Italy vs Spain: TV channel, live stream, team news & preview
Italy will be about to reserve their spot for a shot at a second piece of silverware this year when they meet Spain in the first semi-final clash of the 2021 UEFA Nations League finals in Milan.
Roberto Mancini’s side may add another honor to their Euro 2020 triumph, but must defeat visiting Luis Enrique – whom they beat in the last four of this year’s championship in July.
Ahead of the game, Goal has details on how to watch TV, broadcast online, team news and more.
TV channel, live streaming and how to watch
In the United States (US), this year’s Nations League Finals football matches can be watched live and on demand with fuboTV (watch with a 7 day free trial).
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Team news and lists
|Position||List of Italy|
|Goalkeepers||Sirigu, Donnarumma, Meret|
|Defenders||Di Lorenzo, Chiellini, Calabria, Dimarco, Emerson, Acerbi, Bonucci, Bastoni|
|Midfielder||Locatelli, Verratti, Pellegrini, Jorginho, Cristante, Barella, Bernardeschi|
|Before||Raspadori, Badge, Berardi, Chiesa, Kean|
With reduced numbers compared to the extended parts of the European Championship, the Azzurri have nevertheless retained confidence in the core of the team which won the trophy after a penalty win against Spain and England.
The only player absent from the starting XI in the Wembley final is injured Ciro Immobile, replaced by Moise Kean, while Federico Dimarco, without selection, is included in the defense.
Starting eleven scheduled for Italy: Donnarumma; Di Lorenzo, Acerbi, Chiellini, Emerson; Barella, Jorginho, Verratti; Chiesa, Berardi, Kean.
|Position||List of Spain|
|Goalkeepers||De Gea, Sanchez, Simon|
|Defenders||Azpilicueta, Pau Torres, Martinez, Garcia, Reguilon, Porro, Alonso, Laporte|
|Midfielder||Busquets, Koke, Gavi, Roberto, Rodri, Fornals, Merino, Oyarzabal|
|Before||Gil, Pino, Ferran Torres, Sarabia|
Luis Enrique was forced to cut and change to accommodate an injury ahead of this month’s final, with Marcos Llorente, Pedri and Brais Mendez all being forced to withdraw from his exam.
There have been calls for the uncapped duo of Yeremi Pino and Gavi, while other inexperienced faces Pedro Porro and Robert Sanchez give the La Roja team a youthful feel.
Starting eleven planned for Spain: Simon; Azpilicueta, Pau Torres, Martinez, Alonso; Koke, Busquets, Rodri; Ferran Torres, Pino, Gil.
Recent and one-on-one results
Last five results
|Italy results||Results Spain|
|Italy 5-0 Lithuania (Sep 8)||Kosovo 0-2 Spain (Sep 8)|
|Switzerland 0-0 Italy (Sep 5)||Spain 4-0 Georgia (Sep 5)|
|Italy 1-1 Bulgaria (Sep 2)||Sweden 2-1 Spain (Sep 2)|
|Italy 1 (3) – (2) 1 England (Jul 11)||Italy 1 (4) – (2) 1 Spain (Jul 6)|
|Italy 1 (4) – (2) 1 Spain (Jul 6)||Switzerland 1 (1) – (3) 1 Spain (Jul 2)|
|7/6/2021||Italy 1 (4) – (2) 1 Spain|
|02/09/2017||Spain 3-0 Italy|
|06/10/2016||Italy 1 – 1 Spain|
|06/27/2016||Italy 2-0 Spain|
|03/24/2016||Italy 1 – 1 Spain|