Spain Vs. Italy, Euro 2012: Antonio Cassano Gets A Chance, Fails.

It's been just over twenty minutes since Spain - Italy kicked off in Gdansk, and the azzurri have finally had a decent chance at goal. Claudio Marchisio played the ball in for Antonio Cassano, who managed to get behind the Spain defence. Alas, the Italian striker could do nothing but roll the ball across the face of goal, and no one was around to follow it in. Is it too early to ask for Sebastian Giovinco?

Soon after, a foul by Giorgio Chiellini lead to a free kick by Xavi, but the Italian defence was up to the challenge. In fact, they haven't really looked nervous yet. Perhaps Cesare Prandelli knew what he was doing when shifting to a three man back line?

Andres Iniesta made a decent attempt to encourage his team to threaten the goal, but Chiellini appeared as if from nowhere, rising up to get his head on the ball and stopping it from reaching the dangerous Xavi.

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