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SpainSpainStadion Ljudski vrt - MariborSaturday 27 March 2021
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Group B - Matchday 2
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    Previous meetings Only this chapter

    Head to Head

    UEFA European Under-21 Championship
    DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
    16/06/2019GS-FTItaly - Spain3-1
    BolognaChiesa 36, 64, Lorenzo Pellegrini 82 (P); Ceballos 9
    UEFA European Under-21 Championship
    DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
    27/06/2017SFSpain - Italy3-1
    KrakowSaúl Ñíguez 53, 65, 74; Bernardeschi 62
    UEFA European Under-21 Championship
    DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
    18/06/2013FItaly - Spain2-4
    JerusalemImmobile 10, Borini 80; Thiago Alcántara 6, 31, 38 (P), Isco 66 (P)
    UEFA European Under-21 Championship
    DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
    10/10/2006POSpain - Italy1-2
    agg: 1-2
    PalenciaSoldado 60; Chiellini 25, Montolivo 35
    06/10/2006POItaly - Spain0-0Modena
    UEFA European Under-21 Championship
    DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
    31/05/1996FItaly - Spain1-1
    (aet, 4-2pens)
    BarcelonaTotti 11; Raúl González 41
    UEFA European Under-21 Championship
    DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
    29/03/1990QFSpain - Italy1-0
    agg: 2-3
    LogronoMendiguren Egaña 78
    21/02/1990QFItaly - Spain3-1
    AnconaStroppa 3, 78, Casiraghi 54; Hierro 88
    UEFA European Under-21 Championship
    DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
    29/10/1986FSpain - Italy2-1
    agg: 3-3 (aet, 3-0pens)
    ValladolidEloy Olaya 36, Roberto 75; Francini 38
    15/10/1986FItaly - Spain2-1
    RomeVialli 50, Giannini 76; Calderé 36
     QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
    HomeAway  
    PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
    Total
    Spain100110108413104241515
    Italy101011008314104241515

    Last updated 25/03/2021 14:57CET

    Match background Only this chapter

    The two most successful teams in UEFA European Under-21 Championship history meet at the Stadion Ljudski vrt in Maribor as Spain take on Italy in the second round of Group B games.

    • The sides have five titles apiece and have crossed swords in three finals, Spain prevailing in 1986 and 2013 and Italy coming out on top in 1996. Italy also beat Spain in the group stage two years ago, although it was Spain who went on to finish first in the section and ultimately take the title.

    • Spain hit the ground running on Matchday 1, second-half goals from Javier Puado (53), Gonzalo Villar (54) and Juan Miranda (89) earning an opening win against co-hosts Slovenia. A 75th-minute Giulio Maggiore own goal meant Italy had to settle for a 1-1 draw against the Czech Republic, Gianluca Scamacca having given them a first-half lead. The Azzurrini ended the game with nine men following the late dismissals of Sandro Tonali and Riccardo Marchizza.

    Previous meetings
    • This will be the sides' 11th European U21 Championship fixture. Each has four wins and scored 15 goals in those previous ten matches.

    • On Matchday 1 of the 2019 finals, a Federico Chiesa double (36, 64) helped hosts Italy overturn Dani Ceballos' ninth-minute opener in Bologna. A Lorenzo Pellegrini penalty eight minutes from time sealed the win, but Spain bounced back to progress to the semi-finals as Group A winners, Italy and Poland losing out in a three-way head-to-head after the teams had all finished with six points.

    • Patrick Cutrone came on as second-half substitute in that match, Tonali remaining on the bench.

    • In the 2017 semi-finals, a Saúl Ñíguez hat-trick gave Spain a 3-1 semi-final win in Kraków against an Italy side whose sole response came from Federico Bernardeschi. Spain went on to lose 1-0 to Germany in the final.

    • Spain had run out 4-2 winners against Italy in the 2013 final in Jerusalem, Thiago Alcántara scoring three of their goals and Isco the other from the penalty spot; Ciro Immobile and Fabio Borini were the Italy players on target.

    • That was the countries' third U21 final meeting. Spain won their two-legged 1986 contest 3-0 on penalties after a 3-3 aggregate draw, while Italy came out on top ten years later, again on penalties, 4-2 in Barcelona after Francesco Totti and Raúl González had swapped goals.

