Spain vs Italy: How the players fared in the encounter, The Spanish domination of the European championship finally ended when Italy beat them 2-0 with the goals from Chielleni and Pelle and advance into the quarter finals. The Italian team dominated the game from the start and the score line was a good reflection of how the match went. The Spanish midfields were not allowed space by the Italian defense to produce the moments of magic and played against the defending champions aggressively. Gerard Pique arguably had the best chance on goal for the Spanish team, but was brilliantly dealt by the Italian legend buffoon. Here are the ratings of the players from the last night encounter.
Spain vs Italy: How the players fared in the encounter
David de Gea – 7
He was arguably the best player for the Spanish team on the ground as he came with some blockbuster saves for the Spanish team that kept them in the match.
Juanfran – 6
The Atelico Madrid man had an ordinary performance as he failed to provide the width to the Spanish team.
Gerard Pique – 6
He was dangerous in the closing stages as he tested the Italian goalkeeper but should have done more to prevent the first goal.
Sergio Ramos – 5
It was a poor performance by the Real Madrid star man as he conceded the free kick which resulted in a goal.
Jordi Alba – 5
Did come up good, sometimes in attack, but defensively struggled to keep Italian attackers at the bay.
Cesc Fabregras – 6
The Chelsea man played much improved game in the second half, but couldn’t create a moment of magic for his team.
Sergio Brusquest – 5
It was a Poor performance by the lad as he had trouble dealing with too many men that the Italian team pushed forward.
Andreas inset – 6
Tried his best, but the Italian’s came in with a solid plan to neutralize him.
David Silva – 5
It was a poor performance by the Manchester city man as he was playing in an unfamiliar position.
Alvaro Morata – 5
He was kept silent by the brilliant Italian back line that didn’t give him a chance to flourish.
Nolito – 4
He was arguably the poorest performer for the Spanish team as he failed miserably.
Gianluigi Buffon – 7
He wasn’t tested at all in the first half, but did come up with some brilliant saves when tested.
Gianluigi Barzagli – 7
Solid performance and did his best to keep Nolito silent.
Girogio Chielleni – 7
He was solid at the back and also came up with a goal with the instincts of a striker.
Leonardo Bonucci -7
He was brilliant throughout the game and was the reason why Italy pushed more men forward.
Mattia de Sciglio – 6
He was at a receiving end of a yellow card, but was brilliant in the role conte asked him to do.
Marco Parolo – 6
He looked threatening and had a good day to remember, but should have scored when his header was off target.
Daniel de Rossi – 6
He was brilliant and kept Cesc Fabregras silent in the first half of the match.
Emanuele Giaccherini – 7
He was very good and did tested David de Gea with his two brilliant strikes early in the first half.
Alessandro Florenzi – 7
He came into the team as a replacement but was very troublesome with hidden deliveries into the box.
Graziano Pelle – 7
He was superb for last night and did tested David de Gea in the starting of the match, was unlucky to receive a booking but got the much deserved goal in the end.
Eder – 8
He was probably the best player in the Italian jersey and completely justified his selection with his runs and movements.