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Euro 2016 • Last 16
  • 2nd Half
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Silva
    90'
  • Pellè
    90'
  • Busquets
    89'
  • Motta
    89'
  • FlorenziDarmian
    84'
  • ÉderInsigne
    82'
  • AdurizPedro
    81'
  • MorataVázquez
    70'
  • Pellè
    54'
  • De RossiMotta
    54'
  • 1/2 Time
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • NolitoAduriz
    45'
  • 1st Half
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Nolito
    41'
  • Chiellini
    33'
  • De Sciglio
    23'
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  • End of 2nd Half
90+4' 

Italy beat Spain 2-0 at the Stade de France to knock out the two-time holders. What a performance from Antonio Conte's side, who meet Germany in Friday's quarter-final.

  • David Silva
    Yellow cardDavid SilvaSpainSilva gets a yellow card for a foul by the corner flag that has Chiellini screaming.
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90+4' 

Silva gets a yellow card for a foul by the corner flag that has Chiellini screaming.

90+3' 

Barzagli is still haring after the ball down the left touchline. The Italy backline BBC have been great too.

90+2' 

Conte is back on the touchline to bark instructions - but this has been a Conte masterclass and the new Chelsea boss will deservedly claim all the plaudits.

  • Graziano Pellè
    GoalGraziano PellèItalyGOAL: Italy 2-0 Spain. Pelle sweeps home Darmian's cross on the break in the first minute of four additional minutes, to knock the holders out of Euro 2016.
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90+1 

GOAL: Italy 2-0 Spain. Pelle sweeps home Darmian's cross on the break in the first minute of four additional minutes, to knock the holders out of Euro 2016.

  • Sergio Busquets
    Yellow cardSergio BusquetsSpainSAVE: Buffon! What a brilliant one-handed stop low to his right to deny Pigue. Busquets gets a yellow card for his protests over Motta.
    TodayYellow Cards1Fouls against3Free Kicks4
90' 

SAVE: Buffon! What a brilliant one-handed stop low to his right to deny Pigue. Busquets gets a yellow card for his protests over Motta.

  • Thiago Motta
    Yellow cardThiago MottaItalyThiago Motta will miss the next match, after a foul on Pedro. In fact, he seemed to strike the Chelsea forward - that could have been a red!
    TodayYellow Cards1Fouls1
89' 

Thiago Motta will miss the next match, after a foul on Pedro. In fact, he seemed to strike the Chelsea forward - that could have been a red!

88' 

Fabregas fouls Darmian in the box following Iniesta's flick on. Clever from Darmian to make sure the referee saw it though.

86' 

Silva puts in a brilliant ball towards Pedro that flicks off Barzagli's boot. Pedro then wastes an effort following the corner, shooting high and wide.

85' 

De Gea makes a stop from Insigne's optimistic effort on the run.

  • Matteo Darmian
    OffAlessandro FlorenziItalyManchester United's Matteo Darmian replaces Florenzi for Italy down the right flank.
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  • Matteo Darmian
    OnMatteo DarmianItaly
84' 

Manchester United's Matteo Darmian replaces Florenzi for Italy down the right flank.

84' 

Giaccherini makes a great challenge in the centre - Italy's midfield has been magnificent today.

  • Lorenzo Insigne
    OffÉderItalyAnd Lorenzo Insigne replaces the excellent Eder for Italy.
    TodayOn target2Blocked Shots1Fouls2Fouls against2
  • Lorenzo Insigne
    OnLorenzo InsigneItaly
82' 

And Lorenzo Insigne replaces the excellent Eder for Italy.

  • Pedro
    OffAritz AdurizSpainAduriz hobbles off, to be replaced by Pedro for Spain.
    TodayYellow Cards1Fouls1Fouls against1Wide2
  • Pedro
    OnPedroSpain
81' 

Aduriz hobbles off, to be replaced by Pedro for Spain.

