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Italy take on Spain in the round of 16 clash at Euro 2016 at the Stade de France, Paris, on Monday (27 June).

Where to watch live

Kick-off is at 5pm BST. Live TV coverage of the game in the UK is available on BBC One. Radio commentary is available on BBC Radio 5 live. Live TV coverage in India is available on Sony Six and Sony ESPN, with mobile and online coverage available on SonyLiv. Kick-off is at 9.30 pm IST (Monday).

Click here for the list of Euro 2016 broadcasters across the globe.

Overview

Spain have been the more dominant side in encounters between the two sides in recent years after playing second fiddle to Italy in the past. The Spaniards have knocked the Italians out in the last two Euros on their way to the trophy. In 2008 it was via penalties in the quarter-finals, while in 2012 in was a 4-0 drubbing in the finals.

Vicente del Bosque's side came into the tournament as one of the favourites and were on course to top their group after two wins in their first two group games. However, Croatia had other plans for them and claimed a 2-1 win in their final group game to end their 15-game unbeaten streak in the Euro finals. This also meant they finished the group in the second place setting up a clash against Italy with Germany awaiting the winners in the quarter-finals.

Italy
Italy will be keen to avoid being knocked out for the third consecutive time in the EurosGetty

Italy, on the other hand, were not one of the favourites, but shocked everyone when they recorded a convincing 2-0 win over Belgium in their opening match and then secured their passage to the Round of 16 with a last gasp win over Sweden. Antonio Conte rested a number of players for their final group game against the Republic of Ireland and was made to pay as the Irish grabbed a late winner, which helped them progress to the last 16.

The Azzuri have 10 players who are just a booking away from facing a one-game suspension, and could be without a number of key players should they progress beyond the Round of 16 clash. They will have to be on their best behaviour against a team that is adept at garnering fouls from the opposition due to their intricate style of play.

Prediction

  • Italy to win

Betting odds (betfair)

  • Italy win: 3
  • Draw: 2
  • Spain win: 11/10

What manager's say

Antonio Conte (Italy): We have a great deal of respect for Spain: they are one of the best teams in the world and among the favourites to win UEFA EURO 2016. Even so, we've worked and prepared, and it's a last-16 game which will have no tomorrow for one of us. We must not have any regrets.

Everybody talks about defence, about being wary of all their players, but I say let's make sure Spain are wary of what we do. There is organisation in our defence, but there is also organisation in our attack. We've got to try to pull off a shock.

I don't want to go home, the lads don't want to go home. We're not going to be sacrificial lambs – it is up to Spain to prove they are better than us.

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Vicente del Bosque (Spain): In the last European Championship, our first game was against Italy. They were better than us, but we drew and then we ended up beating none other than Italy in the final. We hardly changed anything in between those two matches, although coaches do obviously have to have a bit of flexibility so they can make changes at any given moment.

I think we've got a good idea about how we want to play in relation to the players we've called up, and now it's about putting it into practice.

Team news

Italy

Possible XI: Buffon; Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini; Florenzi, Parolo, De Rossi, Giaccherini, Darmian; Pellè, Éder.

Spain

Possible XI: De Gea; Juanfran, Piqué, Ramos, Alba; Busquets, Fàbregas; Silva, Iniesta, Nolito; Morata.