    • Spain were 3-0 friendly winners against Italy on 1 September 2017 having also triumphed 2-1 in Rome that March.

    • Brahim Díaz and Abel Ruiz were both on target in Spain's 4-2 win against Italy in the 2016 European U17 Championship group stage. Andrea Pinamonti got one of the goals for Italy, whose team also included Alessandro Plizzari, Raoul Bellanova, Matteo Gabbia and Davide Frattesi.

    • Ruiz scored twice more against Italy in a 3-1 Spain win in the 2017 U17 EURO group stage; Álvaro Fernández, Miranda and Hugo Guillamón were among his Spain team-mates.

    • A Ruiz penalty earned Spain a 2-1 success against Italy in the 2019 European U19 Championship group stage. Miranda and Guillamón both started the game in Yerevan; Italy's side included Marco Carnesecchi and Giacomo Raspadori.

    Form guide
    Spain
    • This is Spain's eighth appearance in the U21 final tournament since 1998, and a sixth in the competition's last seven editions. They have only failed to get past the group stage once in those eight participations, in 2009, and have reached the final in each of their last four, lifting the trophy in 2011, 2013 and 2019.

    • Current coach Luis de la Fuente – who succeeded Albert Celades in July 2018 – led Spain to a 2-1 final victory against Germany in Udine in 2019. His side had finished first in Group A before beating France 4-1 in the semi-finals.

    • Spain have lost only three of 37 European U21 Championship games (W30 D4) – against Italy on Matchday 1 at the 2019 finals, in qualification at home to Northern Ireland on 11 September 2018 (1-2) and Germany in the 2017 final (0-1).

    • De la Fuente's team won nine of their ten qualifiers in booking their place at the 2021 finals, dropping points only in a 1-1 draw in Israel on 19 November 2019. They won their next five qualifiers, keeping a clean sheet in each, and have now not conceded in 549 minutes of competitive football. They finished on 28 points, ten ahead of North Macedonia at the top of Group 6.

    • Spain conceded only one goal – a penalty – in qualifying, which gave them the best defensive record; no other team conceded fewer than four.

    • Spain have won 19 of their last 22 matches at the final tournament (D1 L2); the 2019 defeat by Italy was their first in the group stage since a 2-0 reverse to England on 18 June 2009.

    • De la Fuente also led Spain to the 2015 UEFA European Under-19 Championship title in Greece.

    Italy
    • Italy have participated in 11 of the 13 final tournaments since 1998, missing out only in 1998 and 2011. They have reached the semi-finals or better in six of those previous ten appearances, claiming the trophy in 2000 and 2004.

    • Italy were also champions for three tournaments running between 1992 and 1996, and reached the 1986 final.

    • The Azzurrini qualified automatically for the 2019 finals as hosts, but were unable to progress beyond the group stage despite winning two of their three fixtures, beating both Spain and Belgium 3-1 either side of a costly 1-0 loss to Poland. They finished in second place level with eventual champions Spain and Poland on six points.

    • Despite those victories in 2019, Italy have won only five of their last 12 matches in the final tournament (D2 L5).

    • In qualifying for the 2021 finals, Paolo Nicolato – who replaced Luigi Di Biagio in July 2019 – guided the Azzurrini to first place in Group 1, his team picking up 25 points from their ten matches (W8 D1 L1) to finish four ahead of Iceland. Italy's sole defeat was a 3-0 reverse in Sweden on 8 September 2020; they won their last four matches, scoring four goals against Luxembourg (4-0) and Sweden (4-1) in the final two.

    Links and trivia
    • Have played in Italy:
    Brahim Díaz (AC Milan loan 2020–)
    Gonzalo Villar (Roma 2020–)

    • Has played in Spain:
    Patrick Cutrone (Valencia loan 2021)

    • Have played together:
    Brahim Díaz & Matteo Gabbia, Lorenzo Colombo, Sandro Tonali (AC Milan 2020–)
    Hugo Guillamón & Patrick Cutrone (Valencia 2021)

    • Ander Barrenetxea and Martín Zubimendi were both second-half substitutes in Real Sociedad's 1-0 home defeat against Napoli in the UEFA Europa League group stage on 29 October 2020. Zubimendi played 90 minutes of the 1-1 draw in Naples on 10 December, when Barrenetxea again came on.

