Spain v Italy: Back electric Asensio to pierce Azzurri backline

Spain and Italy are competing extremely fiercely for the race to win the top of Group G, which means the direct participation in the World Cup finals 2018. After 6 rounds, There are 16 points but Spain temporarily put on more than the goal difference.


It’s no exaggeration to say that the results of the next 90 minutes will determine this side of the table, because the next opponents of both teams are too weak for them. The winner will probably hold a ticket to Russia next summer. Otherwise, the draw is more likely to cause the two teams to score against the minor.

Spain are showing a new face when unbeaten 10 recent matches under the new coach Lopetegui, but Italy is no less when winning all the last five matches. And if La Roja has 14 games without losing in qualifying and the World Cup, the Azzurri is much more impressive with 56 consecutive unbeaten.

This is also a remarkable performance between two of the youngest prospects of European football. With Spain,. Beware of the 21-year-old Belotti who has been Torino’s pillar since last season.

For all those reasons, the Bernabeu will soon see a summit between two of the best teams in Europe at the moment.

In the match against Spain to take Italy 1-1 draw with the team control of the game. It is also the third consecutive row La Roja can not subjugate the opponent (loser 1, tie 2). But there is one thing in common for these disadvantageous results, that it is happening outside the Spanish border.

And at the Bernabeu, that would be a completely different story. In the past, Italy has 21 times to go to the country of Gaur and achievements are very modest: winning 3, losing 10. Even the last 6/7 matches Azzurri not scored even a goal.

ýThe last time Spain lost at home in the qualifying round of major tournaments (Euro and World Cup) was in 2003 (lost to Greece 0-1). Since then they have won 31, drawn in only 4/35 games. This is the heavy warning that teachers Lopetegui coach wanted to send to their opponents.

Italy is still in transition. And after victories like splitting bamboo against lowered opponents, the colored army needs a hard enough name to prove its power. Only thing, every lesson has its price.

8/10 recent confrontation between the two teams has not exceeded 2 goals scored. Spain only conceded two goals in nine matches in the Euro and World Cup qualifiers. Italy also owns impressive defense by conceding one goal per 7 games past.


  • Spain: Vitolo is injured, Lucas Vazquez is called up. David Villa returned to the squad after three years.
  • Italy: Chiellini injury, Di Francesco first convened, Montolivo and El Shaarawy return to the squad.