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Summary

  1. Two-time defending champions Spain out
  2. Italy will face Germany in quarter-finals
  3. Chiellini taps in as De Gea spills free-kick
  4. Pelle smashes in to seal Italy win

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By Alistair Magowan

All times stated are UK

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Italy 2-0 Spain

Some were saying this game was worthy of a final, and it certainly delivered with Italy gaining a measure of revenge for the 4-0 defeat by Spain at the Euro 2012 final. Can they go all the way?

Next up is Germany, another game worthy of a greater stage, but if Italy continue their unbeaten run in competitive matches against them, I'm not sure what it will take to stop the Azzurri. 

Gone are the days of earning a boring 1-0 win. Italy were thrilling. Good night. 

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Italy 2-0 Spain

A message from 'The Spaniard'.

Forza Italia!!! Bad luck Spain . #UEFAEURO2016

Balotelli congratulates team

Italy 2-0 Spain

ItaliaūüĒĶūüĒĶ‚öĹÔłŹ Wow,Avrei amato essere la in Francia ma devo dire che da casa e quindi come tifoso i ragazzi mi stanno emozionando. Forza Italia.

Italy ūüĒĶūüĒĶ‚öĹÔłŹ Wow, I would have loved to be in France but I must say that from home and then as a fan boys are thrilling. Forza Italy. ¬†

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Italy 2-0 Spain

If you missed Italy's winning goal watch again below. Graziano Pelle scores another injury-time volley. 

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Italy 2-0 Spain

So after turning the tables on Italy with four wins in their last four tournament matches, the Azzurri have got their mojo back against the Spanish. 

They look a very hard team to stop right now. A potent blend of attack, defence and togetherness. That's what all football teams aim for, right?

'Unity is our strength'

Italy 2-0 Spain

Gianluca Vialli

Former Italy striker on BBC One

Italy head coach Antonio Conte
Reuters

We realise our limitations and don't have a great deal of talent, so we need to play as a unit. That's our great strength.

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Italy 2-0 Spain

That was Spain's first knockout defeat in a major tournament since 2006. Is this the end of an era?

'Spain were clueless'

Italy 2-0 Spain

Gianluca Vialli

Former Italy striker on BBC One

We looked mentally and physically fresher. Spain looked clueless. Italy took control of the game away from them 

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Italy 2-0 Spain

That means Italy face Germany in the quarter-finals, a team they have never lost to in a competitive match. Tasty. 

Antonio Conte is jumping for joy with his players, who go over to their fans in arm in arm and celebrate. Gigi Buffon is on the crossbar again! Keepers, eh? 

Amazing togetherness, and as Thierry Henry suggests, they look like they have won the tournament. 

'Italy had the answers'

Italy 1-0 Spain

Jermaine Jenas

Former England midfielder on Radio 5 live

Pelle celebrates
AFP

It was a brilliant performance from minute one to the end. When Italy were asked questions, regarding defensive capabilities, they had the answers.

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Italy 2-0 Spain

All over. Italy knock out the reigning champions Spain. What a performance from Antonio Conte's team. 

Italy 2-0 Spain

Graziano Pelle scores
Reuters

Both of Graziano Pelle's goals have come in the 90th minute at Euro 2016. The players and fans are going bonkers.   

'Italy have schooled Spain'

Italy 2-0 Spain

Jermaine Jenas

Former England midfielder on Radio 5 live

Spain have some phenomenal talent in their team, but this Italian side have schooled them.

GOAL Italy 2-0 Spain

Graziano Pelle

Italy score
BBC

With Spain searching for the equaliser, Italy make it safe. The ball is switched right to Matteo Darmian, he crosses to try and find Graziano Pelle, the ball lifts up and the Southampton striker makes no mistake on the volley. Game over. 

GREAT SAVE!

Italy 1-0 Spain

What a save. The ball is clipped over the top, headed over, and Gerard Pique is up top to rescue a goal and from eight yards out Gigi Buffon dives to his right to tip the ball away. 

Four minutes of stoppage time. 

YELLOW CARD

Italy 1-0 Spain

Cesc Fabregas is probing, plays a cute one-two, but then Matteo Darmian buys a foul on the left side of the box. The Spanish fans are infuriated. 

The players are then fuming as Thiago Motta seems to whack Lucas Vazquez in the face. Motta is booked. 

Italy 1-0 Spain

Spain fancy an equaliser. David Silva is inches from finding Pedro with a nice cross, with Andrea Barzagli just toeing it away for a corner. Pedro then makes a right hash of his volleyed effort which flies into the stands. 

Italy 1-0 Spain

Lorenzo Insigne
AFP

Italy still searching for a second, Lorenzo Insigne is through the inside right channel but his snapshot is punched away by David de Gea. 

Five minutes left. 

Italy 1-0 Spain

Spain have scored 16 goals in the last 10 minutes of European Championship games, more than any other side in the competition's history.

Allesandro Florenzi, a star performer today, comes off to be replaced by Manchester United's Matteo Darmian.

