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ItalyItalyWembley Stadium - LondonTuesday 6 July 2021
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Matchday 6 - Semi-finals
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
02/09/2017QR (GS)Spain - Italy3-0
MadridIsco 13, 40, Morata 77
06/10/2016QR (GS)Italy - Spain1-1TurinDe Rossi 82 (P); Vitolo 55
2016 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
27/06/20161/8Italy - Spain2-0
Saint-DenisChiellini 33, Pellè 90+1
FIFA Confederations Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
27/06/2013SFSpain - Italy0-0
(aet, 7-6pens)
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
01/07/2012FSpain - Italy4-0
KyivDavid Silva 14, Jordi Alba 41, Torres 84, Mata 88
10/06/2012GS-FTSpain - Italy1-1GdanskFàbregas 64; Di Natale 61
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
22/06/2008QFSpain - Italy0-0
(aet, 4-2pens)
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
09/07/1994QFItaly - Spain2-1
BostonD. Baggio 25, R. Baggio 88; Caminero 58
1988 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
14/06/1988GS-FTItaly - Spain1-0
Frankfurt am MainVialli 73
1980 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
12/06/1980GS-FTSpain - Italy0-0Milan
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
01/06/1934QFItaly - Spain1-0
FlorenceMeazza 11
31/05/1934QFItaly - Spain1-1FlorenceFerrari 44; Regueiro 31
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* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

Last updated 04/07/2021 13:22CET

Match background Only this chapter

One of Europe's longest-standing rivalries comes to the fore once again in the first UEFA EURO 2020 semi-final as Italy and Spain meet for the fourth successive EURO.

• Italy came out on top in the round of 16 five years ago, ending Spain's eight-year reign as European champions – a run that had included wins against the Azzurri in the 2008 quarter-finals and 2012 final.

• Italy edged past Belgium 2-1 in the UEFA EURO 2020 quarter-finals, recording their 15th successive UEFA European Championship win in the process – a new competition record, eclipsing the mark of 14 they had previously shared with Germany and Belgium themselves. Spain similarly had to hold their nerve to reach the last four, finally finding a way past Switzerland in a penalty shoot-out after a 1-1 draw.

• The winners will take on England or Denmark in the final, also at Wembley, on 11 July.

Previous meetings
• Italy ended Spain's interest in UEFA EURO 2016, running out 2-0 winners in the round of 16 at the Stade de France thanks to goals in each half from Giorgio Chiellini (33) and Graziano Pellè (90+1). Leonardo Bonucci, Alessandro Florenzi and substitute Lorenzo Insigne all featured for Italy; David de Gea, Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets and Álvaro Morata all started for Spain.

• The teams also met twice in 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying; the game in Turin finished 1-1 before Morata scored Spain's final goal in a 3-0 victory at the Santiago Bernabéu in Madrid. Spain went on to finish top of Group G; runners-up Italy were beaten 1-0 on aggregate by Sweden in the play-offs, the first time they had failed to qualify for a World Cup since 1958.

• The nations have met 37 times: they have recorded 11 victories each and 15 draws, with two Italy wins to one Spanish and three draws in six EURO encounters.

• The sides are facing off for a fourth EURO in succession: they drew 0-0 in the UEFA EURO 2008 quarter-finals in Vienna before Cesc Fàbregas converted the winning kick as Spain triumphed 4-2 on penalties. Chiellini was in the defeated Italy side.

• They also drew 1-1 in their opening game of UEFA EURO 2012, before locking horns again in the final which Spain won 4-0, the biggest ever final victory. Alba scored the second goal at the NSC Olimpiyskiy in Kyiv with Busquets also in the Spain side; Bonucci and Chiellini both started for Italy, although the latter went off injured midway through the first half.

• That UEFA EURO 2016 loss is Spain's only defeat by Italy in the last seven fixtures between the sides (W2 D4) since they went down 2-1 in a Bari friendly in August 2011. In competitive games, that defeat in Saint-Denis five years ago is Spain's sole reverse in the last six fixtures (W2 D3) since a 2-1 reverse to the Azzurri at the 1994 World Cup – a game current head coach Luis Enrique started for Spain.

• This 38th fixture against Spain means Italy have played only France (39 matches) and Switzerland (59) more frequently; the Azzurri are now Spain's joint most common opponents, level with Portugal.

• The teams will meet again in the UEFA Nations League semi-finals at Milan's San Siro on 6 October.

EURO facts: Italy
• Italy's EURO semi-final record is W3 L1:
1968 W 0-0 Soviet Union (won on coin toss)
1988 L 0-2 Soviet Union
2000 W 0-0 Netherlands (aet, 3-1 pens)
2012 W 2-1 Germany

• This is Italy's tenth EURO final tournament and their seventh in a row since sitting out the 1992 edition in Sweden. Only twice have they failed to advance through the group stage, in 1996 and 2004; they were quarter-finalists at UEFA EURO 2016.

• Italy triumphed on home soil at the 1968 UEFA European Championship and have been runners-up twice since – in 2000 and to Spain in 2012.

• This time round, Roberto Mancini's side won all ten of their qualifiers to finish first in Group J, swelling the number of countries to have reached the finals with a perfect record to eight.

• A 3-0 victory away to Bosnia and Herzegovina in their penultimate qualifier was Italy's tenth successive win in all internationals, the first time in their history they had achieved that feat.

• The Azzurri made it 11 straight victories with a 9-1 home win against Armenia in their final qualifying game, the first time they had scored nine goals in a game since August 1948. Seven different players were on the scoresheet, a new national record.

• Having never scored three goals in a EURO finals game before this tournament, Italy managed it in both their first two matches, beating Switzerland and Turkey 3-0 at the Olimpico in Rome, where they secured first place in Group A with a 1-0 defeat of Wales on Matchday 3.

• Italy squeezed past Austria in the last 16 in London, extra-time goals from substitutes Federico Chiesa (95) and Matteo Pessina (105) taking them into a fourth successive EURO quarter-final.

• In the last eight, first-half goals from Nicolò Barella (31) and Lorenzo Insigne (44) set up a 2-1 win against Belgium at the Football Arena Munich, Italy extending their winning EURO run to 15 and ending Belgium's at 14 in the process.

• That made Italy's record in knockout ties at the EURO final tournament W9 L6.

• The win against Austria in the last 16 was Italy's third in their seven games at Wembley, the previous six all against England (W2 D3 L1). Their last visit before UEFA EURO 2020 was a 1-1 friendly draw in March 2018 in which Insigne scored an 87th-minute penalty equaliser and Bonucci, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Jorginho, Ciro Immobile, Chiesa and Andrea Belotti also featured. The Azzurri's sole defeat at Wembley was a 2-0 loss in qualifying for the 1978 World Cup.

• Italy's record in England overall is W8 D6 L11. At EURO '96 they played their first two group games at Anfield in Liverpool, where they beat Russia 2-1 before losing to the Czech Republic by the same score, then bowing out after a goalless draw against eventual champions Germany at Manchester's Old Trafford.

• At the 1966 World Cup, the Azzurri opened with a 2-0 win against Chile at Sunderland's Roker Park but were beaten 1-0 by the Soviet Union there in their second fixture and eliminated by a 1-0 defeat by North Korea at Ayresome Park, Middlesbrough.

EURO facts: Spain
• Spain have won all four of their EURO semi-finals:
1964 W 2-1 v Hungary (aet)
1984 W 1-1 v Denmark (aet, 5-4 pens)
2008 W 3-0 v Russia
2012 W 0-0 v Portugal (aet, 4-2 pens)

• This is Spain's seventh consecutive EURO. Champions in 1964, they were also victorious in 2008 and 2012 to become the first side to retain the Henri Delaunay trophy.

• Spain's defence of the trophy was ended by Italy in the round of 16 at UEFA EURO 2016. Eliminated also in the round of 16 at the 2018 World Cup, by hosts Russia on penalties, this is the first time Spain have reached the semi-final of a major tournament since UEFA EURO 2012.

• Spain and Germany/West Germany are the most successful EURO teams having won three editions each.

• Spain qualified for UEFA EURO 2020 by winning eight and drawing two of their ten qualifiers to finish on 26 points in Group F, five above second-placed Sweden – with whom they drew 0-0 in Group E on Matchday 1.

• The three-time champions are one of five sides who did not lose a game in the UEFA EURO 2020 preliminaries, along with Belgium, Italy – who both won all their fixtures – Denmark and Ukraine.

• Spain had more shots (227), possession (70%) and completed a greater percentage of their passes (91%) than any other team in qualifying.

