Wembley Stadium will host the first semi-final match of the Euro 2020 championship on Tuesday between Italy and Spain. The two old rivals are aiming for a place in the championship’s final game in a rematch of the one-sided 2012 final between the two proud nations. Here is all you need to know about Italy vs Spain Euro 2020 semi-finals prediction and lineup.
Italy Lineup: Donnarumma; Di Lorenzo, Bonucci, Chiellini, Emerson; Barella, Jorginho, Verratti; Chiesa, Immobile, Insigne
After suffering an Achilles injury in Italy’s 2-1 win over Belgium, Leonardo Spinazzola will miss the Euros semi-finals. Emerson is likely to replace Spinazzola at left-back, but Lorenzo Pellegrini and Alessandro Florenzi are still being evaluated.
In attack, Roberto Mancini must make a decision. In a quarter-final match against Belgium, Ciro Immobile had a dismal performance and Andrea Belotti is threatening to take his place in the starting lineup, but Federico Chiesa is expected to preserve his spot.
Spain lineup: Simon; Azpilicueta, Laporte, Torres, Alba; Koke, Busquets, Pedri; Torres, Morata, Olmo
Ferran Torres could fill in for Pablo Sarabia who will have an MRI scan for an adductor ailment.
With Pau Torres starting ahead of Eric Garcia against Switzerland, with the Villarreal defender set to preserve his place alongside Aymeric Laporte, Luis Enrique is unlikely to make wholesale changes to his starting lineup.
Gerard Moreno squandered his chance to seriously challenge Alvaro Morata for a starting berth up front against Switzerland.
Italy knocked down Belgium in Euro 2020 quarter-finals with a 2-1 win over the Red Devils in Munich. Italy should be able to take advantage of Spain’s profligacy in the first semi-final of Euro 2020 and clinch a place in the final.
In the Euros, these two nations will meet for the third time and with only a few moments of individual quality likely to separate them over the course of 90 minutes – and probably longer, this one will be extremely tough to predict.
Italy may make it to the final because of their superior cutting edge when it counts. On the other hand, Spain can deny them possession and disrupt their mesmerizing rhythm, thus they cannot be ruled out.
Our Prediction: Italy 2-1 Spain