    • Riqui Puig and Óscar Mingueza were substitutes in Barcelona's 0-3 home defeat by Juventus on Matchday 6 of the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League.

    • Abel Ruiz came on as a substitute in Braga's home (0-2) and away (1-3) defeats against Roma in the UEFA Europa League round of 32 on 18 and 25 February. His Spain team-mate Gonzalo Villar featured in both games for the Italian club.

    • Cutrone scored Milan's goal in a 2-1 home loss to Real Betis in the UEFA Europa League group stage on 25 October 2018.

    https://www.uefa.com/under21/season=2021/matches/round=2001098/match=2030677/prematch/background/index.html#spain+italy+facts

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    Squad list Only this chapter

    Spain - Squad list
    Current seasonOverall
    Qual.FTTeam
    No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGlsPldGls
    Goalkeepers
    1Álvaro Fernández13/04/199822Huesca - 40105-
    13Josep Martinez27/05/199822Leipzig - 30003-
    23Alejandro Dominguez30/07/199822Las Palmas - 0000--
    Defenders
    2Pipa26/01/199823Huddersfield - 20103-
    3Adriá Pedrosa13/05/199822Espanyol - 620062
    4Hugo Guillamón31/01/200021Valencia - 411051
    5Jorge Cuenca17/11/199921Almería - 60107-
    11Marc Cucurella22/07/199822Getafe - 611071
    12Juan Miranda19/01/200021Betis - 201131
    14Oscar Mingueza13/05/199921Barcelona - 0000--
    Midfielders
    6Martin Zubimendi02/02/199922Real Sociedad - 30104-
    7Alejandro Pozo22/02/199922Eibar - 60006-
    8Fran Beltrán03/02/199922Celta - 80109-
    10Gonzalo Villar23/08/199822Roma - 401151
    15Jon Moncayola13/05/199822Osasuna - 411051
    16Manu García02/01/199823Sporting Gijón - 411051
    17Brahim Díaz03/08/199921Milan - 421052
    20Ricard Puig13/08/199921Barcelona - 30003-
    21Ander Barrenetxea27/12/200119Real Sociedad - 210021
    Forwards
    9Abel Ruiz28/01/200021Braga - 30104-
    18Javier Puado25/05/199822Espanyol - 501161
    19Dani Gómez30/07/199822Levante - 521062
    22Yeremi Pino20/10/200218Villarreal - 00101-
    Coach
    -Luis de la Fuente21/06/196159 - 1001020-
    Italy - Squad list
    Current seasonOverall
    Qual.FTTeam
    No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGlsPldGls
    Goalkeepers
    1Alessandro Plizzari12/03/200021Reggina - 10001-
    12Marco Carnesecchi01/07/200020Cremonese - 70108-
    22Michele Cerofolini04/01/199922Reggiana - 20002-
    Defenders
    2Raoul Bellanova17/05/200020Pescara - 30104-
    3Gianluca Frabotta24/06/199921Juventus - 20002-
    4Matteo Gabbia21/10/199921Milan - 40105-
    5Riccardo Marchizza26/03/199822SpeziaS411051
    6Matteo Lovato14/02/200021Verona - 10001-
    13Luca Ranieri23/04/199921SPAL - 30003-
    15Enrico Del Prato10/11/199921Reggina*811091
    16Lorenzo Pirola20/02/200219Monza - 10001-
    17Gabriele Zappa22/12/199921Cagliari*10102-
    19Marco Sala04/06/199921SPAL - 80109-
    Midfielders
    7Davide Frattesi22/09/199921Monza - 50106-
    8Sandro Tonali08/05/200020MilanS20105-
    14Nicolò Rovella04/12/200119Genoa - 20103-
    18Tommaso Pobega15/07/199921Spezia - 221032
    21Giulio Maggiore12/03/199823Spezia - 30104-
    Forwards
    9Lorenzo Colombo08/03/200219Cremonese - 0000--
    10Patrick Cutrone03/01/199823Valencia - 6310104
    11Gianluca Scamacca01/01/199922Genoa - 9611107
    20Giacomo Raspadori18/02/200021Sassuolo - 321042
    23Andrea Pinamonti19/05/199921Internazionale - 820082
    Coach
    -Paolo Nicolato21/12/196654 - 901010-