• Luis Enrique's side played all three Group E games at the Estadio La Cartuja in Seville, opening with that goalless draw against eventual section winners Sweden before being held 1-1 by Poland. They found their scoring touch in the third game, however, overwhelming Slovakia 5-0 – the first time Spain had scored five goals in a EURO finals game and the joint biggest margin of victory overall at a UEFA European Championship.

• Spain became the first team to score five goals in successive EURO matches with a 5-3 defeat of Croatia in the last 16 on 28 June, a game in which they had led 3-1 with five minutes left. Extra-time goals from Álvaro Morata and Mikel Oyarzabal finally took Spain through.

• Oyarzabal scored the decisive penalty in the 3-1 shoot-out victory against ten-man Switzerland in the quarter-final, the match having finished 1-1 after 120 minutes. Dani Olmo and Gerard Moreno also scored for Spain in the shoot-out, with Sergio Busquets hitting the post and Rodri having his kick saved before La Roja ultimately prevailed.

• Each time Spain have won their EURO quarter-final they have gone on to lift the trophy.

• Spain have lost five of their nine games at Wembley (W2 D2), although they did win the most recent, 2-1 against England in the UEFA Nations League in September 2018 thanks to goals from Saúl Ñíguez and Rodrigo. They have also suffered UEFA European Championship elimination at the ground, losing 4-2 on penalties to England after a goalless 120 minutes in the EURO '96 quarter-finals.

• Spain's record in England overall is W5 D5 L9. At the 1966 World Cup, their record was W1 L2; at EURO '96, where they played all three group games in Leeds before that defeat on penalties by England in the last eight, it was W1 D3.

Links and trivia
• Spain coach Enrique was in charge of Roma in 2011/12 when Daniele De Rossi, now a member of Roberto Mancini's staff, was in the squad.

• Have played in Spain:
Salvatore Sirigu (Sevilla 2016/17 loan, Osasuna 2017 loan)
Ciro Immobile (Sevilla 2015/16)
Alessandro Florenzi (Valencia 2020 loan)

• Have played in Italy:
Álvaro Morata (Juventus 2014–16, 2020– loan)
Fabián Ruiz (Napoli 2018–)

• Have played together:
Alessandro Florenzi & José Gayà (Valencia 2020)
Álvaro Morata & Giorgio Chiellini, Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus 2014–16, 2020–)
Álvaro Morata & Federico Bernardeschi, Federico Chiesa (Juventus 2020–)
Alex Meret, Lorenzo Insigne & Fabián Ruiz (Napoli 2018–)
Giovanni Di Lorenzo & Fabián Ruiz (Napoli 2019–)
Emerson & César Azpilicueta (Chelsea 2017–)
Jorginho & César Azpilicueta (Chelsea 2018–)
Marco Verratti & Pablo Sarabia (Paris Saint Germain 2019–)

• Chiesa scored two goals past Unai Simón – both set up by Barella – as Italy beat Spain 3-1 on Matchday 1 of the 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship in Bologna. Meret and substitute Alessandro Bastoni were also in the Italy side, with Oyarzabal and Fabián Ruiz starting alongside Simón for Spain. Italy's Manuel Locatelli and Dani Olmo of Spain were unused replacements.

• Jorginho started and Emerson came on as a substitute as Chelsea defeated a Manchester City side featuring Rodri, Aymeric Laporte and Ferran Torres 1-0 at Wembley in the 2020/21 FA Cup semi-final on 17 April. Chelsea, with Jorginho again starting, also beat City by the same score in the UEFA Champions League final the following month, though none of those three Spanish internationals nor compatriot Eric García made it off the City bench.

• Laporte scored the winning goal for City at Wembley in their 1-0 win against Tottenham in the 2020/21 League Cup final on 25 April.

• Busquets was in the Barcelona side that won the 2011 UEFA Champions League final at Wembley, beating Manchester United 3-1. He also played alongside Thiago Alcántara and David de Gea for Spain as they defeated England 2-1 at Wembley in the UEFA Nations League in September 2018.

• Chiellini was in the Juventus side that beat Tottenham 2-1 at Wembley to win a 2017/18 UEFA Champions League round of 16 tie 4-3 on aggregate.

• Morata scored twice in Juventus's 3-1 home win against a Lazio side featuring Francesco Acerbi and Ciro Immobile on 6 March.

• Marco Verratti and Alessandro Florenzi started both games for Paris Saint-Germain as they beat a Barcelona side featuring Busquets, Jordi Alba and Pedri 5-2 on aggregate in the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League round of 16. Busquets and Pedri had also started Barça's final group game – a 0-3 defeat at home to a Juventus team including Bonucci and substitute Chiesa.

• Spain midfielder Thiago was born in the Italian town of San Pietro Vernotico while his father Mazinho was playing for Lecce.

Penalty shoot-outs
• Italy's shoot-out record is W4 L7:
8-9 v Czechoslovakia, 1980 UEFA European Championship third-place play-off
3-4 v Argentina, 1990 FIFA World Cup semi-final
2-3 v Brazil, 1994 FIFA World Cup final
3-4 v France, 1998 FIFA World Cup quarter-final
3-1 v Netherlands, UEFA EURO 2000 semi-final
5-3 v France, 2006 FIFA World Cup final
2-4 v Spain, UEFA EURO 2008 quarter-final
4-2 v England, UEFA EURO 2012 quarter-final
6-7 v Spain, 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup semi-final
3-2 v Uruguay, 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup third-place play-off
5-6 v Germany, UEFA EURO 2016 quarter-final

• Spain's record in their ten competitive penalty shoot-outs is now W6 L4:
5-4 v Denmark, 1984 UEFA European Championship semi-final
4-5 v Belgium, 1986 FIFA World Cup quarter-final
2-4 v England, EURO '96 quarter-final
3-2 v Republic of Ireland, 2002 FIFA World Cup round of 16
3-5 v South Korea, 2002 FIFA World Cup quarter-final
4-2 v Italy, UEFA EURO 2008 quarter-final
4-2 v Portugal, UEFA EURO 2012 semi-final
7-6 v Italy, 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup semi-final
3-4 v Russia, 2018 FIFA World Cup round of 16
3-1 v Switzerland, UEFA EURO 2020 quarter-final

• No side has ever won two penalty shoot-outs at the same EURO.

Latest news

• Italy's win against Belgium was their 13th in succession, though unlike the first 11 games in that run Roberto Mancini’s side have conceded a goal in each of their last two matches. Italy's defence has not been breached more than once in any of their last 35 games, since a 3-1 defeat by France in a friendly on 1 June 2018, their second match under Mancini.

• The Azzurri are now unbeaten in 32 internationals (W27 D5), breaking a national record that had lasted since the 1930s. Their last defeat was 1-0 against Portugal in Lisbon in the UEFA Nations League on 10 September 2018.

• The last time Italy fell behind in a game was when Edin Džeko gave Bosnia and Herzegovina a 57th-minute lead in a UEFA Nations League encounter in Florence on 4 September 2020; the Azzurri equalised ten minutes later. That is the only period during their last 23 matches in which Italy have trailed.

• The only other EURO in which Italy won all three group encounters was in 2000, when they also kicked off with a win against Turkey (2-1) before beating Belgium (2-0) and Sweden (2-1) and going on to finish as runners-up to France.

• Nicolò Barella's goal against Belgium was his sixth at international level and first in tournament football. The Internazionale midfielder scored Italy's first goal in the UEFA EURO 2020 qualifying campaign – seven minutes into their opening fixture, a 2-0 home win against Finland.

• Lorenzo Insigne took his international tally into double figures with his goal against Belgium, making it ten in 45 Azzurri appearances and two at UEFA EURO 2020 following his Matchday 1 strike against Turkey.

• Ciro Immobile won his 50th cap for Italy against Belgium, becoming only the third member of Mancini's squad to reach the half-century – behind Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci, who have both made over 100 appearances. The Lazio striker is also the top scorer in Italy's party, having found the net on five of his last seven starts for the Azzurri to take his all-time international goal tally to 15. Italy have won all 13 matches in which he has scored.

• Manuel Locatelli's double against Switzerland on Matchday 2 was the first of his professional career. He had only scored once previously for Italy, in a FIFA World Cup qualifier away to Bulgaria in March this year (2-0). He has made just one substitute appearance since that game against the Swiss.

• Federico Chiesa's goal against Austria at Wembley was just his second for Italy on his 29th appearance, the only previous one having completed the scoring in the Azzurri's closing 9-1 UEFA EURO 2020 qualifying win against Armenia.

