Spain vs Italy: Probable Lineups


After a 2-1 victory over Albania in their Euro 2024 opener, Luciano Spalletti’s Italy is preparing to face Spain in a high-stakes clash that could decide the fate of Group B. The Azzurri, tasked with defending their European Championship title secured just three years ago in the Wembley final against England, will battle for the top spot in the group against the Furia Roja, who emerged victorious in their opening match with a 3-0 triumph over Croatia.

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Based on Spalletti’s recent press conference statements, he is inclined to field the same starting lineup that featured in Italy’s official debut against Albania in Germany. Scamacca is expected to lead the attack, with Chiesa operating alongside him. In midfield, a toss-up between Jorginho – to provide more geometry to Italy’s build-up play – and Cristante – for a more physical Italy and a midfield anchor to counter Rodri – is on the cards. For Spain, the focus will be on Rodri and Morata, who emerged battered from the Croatia encounter.

Probable Lineups:

Spain (4-3-3):  Unai Simon; Carvajal, Le Normand, Laporte, Cucurella; Fabián Ruiz, Rodri, Pedri; Lamine Yamal, Morata, Nico Williams. Coach: De La Fuente

Italy (4-2-3-1): Donnarumma; Di Lorenzo, Bastoni, Calafiori, Dimarco; Jorginho, Barella; Chiesa, Frattesi, Pellegrini; Scamacca. Coach: Spalletti



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