80' 

Florenzi heads a cross from Juanfran back to goalkeeper Buffon.

79' 

Parolo overhits a pass into the area to Eder, to groans from the Azzurri fans.

78' 

Italy have had no shots, to Spain's four, and just 25% possession in the last five minutes.

77' 

SAVE: Another good save by Buffon to deny Pique, though it was the archetypal 'good height for a goalkeeper' to his right.

77' 

SAVE: Buffon plams over a first-time Iniesta volley from the edge of the area. A huge smile from the Juventus keeper.

76' 

Chiellini is across to chest clear a Fabregas cross towards Aduriz.

75' 

Conte kicks the ball away in fury - at Giaccherini's miscontrol that rolls out of play. Brilliant!

74' 

Vasquez is offside as he is left one on one with Buffon. And the Real Madrid striker didn't score anyway.

73' 

Florenzi's free-kick is poor, it flicks up off Pique and De Gea is able to make a comfortable catch.

72' 

Fabregas is late on Pelle and Italy win a free-kick 40 yards from goal.

71' 

Buffon punches clear under pressure from Aduriz. From Fabregas' corner, Ramos heads wide of Buffon's goal.

  • Lucas Vázquez
    OffÁlvaro MorataSpainLucas Vasquez replaces the ineffective Morata, for his first appearance of Euro 2016.
    TodayOn target1Fouls3Fouls against2Wide1
  • Lucas Vázquez
    OnLucas VázquezSpain
70' 

Lucas Vasquez replaces the ineffective Morata, for his first appearance of Euro 2016.

69' 

CHANCE: Aduriz sweeps wide from Alba's pass into the box and Iniesta's dummy over the ball.

68' 

Conte off his bench to make sure his players keep their shape as Spain look to gain a foothold in the match.

67' 

Adurix runs into a rock-like Chiellini - the Bilbao striker goes down looking for a penalty, but Cakir is not interested and waves him up.

66' 

De Sciglio holds up Juanfran down the right, then makes a brilliant tackle to come clear with the ball.

65' 

So ponderous from Spain on the edge of the Italy area - Fabregas goes back, then Chiellini clears away from Iniesta.

63' 

Parolo makes a good tackle, but Ramos makes a ridiculous squealing noise and Cakir gives the free-kick.

62' 

Eder sets up De Sciglio, and De Gea makes a rare mistake in fumbling the cross, but he is helped out by his defenders and gets away with it.

61' 

Morata floats one in from the left, but Buffon is across to make a comfortable catch.

60' 

Morata tries a looped volley from the edge of the box over Buffon, but he is well wide with his effort.

59' 

Eder is furious after the referee waves play on following a Pique shove. The Italy fans share Eder's anger, booing referee Cakir.

58' 

Spain down to 10 men for the moment as Aduriz gets his bloody nose patched up.

57' 

Aduriz heads over under pressure from Barzagli, and goes down clutching his arm.

56' 

Italy now have 13 (!) players on a yellow card ahead of a possible quarter-final against Germany.

55' 

SAVE: De Gea makes a brilliant block to deny Eder from the right channel, after the Inter forward was set up by a brilliant Pelle backheel.

  • Graziano Pellè
    Yellow cardGraziano PellèItalyPelle gets a yellow card for an elbow on Fabregas - though it seemed a very innocuous challenge.
    TodayOn target2Yellow Cards1Fouls2Fouls against1
54' 

Pelle gets a yellow card for an elbow on Fabregas - though it seemed a very innocuous challenge.

  • Thiago Motta
    OffDaniele De RossiItalyThiago Motta replaces a limping De Rossi - who has been excellent this afternoon.
    TodayFouls1Fouls against2Free Kicks2
  • Thiago Motta
    OnThiago MottaItaly
54' 

Thiago Motta replaces a limping De Rossi - who has been excellent this afternoon.

53' 

Silva tries to pass to Iniesta from the edge of the area following a move involving Fabregas. But why did he not shoot instead?