• Matteo Pessina, a late addition to Italy's squad following the withdrawal of injured Stefano Sensi, scored the winning goals against both Wales in Rome and Austria in London, having notched his first two at international level in a pre-tournament 7-0 friendly win against San Marino in Cagliari.

• Gaetano Castrovilli, who won the second of his three caps against San Marino, 18 months after his debut, replaced the injured Lorenzo Pellegrini in the squad on the eve of the tournament.

• Twenty-five of the 26 players in Mancini's squad have made it on to the field of play so far at UEFA EURO 2020, goalkeeper Alex Meret the exception.

• Among the seven Italy players selected for both UEFA EURO 2016 and this tournament are skipper Chiellini, who is appearing in his fourth successive EURO finals, and Bonucci and Salvatore Sirigu, who are both involved in their third. The other survivors from five years ago are Federico Bernardeschi, Alessandro Florenzi, Immobile and quarter-final match-winner Insigne.

• Bonucci made his 16th EURO finals appearance against Belgium, one more than his defensive team-mate Chiellini, and is now one shy of Gianluigi Buffon's record mark in the tournament for Italy.

• Chiellini and Bonucci are the only members of the Italy squad to have scored at any previous major tournament, the former having found the net against both Brazil at the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup and Spain at UEFA EURO 2016, while the latter was the Azzurri's scorer from the penalty spot in the 2016 quarter-final against Germany.

• Leonardo Spinazzola left the field on a stretcher in the quarter-final against Belgium with a ruptured Achilles tendon and faces a long spell on the sidelines.

• Spain's penalty triumph against Switzerland was their third in a row at the EURO finals following shoot-out victories against Italy in the 2008 quarter-final and Portugal in the 2012 semi-final. They did, however, go out of the 2018 FIFA World Cup on penalties, losing to tournament hosts Russia.

• Spain are the top-scoring team at UEFA EURO 2020 – with 12 goals, one more than Italy and Denmark. Three of those have been own goals, including the one that opened the scoring in the 1-1 draw against Switzerland. They also lead the tournament statistics for possession (67.2%) and passing accuracy (89.4%).

• Spain's 5-3 extra-time victory against Croatia in the round of 16 made them the first team ever to score five goals in successive EURO final tournament encounters.

• Mikel Oyarzabal, who scored the deciding penalty in the shoot-out against Switzerland after also finding the net in extra time against Croatia, has come on as a substitute in all five of Spain's matches at UEFA EURO 2020 – the only player to do so. Only five of his 18 international caps have been in the starting XI, his last eight appearances having all been off the bench.

• The 5-0 win against Slovakia on Matchday 3 was Spain's biggest at the EURO finals, surpassing the two 4-0 victories they managed at UEFA EURO 2012 – against the Republic of Ireland in the group stage and Italy in the final.

• Aymeric Laporte's goal against Slovakia was his first for Spain, on his fourth appearance, with Ferran Torres' strike 44 seconds after coming on to the field registering as the fastest goal scored at the EURO finals by a substitute since fellow Spaniard Juan Carlos Valerón (39 seconds) against Russia at UEFA EURO 2004.

• The Matchday 2 draw against Poland was the third in succession for Spain under Luis Enrique's charge following a stalemate against Portugal in Madrid on 4 June, in which newly naturalised defender Laporte made his debut, and the goalless encounter with Sweden on Matchday 1. Illness in the Spain camp meant that a second scheduled friendly, against Lithuania in Leganés, was played – and won 4-0 – by Spain's Under-21 side, with Luis de la Fuente as coach.

• Unbeaten in their five UEFA EURO 2020 encounters, though level after 90 minutes in four of them, Spain have now lost just one of their last 29 internationals – 0-1 away to Ukraine in the UEFA Nations League last November – and are undefeated in 13 games since (W6 D7).

• Enrique opted to select only 24 players, rather than the permitted 26, for his UEFA EURO 2020 squad. There are no Real Madrid players in the party, with regular captain Sergio Ramos, who started nine of the ten qualifiers and scored four goals, missing from a Spain tournament squad for the first time since he made his international debut in 2005.

• In Ramos's absence, Barcelona's Sergio Busquets has taken over the captaincy. The 125-cap midfielder – named Star of the Match against both Slovakia and Croatia having missed the first two group games through illness – is one of only two players in the squad who came into UEFA EURO 2020 with 50 or more caps, the other being Jordi Alba – the stand-in skipper against Sweden and Poland, now on 77 appearances.

• Aside from Busquets and Alba, both veterans of the 2012 and 2016 EUROs as well as multiple FIFA World Cups, only five other players in this squad have previous tournament experience – David de Gea, César Azpilicueta, Koke, Thiago Alcántara and Morata, all of whom played five years ago in France.

• Alba has appeared in 15 EURO finals matches – one fewer than Cesc Fàbregas and Andrés Iniesta, who jointly hold the tournament appearance record for Spain.

• Morata, with three goals scored at UEFA EURO 2016 and two so far at this tournament, was the only player in Enrique's squad other than Alba – on target in the 2012 final win against Italy – to have found the net at a major finals until Laporte, Pablo Sarabia and Ferran Torres all broke their duck against Slovakia and Azpilicueta – with his first international goal – and Oyarzabal followed suit against Croatia.

• Morata, who struck Spain's fourth goal in extra time against Croatia to become the country's joint leading scorer at EURO final tournaments alongside Fernando Torres, had a penalty saved against Slovakia – the fifth in a row that Spain have missed in regular play – and is the only member of the squad with an international goal tally in double figures (21). Koke has yet to score in 54 matches for his country.

• Only one of the 17 major tournament debutants in the squad has over 20 international caps to his name – Rodri, with 24 – and one of them, goalkeeper Robert Sánchez, has yet to make his debut.

• Two of those number – Pau Torres and Gerard Moreno – were UEFA Europa League winners with Villarreal in 2020/21, beating De Gea's Manchester United on penalties in the final, while Spanish champions Atlético de Madrid are also represented in the squad by two players – Koke and Marcos Llorente. English Premier League winners Manchester City have more players included, four, than any other club – Ferran Torres, Eric García, Rodri and Laporte – while there are three from Copa del Rey winners Barcelona, teenager Pedri joining his two 32-year-old club colleagues Busquets and Alba.

• Domestic cups were also won in 2020/21 by Morata in Italy (Juventus) and Sarabia in France (Paris Saint-Germain), while Azpilicueta lifted the most prestigious club trophy of them all as he captained Chelsea to victory in the UEFA Champions League.

• Gerard Moreno was the joint top scorer in the 2020/21 UEFA Europa League with seven goals and also notched 23 for Villarreal in the Spanish Liga, a figure bettered only by Lionel Messi, with 30 for Barcelona. He missed a penalty against Poland and has yet to score in four UEFA EURO 2020 outings, though he did convert his spot kick in the shoot-out win against Switzerland.

• Pedri became the youngest Spanish player to appear in a EURO final tournament match when he started the game against Sweden aged 18 years and 201 days. He then became the youngest from any country to appear in the competition's knockout phase when he took the field against Croatia 14 days later, though that record was soon eclipsed by England's Jude Bellingham, who was 18 years four days old when he appeared as a substitute against Ukraine on 3 July.


