Spain v Italy, 10 June 2012

Score1-1
RefereeViktor Kassai
CompetitionUEFA European Championship Finals Group C
VenuePGE Arena, Gdansk
Attendance43,615
Kick-off: 6.00pm local (5.00pm BST)

1  Spain

Manager: Vicente del Bosque

1  Italy

Manager: Cesare Prandelli

Goals:

Cesc Fàbregas 64 G

Goals:

Antonio Di Natale 61 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Casillas (captain)
Defender Álvaro Arbeloa
Defender Gerard Piqué
Defender Sergio Ramos
Defender/Midfielder Jordi Alba
Midfielder Sergio Busquets
Midfielder David Silva
Midfielder Cesc Fàbregas
Midfielder Andres Iniesta
Midfielder Xabi Alonso
Midfielder Xavi

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon
Defender Leonardo Bonucci
Defender Christian Maggio
Midfielder Daniele De Rossi
Midfielder Claudio Marchisio
Midfielder Thiago Motta
Forward Mario Balotelli
Forward Antonio Cassano
Forward Andrea Pirlo

Substitutions:

Jesús Navas for David Silva 64
Fernando Torres for Cesc Fàbregas 74

Substitutions:

Antonio Di Natale for Mario Balotelli 56
Sebastian Giovinco for Antonio Cassano 65
Antonio Nocerino for Thiago Motta 90

Cards:

Jordi Alba 66 Y
Álvaro Arbeloa 84 Y
Fernando Torres 84 Y

Cards:

Mario Balotelli 37 Y
Leonardo Bonucci 66 Y
Giorgio Chiellini 79 Y
Christian Maggio 89 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Pepe Reina
Goalkeeper Victor Valdés
Midfielder Javi Martinez
Midfielder Jesús Navas
Midfielder Juan Mata
Midfielder Pedro
Midfielder Raúl Albiol
Midfielder Santi Cazorla
Forward Álvaro Negredo
Forward Fernando Torres

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Morgan De Sanctis
Goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu
Defender Ignazio Abate
Defender Andrea Barzagli
Defender Angelo Ogbonna
Midfielder Alessandro Diamanti
Midfielder Riccardo Montolivo
Midfielder Antonio Nocerino
Forward Fabio Borini

11v11 match preview

Spain, tournament favorites, suffer from a number of problems. The main one is that they have an umbalanced set of players to choose from, with too many fantastic.play-making midfielders in the squad. It is going to be difficult for Del Bosque to choose a balanced side. The loss of David Villa is major and Spain lack an obvious first choice striker, given Torres' lack of form.

Italy are expected to play with a diamond formation in midfield and Cassano and Balotelli up front. With a more attacking set up and weaker than usual defence, Italy's Balotelli may prosper in this tournament.