52' 

Fabregas tries a very optimistic effort from 30 yards that sails well over the Italy bar.

51' 

Chiellini hacks clear an effort from Pique, and Italy breathe again. A good start to the second half from Spain.

50' 

Barzagli checks Morata, but Cakir says no foul. He then blows up for a foul by De Rossi on Iniesta.

49' 

CHANCE: De Rossi flicks Silva's free-kick away for a corner. Morata then heads a great chance straight at Buffon from close range.

48' 

Bonucci hand balls a cross from Juanfran down the right and Spain and Silva have a chance to swing a ball in.

47' 

Ramos manages to clear a corner, then Pique holds off a run down the left by Giaccherini.

  • 2nd Half
46' 

Italy kick off the second half - I suspect Spain will keep the same shape, with Nolito pushed wider.

  • Aritz Aduriz
    OffNolitoSpain35-year-old Aritz Aduriz replaces Nolito for Spain up front.
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  • Aritz Aduriz
    OnAritz AdurizSpain
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35-year-old Aritz Aduriz replaces Nolito for Spain up front.

45+1' 

Ramos heads clear Florenzi's corner from the right, and that is the half-time whistle. Italy lead the European champions 1-0 at the Stade de France.

  • End of 1st Half
45' 

SAVE: Three players swarm Nolito after he miscontrols - Giaccherini breaks down the left on the counter and De Gea makes a brilliant flying save.

44' 

Pelle sets up Parolo, who in turn feeds Florenzi, but his cross from the right is too close to De Gea.

43' 

Fabregas is late on De Sciglio and is perhaps lucky not to receive a yellow card.

42' 

Nolito pulls the ball back form the right but Pique is crowded out by three blue shirts - magnificent defending again.

  • Nolito
    Yellow cardNolitoSpainYellow card for Nolito for a naughty challenge on De Rossi, where he stepped on his boot.
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41' 

Yellow card for Nolito for a naughty challenge on De Rossi, where he stepped on his boot.

39' 

Eder drifts past Ramos but then holds up, and De Rossi gives the ball away when trying to switch play from right to left.

38' 

Spain get an unexpected corner as Buffon is unable to get a hand on Bonucci's misplaced header. Buffon is out smartly to punch Nolito's corner clear though.

36' 

Silva's free-kick towards Ramos is overhit - a pity as the Spain captain was onside and unmarked at the far post.

35' 

Pelle goes through Iniesta and Spain have a free-kick 35 yards from Buffon's goal.

34' 

De Gea indeed may have been lucky there. He tripped Giaccherini as he tried to hack clear his initial half-save, and may well have been sent off if Chiellini hadn't swept the loose ball home.

  • Giorgio Chiellini
    GoalGiorgio ChielliniItalyGOAL: Italy 1-0 Spain. Chiellini nets from close range after De Gea can only half keep out Eder's free-kick, and Giaccherini manages to flick the ball away from De Gea's boot.
    TodayGoals1On target1Fouls against1
33' 

GOAL: Italy 1-0 Spain. Chiellini nets from close range after De Gea can only half keep out Eder's free-kick, and Giaccherini manages to flick the ball away from De Gea's boot.

 
Spain's goalkeeper David De Gea makes a save on Italy's Graziano Pelle attack.
32' 

Four players around the ball - Silva there too to listen in to see what the Italy plan is!

31' 

Ramos fouls Pelle on the edge of the area - a silly free-kick to give away 20 yards from goal.

30' 

Florenzi plays short for Giaccherini, but Bonucci is penalised for a challenge in the Italy area from the subsequent cross.

29' 

Ramos almost hacks a De Sciglio cross from the left into his own goal. Pelle set up the chance with another towering header.

28' 

Bonucci clears a quick break from Nolito down the left for a corner. From the set-piece, Iniesta shoots straight at Buffon.

27' 

De Sciglio harries Juanfran down the left so much the Spain right-back is forced to pass back to Pigue in his own half.

