, who has just lead the teams onto the field.

19:39 

Likewise, the Spanish team.

19:35 

With kick-off ten minutes away, here's a pictorial reminder of how Italy line-up.

19:29 

With a lot potentially at stake tonight you might expect a cagey affair, but Giampiero Ventura insists Italy will be going for the win.

19:26 

Tonight's large subs benches are as follows. Italy: Candreva, Astori, Immobile, Ogbonna, Perin, Verratti, Gabbiadini, Donnarumma, Belotti, Bernardeschi, Darmian. /// Spain: Nacho, Nolito, Rico, Morata, Reina, Isco, Vazquez, Herrera, Roberto, Callejon, Martinez, Alcantara.

19:20 

From those 35 games Italy have 11 wins and Spain ten, with 14 draws.

19:16 

There have been 35 previous meetings between these two nations, but this is the first in Turin.

19:10 

While these two sides have plenty of recent history, tonight is about 2018 and with only one team in the group progressing automatically to the World Cup, there's a lot riding on this game. Ahead of kick-off Spain sit top of Group G on goal difference, having beat Liechtenstein 8-0, with Italy second, six goals behind on goal difference.

19:04 

Gianluigi Buffon, scourge of many a Spanish side.

18:59 

Nine of tonight's Italy side started that match in Stade de France, while for Spain that figure is seven.

18:54 

The last time these two sides met was in the quarter-final of Euro 2016, where Italy ran out 2-0 winners. Quite a bit has changed since then, not least both managers, while the scorer of Italy's first that day, Giorgio Chiellini, is suspended.

Giorgio Chiellini goal, Italy v Spain, AFP
18:53 

Italy: Buffon; Barzagli, Bonucci, Romagnoli, Florenzi, Parolo, De Rossi, Montolivo, De Sciglio, Eder, Pelle /// Spain: De Gea, Carvajal, Ramos, Pique, Alba, Busquets, Koke, Iniesta, Vitolo, Silva, Costa.

18:50 

Good evening and welcome to Eurosport’s live coverage this evening’s marquee match, Italy versus Spain.