Squad list Only this chapter

Italy - Squad list
Current seasonOverall
1Salvatore Sirigu12/01/198734Torino - 501027-
21Gianluigi Donnarumma25/02/199922Milan - 505031-
26Alex Meret22/03/199724Napoli - 10002-
2Giovanni Di Lorenzo04/08/199327Napoli - 204011-
3Giorgio Chiellini14/08/198436Juventus - 30301108
4Leonardo Spinazzola25/03/199328Roma - 304018-
13Emerson03/08/199426Chelsea - 502017-
15Francesco Acerbi10/02/198833Lazio - 3130171
19Leonardo Bonucci01/05/198734Juventus - 101501077
23Alessandro Bastoni13/04/199922Internazionale - 00106-
24Alessandro Florenzi11/03/199130Roma - 4010442
25Rafael Tolói10/10/199030Atalanta - 00306-
5Manuel Locatelli08/01/199823Sassuolo - 0032133
6Marco Verratti05/11/199228Paris - 7230433
7Gaetano Castrovilli17/02/199724Fiorentina - 10103-
8Jorginho20/12/199129Chelsea - 9350335
12Matteo Pessina21/04/199724Atalanta - 003284
14Federico Chiesa25/10/199723Juventus - 6151302
16Bryan Cristante03/03/199526Roma - 1050161
18Nicolò Barella07/02/199724Internazionale - 8341276
20Federico Bernardeschi16/02/199427Juventus - 8120326
9Andrea Belotti20/12/199327Torino - 74403712
10Lorenzo Insigne04/06/199130Napoli - 43424510
11Domenico Berardi01/08/199426Sassuolo - 0040155
17Ciro Immobile20/02/199031Lazio - 43425015
22Giacomo Raspadori18/02/200021Sassuolo - 00102-
-Roberto Mancini27/11/196456 - 1005034-
Spain - Squad list
Current seasonOverall
1David de Gea07/11/199030Man. United - 300045-
13Robert Sánchez18/11/199723Brighton - 0000--
23Unai Simón11/06/199724Athletic Club - 005012-
2César Azpilicueta28/08/198931Chelsea - 0031281
3Diego Llorente16/08/199327Leeds - 30008-
4Pau Torres16/01/199724Villarreal - 1150131
12Eric García09/01/200120Man. City - 002010-
14José Gayà25/05/199526Valencia - 4110152
18Jordi Alba21/03/198932Barcelona - 3050778
24Aymeric Laporte27/05/199427Man. City - 005161
5Sergio Busquets16/07/198832Barcelona - 50301252
6Marcos Llorente30/01/199526Atlético - 00308-
8Koke08/01/199229Atlético - 005054-
10Thiago Alcántara11/04/199130Liverpool - 3030452
11Ferran Torres29/02/200021Man. City - 0052168
16Rodri22/06/199625Man. City - 7040241
17Fabián Ruiz03/04/199625Napoli - 6130151
19Dani Olmo07/05/199823Leipzig - 1140153
20Adama Traoré25/01/199625Wolves - 00106-
22Pablo Sarabia11/05/199229Paris - 315293
7Álvaro Morata23/10/199228Atlético - 64524521
9Gerard Moreno07/04/199229Villarreal - 3340155
21Mikel Oyarzabal21/04/199724Real Sociedad - 6251185
26Pedri25/11/200218Barcelona - 00509-
-Luis Enrique08/05/197051 - 105024-

Last updated 06/07/2021 13:07CET

Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeFelix Brych (GER)
  • Assistant refereesMark Borsch (GER) , Stefan Lupp (GER)
  • Video Assistant RefereeMarco Fritz (GER)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeChristian Dingert (GER)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeBastian Dankert (GER)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeChristian Gittelmann (GER)
  • Fourth officialSergei Karasev (RUS)
  • Reserve officialMaksim Gavrilin (RUS)
  • UEFA Referee observerHugh Dallas (SCO)


NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Felix Brych03/08/197520129

Felix Brych

Referee since: 1993
First division: 2004
FIFA badge: 2007

Tournaments: 2018 FIFA World Cup, UEFA EURO 2016, 2014 FIFA World Cup, 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, 2012 Olympic Games

2017 UEFA Champions League
2014 UEFA Europa League

UEFA European Championship matches featuring the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue

Other matches involving teams from either of the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
30/08/2007UEL2QRFK VojvodinaClub Atlético de Madrid1-2Novi Sad
23/10/2008UELGSUdinese CalcioTottenham Hotspur2-0Udine
19/08/2009UCLPOPanathinaikos FCClub Atlético de Madrid2-3Athens
29/09/2009UCLGSACF FiorentinaLiverpool FC2-0Florence
03/11/2009UCLGSAC MilanReal Madrid CF1-1Milan
24/02/2010UCLR16PFC CSKA MoskvaSevilla FC1-1Moscow
28/09/2010UCLGSAFC AjaxAC Milan1-1Amsterdam
02/11/2010UCLGSValencia CFRangers FC3-0Valencia
05/04/2011UCLQFReal Madrid CFTottenham Hotspur4-0Madrid
14/03/2012UCLR16Chelsea FCSSC Napoli4-1London
27/03/2012UCLQFAPOEL FCReal Madrid CF0-3Nicosia
18/04/2012UCLSFChelsea FCFC Barcelona1-0London
03/10/2012UCLGSFC ZenitAC Milan2-3St Petersburg
13/02/2013UCLR16Real Madrid CFManchester United FC1-1Madrid
22/10/2013UCLGSAC MilanFC Barcelona1-1Milan
10/12/2013UCLGSF.C. CopenhagenReal Madrid CF0-2Copenhagen
01/04/2014UCLQFFC BarcelonaClub Atlético de Madrid1-1Barcelona
14/05/2014UELFinalSevilla FCSL Benfica0-0Turin
01/10/2014UCLGSClub Atlético de MadridJuventus1-0Madrid
05/11/2014UCLGSAthletic ClubFC Porto0-2Bilbao
25/11/2014UCLGSPFC CSKA MoskvaAS Roma1-1Khimki
24/02/2015UCLR16Manchester City FCFC Barcelona1-2Manchester
22/04/2015UCLQFReal Madrid CFClub Atlético de Madrid1-0Madrid
07/05/2015UELSFSevilla FCACF Fiorentina3-0Seville
25/11/2015UCLGSJuventusManchester City FC1-0Turin
05/04/2016UCLQFFC BarcelonaClub Atlético de Madrid2-1Barcelona
17/08/2016UCLPOVillarreal CFAS Monaco FC1-2Villarreal
28/09/2016UCLGSSSC NapoliSL Benfica4-2Naples
22/02/2017UCLR16FC PortoJuventus0-2Porto
03/06/2017UCLFinalJuventusReal Madrid CF1-4Cardiff
01/11/2017UCLGSSSC NapoliManchester City FC2-4Naples
21/11/2017UCLGSSevilla FCLiverpool FC3-3Seville
13/02/2018UCLR16JuventusTottenham Hotspur2-2Turin
06/03/2018UCLR16Paris Saint-GermainReal Madrid CF1-2Paris
24/04/2018UCLSFLiverpool FCAS Roma5-2Liverpool
19/09/2018UCLGSValencia CFJuventus0-2Valencia
05/03/2019UCLR16Real Madrid CFAFC Ajax1-4Madrid
16/04/2019UCLQFFC BarcelonaManchester United FC3-0Barcelona
17/09/2019UCLGSSSC NapoliLiverpool FC2-0Naples
25/02/2020UCLR16SSC NapoliFC Barcelona1-1Naples
07/08/2020UCLR16Manchester City FCReal Madrid CF2-1Manchester
16/08/2020UELSFSevilla FCManchester United FC2-1Cologne
04/11/2020UCLGSSevilla FCFC Krasnodar3-2Seville
23/02/2021UCLR16Club Atlético de MadridChelsea FC0-1Bucharest
18/03/2021UELR16AC MilanManchester United FC0-1Milan
06/04/2021UCLQFReal Madrid CFLiverpool FC3-1Madrid
06/05/2021UELSFAS RomaManchester United FC3-2Rome

Last updated 05/07/2021 03:01CET

Team facts Only this chapter

UEFA European Championship records: Italy

2016 – quarter-finals
2012 – runners-up
2008 – quarter-finals
2004 – group stage
2000 – runners-up
1996 – group stage
1992 – did not qualify
1988 – semi-finals
1984 – did not qualify
1980 – fourth place
1976 – did not qualify
1972 – quarter-finals
1968 – winners
1964 – last 16
1960 – did not participate

Final tournament win
3-0 twice, most recently v Switzerland, 16/06/21

Final tournament defeat
4-0: Spain v Italy, 01/07/12

Qualifying win
9-1: Italy v Armenia, 18/11/19

Qualifying defeat
0-3: Italy v Sweden, 15/10/83

Final tournament appearances
Gianluigi Buffon
Leonardo Bonucci
Giorgio Chiellini
13: Paolo Maldini
13: Alessandro Del Piero
13: Antonio Cassano
12: Daniele De Rossi
11: Gianluca Zambrotta
11: Andrea Pirlo

Final tournament goals
3: Mario Balotelli
3: Antonio Cassano
2: Graziano Pellè
2: Pierluigi Casiraghi
2: Ciro Immobile
2: Lorenzo Insigne
2: Filippo Inzaghi
2: Manuel Locatelli
2: Matteo Pessina
2: Andrea Pirlo
2: Francesco Totti

Overall appearances
58: Gianluigi Buffon
41: Leonardo Bonucci
38: Giorgio Chiellini
37: Andrea Pirlo
35: Fabio Cannavaro
33: Paolo Maldini
32: Alessandro Del Piero
31: Daniele De Rossi
28: Christian Panucci
27: Giacinto Facchetti

Overall goals
14: Filippo Inzaghi
10: Luigi Riva
9: Alessandro Altobelli
9: Alessandro Del Piero
9: Antonio Cassano
7: Gianluca Vialli
7: Gianfranco Zola
6: Sandro Mazzola
6: Christian Vieri