26' 

Pique hacks clear following a Pelle flick into the area. Morata is then caught by Parolo going for the ball. Referee Cakir has a word with the Italy midfielder.

24' 

Parolo just misses the target with a header following a fine floated cross from De Sciglio down the left.

  • Mattia De Sciglio
    Yellow cardMattia De SciglioItalyYellow card for De Sciglio for pulling Juanfran's shirt following a give and go.
    TodayYellow Cards1Fouls1
23' 

Yellow card for De Sciglio for pulling Juanfran's shirt following a give and go.

22' 

Iniesta puts in a cross following the corner, Chiellini pulls Ramos' shirt in the box but Turkish referee Cuneyt Cakir says 'no foul'.

21' 

Silva puts in Morata, who wins Spain's first corner down the right.

20' 

Spain unable to cope with the Italy wall in midfield - they need to use the wings and Alba and Juanfran.

19' 

De Sciglio blocks from Fabregas on the edge of the box after a clever cut back from the left touchline by Nolito.

18' 

Ramos lose the ball to Florenzi, but Italy are unable to make capital with the break as Chiellini tries to put in the wing-back in behind Alba.

17' 

Morata fouls Chiellini near the halfway line - my, this is textbook Italy so far. Frustrate your opponents, stop them getting any fluency.

16' 

Silva has a little kick at De Rossi - you'd expect it to be the other way round, surely?

15' 

Morata urges his team-mates to press the Italy back three. Has Del Bosque got his tactics wrong? Players seem to not know how to cope with Italy's 3-4-3.

14' 

Silva overhits, just, a lovely wedged pass over Florenzi towards Jordi Alba. But great vision from the Manchester City playmaker.

12' 

Weather update - the rain has eased at the Stade de France.

11' 

SAVE: De Gea tips Giaccherini's overhead kick onto his post from Pelle's knockdown, but the referee blows up for a high foot anyway.

10' 

Italy have started really well in Saint-Denis. Looking very comfortable on the ball in midfield, De Rossi constantly making himself available for the pass.

9' 

SAVE: Brilliant one-handed stop low to his left by De Gea to keep out Pelle's header from Florenzi's free-kick.

8' 

Juanfran brings down Eder down the Italy left and Italy and Florenzi have a chance to swing one in.

7' 

Boos from the Italy fans as Spain put a few passes together. Then cheers as Nolito miscontrols Ramos' pass.

6' 

Eder sees a shot snuffed out by Ramos, following good work by De Rossi in the build up. Some nice interplay on the edge of the area by Italy, though.

5' 

Nolito slips as he takes on Florenzi down the Italy right, following good build-up play by Iniesta.

4' 

It is absolutely tipping down at the Stade de France, by the way. Will this favour Spain, with a wee bit of zip on the surface?

3' 

Italy are lined up in a 3-4-3 formation rather than the expected 3-5-2. Ramos holds off Eder as the Azzurri try to break through the centre.

2' 

Florenzi gets away from Pique down the right but his low cross is cleared by Ramos and Pelle is unable to get any power on his follow-up header.

  • 1st Half
1' 

Spain kick off from right to left, as the rain begins to fall at the Stade de France.

16:55 

Both sets of fans in good voice ahead of the anthems. Spain fans singing along to the tune of theirs (famously, it has no words) while Gianluigi Buffon (he of the most tuneless voice in football) and the Italy fans belt out Il Canto degli Italiani.

16:50 

The match is a repeat of the Euro 2012 final. Spain coach Vicente del Bosque feels his side improved in the three weeks between their first meeting against Italy, a 1-1 draw in the group stages, and the 4-0 victory over the Azzurri in the final. “In the last European Championship, our first game was against Italy,” he said. “They were better than us, but we drew and then we ended up beating none other than Italy in the final. We hardly changed anything in between those two matches, although coaches do obviously have to have a bit of flexibility so they can make changes at any given moment.”

