Euro 2016: Italy vs Spain - As it happened...
Having defeated the Antonio Conte's Azzurri the last two times, Vincent del Bosque's La Roja will look to complete the hat-trick tonight.
*Italy knocked out the reigning champions Spain. What a performance from Azzurri. Now Italy will play against Germany in the quarter-finals.
*FULL TIME - ITALY 2-0 Spain.
*GOAL! ITALY 2-0 Spain. Pelle, drills home on the half-volley from the edge of the six-yard box!
*Going by the records, Spain now have a best chance to score a goal as they have scored 16 goals in the last 10 minutes of European Championship games, more than any other side in the competition's history.
*Pedro coming on for Spain in place of substitute Aritz Aduriz in the 83rd minute.
*In the 82 minute, Italy send on Lorenzo Insigne for Eder.
*Another excellent save from Buffon in the 77th minute. The ageing goalie this time beats away a blistering strike from Pique.
*Now Spanish players are getting into their element. The ball comes to Iniesta, who picks out a perfect volley aimed towards the top corner, but BUFFON saves a sitter in the 75th minute.
*Corner for defending champions, although Cesc Fabregas finds Sergio Ramos near the back post, the Real Madrid defender only manages to head it over the bar in the 72nd minute.
*In the 70th minute, Spain make their second change as Lucas Vazquez comes on in place of Morata.
*Though Spain have started getting the momentum in the 2nd half, Buffon has remained largely untested. And it proves that Italy have world-class defenders at their disposal, who are giving their 100%.
*Title holders Spain are living dangerously at the moment. This time De Gea makes a rare error as he allows a low De Sciglio cross to squirm through him but no Italy forward was their to tap the ball in.
*Another save from De Gea in the 56th minute! Manchester United's goalie saves Eder's one-on-one effort this time. Italy missed yet another chance to swell their lead.
*3rd Yellow card comes in 55th minute for Pelle for his harsh jumping with Cesc Fabregas.
* In the 50 minute, Spain miss a close chance to equalise the score as Morata somehow sends a header straight into the arms of Buffon from five yards.
*As the 2nd half starts, Spain make a change. Nolito goes as Aritz Aduriz comes on in his place.
*First Half - As the first half comes to an end, one can easily say that Azzurri are in pole position to make their way into the next round. 2nd half is expected to be more thrilling.
*Another world class save from David de Gea. Emanuele Giaccherini drills a shot towards the top corner before the De Gea intervenes. Third outstanding save by the ManU goalkeeper.
*2nd Yellow card of the match to Nolito as he stepped on Daniele de Rossi's foot in the 42nd minute.
*For the records, Spain have conceded their 1st goal in a knockout game of a major tournament for the first time since 2006 vs FRA, 10 years ago.
*GOAL! ITALY 1-0 Spain. Title holders are 0-1 down as Giorgio Chiellini breaks the deadlock in 33rd minute.
*A strong contact in the 26th minute between Morata and Parolo. Morata holds his face after facing an elbow from Parolo.
*First yellow card of the match comes in the 23 minute to De Sciglio for hauling Juanfran to the floor.
*After the surprising start, the game has become more settled now as Spain has started enjoying the possession.
*La Roja have struggled so far in their passing game.
*Italy are playing attacking game from the very start and are looking positive.
*Superb saves from David de Gea in the 8th minute and 10th mnute of the game.
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*Italy have started aggressively as they ventured into opposition territory almost twice.
*Spain are in white strip jersey, while, Italy are in blue.
*The much anticipated match has begun.
*The players from both the teams have come to the pitch and are all set for the national anthems.
With 10 wins to each sides name along with 4 draws, defending champions Spain prepare to face fellow favourites Italy for the 35th time. Having defeated the Antonio Conte's Azzurri the last two times, Vincent del Bosque's La Roja will look to complete the hat-trick tonight.
Spain (4-3-3): David de Gea; Juanfran, Gerard Pique, Sergio Ramos (capt), Jordi Alba; Cesc Fabregas, Sergio Busquets, Andres Iniesta; David Silva, Alvaro Morata, Nolito
Italy (3-5-2): Gianluigi Buffon (capt); Andrea Barzagli, Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini; Alessandro Florenzi, Marco Parolo, Daniele De Rossi, Emanuele Giaccherini, Mattia de Sciglio; Graziano Pelle, Eder
Referee: Cuneyt Cakir (TUR)