Simon Collings was at Wembley to run the rule over Italy…
A calm and composing presence at the back. Made a good save to deny Dani Olmo in the first half.
Solid game from the full-back. Didn’t get forward as much as Emerson, but defensively he did his job well.
Struggled with Spain’s lively forwards at times, whose movement was very effective and difficult to manage, but dug in well.
Not a vintage display by the centre-back’s high Spaniards, but still decent. Will be annoyed his club team-mate, Alvaro Morata, scored against him.
Actually did a decent job at filling in for the injured Leonardo Spinazzola. Got forward when he could and hit the post with an effort.
Probably the best of Italy’s midfield three. Looked dangerous when he broke from midfield and got forward.
Tried to replicate Sergio Busquets job of screening the defence. Solid performance, if nothing to write home about.
Worked hard but was undeniable out shone by the Spain midfield. Taken off with around 15 minutes to go.
Federico Chiesa 8 | Star man
Ran and worked his socks off all night. Got his just rewards by scoring a brilliant goal that he wrapped into the far corner.
Had a quiet night by his standards. Couldn’t get into the game and fed off scraps. Taken off after an hour.
Starved of the ball so couldn’t make much of an impact. Worked hard for the team defensively, though, and pressed well.
Domenico Berardi (Immobile 62’) 7
Came on and looked lively. Caused a few problems down the right.
Matteo Pessina (Verratti 73’) 6
Rafael Toloi (Emerson 73’) 5
Came on and was shifted to right back. Booked for a clumsy tackle on Olmo.
Manuel Locatelli (Barella 85’) 6
Starred for Italy in the group stages, but has been quiet since then.
Andrea Belotti (Insigne 85’)
Thrown on upfront but barely had a kick.
Federico Bernardeschi (Chiesa 107’) N/A
Subs not used: Sirigu, Belotti, Acerbi, Cristante, Bastoni, Florenzi, Meret.