UEFA European Championship records: Spain

2016 – round of 16
2012 – winners
2008 – winners
2004 – group stage
2000 – quarter-finals
1996 – quarter-finals
1992 – did not qualify
1988 – group stage
1984 – runners-up
1980 – group stage
1976 – quarter-finals
1972 – did not qualify
1968 – quarter-finals
1964 – winners
1960 – quarter-finals

Final tournament win
5-0: Slovakia v Spain, 23/06/21

Final tournament defeat
three times, most recently v Italy, 27/06/16

Qualifying win
12-1: Spain v Malta, 21/12/83

Qualifying defeat
three times, most recently France v Spain, 20/02/91
three times, most recently Sweden v Spain, 07/10/06
Spain's quarter-final against the Soviet Union on 22/05/60 was awarded 3-0 to the Soviet Union after Spain withdrew

Final tournament appearances
16: Cesc Fàbregas
Andrés Iniesta
15: Jordi Alba
15: Sergio Ramos
David Silva
14: Iker Casillas
13: Sergio Busquets
13: Fernando Torres
12: Xabi Alonso
11: Xavi Hernández

Final tournament goals
5: Álvaro Morata
Fernando Torres
4: David Villa
3: Alfonso Pérez
3: Cesc Fàbregas
3: David Silva

Overall appearances
Sergio Ramos
Iker Casillas
37: Andrés Iniesta
36: David Silva
35: Sergio Busquets
32: Cesc Fàbregas
32: Xavi Hernández
30: Andoni Zubizarreta
28: Jordi Alba
28: Xabi Alonso
27: Raúl González

Overall goals
19: Raúl González
18: David Villa
13: Carlos Santillana
10: Fernando Hierro
10: Álvaro Morata
10: David Silva
9: Fernando Torres
8: Paco Alcácer
8: Sergio Ramos


Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter


  • European Qualifiers
    Italy 2-0 Finland
    1-0 Barella 7, 2-0 Kean 74
    G. Donnarumma, Piccini, Chiellini, Biraghi (91 Spinazzola), Verratti (85 Zaniolo), Jorginho, Bernardeschi, Kean, Immobile (80 Quagliarella), Barella, Bonucci
  • (26/03/2019)
    Italy 6-0 Liechtenstein
    1-0 Sensi 17, 2-0 Verratti 32, 3-0 Quagliarella 35 (P) , 4-0 Quagliarella 45+3 (P) , 5-0 Kean 69, 6-0 Pavoletti 76
    Sirigu, Mancini, Verratti, Spinazzola, Jorginho (57 Zaniolo), Romagnoli, Kean, Sensi, Politano, Bonucci (79 Izzo), Quagliarella (72 Pavoletti)
  • (08/06/2019)
    Greece 0-3 Italy
    0-1 Barella 23, 0-2 Insigne 30, 0-3 Bonucci 33
    Sirigu, Chiellini, Emerson (68 De Sciglio), Verratti (81 Lorenzo Pellegrini), Jorginho, Belotti (84 Bernardeschi), Insigne, Chiesa, Florenzi, Barella, Bonucci
  • (11/06/2019)
    Italy 2-1 Bosnia and Herzegovina
    0-1 Džeko 32, 1-1 Insigne 49, 2-1 Verratti 86
    Sirigu, Chiellini, Emerson, Mancini (66 De Sciglio), Verratti, Jorginho, Insigne, Barella, Bonucci, Bernardeschi (80 Belotti), Quagliarella (46 Chiesa)
  • (05/09/2019)
    Armenia 1-3 Italy
    1-0 Karapetyan 11, 1-1 Belotti 28, 1-2 Lorenzo Pellegrini 77, 1-3 Airapetyan 80 (og)
    G. Donnarumma, Emerson, Verratti, Jorginho, Belotti, Bernardeschi (83 Lasagna), Romagnoli, Chiesa (61 Lorenzo Pellegrini), Florenzi, Barella (69 Sensi), Bonucci
  • (08/09/2019)
    Finland 1-2 Italy
    0-1 Immobile 59, 1-1 Pukki 72 (P) , 1-2 Jorginho 79 (P)
    G. Donnarumma, Acerbi, Emerson (8 Florenzi), Izzo, Lorenzo Pellegrini, Jorginho, Sensi, Chiesa (72 Bernardeschi), Immobile (76 Belotti), Barella, Bonucci
  • (12/10/2019)
    Italy 2-0 Greece
    1-0 Jorginho 63 (P) , 2-0 Bernardeschi 78
    G. Donnarumma, D'Ambrosio, Verratti, Spinazzola, Jorginho, Insigne, Chiesa (39 Bernardeschi), Acerbi, Immobile (79 Belotti), Barella (87 Zaniolo), Bonucci
  • (15/10/2019)
    Liechtenstein 0-5 Italy
    0-1 Bernardeschi 2, 0-2 Belotti 70, 0-3 Romagnoli 77, 0-4 El Shaarawy 82, 0-5 Belotti 90+2
    Sirigu, Di Lorenzo, Biraghi (88 Bonucci), Cristante, Verratti, Belotti, Grifo, Romagnoli, Zaniolo (63 El Shaarawy), Bernardeschi (74 Tonali), Mancini
  • (15/11/2019)
    Bosnia and Herzegovina 0-3 Italy
    0-1 Acerbi 21, 0-2 Insigne 37, 0-3 Belotti 52
    G. Donnarumma (88 Gollini), Emerson, Tonali, Florenzi, Jorginho, Belotti, Insigne (86 Castrovilli), Acerbi, Barella, Bonucci, Bernardeschi (75 El Shaarawy)
  • (18/11/2019)
    Italy 9-1 Armenia
    1-0 Immobile 8, 2-0 Zaniolo 9, 3-0 Barella 29, 4-0 Immobile 33, 5-0 Zaniolo 64, 6-0 Romagnoli 72, 7-0 Jorginho 75 (P) , 8-0 Orsolini 78, 8-1 Babayan 79, 9-1 Chiesa 81
    Sirigu (77 Meret), Di Lorenzo, Biraghi, Tonali, Jorginho, Zaniolo, Romagnoli, Chiesa, Immobile, Barella (46 Orsolini), Bonucci (69 Izzo)
  • Final tournament - Group stage
    Group A - Group Standings
    Matchday 1 (11/06/2021)
    Turkey 0-3 Italy
    0-1 Merih Demiral 53 (og) , 0-2 Immobile 66, 0-3 Insigne 79
    G. Donnarumma, Chiellini, Spinazzola, Locatelli (74 Cristante), Jorginho, Insigne (81 Chiesa), Berardi (85 Bernardeschi), Immobile (81 Belotti), Barella, Bonucci, Florenzi (46 Di Lorenzo)
  • Matchday 2 (16/06/2021)
    Italy 3-0 Switzerland
    1-0 Locatelli 26, 2-0 Locatelli 52, 3-0 Immobile 89
    G. Donnarumma, Di Lorenzo, Chiellini (24 Acerbi), Spinazzola, Locatelli (86 Pessina), Jorginho, Insigne (69 Chiesa), Berardi (70 Tolói), Immobile, Barella (86 Cristante), Bonucci
  • Matchday 3 (20/06/2021)
    Italy 1-0 Wales
    1-0 Pessina 39
    G. Donnarumma (89 Sirigu), Verratti, Jorginho (75 Cristante), Belotti, Pessina (87 Castrovilli), Emerson, Chiesa, Bonucci (46 Acerbi), Bernardeschi (75 Raspadori), Bastoni, Tolói
  • Final tournament - Round of 16
    Matchday 4 (26/06/2021)
    Italy 2-1 Austria
    1-0 Chiesa 95 ET, 2-0 Pessina 105 ET, 2-1 Kalajdzic 114 ET
    G. Donnarumma, Di Lorenzo, Spinazzola, Verratti (67 Locatelli), Jorginho, Insigne (108 Cristante), Berardi (84 Chiesa), Acerbi, Immobile (84 Belotti), Barella (67 Pessina), Bonucci
  • Final tournament - Quarter-finals
    Matchday 5 (02/07/2021)
    Belgium 1-2 Italy
    0-1 Barella 31, 0-2 Insigne 44, 1-2 Lukaku 45+2 (P)
    G. Donnarumma, Di Lorenzo, Chiellini, Spinazzola (79 Emerson), Verratti (74 Cristante), Jorginho, Insigne (79 Berardi), Chiesa (91 Tolói), Immobile (74 Belotti), Barella, Bonucci
  • Final tournament - Semi-finals
    Matchday 6 (06/07/2021)


