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Italy 1-1 Spain

Aritz Aduriz earns Spain a draw in Italy
Spain forward Aduriz scored with his first shot on target as an international player

Veteran Athletic Bilbao striker Aritz Aduriz marked his first international start by earning reigning European champions Spain a draw against Italy.

The Azzurri led when Napoli winger Lorenzo Insigne clinically swept in after a home counter attack.

But 35-year-old Aduriz, who has scored 31 goals for his La Liga club this season, levelled two minutes later when he pounced to bury a loose ball.

Both teams are preparing for this summer's Euro 2016 finals.

Spain have been drawn in Group D with Croatia, Czech Republic and Turkey, while Italy face Belgium, Republic of Ireland and Sweden in Group E.

Aduriz is targeting a place in Vicente del Bosque's 23-man squad and boosted his ambitions by netting in only his second Spain appearance - which came six years after his debut.

Read more about Aduriz's remarkable season

Elsewhere, Ukraine - who face Northern Ireland in Group C - edged past Cyprus in a 1-0 home win.

Turkey beat fellow finalists Sweden, winning 2-1 in Antalya thanks to Besiktas forward Cenk Tosun's brace.

Former Wigan defender Andreas Granqvist replied for the visitors, who rested star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic ahead of Tuesday's game against the Czech Republic.

Iceland, drawn alongside Austria, Portugal and Hungary in France, lost 2-1 against Denmark, who failed to make the finals.

Line-ups

Italy

  • 1Buffon
  • 24FlorenziSubstituted forDe Silvestriat 89'minutes
  • 4Darmian
  • 19Bonucci
  • 5Astori
  • 23GiaccheriniSubstituted forAntonelliat 79'minutes
  • 6CandrevaSubstituted forBernardeschiat 61'minutes
  • 16ParoloBooked at 69minsSubstituted forJorginhoat 89'minutes
  • 8MottaBooked at 45mins
  • 17ÉderSubstituted forInsigneat 51'minutes
  • 9PellèSubstituted forZazaat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2De Silvestri
  • 3Antonelli
  • 7Zaza
  • 11Insigne
  • 12Sirigu
  • 13Ranocchia
  • 14Jorginho
  • 15Acerbi
  • 18Montolivo
  • 20Okaka
  • 21Soriano
  • 22El Shaarawy
  • 25Rugani
  • 27Perin
  • 28Bonaventura
  • 29Bernardeschi

Spain

  • 12de Gea
  • 16Torres BelénSubstituted forAlbaat 79'minutes
  • 3PiquéBooked at 73mins
  • 15RamosSubstituted forNachoat 45'minutes
  • 2Azpilicueta
  • 6San José
  • 13MataSubstituted forKokeat 45'minutes
  • 14Thiago AlcántaraSubstituted forIscoat 61'minutes
  • 10FàbregasBooked at 82mins
  • 7MorataSubstituted forAlcácerat 86'minutes
  • 20AdurizSubstituted forSilvaat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Casillas
  • 4Bartra
  • 8Koke
  • 9Alcácer
  • 11Pedro
  • 17Nacho
  • 18Alba
  • 19Pérez Martínez
  • 21Silva
  • 22Isco
  • 23Rico
  • 24Nolito
  • 25Roberto Carnicer
Referee:
Deniz Aytekin

Match Stats

Home TeamItalyAway TeamSpain
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home11
Away3
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Italy 1, Spain 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Italy 1, Spain 1.

Corner, Italy. Conceded by César Azpilicueta.

Foul by César Azpilicueta (Spain).

Lorenzo Insigne (Italy) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Italy. Jorginho replaces Marco Parolo.

Substitution

Substitution, Italy. Lorenzo De Silvestri replaces Alessandro Florenzi.

Corner, Italy. Conceded by Koke.

Offside, Spain. Jordi Alba tries a through ball, but Paco Alcácer is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Spain. Paco Alcácer replaces Álvaro Morata.

Attempt missed. Álvaro Morata (Spain) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by César Azpilicueta.

Booking

Cesc Fàbregas (Spain) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Cesc Fàbregas (Spain).

Simone Zaza (Italy) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Álvaro Morata (Spain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matteo Darmian (Italy).

Foul by César Azpilicueta (Spain).

Lorenzo Insigne (Italy) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Italy. Luca Antonelli replaces Emanuele Giaccherini.

Substitution

Substitution, Spain. Jordi Alba replaces Juanfran.

Corner, Italy. Conceded by David de Gea.

Attempt saved. Lorenzo Insigne (Italy) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Federico Bernardeschi.

Foul by Koke (Spain).

Federico Bernardeschi (Italy) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Lorenzo Insigne (Italy) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Booking

Gerard Piqué (Spain) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

Hand ball by Gerard Piqué (Spain).

Substitution

Substitution, Spain. David Silva replaces Aduriz.

Goal!

Goal! Italy 1, Spain 1. Aduriz (Spain) left footed shot from very close range to the top left corner following a set piece situation.

Attempt saved. Álvaro Morata (Spain) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Cesc Fàbregas.

Booking

Marco Parolo (Italy) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Koke (Spain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Marco Parolo (Italy).

Goal!

Goal! Italy 1, Spain 0. Lorenzo Insigne (Italy) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Emanuele Giaccherini.

Offside, Italy. Leonardo Bonucci tries a through ball, but Lorenzo Insigne is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Alessandro Florenzi (Italy) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lorenzo Insigne.

Álvaro Morata (Spain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Marco Parolo (Italy).

Substitution

Substitution, Spain. Isco replaces Thiago Alcántara.

Substitution

Substitution, Italy. Federico Bernardeschi replaces Antonio Candreva.

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Thursday 24th March 2016

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