Spain vs. Italy: 5 Things We Learned from Their Opening Draw

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Spain vs. Italy: 5 Things We Learned from Their Opening Draw
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In a match that pitted the winners of the last three major tournaments for which they were eligible, Spain and Italy delivered what was surely the best-played match of the tournament thus far.

Spain came into the match as distinct favorites, as Italy's off-field distractions had potential to disrupt their focus in the buildup.

In the end, though, it was a fairly even battle, with both sides creating gilt-edged chances.

As a result, both nations walked away with a point, leaving more work to be done in their remaining two group matches.

Here are the five things we learned from the draw and how they may impact the rest of the tournament. 

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