Italy and Spain meet in the 2020-2021 UEFA Nations League Semi-finals. This game will take place at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in Milano on October 6, 2021 at 2:45 PM (ET). Rematch with the champions of Europe. Here is all the detailed information about the potential lineups for this exciting UEFA Nations League clash.
Italy have everything ready for one of the most important games of the Nations League, they know how important it is to win at home especially after a good performance in the group stage against a couple of strong opponents.
Spain has multiple important players out of the squad due to injury, some big names like Pedri and Alvaro Morata will not be available for this game against Italy, and other players were simply not called by Luis Enrique.
Italy probable lineup
One of the most important changes in the Italy squad to play in the semi-finals of the UEFA Nations League is Immobile, he will not be available for this game. Kean will play instead, he has experience with Juventus and is likely to be a pivotal player against Spain.
Roberto Mancini, Italy’s head coach, has full confidence in the list of 11 names to start the game against Spain. He knows that each of them was important during EURO 2020 and the UEFA Nations League is another tournament to rely on defending champions.
This is the likely Italy’s lineup for this game: Donnarumma (GK), Di Lorenzo (DF), Bonucci (DF), Chiellini (DF), Emerson (DF), Barella (MF), Jorginho (MF), Verratti (MF), Chiesa (FW), Kean (FW), Insigne (FW).
Spain probable lineup
Luis Enrique will not have Pedri, Thiago Alcantara, Dani Olmo, Alvaro Morata, Diego Llorente, Adama Traore and Jordi Alba available. All of them will be replaced by others who never had action with La Roja in the UEFA Nations League.
This game against Italy is a rematch of that defeat against the Italians at UEFA EURO 2020. In a recent interview, Luis Enrique said that he has no doubts about his team's style of play, he is sure that his style is the right one to win.
This is the likely Spain’s lineup for this game: Simon (GK), Azpilicueta (DF), Torres (DF), Laporte (DF), Reguilon (DF), Koke (MF), Busquets (MF), Merino (MF), Sarabia (FW-M), Torres (FW), Oyarzabal (FW).