    Last updated 27/03/2021 13:21CET

    Match officials Only this chapter

    • RefereeHarm Osmers (GER)
    • Assistant refereesEduard Beitinger (GER) , Dominik Schaal (GER)
    • Fourth officialBartosz Frankowski (POL)
    • UEFA DelegateNebojša Ivkovic (SRB)
    • UEFA Referee observerVladimir Sajn (SVN)

    Referee

    NameDate of birthUnder-21 matchesUEFA matches
    Harm Osmers28/01/198502

    UEFA European Under-21 Championship matches featuring teams from the two countries involved in this match

    No such matches refereed

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

    No such matches refereed

    Last updated 02/06/2021 15:06CET

    Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

    Spain

    • Under-21 - Qualifying round
      (06/09/2019)
      Kazakhstan 0-1 Spain
      0-1 Olmo 28 (P)
      D. Martín, Pedro Porro, Jorge Cuenca, Amo, Aleñá (63 Martin), Olmo, Puado (46 Pozo), Óscar Rodríguez (71 Fran Beltrán), Cucurella, Carles Pérez (46 Ferran Torres), Oriol Busquets
    • (10/09/2019)
      Spain 2-0 Montenegro
      1-0 Olmo 3, 2-0 Olmo 9
      D. Martín, Jorge Cuenca, Miranda, Fran Beltrán (75 Óscar Rodríguez), Olmo (83 Pozo), Buñuel, E. García (65 Amo), Cucurella, Martin (46 Ruiz), Lozano, Ferran Torres (75 Morlanes)
    • (15/10/2019)
      Montenegro 0-2 Spain
      0-1 Buñuel 34, 0-2 Cucurella 62
      D. Martín, Buñuel, Jorge Cuenca, E. García, Fran Beltrán (58 Villar), Martin (68 Pozo), Olmo, Cucurella (80 Fati), Pedrosa, Ferran Torres (68 Dani Gómez), Lozano
    • (14/11/2019)
      Spain 3-0 North Macedonia
      1-0 M. García 7, 2-0 Serafimov 47 (og) , 3-0 Pedrosa 87
      Fernández, E. García, M. García (68 Fran Beltrán), Pozo (46 Fati), Ruiz (46 Martin), Óscar Rodríguez (46 Villar), Buñuel, Pepelu, Pedrosa, Clemente, Ferran Torres (81 Sergio Gómez)
    • (19/11/2019)
      Israel 1-1 Spain
      0-1 Óscar Rodríguez 50, 1-1 Karzev 81 (P)
      Fernández, Pedro Porro, E. García, Amo, M. García (46 Óscar Rodríguez), Martin (70 Ruiz), Villar (46 Sergio Gómez), Cucurella (46 Fran Beltrán), Pedrosa, Ferran Torres, Lozano (84 Pepelu)
    • (03/09/2020)
      North Macedonia 0-1 Spain
      0-1 Hugo Duro 83 (P)
      Martinez, Pipa, Hugo Guillamón, Miranda, Clemente, Aleñá (55 Villar), Pozo (70 Antoñín), Dani Gómez (46 Hugo Duro), Martin (70 Pedri), Ricard Puig, Zubimendi (90 Moncayola)
    • (08/10/2020)
      Faroe Islands 0-2 Spain
      0-1 Brahim Díaz 51, 0-2 Brahim Díaz 90+1
      Martinez, Jorge Cuenca, Hugo Guillamón, Ricard Puig (60 Antoñín), Óscar Rodríguez (88 Moncayola), Puado (60 Pedri), Zubimendi, Pipa (69 Pedro Porro), Cucurella, Pedrosa, Barrenetxea (46 Brahim Díaz)
    • (13/10/2020)
      Spain 3-0 Kazakhstan
      1-0 Hugo Guillamón 65, 2-0 Dani Gómez 71, 3-0 Dani Gómez 85
      Fernández, Pedro Porro, Jorge Cuenca, Hugo Guillamón (84 Manu Hernando), Ricard Puig (46 Pedri), Brahim Díaz, Óscar Rodríguez (63 Fran Beltrán), Puado (60 Bryan Gil), Fran García (46 Dani Gómez), Cucurella, Moncayola
    • (12/11/2020)
      Spain 2-0 Faroe Islands
      1-0 Pedrosa 67, 2-0 López 87
      Fernández (46 Sotorres), Jorge Cuenca, Pozo, Fran Beltrán (60 M. García), Dani Gómez (46 López), Brahim Díaz (46 Puado), Zubimendi, Manu Hernando, Bryan Gil, Pedrosa, Pedri (74 Óscar Rodríguez)
    • (17/11/2020)
      Spain 3-0 Israel
      1-0 López 65 (P) , 2-0 Barrenetxea 75, 3-0 Moncayola 89
      Martinez, Pedro Porro, Hugo Guillamón, Clemente, M. García, Óscar Rodríguez (58 Brahim Díaz), López (74 Dani Gómez), Bryan Gil (74 Barrenetxea), Pedrosa (79 Manuel Sánchez), Puado (58 Fran Beltrán), Moncayola
    • Group stage – final tournament
      Group B - Group Standings
      TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
      Spain1100303
      Czech Republic1010111
      Italy1010111
      Slovenia1001030
      Matchday 1 (24/03/2021)
      Slovenia 0-3 Spain
      0-1 Puado 53, 0-2 Villar 54, 0-3 Miranda 89
      Fernández, Pipa, Hugo Guillamón, Jorge Cuenca, Zubimendi (58 Moncayola), Ruiz (83 Dani Gómez), Villar, Cucurella (58 M. García), Miranda, Brahim Díaz (83 Fran Beltrán), Puado (69 Pino)
    • Matchday 2 (27/03/2021)
      Spain-Italy
    • Matchday 3 (30/03/2021)
      Spain-Czech Republic

