Spain and Italy faced off in arguably the most awaited round of 16 match, the game was dominated by the Italians in the first half testing David De Gea several times. Italians took a deserved lead in the first half and should have added more in the second before an injury time strike from Pelle confirmed their win . Here are 5 things we learnt as Italy beat Spain.
1. Antonio Conte’s men are playing with confidence
For the past several years , Italian teams have been inconsistent. They had a really horrible title defence at the 2010 World Cup , reached the Finals of Euro 2016 and were knocked out of the group phase at 2014 WC. Antonio Conte’s side are playing with a different flair all together , the way they approach games is completely astonishing , and their work rate equally brilliant. Chelsea fans have a lot to be optimistic looking at Conte’s Italy.