Italy predicted lineup vs Spain: Preview, Latest Team News, Prediction and Livestream- UEFA Nations League 2021 semi-final
UEFA Nations League may not be the most prestigious international trophy on offer, but it’s an official international silverware regardless, for which Spain and Italy would field their strongest teams. And Alley Sport brings you the Italy predicted lineup vs Spain Preview, Livestream, Team News and prediction from this 2021 UEFA Nations League semi-final.
Italy vs Spain Preview and Livestream
Italy are the current UEFA Euros champions and would want to keep their good form going in the UEFA Nations League. They are no strangers to facing the Spaniards as they did so in this summer’s tournament as well as in the final of the 2012 edition of the European Championship. They are quite arguably the strongest team on paper and on the pitch in Europe going into this game.
But Spain can never be ruled out. Despite a steep decline for the past 7 years, Spain’s strong squad makes them favourites going into most matches. They are without a trophy on the international stage for 9 years now going into this game and would want to break that duck starting this weekend. Whether they can overcome the European champions remains to be seen, however.
Italy vs Spain kicks off at San Siro in Milan, Italy at 06:45 PM GMT on Wednesday, 6th October 2021. The match will start at 02:45 PM EST and 11:45 AM PST on the same day, Wednesday, 6th October. For the Indian fans, the game starts at 12:45 AM IST after midnight on Thursday, 7th October.
For fans in the United Kingdom, the game will be broadcasted on Sky Sports channels, who are the official broadcasting partners of the tournament on the Island. For supporters in the USA, the matches will be telecasted live on ESPN and TUDN. The Livestream of the game will be on UEFA’s official website. For fans in India, the rights lie with Sony Sports Network and the game can be livestreamed on the Sony Liv app on Android and iOS.
Italy Predicted Lineup vs Spain and Team News
The official squad as announced by the national, via UEFA.com, is as follows:
Goalkeepers: Gianluigi Donnarumma (Paris), Alex Meret (Napoli), Salvatore Sirigu (Genoa)
Defenders: Francesco Acerbi (Lazio), Alessandro Bastoni (Inter), Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus), Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus), Giovanni Di Lorenzo (Napoli), Emerson (Lyon), Rafael Tolói (Atalanta)
Midfielders: Nicolò Barella (Inter), Federico Bernardeschi (Juventus), Bryan Cristante (Roma), Jorginho (Chelsea), Manuel Locatelli (Juventus), Lorenzo Pellegrini (Roma), Matteo Pessina (Atalanta), Marco Verratti (Paris)
Forwards: Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo), Federico Chiesa (Juventus), Ciro Immobile (Lazio), Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli), Giacomo Raspadori (Sassuolo)
Italy predicted lineup vs Spain formation: 5-2-2-1
GK: Gianluigi Donnarumma
RWB: Giovanni Di Lorenzo
CB: Alessandro Bastoni
CB: Giorgio Chiellini
CB: Leonardo Bonucci
LWB: Emerson Palmieri
CM: Nicolo Barella
RW: Federico Chiesa
ST: Ciro Immobile
LW: Lorenzo Insigne
Italy vs Spain Prediction
Italy are a strong side but so are Spain. With the game being in Milan, the Azzurri would hold home advantage and with a stronger side and seemingly better tactics, Roberto Mancini’s men are expected to run out comfortable winners against a Spain side devoid of any real fight in them in recent years.
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