Spain vs. Italy Euro 2012: 10 Keys for Italy to Beat Spain

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Spain vs. Italy Euro 2012: 10 Keys for Italy to Beat Spain
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After a thrilling win over Germany in the semifinals of Euro 2012, Italy is one step away from being crowned champions of Europe for the second time.

All that stands between the Italians and the finish line is the gigantic red mass known as Spain.

The two squads met in the first match of Group C, which ended in a 1-1 draw after goals from Antonio Di Natale and Cesc Fabregas.

It was a different time, even if it was less than a month ago.

Then, the Italians were embroiled in the initial throws of another match-fixing scandal and questions were abounding after a smashing defeat against Russia.

Injuries and another draw with Croatia set up a tense final group match, but the Italians have been in the last three matches and find themselves on the brink of snatching the thunder away from Spain.

At that time, Italy had 10 keys to solidify before taking on Spain. Now, more than ever, the Italians need to get these 10 things right to lift the Henri Delaunay Cup.

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