Italy is going head to head with Spain starting on 6 Oct 2021 at 18:45 UTC at San Siro/Giuseppe Meazza stadium, Milan city, Italy. The match is a part of the UEFA Nations League, Finals.
Start date: 6 Oct 2021 18:45
Venue: San Siro/Giuseppe Meazza
Referee: Sergei Karasev, Russia
Italy Team News
Ciro Immobile of Lazio has been forced to withdraw from the team due to injury, while Rafael Toloi and Matteo Pessina will also miss out.
Due to the absence of Immobile, Kean could be given the chance to lead the line alongside Federico Chiesa and Lorenzo Insigne, with the rest of the team having a Euro 2020 feel to it.
With 224 caps between them, Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci could make a highly efficient defensive pairing once again, with Emerson continuing on the left flank following Leonardo Spinazzola’s Achilles injury at the Euros.
Spain Team News
Due to injuries, Pedri, Thiago Alcantara, Dani Olmo, and Alvaro Morata will not play in Spain’s Euro 2020 qualifiers in October, while Diego Llorente, Adama Traore, and Jordi Alba will also not travel.
Bryan Gil of Tottenham Hotspur has been called up to the squad to replace Marcos Llorente, while Gavi and Yeremi Pino, both uncapped, have also been included.
Despite David de Gea’s return to form, Unai Simon should keep his place in goal, while Torres might start in midfield in Morata’s absence.
Italy XI: Donnarumma; Di Lorenzo, Bonucci, Chiellini, Emerson; Barella, Jorginho, Verratti; Chiesa, Kean, Insigne
Spain XI: Simon; Azpilicueta, Torres, Laporte, Reguilon; Koke, Busquets, Merino; Sarabia, Torres, Oyarzabal
Watch it live on Sofascore.