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Five classic Italy v Spain clashes

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Spain 2-1 Italy, World Cup Quarter-Final 1994, Boston

Italians will forever remember the 1994 World Cup for Roberto Baggio's stunning penalty miss in the final over Brazil. Yet it was an 88th minute winner from the 'Divine Ponytail' that helped the Azzurri overcome a stubborn Spanish side in a lively quarter

Spain 0-0 Italy (Spain win on pens), Euro 2008 Quarter-Final, Vienna

On a humid night in Vienna, Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas was the hero for Luis Aragones's men as Italy maintained their tradition of coming up short from the penalty spot. Spain had shaded a mouthwatering quarter-final clash in regulation time against t

Spain 1-1 Italy, Group C, Euro 2012, Gdańsk

Although still at the group stages, this was an eagerly-awaited fixture between a desperate Italy side and the defending champions. Italy were given a 61st minute lead in Gdansk by Di Natale. But a slick Spain rescued a share of the spoils shortly after w

Spain 4-0 Italy, Euro 2012 Final, Kiev

Italy had upset pre-tournament predictions to book a place in the final with Spain after a pair of Mario Balotelli goals in a 2-1 semi-final win over Germany. But the fairytale campaign enjoyed by Cesare Prandelli's men went awry before half-time. Making

Spain 0-0 Italy (Spain win on pens), Confederations Cup 2013 semi-final, Fortaleza

In the searing heat of Fortaleza neither side could find the breakthrough as Italy midfielder Emanuele Giaccherini hit the post, while at the other end Buffon tipped Xavi Hernandez's long-range effort onto the woodwork. It went to penalties, and after bot