  • European Qualifiers
    Spain 2-1 Norway
    1-0 Rodrigo 16, 1-1 King 65 (P) , 2-1 Ramos 71 (P)
    De Gea, Iñigo Martínez, Sergio Busquets, Morata (89 Mata), Ceballos (74 Canales), Rodrigo, Asensio, Ramos, Jordi Alba, Parejo (76 Rodri), Jesús Navas
  • (26/03/2019)
    Malta 0-2 Spain
    0-1 Morata 31, 0-2 Morata 73
    Kepa, Gayà, Saúl Ñíguez (65 Jesús Navas), Morata (79 Rodrigo), Asensio, Canales, Hermoso, Bernat (56 Muniain), Ramos, Rodri, Sergi Roberto
  • (07/06/2019)
    Faroe Islands 1-4 Spain
    0-1 Ramos 6, 0-2 Jesús Navas 19, 1-2 K. Olsen 30, 1-3 Gestsson 34 (og) , 1-4 Gayà 71
    Kepa, Hermoso, Morata, Sergi Roberto, Isco (74 Fabián Ruiz), Gayà, Ramos (46 Diego Llorente), Rodri, Aspas (56 Asensio), Santi Cazorla, Jesús Navas
  • (10/06/2019)
    Spain 3-0 Sweden
    1-0 Ramos 64 (P) , 2-0 Morata 85 (P) , 3-0 Oyarzabal 87
    Kepa, Carvajal, Iñigo Martínez (88 Diego Llorente), Sergio Busquets, Rodrigo (71 Oyarzabal), Isco, Asensio (65 Morata), Ramos, Jordi Alba, Fabián Ruiz, Parejo
  • (05/09/2019)
    Romania 1-2 Spain
    0-1 Ramos 29 (P) , 0-2 Alcácer 47, 1-2 Andone 59
    Kepa, Diego Llorente, Sergio Busquets, Ceballos (76 Sarabia), Saúl Ñíguez, Alcácer (84 Hermoso), Ramos, Fabián Ruiz, Jordi Alba, Rodrigo (71 Oyarzabal), Jesús Navas
  • (08/09/2019)
    Spain 4-0 Faroe Islands
    1-0 Rodrigo 13, 2-0 Rodrigo 50, 3-0 Alcácer 90, 4-0 Alcácer 90+3
    De Gea, Carvajal, Hermoso, Thiago Alcántara, Suso (68 Sarabia), Oyarzabal (60 Alcácer), Gayà, Ramos (84 Unai Nuñez), Rodri, Rodrigo, Parejo
  • (12/10/2019)
    Norway 1-1 Spain
    0-1 Saúl Ñíguez 47, 1-1 King 90+4 (P)
    Kepa, Albiol, Sergio Busquets, Ceballos (64 Santi Cazorla), Saúl Ñíguez, Bernat (88 Iñigo Martínez), Ramos, Fabián Ruiz, Rodrigo, Oyarzabal (78 Rodri), Jesús Navas
  • (15/10/2019)
    Sweden 1-1 Spain
    1-0 Berg 50, 1-1 Rodrigo 90+2
    De Gea (60 Kepa), Carvajal (81 Jesús Navas), Albiol, Iñigo Martínez, Ceballos, Gerard Moreno, Thiago Alcántara (66 Rodrigo), Bernat, Rodri, Fabián Ruiz, Oyarzabal
  • (15/11/2019)
    Spain 7-0 Malta
    1-0 Morata 23, 2-0 Santi Cazorla 41, 3-0 Pau Torres 62, 4-0 Sarabia 63, 5-0 Olmo 69, 6-0 Gerard Moreno 71, 7-0 Jesús Navas 85
    Pau López, Albiol, Morata (66 Olmo), Thiago Alcántara, Sarabia, Bernat, Ramos (60 Pau Torres), Rodri, Gerard Moreno, Santi Cazorla (53 Alcácer), Jesús Navas
  • (18/11/2019)
    Spain 5-0 Romania
    1-0 Fabián Ruiz 8, 2-0 Gerard Moreno 33, 3-0 Gerard Moreno 43, 4-0 Rus 45+1 (og) , 5-0 Oyarzabal 90+2
    Kepa, Carvajal, Iñigo Martínez, Sergio Busquets, Morata, Saúl Ñíguez, Ramos (62 Albiol), Fabián Ruiz, Gayà, Gerard Moreno (56 Oyarzabal), Santi Cazorla (67 Alcácer)
  • Final tournament - Group stage
    Group E - Group Standings
    Matchday 1 (14/06/2021)
    Spain 0-0 Sweden
    Unai Simón, Pau Torres, Llorente, Morata (66 Sarabia), Koke (87 Fabián Ruiz), Ferran Torres (74 Oyarzabal), Rodri (66 Thiago Alcántara), Jordi Alba, Olmo (74 Gerard Moreno), Laporte, Pedri
  • Matchday 2 (19/06/2021)
    Spain 1-1 Poland
    1-0 Morata 25, 1-1 Lewandowski 54
    Unai Simón, Pau Torres, Llorente, Morata (87 Oyarzabal), Koke (68 Sarabia), Gerard Moreno (68 Fabián Ruiz), Rodri, Jordi Alba, Olmo (61 Ferran Torres), Laporte, Pedri
  • Matchday 3 (23/06/2021)
    Slovakia 0-5 Spain
    0-1 Dúbravka 30 (og) , 0-2 Laporte 45+3, 0-3 Sarabia 56, 0-4 Ferran Torres 67, 0-5 Kucka 71 (og)
    Unai Simón, Azpilicueta (77 Oyarzabal), Sergio Busquets (71 Thiago Alcántara), Morata (66 Ferran Torres), Koke, Gerard Moreno (77 Traoré), Eric García (71 Pau Torres), Jordi Alba, Sarabia, Laporte, Pedri
  • Final tournament - Round of 16
    Matchday 4 (28/06/2021)
    Croatia 3-5 Spain
    1-0 Pedri 20 (og) , 1-1 Sarabia 38, 1-2 Azpilicueta 57, 1-3 Ferran Torres 77, 2-3 Oršić 85, 3-3 Pašalić 90+2, 3-4 Morata 100 ET, 3-5 Oyarzabal 103 ET
    Unai Simón, Azpilicueta, Sergio Busquets (101 Rodri), Morata, Koke (77 Fabián Ruiz), Ferran Torres (88 Oyarzabal), Eric García (71 Pau Torres), Gayà (77 Jordi Alba), Sarabia (71 Olmo), Laporte, Pedri
  • Final tournament - Quarter-finals
    Matchday 5 (02/07/2021)
    Switzerland 1-1 Spain
    0-1 Zakaria 8 (og) , 1-1 Shaqiri 68
    Sergio Busquets 0-0 (missed) , Gavranović 1-0 , Olmo 1-1 , Schär 1-1 (missed) , Rodri 1-1 (missed) , Akanji 1-1 (missed) , Gerard Moreno 1-2 , Vargas 1-2 (missed) , Oyarzabal 1-3
    Unai Simón, Azpilicueta, Pau Torres (113 Thiago Alcántara), Sergio Busquets, Morata (54 Gerard Moreno), Koke (91 Llorente), Ferran Torres (91 Oyarzabal), Jordi Alba, Sarabia (46 Olmo), Laporte, Pedri (119 Rodri)
  • Final tournament - Semi-finals
    Matchday 6 (06/07/2021)

Last updated 05/07/2021 17:14CET

Competition facts Only this chapter

UEFA European Football Championship final tournament: Did you know?

• Spain (1964, 2008, 2012) and Germany (1972, 1980 – both as West Germany – 1996) are the competition's most successful sides having lifted the trophy three times each. Only France (1984, 2000) have also triumphed more than once.

• Only three teams have ever won the UEFA European Championship on home soil: Spain (1964), Italy (1968) and France (1984).

• In 2012 Spain became the first nation to retain the Henri Delaunay Cup, having also won in 2008. The Soviet Union (1960, 1964) and West Germany (1972, 1976) returned to the final as holders only to lose.

• Eight players have appeared in two victorious finals – Iker Casillas, Sergio Ramos, Andrés Iniesta, Xavi Hernández, Cesc Fàbregas and David Silva all started Spain's triumphs in 2008 and 2012, with Fernando Torres starting in 2008 and coming on four years later and Xabi Alonso coming on in the 2008 final and starting in 2012. Rainer Bonhof twice picked up a winners' medal with West Germany (1972, 1980) but did not play in either tournament.

• Berti Vogts was a winner as a player with West Germany in 1972 and as Germany coach in 1996, making him the only man to triumph in both roles.

