Spain Vs. Italy, Euro 2012: Substitute Antonio Di Natale Gives Italy The Lead

Circumstances have forced Italy into a change, with Cesare Prandelli bringing on Antonio Di Natale to replace Mario Balotelli. Less than three minutes later, that substitution paid off, as Toto gave Italy a 1-0 lead over title-holders Spain.

The ball came from who else but Andrea Pirlo, who set Di Natale free up the middle. The diminutive striker easily sped past Sergio Ramos to face Iker Casillas one on one. The Spanish keeper could do nothing as Toto easily looped the ball over his shoulder, sending it flying into the far corner of the net.

What now, Spain? A bit more pressure, perhaps? The introduction of Fernando Torres? You have to think there will be a response from la roja, who certainly don't want to start this tournament off on the wrong foot.

Follow along here, our Spain vs. Italy, Euro 2012 StoryStream, for live coverage of the match. For more on Euro 2012 and the entire world of football, follow @SBNationSoccer on Twitter.

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