Euro 2012: Spain vs Italy

It’s day three of the Euro 2012 championship and the first game of the day was another cracker, on paper. Unlike the Germany vs Portugal game Spain vs Italy actually delivered. It was a fun and interesting game to watch. Spain started the match without a forward and were essentially playing a 4-6-0 system, something no one had expected. Yet, for all their midfield might, it was Italy who scored first through Di Natale. Their lead did not last long though as Cesc Fabregas scored a goal for Spain to make it a 1-1 final score. [31 photos total]

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Spain's players pose for a team photo before the start of their Group C Euro 2012 soccer match against Italy in Gdansk (JUAN MEDINA/REUTERS) #
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Italy's players pose for a team photo before the start of their Group C Euro 2012 soccer match against Spain at the PGE Arena in Gdansk (TONY GENTILE/REUTERS) #
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Soccer fans cheer before Euro 2012 soccer match between Spain and Italy at the city stadium in Gdansk (KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS) #
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Italy's Buffon acknowledges supporters before kick-off of Euro 2012 soccer match against Spain in Gdansk (KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS) #
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Spain's Pique watches as his team mate Arbeloa fights for ball with Italy's Giaccherini during their Group C Euro 2012 soccer match at PGE Arena in Gdansk (JUAN MEDINA/REUTERS) #
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Italy's Pirlo takes free kick during Euro 2012 soccer match against Spain in Gdansk (KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS) #
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Spain's Ramos challenges Italy's Cassano as Italy's Marchisio looks on during their Group C Euro 2012 soccer match at the PGE Arena in Gdansk (PASCAL LAUENER/REUTERS) #
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Italy's Balotelli is challenged by Spain's Alonso and Pique during their Group C Euro 2012 soccer match at PGE Arena in Gdansk (JUAN MEDINA/REUTERS) #
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Italy's Giaccherini kicks the ball during their Group C Euro 2012 soccer match against Spain at PGE Arena in Gdansk (JUAN MEDINA/REUTERS) #
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Spain's coach del Bosque reacts during their Group C Euro 2012 soccer match against Italy at PGE Arena in Gdansk (JUAN MEDINA/REUTERS) #
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Italy's Buffon gets to his feet during their Group C Euro 2012 soccer match against Spain at the PGE Arena in Gdansk (KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS) #
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Referee Kassai shows a yellow card to Italy's Balotelli during their Group C Euro 2012 soccer match against Spain at PGE Arena in Gdansk (PASCAL LAUENER/REUTERS) #
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Spain's Alonso challenges Italy's Marchisio during Euro 2012 soccer match in Gdansk (TONY GENTILE/REUTERS) #
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Italy's Pirlo challenges Spain's Alonso during their Group C Euro 2012 soccer match at the PGE Arena in Gdansk (LEONHARD FOEGER/REUTERS) #
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Spain's Casillas reacts during their Group C Euro 2012 soccer match against Italy at the PGE Arena in Gdansk (JUAN MEDINA/REUTERS) #
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Italy's Motta tries to score against Spain's Casillas, Pique and Busquets during their Group C Euro 2012 soccer match at the PGE Arena in Gdansk (LEONHARD FOEGER/REUTERS) #
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Spain's Ramos and Italy's Balotelli challenge for the ball during their Group C Euro 2012 soccer match at the PGE Arena in Gdansk (KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS) #
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Italy's Balotelli reacts during their Group C Euro 2012 soccer match against Spain at the PGE Arena in Gdansk (TONY GENTILE/REUTERS) #
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Italy's Di Natale scores goal past Spain's Casillas during Euro 2012 soccer match in Gdansk (TONY GENTILE/REUTERS) #
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Italy's Di Natale scores goal past Spain's Casillas during Euro 2012 soccer match in Gdansk (LEONHARD FOEGER/REUTERS) #
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Italy's Cassano celebrates a goal during the Group C Euro 2012 soccer match against Spain at the PGE Arena in Gdansk (JUAN MEDINA/REUTERS) #
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Italy's Di Natale celebrates goal against Spain during Euro 2012 soccer match in Gdansk (KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS) #
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Match referee Kassai of Hungary shows a yellow card to Spain's Arbeloa during the Group C Euro 2012 soccer match against Italy at the PGE Arena in Gdansk (KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS) #
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Spain's Alonso battles with Italy's Maggio during their Group C Euro 2012 soccer match at the PGE Arena in Gdansk (JUAN MEDINA/REUTERS) #
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Spain's Fabregas scores a goal against Italy during their Group C Euro 2012 soccer match in Gdansk (TONY GENTILE/REUTERS) #
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Spain's Cesc Fabregas equalises against Italy during their Group C Euro 2012 soccer match at the PGE Arena in Gdansk (PASCAL LAUENER/REUTERS) #
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Spain's Fabregas celebrates his scoring with team mates Silva and Alba during their Group C Euro 2012 soccer match against Italy at PGE Arena in Gdansk (PASCAL LAUENER/REUTERS) #
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Spain's Torres controls the ball next to Italy's goalkeeper Buffon during their Group C Euro 2012 soccer match at the PGE Arena in Gdansk (JUAN MEDINA/REUTERS) #
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Match referee Kassai of Hungary shows a yellow card to Spain's Torres during the Group C Euro 2012 soccer match against Italy at the PGE Arena in Gdansk (JUAN MEDINA/REUTERS) #
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Italy's coach Prandelli reacts at the end of their Group C Euro 2012 soccer match against Spain in Gdansk (LEONHARD FOEGER/REUTERS) #
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Italy's goalkeeper Buffon and Spain's goalkeeper Casillas talk after their Group C Euro 2012 soccer match at the PGE Arena in Gdansk (PASCAL LAUENER/REUTERS) #

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