Italy vs Spain LIVE Football Score 6 Oct 2021
Here’s how to watch Italy vs Spain in the 2021 UEFA Nations League from India. La Roja will miss several big names when they face the winners of Euro 2020 at San Siro on Wednesday European champions Italy are set to host Spain in Milan in the semi-finals of the UEFA Nations League, on Wednesday evening.
Roberto Mancini’s side are on a record unbeaten run, recorded 28 wins and 10 draws (in 90 minutes) in their last 38 matches. Luis Enrique’s men, meanwhile, will be out for revenge having been denied a place in the final of Euro 2020 on penalties by the Italians this summer. However, Spain is troubled by injuries to key men.
Italy are the reigning European champions and have won the title in superb style, displaying flamboyant, attacking football. They will be regarded as the continent’s strongest national team for the next three years, but the time has come to transform themselves from celebrations to hard work. Roberto Mancini’s charges played out a 1-1 draw with Bulgaria in their first game back from EURO 2020, before sharing points with Switzerland – 0-0. Fortunately, the Italians scored a 5-0 win over Lithuania in their last meeting, which allowed them to retain their top spot in the 2022 World Cup qualifying group.
The Spanish national team has been in a generational crisis for many years, but EURO 2020 has shown that the process is nearing its end. Luis Enrique’s side had a very decent tournament, reaching the semi-finals, where they only lost on penalties to the future champions Italians – 1:2. After the continental championship, the Red Fury returned to qualifying for the 2022 World Cup, with their first game resulting in a 1-2 defeat by Sweden. The defeat had invigorated the Spaniards, who beat Georgia and Kosovo 4-0 and 2-0 respectively to remain in first place in Group B, but the Swedes are still ahead of them in terms of points lost.
“We have to improve this game situation, be faster. We have to improve, we also have young players who have to play important competitions. We have 14 important months and we have to play better and better, offensive and balanced.
“[The Nations League] is an important competition. It is clear that it comes after a European Championship and preparing in such a short time is not easy but they are two matches among the four best in Europe and we want to improve, that’s for sure.”
Mancini also responded to Luis Enrique’s claim that the Azzurri’s unbeaten streak would end eventually, agreeing with his counterpart.
“We always want to win, then we know it will depend on us,” Mancini continued. “[Enrique’s] right, sooner or later [we will lose]. We would like to go on like this until December 2022, but we know it won’t be that simple.”
If Italy best Spain again on October 6, they will face one of Belgium or France in the Nations League final at San Siro on October 10.
Italy and Spain faced each other precisely three months ago in the Euro 2020 semi-finals when Squadra Azzurra were stronger. Can La Roja get their revenge? We predict that the Spaniards will be stronger this time.