Just after the 90’ minute - Lorenzo Insigne picked up the ball along the left touchline and delivered a brilliant cross field ball across to Darmian. Darmian, took a couple of flustered touches before calmly finding Pelle who belted it into the back of the net. Italy had finally scored the second goal, Antonio Conte, overjoyed found himself climbing on top of the dugout; Spain, subdued and lacklustre throughout the evening were going home.
The finalists of Euro 2012 go head to head in this year's European Championships much earlier than expected. Italy take on Spain in the round of 16 at the Stade de France on the 27th of June in what promises to be a mammoth tactical battle.
Real Madrid take on Atletico Madrid in this year’s Champions league final in Milan on the 28th of May in what is a repeat of the 2014 finals.
Manchester City take on Arsenal in the Premier League as the race for fourth place reaches its final stretch. Neither team would have wanted to be in this position at this stage of the season but there is still a distinct possibility that one of these teams could miss out on that coveted fourth spot.
Arsenal threw away a two-goal advantage against West Ham on Saturday to draw 3-3, with Andy Carroll's hat-trick proving to be the Gunners' undoing. TheHardTackle analyses the tactical battle between two sides aiming for a top four finish.
Robert Lewandowski pegged one back a minute after Morata’s substitution, and from that point on, things went spiralling downwards for Juventus, who were on the receiving end of three more goals before the night was done. The Bianconeri's substitutions, which proved to be a boon in the first leg, turned out to be fatal in the second.
Built up as one of the most important North London derbies of our time, the match did not disappoint. Wenger giving Spurs the respect they deserved lined up with two out and out defensive midfielders in Elneny and Coquelin. Ramsey instead of moving out wide to form a 4-2-3-1, took up a position in between the centre and the right of midfield forming a distorted 4-3-3. This way of lining up meant that the play was congested towards the centre and the left of Arsenal’s midfield leaving the right side free for both opposing full backs.
Pep Guardiola and his Bayern team were at their scintillating best. Only Pep can make a team line up in a 4-3-3 and change shapes multiple times to a 5-2-2-1 or a 3-4-3 depending on the way you see it. The idea was to split the field laterally into 2 halves with the imaginary line drawn from Neuer through Vidal to Lewandowski.
Barcelona extended their unbeaten run in all competitions to 33 games after overcoming a stubborn Arsenal side at the Emirates stadium.
Spurs proved their title credentials once again after an impressive performance while the citizen’s season hangs by the thread after back to back home defeats against fellow title rivals.