A negative half between Croatia against Italy brings the defending champion closer to the Euro 2024 final

The first half of the match has ended Croatia vs Italy A goalless draw in the match currently being held, at the Red Bull Arena in Leipzig, in the third and final round matches of the second group of the group stage of the European Championship. Euro 2024.

At the same time, the Spanish national team advanced over Albania with a goal in the first half, and if the two matches end with the same result, the Spaniards will strengthen their presence at the top of the second group in Euro 2024, with 9 points, while the Italian national team will raise its score to 4 points and qualify with the leaders to the round of 16, then the national team. Albania and Croatia are in third and fourth places with a point each.

Before the start of the round, the Spanish national team topped the second group in Euro 2024, with 6 points, then the Italian national team, the holder of the Euro title, was runner-up with 3 points, followed by the Albanian national team third, with one point in its score and a goal difference from Croatia, the bottom of the standings.

Croatia vs Italy formation

Goalkeeper: Livakovic

Defense: Stanisic, Sotalo, Pongrasic, Gvardiol

Midfield: Kovacic, Modric, Brozovic

Attack: Mario Pasalic, Sučić; Kramarek

Croatia vs Italy formation
Croatia vs Italy formation

Formation of the Italian national team

Goalkeeper: Donnarumma

Defense: Darmian, Calafiore, Bastoni

Midfield: Di Lorenzo, Jorginho, Barella, Pellegrini, Demarco

Attack: Raspadori, Retegui

Formation of the Italian national team
Formation of the Italian national team

Croatia vs Italy

This is the fifth meeting between Croatia vs Italy national team The defending European Championship champions, where each match came in the group stage, the Croats beat Denmark 3-0 in 1996, tied 2-2 with France in 2000, and lost 0-1 to Spain in 2012, before achieving victory over Spain. 2-1 in 2016.

This will also be the third meeting between Croatia and Italy in a major tournament, all in the group stage. Croatia won 2-1 at the 2002 World Cup, before drawing 1-1 at Euro 2012.

Since gaining independence in the early 1990s, Croatia has not suffered any defeat in its eight matches against Italy, winning 3 and drawing 5, and the last three confrontations between them ended in a 1-1 draw.

Since the adoption of the group stage in 1980, Italy has lost its last match in the group stage in only one of its nine participation in the European Nations Cup (won 6 and tied 2, while losing 0-1 to the Republic of Ireland in 2016).

Croatia has conceded five goals in two group stage matches in Euro 2024 so far, and has only conceded more goals in two group stage matches in major tournaments in Euro 2004 and six goals in the 2014 World Cup.

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