    Italy

    • Under-21 - Qualifying round
      (10/09/2019)
      Italy 5-0 Luxembourg
      1-0 Locatelli 9 (P) , 2-0 Kean 37 (P) , 3-0 Sottil 62, 4-0 Tumminello 68, 5-0 Scamacca 77
      Plizzari, Bastoni, Carraro, Locatelli (76 Zanellato), Pinamonti (61 Tumminello), Zaniolo (61 Frattesi), Scamacca, Del Prato, Marchizza, Sala (83 Tripaldelli), Kean (46 Sottil)
    • (10/10/2019)
      Republic of Ireland 0-0 Italy
      Carnesecchi, Luca Pellegrini, Tonali, Bastoni, Frattesi, Carraro (68 Sottil), Pinamonti (46 Cutrone), Scamacca (46 Kean), Del Prato, Marchizza (23 Adjapong), Locatelli
    • (14/10/2019)
      Armenia 0-1 Italy
      0-1 Scamacca 20
      Carnesecchi, Adjapong, Luca Pellegrini (75 Sala), Bastoni, Frattesi (64 Maggiore), Cutrone, Scamacca (75 Pinamonti), Ranieri, Zanellato (86 Carraro), Locatelli, Sottil (86 Bettella)
    • (16/11/2019)
      Italy 3-0 Iceland
      1-0 Sottil 32, 2-0 Cutrone 84, 3-0 Cutrone 90
      Carnesecchi, Gabbia, Carraro (93 Esposito), Pinamonti (80 Scamacca), Cutrone (93 Maistro), Ranieri, Del Prato, Maggiore (80 Zanellato), Sala, Locatelli, Sottil (68 Adjapong)
    • (19/11/2019)
      Italy 6-0 Armenia
      1-0 Kean 15, 2-0 Pinamonti 25, 3-0 Kean 41, 4-0 Zanellato 53, 5-0 Scamacca 57, 6-0 Del Prato 66
      Carnesecchi, Adjapong, Carraro, Pinamonti (56 Scamacca), Cutrone, Ranieri (63 Bettella), Del Prato, Zanellato (63 Maistro), Sala (56 Tripaldelli), Kean, Locatelli (83 Maggiore)
    • (08/09/2020)
      Sweden 3-0 Italy
      1-0 Almqvist 12, 2-0 Almqvist 29, 3-0 Henriksson 51
      Carnesecchi, Adjapong (68 Casale), Luca Pellegrini (68 Sala), Carraro (87 Colpani), Gabbia, Pinamonti, Cutrone, Maleh (46 Varnier), Del Prato, Zanellato, Sottil (46 Scamacca)
    • (13/10/2020)
      Italy 2-0 Republic of Ireland
      1-0 Sottil 43, 2-0 Cutrone 62
      Cerofolini, Vogliacco, Frabotta, Tonali, Buongiorno, Pirola, Birindelli, Ricci (88 Nicolussi), Cutrone, Muratore (46 Portanova), Sottil (83 Raspadori)
    • (12/11/2020)
      Iceland 1-2 Italy
      0-1 Pobega 35, 1-1 Willumsson 63, 1-2 Pobega 88
      Carnesecchi, Gabbia, Frattesi, Pobega, Rovella, Scamacca (80 Pinamonti), Lovato (72 Vogliacco), Del Prato, Sala, Bellanova, Sottil (91 Maleh)
