A long range effort was parried by David De Gea only to see Chiellini knock it in. Italy would have been 2-0 up before half-time had it not been for De Gea who made some spectacular saves. Spain tried to get back in the game but were always playing catch-up.
The fierce determination and intensity of the Italians made a difference to this game as the famed Spanish midfield was kept quiet. In the end, it looked like a real end to a Spanish era that has dominated World football in the past decade.
Italy vs Spain - Player of the game
Mattia de Sciglio was a terror on the flanks and a constant menace for the Spanish but the real star of the day was coach Antonio Conte. In what was supposed to be a tactical clash between these two sides, Conte came on top with his decisions. To play like an un-Italian side with this ageing squad is a credit in itself. Kudos to Conte!