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19:45
24/03/16
Dacia Arena
International friendlies • Regular
  • 2nd Half
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • ParoloJorginho
    89'
  • FlorenziDe Silvestri
    89'
  • MorataAlcácer
    86'
  • Fàbregas
    82'
  • GiaccheriniAntonelli
    79'
  • JuanfranAlba
    79'
  • Piqué
    73'
  • AdurizSilva
    71'
  • Aduriz
    70'
  • Parolo
    69'
  • Insigne
    68'
  • ThiagoIsco
    61'
  • CandrevaBernardeschi
    61'
  • PellèZaza
    60'
  • ÉderInsigne
    51'
  • 1/2 Time
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • MataKoke
    45'
  • RamosNacho
    45'
  • 1st Half
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Motta
    45'
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Italy - Spain
International friendlies - 24 March 2016

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90+3' 

Those two minutes aside, not a particularly exciting game - it'll be interesting to see what Spain can produce in the Euros this summer on the strength - or lack thereof - of this.

90+3'

And that's the final whistle, 1-1, in a game that looked like it might not produce any goals at all, there were two in two minutes.

90+2' 

Italy are awarded a corner but Insigne's delivery is, for once in this game, not great and that too is cleared.

90+1 

What will probably be Spain's last chance of the game, now, after making a break for it the ball is lost again.

90'

And we'll have three minutes of added time to play.

87'

Another substitution - Florenzi and Parolo replaced by De Silvestri and Jorginho with minutes left.

85'

Morata now leaves the pitch for Alcacer.

85' 

A long ball to Morata by David Silva from the right wing, Morata hurls himself at it but can't find it.

83' 

Parolo chips the ball into the area, but it's too far forward for Zaza to connect with.

81'

A yellow card for Fabregas who fouls Zaza in the midfield. Moments ago Azipilicueta escapes a similar fate for brining down Insigne, with his left foot.

78'

Juanfran is now leaving the pitch to be replaced by Alba, on the Italy side, Giaccherini is replaced by Antonelli.

77' 

Insigne looks dangerous again, crossing the ball into the area from the right wing, he immediately follows it with a chip at the goal which De Gea has leap to save. Insigne will be happy with the impression he's making in this game.

73'

That's a yellow card for Pique, giving the home side a free kick in a dangerous position on the edge of the area. It clears the defensive wall but is wide.

70'

And goal scorer Aduriz has left the pitch to be replaced by David Silva.

70'

GOAL! Italy's lead lasts all of two minutes. Buffon drops the ball in the box and Aduriz capitalises. It was a little untidy, but Spain won't care about that. We are 1-1 at Udine.

68'

GOAL! Insigne slides a ball in the back of the net from just in front of the keeper, off the back of a lovely cross by Giacherinni who's just on the left wing. It was new boy Bernardeschi who played the ball forward.

62' 

De Gea's talents are called upon again, this time to save a shot administered by Florenzi. He's really the only Spain player who's looked remotely awake, this game.

59'

So that's Pelle and Candreva coming off, now replaced by Zaza and Bernardeschi, the latter making his international debut.

59' 

Insigne shoots a blistering ball into the box which De Gea gets his hands to for an Italy corner, but is cleared.

58' 

Zaza and Bernardeschi look like they are about to come on for Italy.

56' 

Spain give the ball away, again, to Candreva who at least momentarily gives them the run around.

52'

Here's the home side's assessment of the first half...

49'

Another push by Italy - Eder breaks down the middle but comes down in the box. That will be his final contribution as he's subbed by Napoli's Insigne.

49'

There have been some half-time substitutions by the visitors with Koke replacing Mata and Nacho coming on for Ramos.

48' 

The Italians make another break for it, with heaps of space, but Juanfran gets in there before they can make anything of it.

47' 

Spain are not playing a compact game, so when Italy gain possession - which they do, frequently - they have a lot of space to move into.

45'

We're back, hoping for a bit more action in this second half which we start still goalless.