    • (15/11/2020)
      Luxembourg 0-4 Italy
      0-1 Scamacca 15, 0-2 Scamacca 29, 0-3 Pinamonti 56, 0-4 Marchizza 66
      Carnesecchi, Gabbia, Frattesi (87 Maleh), Pobega (46 Ricci), Rovella, Scamacca (78 Raspadori), Marchizza, Del Prato, Sala (46 Frabotta), Bellanova, Sottil (46 Pinamonti)
    • (18/11/2020)
      Italy 4-1 Sweden
      1-0 Maleh 27, 2-0 Raspadori 48, 2-1 Karlsson 50, 3-1 Raspadori 61, 4-1 Scamacca 68
      Cerofolini, Vogliacco (83 Bellanova), Ricci, Cuomo, Scamacca (71 Sottil), Maleh (58 Colpani), Buongiorno (46 Del Prato), Zappa, Melegoni, Sala (46 Marchizza), Raspadori
    • Group stage – final tournament
      Group B - Group Standings
      TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
      Spain1100303
      Czech Republic1010111
      Italy1010111
      Slovenia1001030
      Matchday 1 (24/03/2021)
      Czech Republic 1-1 Italy
      0-1 Scamacca 31, 1-1 Maggiore 75 (og)
      Carnesecchi, Gabbia, Marchizza, Frattesi (66 Rovella), Tonali, Cutrone (73 Raspadori), Scamacca, Del Prato, Zappa (73 Bellanova), Sala, Maggiore (89 Pobega)
    • Matchday 2 (27/03/2021)
      Spain-Italy
    • Matchday 3 (30/03/2021)
      Italy-Slovenia

    Last updated 25/03/2021 14:58CET

    Team facts Only this chapter

    Spain

    Tournament record
    2019: winners
    2017:
    runners-up
    2015: play-offs
    2013:
    winners
    2011:
    winners 
    2009: group stage
    2007: play-offs
    2006: did not qualify
    2004: play-offs
    2002: play-offs
    2000: third place
    1998: winners
    1996: runners-up
    1994: third place
    1992: did not qualify
    1990: quarter-finals
    1988: quarter-finals
    1986: winners
    1984: runners-up
    1982: quarter-finals
    1980: did not qualify
    1978: did not qualify

    Biggest wins
    Final tournament
    5-0 twice, most recently v Poland, 22/06/19
    Group stage, Bologna

    Qualifying
    14-0: Spain v San Marino, 08/02/05
    2006 qualifying group stage, El Ejido

    Heaviest defeats
    Final tournament
    3-1: Italy v Spain, 16/06/19
    Group stage, Bologna
    2-0
    twice, most recently v England, 18/06/09
    Group stage, Gothenburg

