Italy vs Spain: Nations League semi-final preview


taly will look to cap a remarkable 2021 by winning the Nations League on home soil this week.

After winning the Euros, Olympic 100m gold and Eurovision this year, Italy play Spain tonight in the first semi-final of the Nations League.

The match at the San Siro is a repeat of the Euro 2020 semi-final which Italy won on penalties at Wembley.

The Azzurri are unbeaten in a world-record 37 games, dating back to 2018 and followed their Euros success with draws against Bulgaria and Switzerland and a 5-0 drubbing of Lithuania.

Spain followed their painful Euros exit by losing a World Cup qualifier for the first time in 28 years against Sweden in Stockholm, though bounced back with consecutive victories over Georgia and Kosovo.

The winners of tonight’s match advance through to the final against either France or Belgium in Milan on Sunday evening, while the losers of those ties will contest a third-place play-off in Turin on Saturday afternoon.

Date, kick-off time and venue

Italy vs Spain is scheduled for a 7:45pm BST kick-off on Wednesday, October 6, 2021.

The match will be held at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy.

Where to watch Italy vs Spain

TV channel: In the UK, tonight’s semi-final will be televised live on Sky Sports Football, with coverage beginning at 7:15pm.

Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will also be able to watch the match live online via the Sky Go app.

Italy vs Spain team news

Goalkeepers: Gianluigi Donnarumma (Paris), Alex Meret (Napoli), Salvatore Sirigu (Genoa)

Defenders: Francesco Acerbi (Lazio), Alessandro Bastoni (Inter), Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus), Davide Calabria (AC Milan), Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus), Giovanni Di Lorenzo (Napoli), Federico Dimarco (Inter), Emerson (Lyon)

Midfielders: Nicolò Barella (Inter), Federico Bernardeschi (Juventus), Bryan Cristante (Roma), Jorginho (Chelsea), Manuel Locatelli (Juventus), Lorenzo Pellegrini (Roma), Marco Verratti (Paris)

Forwards: Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo), Federico Chiesa (Juventus), Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli), Moise Kean (Juventus), Giacomo Raspadori (Sassuolo)

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