• Since 1980, when the final tournament expanded to become an eight-team event, the hosts or co-hosts have only failed to reach the semi-finals – or better – four times: Italy (1980), Belgium (2000), Austria and Switzerland (2008) and Poland and Ukraine (2012).

• UEFA EURO 2020 is Germany's 13th successive UEFA European Championship final tournament – they last missed out as West Germany in 1968.

• Germany appearing in the finals for the 13th time at UEFA EURO 2020, one more than Russia (includes appearances as USSR). This is the 11th tournament for Spain.

• Eight teams have qualified for the finals with a perfect record, including Belgium and Italy this time round. The others are France (1992 and 2004), the Czech Republic (2000), Spain and Germany (2012) and England (2016).

• The Netherlands' 6-1 defeat of Yugoslavia in the UEFA EURO 2000 quarter-finals is the biggest win in a final tournament. Four games have finished 5-0, most recently Spain's 2020 defeat of Slovakia.

• Three teams have held the UEFA European Championship and FIFA World Cup at the same time. West Germany won the European title in 1972 and added the world crown two years later, while France claimed the 1998 World Cup and UEFA EURO 2000 and Spain triumphed at UEFA EURO 2008 and the 2010 World Cup. Spain's 2012 EURO victory made them the first country to win three major tournaments in a row; West Germany were within a shoot-out of achieving the feat before their 1976 loss to Czechoslovakia.

• For West Germany, Sepp Maier, Franz Beckenbauer, Hans-Georg Schwarzenbeck, Paul Breitner, Uli Hoeness and Gerd Müller played in both those finals, while Fabien Barthez, Marcel Desailly, Bixente Lizarazu, Lilian Thuram, Didier Deschamps, Youri Djorkaeff, Patrick Vieira, Zinédine Zidane and Christophe Dugarry achieved the feat for France.

• Iker Casillas, Sergio Ramos, Carles Puyol, Joan Capdevila, Andrés Iniesta, Xavi Hernández, Cesc Fàbregas, Xabi Alonso and Fernando Torres played in Spain's 2008 EURO final win and the 2010 World Cup success. Casillas, Ramos, Iniesta, Xavi, Fàbregas, Alonso and Torres appeared in all three of Spain's final wins between 2008 and 2012.

• In addition to the 24 players mentioned above, Dino Zoff (Italy 1968, 1982) and Germany's Thomas Hässler and Jürgen Klinsmann (1990, 1996) also featured in two final triumphs.

• In 2016 Portugal's Real Madrid pair Pepe and Cristiano Ronaldo joined a small group of players to have appeared in European Cup and UEFA European Championship final victories in the same year. Luis Suárez achieved the feat with Internazionale Milano and Spain in 1964, while in 1988 PSV Eindhoven quartet Hans van Breucklen, Ronald Koeman, Barry van Aerle and Gerald Vanenburg were all in the victorious Netherlands side. In 2012 Fernando Torres and Juan Mata both appeared in final wins for Chelsea and Spain.

• Wim Kieft and Nicolas Anelka narrowly missed out on this club. A European Champion Clubs' Cup finalist with PSV in 1988, Kieft was an unused substitute in the Netherlands' European Championship triumph, while Anelka was similarly thwarted with France in 2000 after appearing in Real Madrid's UEFA Champions League final. Anelka's Madrid team-mate Christian Karembeu holds the unique position of being an unused substitute in European Cup and European Championship final victories in the same year.

• In 2008 Germany's Michael Ballack, then with Chelsea, became the first player to appear in European Cup and EURO final defeats in the same year.

• Four players have followed European Cup final defeat with EURO victory in the same year: Ignacio Zoco and Amancio Amaro (1964, Real Madrid and Spain) and Manny Kaltz and Horst Hrubesch (1980, Hamburg and West Germany).

• Gábor Király is the oldest player to have appeared in a UEFA European Championship finals; he was aged 40 years 86 days in Hungary's 4-0 loss against Belgium at UEFA EURO 2016.

• Poland's Kacper Kozłowski is the youngest player to have featured; he was 17 years and 246 days when he came on as a substitute against Croatia on Matchday 2 of UEFA EURO 2020.

• Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to appear, and score, in five EUROs with his two goals against Hungary on Matchday 1 at UEFA EURO 2020. Twenty-one players have appeared in four final tournaments: Lothar Matthäus, Peter Schmeichel, Alessandro Del Piero, Edwin van der Sar, Lilian Thuram, Olof Mellberg, Gianluigi Buffon, Petr Čech, Zlatan Ibrahimović, Andreas Isaksson, Kim Källström, Jaroslav Plašil, Lukas Podolski, Tomáš Rosický, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Darijo Srna, Giorgio Chiellini, Sebastian Larsson, Luka Modrić, João Moutinho and Pepe.

• Austria's Ivica Vastic is the oldest player to have scored, having found the net in a 1-1 draw against Poland at UEFA EURO 2008 aged 38 years 257 days.

• Johan Vonlanthen was 18 years 141 days old when scoring in Switzerland's 3-1 defeat by France at UEFA EURO 2004, making him the youngest player to have struck at the finals.

• Russia's Dmitri Kirichenko scored the fastest goal in a UEFA European Championship; his effort against Greece at UEFA EURO 2004 was timed at 67 seconds.

• There have been eight hat-tricks in a final tournament: Dieter Müller (1976), Klaus Allofs (1980), Michel Platini (1984, twice), Marco van Basten (1988), Sérgio Conceição (2000), Patrick Kluivert (2000) and David Villa (2008).

UEFA European Championship final tournament: All-time records
Leading scorer by tournament
1960: 2 François Heutte (FRA), Viktor Ponedelnik (URS), Valentin Ivanov (URS), Dražan Jerković (YUG)
1964: 2 Jesús María Pereda (ESP), Ferenc Bene (HUN), Deszö Novák (HUN)
1968: 2 Dragan Džajić (YUG)
1972: 4 Gerd Müller (FRG)
1976: 4 Dieter Müller (FRG)
1980: 3 Klaus Allofs (FRG)
1984: 9 Michel Platini (FRA)
1988: 5 Marco van Basten (NED)
1992: 3 Henrik Larsen (DEN), Karl-Heinz Riedle (GER), Dennis Bergkamp (NED), Tomas Brolin (SWE)
1996: 5 Alan Shearer (ENG)
2000: 5 Patrick Kluivert (NED), Savo Milošević (YUG)
2004: 5 Milan Baroš (CZE)
2008: 4 David Villa (ESP)
2012: 3 Fernando Torres (ESP), Alan Dzagoev (RUS), Mario Gomez (GER), Mario Mandžukić (CRO), Mario Balotelli (ITA), Cristiano Ronaldo (POR)
2016: 6 Antoine Griezmann (FRA)

Oldest player
40yrs 86 days: Gábor Király (Hungary 0-4 Belgium, 26/06/16)
39yrs 91 days: Lothar Matthäus (Portugal 3-0 Germany, 20/06/00)
38yrs 308 days: Morten Olsen (Italy 2-0 Denmark, 17/06/88)
38 yrs 272 days: Maarten Stekelenburg (North Macedonia 0-3 Netherlands, 21/06/21)
38yrs 271 days: Peter Shilton (England 1-3 Netherlands, 15/06/88)

Youngest player
17 yrs 246 days: Kacper Kozłowski (Spain 1-1 Poland, 19/06/21)
17 yrs 349 days: Jude Bellingham (England 1-0 Croata, 13/06/21)
18 yrs 71 days: Jetro Willems (Netherlands 0-1 Denmark, 09/06/12)
18yrs 115 days: Enzo Scifo (Belgium 2-0 Yugoslavia, 13/06/84)
18 yrs 117 days: Jamal Musiala (Germany 2-2 Hungary, 23/06/21)

Oldest goalscorer
38 yrs 257 days: Ivica Vastic (Austria 1-1 Poland, 12/06/08)
37 yrs 321 days: Goran Pandev (North Macedonia 1-3 Austria, 13/06/2021)
37 yrs 62 days: Zoltán Gera (Hungary 3-3 Portugal, 22/06/16)
36 yrs 194 days: Gareth McAuley (Ukraine 0-2 Northern Ireland, 16/06/16)
36 yrs 138 days: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal 2-2 France, 23/06/21)

Youngest goalscorer
18yrs 141 days: Johan Vonlanthen (Switzerland 1-3 France, 21/06/04)
18yrs 237 days: Wayne Rooney (England 3-0 Switzerland, 17/06/04)
18yrs 317 days: Renato Sanches (Poland 1-1 Portugal (3-5 pens), 01/07/16)
19 yrs 108 days: Dragan Stojković (France 3-2 Yugoslavia, 19/06/84)
19 yrs 127 days: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal 1-2 Greece, 12/06/04)