Italy-Spain 2012
16:45 

Italy coach Antonio Conte says he will not allow the Azzurri to simply sit back and defend against the defending champions. "Everybody talks about defence, about being wary of all their players, but I say let's make sure Spain are wary of what we do. There is organisation in our defence, but there is also organisation in our attack. We've got to try to pull off a shock,” he said. "I don't want to go home, the lads don't want to go home. We're not going to be sacrificial lambs – it is up to Spain to prove they are better than us."

16:40 

Sergio Ramos, who is unbeaten in seven matches against Italy, is the only Spanish player on a yellow card going into the match.

Spain's defender Sergio Ramos reacts after his pnealty was saved during the Euro 2016 group D football match between Croatia and Spain
16:35 

The Azzurri have ten players a booking away from a ban that would rule them out of the match against Germany, with Andrea Barzagli, Leonardo Bonucci, Gianluigi Buffon, Giorgio Chiellini, Daniele De Rossi, Eder, Lorenzo Insigne, Thiago Motta, Salvatore Sirigu and Simone Zaza all walking a disciplinary tightrope.

16:25 

Italy are wearing blue, while Spain are in white. The last time these sides met with those strips was the 1994 World Cup semi-final, which Italy won 2-1 thanks to a late Dino Baggio goal in Foxborough in the United States.

Luis Enrique hit by Mauro Tassotti, Italy - Spain, World Cup 1994
16:20 

Spain had not defeated Italy in a competitive match in 74 years until they edged the Azzurri on penalties in the UEFA EURO 2008 quarter-finals. But their recent record in the knockout stages is pretty impressive...

16:15 

The Spanish are unbeaten in five matches with Italy, winning two and drawing three, since a 2-1 friendly defeat in Bari in August 2011.

16:10 

This will be the 35th encounter between Italy and Spain. Each side have 10 wins each, with 14 draws, although perhaps surprisingly Italy have outscored Spain, by 40 goals to 36..

16:05 

The only change from the win over Sweden is the introduction of Mattia De Sciglio for the hamstrung Antonio Candreva. Alessandro Florenzi, who started in the centre of midfield against the Irish, will move to the wide right position of a five-man midfield in a 3-5-2 formation. Andrea Barzagli and Leonardo Bonucci are the only players to have started all four of Italy's games in Euro 2016.

16:01 

SPAIN: De Gea; Juanfran, Pique, Ramos, Jordi Alba; Fabregas, Busquets, Iniesta; Nolito, Morata, Silva...Subs: Casillas, Azpilicueta, Bartra, Koke, Lucas, Alcantara, Pedro, Bellerin, Bruno Soriano, Thiago, San Jose, Sergio Rico, Aduriz.///ITALY: Buffon; Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini; De Sciglio, Parolo, De Rossi, Giaccherini, Fiorenzi; Eder, Pelle. Subs: Darmian, Ogbonna, Immobile, Sturao, Candreva, Sirigu, Marchetti, Insigne, Bernardeschi, Motta, El Shaarawy, Zaza.

16:00 

Italy coach Antonio Conte, who played his fringe players in the final Group E match against the Republic of Ireland after securing top spot in the group with a 1-0 victory over Sweden in the second group match in Toulouse, reverts to his more tried-and-tested starting line-up.

15:55 

As we await the Italy starting eleven, a reminder that the winner of this match in Saint-Denis faces Germany in the quarter-finals in Bordeaux next Saturday.

15:50 

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has selected the same side that lost 2-1 to Croatia in the final Group D match in Bordeaux on Thursday, La Roja's first defeat in 15 European Championship matches going back to 2004. It means the veteran Spain boss has selected the same starting eleven for all four matches at Euro 2016.

15:45 

Hello and welcome to Eurosport's live commentary from the Euro 2016 Round of 16 fixture between Italy and Spain. This is Nick Royle (@nickaroyle) taking you through all the action from the Stade de France in Saint-Denis.