45'

That's the half-time whistle, and we're still 0-0 here in Udine. We've not seen a huge amount of action, bar a couple of moments of real pressure by the hosts. Back in 15 minutes to see if Spain have woken up.

44' 

Considering how close we are to the half-time whistle, still locked in a 0-0 stalemate, you might be expecting Spain to play a faster game now, but there's absolutely no urgency here, whatsoever.

42' 

Mata plays the ball into the box, good chance there with a header just in front of the keeper - they probably could have had that.

38' 

Giaccherini hits the deck after an awkward mid-air collision with Juanfran, but there doesn't seem to be any lasting damage.

37' 

Italy are playing a 3-4-3 formation this evening, which is new for them - fortunately for them, they've had very little to defend, so far.

34' 

Another long ball from Spain, who are mostly just passing in the middle of the pitch again, but they lose possession.

32' 

Good long ball into the box there by Spain who can't do very much with it, and have lost possession again.

29' 

Thiago plays the ball forward to Morata who has some space in the box to make a decent run, but it's not good enough.

28' 

Italy have a free kick which Candreva will take, it's a good ball into the area, but De Gea catches it.

24' 

Having initially looked the slower of the two teams, Italy seem more threatening now, with Pelle and - you guessed it - Candreva linking up again. Giaccherini's volley is deflected.

22' 

Italy are pressing forward, but their first attempt is lost on Eder, who passes it back with no one there to help him. It's eventually chipped back into the box for Florenzi to take a shot, but De Gea manages it with no real difficulty.

18' 

Candreva continues to look like a threat in midfield, moving around quite a bit.

 

Italy didn't think much of that effort, apparently...

16' 

And it's Candreva again putting a ball into the box, but Pelle isn't quite fast enough to meet it.

15' 

Candreva makes a good effort for Italy, the best of the game thus far, but surprise start David De Gea, palms it away.

14' 

Spain have no problems with possession, but it would probably only take a swift counter attack by the home side to catch them off-guard.

11' 

No problem there - it's wide of the goal as Buffon watches on.

11' 

Neither side are quite at full-throttle yet, but there have been a few runs by both - a lot of passing but not a huge amount of running. That said, Spain have a free kick now not too far from the Italy box.

5' 

Italy are looking a little livelier and that was a decent run down the wing by the hosts. They're looking dangerous but Ramos sees it off by the near post for a corner.

3' 

We're off. Not a lot happening as yet, but Spain are pressing a little harder than the home side.

19:45 

The players are on the pitch and we're just about ready for kick off. After a moment's silence in honour of the victim's of Tuesday's attacks on Belgium.

19:30 

It will also be Antonio Conte's last major tournament as Italy manager, though whether he's headed to the Premier League next, we still don't know...

19:25 

The Euros will be Spain manager Vincente del Bosque's last tournament with the national side, having announced his impending retirement back in December.

19:15 

Two historical big hitters in the international game, both teams have some making up to do after their most recent World Cup campaigns, so it will be interesting to see the level of competition to expect in the forthcoming Euro's.

19:10 

Italy: Buffon, Astori, Bonucci, Darmian, Giaccherini, Parolo, Motta, Florenzi, Eder, Pelle, Candreva. Subs: Perin, Sirigu, Acerbi, Antonelli, De Silvestri, Ranocchia, Rugani, Jorginho, Montolivo, Soriano, Bernardeschi, Bonaventura, El Shaarawy, Insigne, Okaka, Zaza // Spain: de Gea, Juanfran, Pique, Ramos, Azpilicueta, San Jose, Cesc, Thiago, Mata, Morata, Aduriz. Subs: Casillas, Rico, Bartra, Koke, Paco Alcacer, Pedro, Jordi Alba, Mario Gaspar, David Silva, Isco, Nolito, Sergi Roberto.

19:00 

Good evening and welcome to our live coverage of tonight's international friendly between Italy and Spain. Some team news on the way...