Euro 2020 final approaches, and here we are to decide the first team which will get a shot at glory at this very stage in five days. It is a clash that midfield admirers crave, putting the showmanship of Jorginho and co. with the Italian national team against the true and tested control via “tiki-taka” from Spain.
In fact we have not just Jorginho representing Chelsea via Azzurri but also left-back Emerson on the pitch for Roberto Mancini’s side. Meanwhile Blues captain César Azpilicueta starts for La Furia Roja at right-back.
Here we go!
Italy starting lineup (4-3-3):
Donnarumma | Di Lorenzo, Bonucci, Chiellini (c), Emerson | Barella, Jorginho, Verratti | Chiesa, Immobile, Insigne
Substitutes from: Meret, Sirigu, Tolói, Acerbi, Florenzi, Bastoni, Cristante, Locatelli, Berardi, Bernardeschi, Pessina, Belotti
Spain starting lineup (4-3-3):
Simón | Azpilicueta, García, Laporte, Alba | Koke, Busquets (c), Pedri | Torres, Oyarzabal, Olmo
Substitutes from: Sanchez, De Gea, Llorente, Pau Torres, Gayà, Rodri, Ruiz, Llorente, Alcântara, Morata, Moreno, Traoré
Date / Time: Tuesday, July 6, 2021, 20.00 BST; 3pm EDT
Venue: Wembley Stadium, London, England
Referee: Felix Brych (GER)
On TV: BBC One (UK); ESPN, Univision, TUDN (USA); elsewhere
Streaming online: BBC iPlayer (UK); ESPN+, Univision Now (USA)
Be excellent to each other, and party on, dudes!