Spain vs Italy, Euro 2024: Laporte replaces Nacho in starting lineup; Major talking points from ESP v ITA

Spain and Italy clash in the Euro 2024 Group B match between Spain and Italy played at the Arena AufSchalke in Gelsenkirchen Germany.

Take a look at the major talking points from arguably the biggest match of the group stages:

Laporte starts tonight!

Ayemeric Laporte didn’t feature in the opening match of Spain against Croatia but has replaced Nacho Fernandes in the starting lineup against Italy. The Azzurri on the other hand are playing an unchanged 11.

A historic rivalry!

This is the 11th encounter between Spain and Italy at a major tournament, across the Euro (8) and World Cup (3), a record between two European countries. It’s also the fifth consecutive Euro tournament at which they’ve met going back to 2008, which is also a record.

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