    Qualifying
    5-0: Netherlands v Spain, 16/02/83
    1984 qualifying group stage, Utrecht

    https://www.uefa.com/under21/news/newsid=1878572.html#team+facts+spain

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    Italy

    Tournament record
    2019: group stage
    2017:
    semi-finals
    2015:
    group stage
    2013:
    runners-up
    2011: 
    did not qualify (play-offs)
    2009:
    semi-finals
    2007: group stage
    2006: group stage
    2004: winners
    2002: semi-finals
    2000: winners
    1998: did not qualify
    1996:
    winners
    1994: winners
    1992: winners
    1990: semi-finals
    1988: quarter-finals
    1986: runners-up
    1984: semi-finals
    1982: quarter-finals
    1980: quarter-finals
    1978: quarter-finals

    Biggest wins
    Final tournament
    4-0: Italy v Israel, 08/06/13
    Group stage, Tel Aviv

    Qualifying
    8-1: Italy v Wales, 05/09/03
    2004 qualifying group stage, Pavia
    7-0
    twice, most recently v Liechtenstein, 06/09/12
    2013 qualifying group stage, Casarano

    Heaviest defeats
    Final tournament

    3-1 four times, most recently v Spain, 27/06/17
    Semi-final, Kraków

    Qualifying
    6-0: Norway v Italy, 05/06/91
    1992 qualifying group stage, Stavanger

    https://www.uefa.com/under21/news/newsid=2244738.html#team+facts+italy

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    Legend

    :: Squad list
    No: number  DoB: date of birth  Qual: qualifying  FT: final tournament  Pld: played  Gls: goals  Overall U21: all-time qualifying and final tournament data

    :: Match officials
    Nat: nationality  DoB: date of birth

    Under-21: Total matches officiated in the UEFA European U21 Championship including all qualifying round matches. Matches as the fourth official are not included in these statistics. These are the official statistics considered valid for communicating official records in the competition.

    UEFA: Total matches officiated in all UEFA competitions including all qualifying round matches. Matches where the official has acted as the fourth official are not included in these statistics. These are the official statistics considered valid for communicating official records in the competition.

    :: Group statistics/Tournament schedule
    Pos: position  Pld: played  W: won  D: drawn  L: lost  GF: goals for  GA: goals against  Pts: points

    :: NOTE: All-time statistics
    Goals totals include the outcome of disciplinary decisions (eg. match forfeits when a 3-0 result is determined). Goals totals do not include goals scored from the penalty mark during a penalty shoot-out.

    Competitions

    Club competitions
    • UCL: UEFA Champions League
    • ECCC: European Champion Clubs' Cup
    • UEL: UEFA Europa League
    • UCUP: UEFA Cup
    • UCWC: UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
    • SCUP: UEFA Super Cup
    • UIC: UEFA Intertoto Cup
    • ICF: Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
    National team competitions
    • EURO: UEFA European Football Championship
    • WC: FIFA World Cup
    • CONFCUP: FIFA Confederations Cup
    • FRIE: Friendly internationals
    • U21FRIE: Under-21 friendly internationals
    • U21: UEFA European Under-21 Championship
    • U17: UEFA Under-17 Championship
    • U16: UEFA European Under-16 Championship
    • U19: UEFA Under-19 Championship
    • U18: UEFA European Under-18 Championship
    • WWC: FIFA Women's World Cup
    • WEURO: UEFA European Women's Championship

    Competition stages

    • F: Final
    • GS: Group stage
    • GS1: First group stage
    • GS2: Second group stage
    • 3QR: Third qualifying round
    • R1: First round
    • R2: Second round
    • R3: Third round
    • R4: Fourth round
    • PR: Preliminary round
    • SF: Semi-finals
    • QF: Quarter-finals
    • R16: round of 16
    • QR: Qualifying round
    • R32: Round of 32
    • 1QR: First qualifying round
    • 1st: first leg
    • 2QR: Second qualifying round
    • 2nd: second leg
    • FT: Final tournament
    • PO: Play-off
    • ELITE: Elite round
    • Rep: Replay
    • 3rdPO: Third-place play-off
    • PO - FT: Play-off for Final Tournament
    • GS-FT: Group stage – final tournament

    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
    • f: Match forfeited

    Statistics

    • -: Denotes player substituted
    • +: Denotes player introduced
    • *: Denotes player sent off
    • +/-: Denotes player introduced and substituted

    Squad list

    • D: Disciplinary
    • *: Misses next match if booked
    • S: Suspended
    • Overall: Total appearances in the UEFA European Under-21 Championship final tournament only
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