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Italy v Spain

Postby Puff Daddy on Fri Jun 24, 2016 3:08 pm

Somehow, any old how, Italy will plot a way past them. Probably courtesy of a penalty shoot out
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Re: Italy v Spain

Postby ageing hammer on Fri Jun 24, 2016 8:03 pm

I fancy Spain, don't think Italy have enough to win it.
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Re: Italy v Spain

Postby Robbie on Fri Jun 24, 2016 8:20 pm

Italy to slowly grind them down and win 1-0...(or on pens)
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Re: Italy v Spain

Postby il_martello_di_genovesi on Fri Jun 24, 2016 8:49 pm

ageing hammer wrote:I fancy Spain, don't think Italy have enough to win it.

Spain should have had 9 points. Croatia are a good side...but Spain had a small blip, made an unusual defensive error, missed a penalty and conceded late...the whole thing was very UnSpainlike...

They are still potentially the best team in the competition, and I can't see them not winning here...
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Re: Italy v Spain

Postby warp on Mon Jun 27, 2016 12:28 pm

for those few on here that understand italian: full metal conte
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Re: Italy v Spain

Postby Monkey Mike on Mon Jun 27, 2016 1:22 pm

I think Italy will grind this one out.
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Re: Italy v Spain

Postby rare as rockinghorse shat on Mon Jun 27, 2016 1:48 pm

If Italy take the lead, bet on booking points and corners.
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Re: Italy v Spain

Postby Jumby on Mon Jun 27, 2016 1:57 pm

Spain win.
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Re: Italy v Spain

Postby Puff Daddy on Mon Jun 27, 2016 3:22 pm

Fabregas to have his penalty saved by Buffon and send Spain crashing out
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Re: Italy v Spain

Postby sendô on Mon Jun 27, 2016 4:53 pm

Italy will grind Spain out. It's what they do.

I was amazed to hear at the weekend that Italy have faced Germany 8 times in major tournaments, and never lost. :shock:

Motivation to get to the QF there.
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Re: Italy v Spain

Postby WorcesterWHU on Mon Jun 27, 2016 4:59 pm

Wonder what odds on a Ramos sending off? Can feel it in my bones...
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Re: Italy v Spain

Postby DDHammer on Mon Jun 27, 2016 5:11 pm

Great reflexes from De Gea!
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Re: Italy v Spain

Postby Row X on Mon Jun 27, 2016 5:18 pm

Italy started brightly...

Where have I herd similar before?
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Re: Italy v Spain

Postby WCpete on Mon Jun 27, 2016 5:40 pm

Brightly is an understatement. They're dominating. At some point next season, Chelsea are going to be a pain in the arse. This Italy side have his system down pat.
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Re: Italy v Spain

Postby Puff Daddy on Mon Jun 27, 2016 5:45 pm

That would have been a pen had Chiellini not nipped in to score
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Re: Italy v Spain

Postby 61dicksey on Mon Jun 27, 2016 5:47 pm

Italy look like they have 20 players on the pitch , a sea of blue in attack and defence , impressive.
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Re: Italy v Spain

Postby Belgian Iron on Mon Jun 27, 2016 5:58 pm

If you don't love watching this Italy team, you can better stop watching football.

What these 11 men display, is pure class. The squad they have here, is pretty average (if you compare with other Italy generations and countries in the EC) if you look at the names, but nobody can beat this side if they play like this, nobody.

And it clearly shows that a 3-5-2 formation is the new 4-5-1. It's extremely hard to play, but if you play it like Italy & you have the right personnel do you can murder any team. On a side note: If Bilic can pull it off and let us play like this, we will be Barclays Premier League Champions. 8-)
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Re: Italy v Spain

Postby Puff Daddy on Mon Jun 27, 2016 6:13 pm

Of all Italics players, the one I love watching the most is Chiellini. Watch him, he never puts a foot wrong
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Re: Italy v Spain

Postby Belgian Iron on Mon Jun 27, 2016 6:14 pm

Spain reverting to their old tricks: simulating and trying to get a red card
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Re: Italy v Spain

Postby Bamber Gascoigne on Mon Jun 27, 2016 6:15 pm

Fabregas you cheating slag - should never have been a foul let alone a booking for Pelle Headbanger
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