Most goals in a match
9 (4-5): France v Yugoslavia (06/07/60)
8 (5-3): Spain v Croatia (28/06/21)
7 (5-2): France v Iceland (03/07/16)
7 (6-1): Netherlands v Yugoslavia (25/06/00)
7 (3-4): Yugoslavia v Spain (21/06/00)

Biggest victory
6-1: Netherlands v Yugoslavia (25/06/00)
5-0: Spain v Slovakia (23/06/21)
5-0: Sweden v Bulgaria (14/06/04)
5-0: Denmark v Yugoslavia (16/06/84)
5-0: France v Belgium (16/06/84)

Dieter Müller (West Germany 4-2 Yugoslavia, semi-finals 17/06/76)
Klaus Allofs (West Germany 3-2 Netherlands, group stage 14/06/80)
Michel Platini (France 5-0 Belgium, group stage 16/06/84)
Michel Platini (France 3-2 Yugoslavia, group stage 19/06/84)
Marco van Basten (Netherlands 3-1 England, group stage 15/06/88)
Sérgio Conceição (Portugal 3-0 Germany, group stage 20/06/00)
Patrick Kluivert (Netherlands 6-1 Yugoslavia, quarter-finals 25/06/00)
David Villa (Spain 4-1 Russia, group stage 10/06/08)

Fastest hat-trick
18mins: Michel Platini (France 3-2 Yugoslavia, 19/06/84)

Fastest goals
1 min 7 secs: Dmitri Kirichenko (Russia 2-1 Greece, 20/06/04)
1 min 22 secs: Emil Forsberg (Sweden 3-2 Poland, 23/06/21)
1 min 39 secs: Yussuf Poulsen (Denmark 1-2 Belgium, 17/06/21)
1 min 40 secs: Robert Lewandowski (Poland 1-1 Portugal (3-5 pens), 01/07/16)
2 mins 0 secs: Robbie Brady (France 2-1 Republic of Ireland, 26/06/16)
2 mins 7 secs: Sergei Aleinikov (England 1-3 Soviet Union, 18/06/88)
2 mins 14 secs: Alan Shearer (Germany 1-1 England, 26/06/96)
2 mins 25 secs: Michael Owen (Portugal 2-2 England, 24/06/04)
2 mins 27 secs: Hristo Stoichkov (Bulgaria 1-0 Romania, 13/06/96)
2 mins 42 secs: Paul Scholes (Portugal 3-2 England, 17/06/00)

60: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
58: Gianluigi Buffon (Italy)
51: Mario Frick (Liechtenstein)
51: Luka Modrić (Croatia)
50: Petr Čech (Czech Republic)
49: Andreas Isaksson (Sweden)
49: Kim Kallström (Sweden)
49: Robbie Keane (Republic of Ireland)
49: Sergio Ramos (Spain)
48: Iker Casillas (Spain)
48: Sergei Ignashevich (Russia)
47: Sargis Hovsepyan (Armenia)
47: João Moutinho (Portugal)
47: Darijo Srna (Croatia)
47: Lilian Thuram (France)

Final tournament
25: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
19: João Moutinho (Portugal)
19: Pepe (Portugal)
18: Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany)
17: Gianluigi Buffon (Italy)
16: Leonardo Bonucci (Italy)
16: Cesc Fàbregas (Spain)
16: Andrés Iniesta (Spain)
16: Rui Patrício (Portugal)
16: Lilian Thuram (France)
16: Edwin van der Sar (Netherlands)
15: Jordi Alba (Spain)
15: Giorgio Chiellini (Italy)
15: Hugo Lloris (France)
15: Thomas Müller (Germany)
15: Manuel Neuer (Germany)
15: Nani (Portugal)
15: Sergio Ramos (Spain)
15: David Silva (Spain)

Final tournament
12: West Germany/Germany
11: Soviet Union/Russia
10: Spain; Netherlands
9: Czech Republic; Denmark; England; France; Italy

Appearing in five finals tournaments
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020)

Appearing in four finals tournaments
4: Lothar Matthäus (West Germany/Germany 1980, 1984, 1988, 2000) 
4: Peter Schmeichel (Denmark 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000) 
4: Alessandro Del Piero (Italy 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008) 
4: Edwin van der Sar (Netherlands 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008) 
4: Lilian Thuram (France 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008) 
4: Olof Mellberg (Sweden 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012) 
4: Gianluigi Buffon (Italy 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016) 
4: Petr Čech (Czech Republic 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)
4: Zlatan Ibrahimović (Sweden 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016) 
4: Andreas Isaksson (Sweden 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016) 
4: Kim Källström (Sweden 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016) 
4: Jaroslav Plašil (Czech Republic 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016) 
4: Lukas Podolski (Germany 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016) 
4: Tomáš Rosický (Czech Republic 2000, 2004, 2012, 2016) 
4: Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)
4: Darijo Srna (Croatia 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016) 
4: Giorgio Chiellini (Italy 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020)
4: Sebastian Larsson (Sweden 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020)
4: Luka Modrić (Croatia 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020)
4: João Moutinho (Portugal 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020)
4: Pepe (Portugal 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020)

45: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
25: Zlatan Ibrahimović (Sweden)
24: Robert Lewandowski (Poland)
23: Robbie Keane (Republic of Ireland)
22: Jon Dahl Tomasson (Denmark)
21: Jan Koller (Czech Republic)
21: Hakan Şükür (Turkey)
20: Wayne Rooney (England)
20: Davor Šuker (Yugoslavia/Croatia)
19: Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Netherlands)
19: Miroslav Klose (Germany)
19: Raúl González (Spain)
18: Artem Dzyuba (Russia)
18: Thierry Henry (France)
18: Harry Kane (England)
18: David Villa (Spain)
18: Zlatko Zahovič (Slovenia)

Final tournament
14: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
9: Michel Platini (France)
7: Antoine Griezmann (France)
7: Alan Shearer (England)
6: Zlatan Ibrahimović (Sweden)
6: Thierry Henry (France)
6: Patrick Kluivert (Netherlands)
6: Nuno Gomes (Portugal)
6: Ruud van Nistelrooy (Netherlands)



:: Previous meetings

Goals for/against: Goal totals include the outcome of disciplinary decisions (e.g. match forfeits when a 3-0 result is determined). Goals totals do not include goals scored during a penalty shoot-out after a tie ended in a draw

:: Squad list

Qual.: Total European Qualifiers appearances/goals for UEFA EURO 2020 only.
FT: Total UEFA EURO 2020 appearances/goals in final tournament only.
Overall: Total international appearances/goals.
DoB: Date of birth
Age: Based on the date press kit was last updated
D: Disciplinary (*: misses next match if booked, S: suspended)

:: Team facts

EURO finals:
The UEFA European Championship was a four-team event in 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972 and 1976 (when the preliminary round and quarter-finals were considered part of qualifying).

From 1980 it was expanded to an eight-team finals and remained in that format in 1984, 1988 and 1992 until 1996, when the 16-team format was adopted. UEFA EURO 2016 was the first tournament to be played as a 24-team finals.

Records of inactive countries
A number of UEFA associations have been affected by dissolution or splits of member associations. For statistical purposes, the records of these inactive countries have been allocated elsewhere: therefore, all Soviet Union matches are awarded to Russia; all West Germany – but not East Germany – matches are awarded to Germany; all Yugoslavia and Serbia & Montenegro matches are awarded to Serbia; all Czechoslovakia matches are allocated to both the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Abandoned/forfeited matches
For statisical purposes, when a match has been started and then abandoned but later forfeited, the result on the pitch at the time of abandonment is counted. Matches that never started and were either cancelled or forfeited are not included in the overall statistics.


Other abbreviations

  • (aet): After extra time
  • pens: Penalties
  • No.: Number
  • og: Own goal
  • ag: Match decided on away goals
  • P: Penalty
  • agg: Aggregate
  • Pld: Matches played
  • AP: Appearances
  • Pos.: Position
  • Comp.: Competition
  • Pts: Points
  • D: Drawn
  • R: Sent off (straight red card)
  • DoB: Date of birth
  • Res.: Result
  • ET: Extra Time
  • sg: Match decided by silver goal
  • GA: Goals against
  • t: Match decided by toss of a coin
  • GF: Goals for
  • W: Won
  • gg: Match decided by golden goal
  • Y: Booked
  • L: Lost
  • Y/R: Sent off (two yellow cards)
  • Nat.: Nationality
  • N/A: Not applicable
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