SUBSTITUTIONS

Italy 1-0 Spain

Pedro coming on for Spain in place of substitute Aritz Aduriz, who hurt himself after a heavy fall earlier. Lorenzo Insigne replaces Eder for Italy. 

#bbceuro2016

Italy 1-0 Spain

Antonio Conte
EPA

Mark Duffell: Just imagine the Premier League next year with Conte, Klopp and Mourinho in the same technical areas. Incendiary

Elizabeth Galligan: Juan Mata and Ander Herrrera should be part of the Spain side. Don't understand why they're not even part of the squad.

Italy 1-0 Spain

Lucas Vazquez
EPA

Spain have had 75% possession in the last 15 minutes. Italy seem to be missing midfielder Daniele de Rossi. Can they hang on? Here's a chance for Eder to latch onto a throughball but it's too strong. 

Italy 1-0 Spain

Paul Fletcher

BBC Sport at Stade de France in Paris

Antonio Conte
Reuters

Spain - unable to thread their way through the Italy defence, not quick enough to find a way around it.

Vincente del Bosque remains seated, perhaps aware that his era in charge could soon be over. Counterpart Antonio Conte has very different ideas....

Italy 1-0 Spain

Gianluigi Buffon
EPA

Spain just starting to turn this up a notch as Andres Iniesta smacks a lovely left-footed volley towards goal. But Gigi Buffon tips it over. Moments later Gerard Pique tries his luck from distance but the Italian keeper dives to his right to stop it. 

'Av it

Italy 1-0 Spain

Conte
BBC

Antonio Conte is fuming with his own players as the ball rolls over to him in the technical area. So what does he do? Whacks the ball down the touchline! The Italian fans love that, the referee, not so much. But he gets away with it. 

Italy 1-0 Spain

Lucas Vasquez is played in by fellow substitute striker Aritz Aduriz and clips the post but he is rightly called offside. 

Giaccherini tiring?

Italy 1-0 Spain

Danny Murphy

Former England midfielder on BBC One

Emanuele Giaccherini is looking a tiny bit tired, which is entirely understandable. He's put in a hell of a shift down this left-hand side.

Italy 1-0 Spain

Aritz Aduriz has caused problems since coming on and is up for a cross to win a corner. It's swung over to Sergio Ramos, whose free header is over the top. 

SUBSTITUTION

Italy 1-0 Spain

Vasquez
BBC

Spain make another change as Lucas Vasquez replaces Alvaro Morata, who has failed to breach his Juve team-mates in the Italian defence. 

Italy 1-0 Spain

Chance for Spain as Jordi Alba plays it across the box, Andres Iniesta dummies, but Aritz Aduriz curls wide of the Gigi Buffon's right-hand post. 

Italy 1-0 Spain

1 - #ITA have lost just one of their previous 19 games at the Euros in which they scored the first goal, the 2000 final vs France. Grip.

'Gobsmacked Spain aren't making changes'

Italy 1-0 Spain

Danny Murphy

Former England midfielder on BBC One

I'm amazed the Spanish are not looking at more changes with the quality they have on the bench. Absolutely gobsmacked.

Italy 1-0 Spain

Mattia de Sciglio makes another brilliant last-gasp tackle. If the two wide men for Italy - De Sciglio or Allesandro Florenzi - don't win the man of the match then the observers have been watching a different game. 

Italy 1-0 Spain

Finely poised now but Italy just seem to have more players in the box in defence and attack compared to Spain. The European Championship holders have 25 minutes to part the blue sea in front of them. 

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Italy 1-0 Spain

Manchester United's David de Gea is keeping Spain in this, yet another great save - this time from Italy striker Eder from the earlier one-on-one. Watch it again below.

Italy 1-0 Spain

David Silva scythes through the back of Mattia de Sciglio, something of a rare event. And here come Italy again. Eder inches from adding a second but David de Gea pokes clear. 

Italy are opening up Spain when they want to, the question is whether they can take the vital chance before Spain equalise. 

Italy 1-0 Spain

Paul Fletcher

BBC Sport at Stade de France in Paris

Antonio Conte gestures
AP

Slight momentum shift here in Paris. 

Italy coach Antonio Conte continues to summon players to his dugout for tactical instructions and, despite Spain opening this half well, really his team should be 2-0 up.

When the big screens here showed a replay of the Graziano Pelle flick that sent Eder through on goal there was a gasp.

Cries of 'Italia' ring out around the Stade de France.

Italy 1-0 Spain

Hang on. Gerard Pique blocks the run of Eder, then lands on him with an extended boot, which may not have been intentional. The Italians are fuming, especially Eder, but the referee is not bothered by it. 

Italy 1-0 Spain

Spain have already had more shots in the second half than they did in the first and Aritz Aduriz climbs to reach a cross, but lands heavily. He looks OK to carry on, though.   

'De Gea the best at one-on-ones'

Italy 1-0 Spain

Danny Murphy

Former England midfielder on BBC One

David de Gea
Reuters

I don't think I've ever seen a keeper better at saving one-on-ones than David de Gea. He stays so big for so long.