Although, the match is billed as a friendly, Italy coach Cesare Prandelli is expected to name a strong and experienced line-up, with players keen to secure their starting spot ahead of upcoming qualifying matches. PUMA Football stars Gianluigi Buffon and Giorgio Chiellini will start for the Azzuri in what is this evening’s pick of the international fixtures.
At PUMA Football HQ we’ve been rifling through the record books and history is certainly on the side of Spain, who have won the last two encounters against Italy. However, the visitors have a couple of injuries to content with, and the showcase Supercopa taking place at the weekend is sure to play on some of their minds.
With the Azzuri naming such a strong line-up, as well as home advantage, we’re expecting them to come away with the win. Just. We think it’ll be very close.
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