The championship defender Spain play against always demanding Italy in Euro 2012 final.
Spanish Tiki-taka style of play is characterised by short passing and movement. Spanish coach Vicente del Bosque has the luxury of having a team of the best football players to choose from.
Unfortunately, tough season affected Spanish national team. Vicente Del Bosque’s squad is weakened by absence of Carles Puyol. While, David Villa attendance at Euro 2012 is uncertain.
Italian Catenaccio (door-bolt) is a style with a strong emphasis on defence. Italians are well organised and have effective backline defence concentrated on nullifying opponents' attacks and preventing scoring goals.
Italians win over Spaniards last August in Bari prove that they are able to conquer with the best.
So, do the Italy need to change their style for success? No. They play football how they like to play. That means defending and counterattacking
Spain squad for Euro 2012: Italy squad for Euro 2012:
Goalkeepers: Iker Casillas (Real Madrid), Jose Manuel 'Pepe' Reina (Liverpool), Victor Valdes (Barcelona).
Defenders: Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Gerard Piqué (Barcelona), Álvaro Arbeloa (Real Madrid), Andoni Iraola (Athletic Bilbao), Jordi Alba (Valencia).
Midfielders: Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid), Javi Martínez (Athletic Bilbao), Xavi Hernández (Barcelona), Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona), Cesc Fabregas (Barcelona), Sergio Busquets (Barcelona), Santi Cazorla (Málaga), Jesús Navas (Sevilla), David Silva (Manchester City).
Forwards: Fernando Llorente (Athletic Bilbao), Pedro Rodriguez (Barcelona), Fernando Torres (Chelsea), Juan Mata (Chelsea), David Villa (Barcelona).
Goalkeepers: Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus), Emiliano Viviano (Palermo), Salvatore Sirigu (Paris Saint-Germain).
Defenders: Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus), Christian Maggio (Napoli), Domenico Criscito (Zenit St.Petersberg), Andrea Barzagli (Juventus), Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus), Federico Balzaretti (Palermo), Angelo Ogbonna (Torino), Ignazio Abate (Milan).
Midfielders: Daniele De Rossi (Roma), Riccardo Montolivo (Fiorentina), Andrea Pirlo (Juventus), Antonio Nocerino (Milan), Claudio Marchisio (Juventus), Thiago Motta (Paris Saint-Germain), Sebastian Giovinco (Parma).
Forwards: Giampaolo Pazzini (Internazionale), Antonio Cassano (Milan), Mario Balotelli (Manchester City), Fabio Borini (Roma), Alberto Gilardino (Genoa).