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1934: Spain 1, Italy 1 heading into the last 15 minutes.

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1930: Torres is on for Fabregas and instantly has a great chance. Played through on goal by Navas, his first touch of the game was slightly heavy, allowing Buffon to come out and execute a well-timed tackle. A center back would have been proud of that challenge but Torres should have done much better.

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1927: The Spanish certainly seem to be encouraged by that goal. After chants of ‘Ole’ from their fans as they are treated to a minute of intricate passing, Navas wins a corner. Torres is limbering up on the touchline.

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1924: That was an unbelievable pass from Silva, who let the ball roll across him and with one deft flick tears open an Italian defense that has held so strong for over an hour. That pass from Silva was his last contribution to the match _ Jesus Navas replaces him. Spain has won 11 of its last 12 competitive matches going into halftime 0-0. Its only loss was against Switzerland at the 2010 World Cup.

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1922: Italy didn’t have the lead for long. Fabregas is the goalscorer for Spain, the Barcelona player driving a low finish into the net after a pass from Silva. We’re all square with 27 minutes remaining.

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1920: GOAL! Spain 1, Italy 1.

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1918: What an entrance for Di Natale! With one of his first touches of the ball, he runs on to Pirlo’s majestic through-ball and slips a finish past Casillas.

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