Italy Vs Spain
Italy booked their in the semi final with an impressive 2-1 quarter final victory over FIFA's top ranked nation Belgium. As a result, they have now reached the semi final of major tournament to 12 occasion, the only European nation to be better that is Germany.
Based on the above, their confidence should be soaring. However, Italy did concede within 90 minute last time out for the first time after 12 consecutive clean sheets in regulation time.
Spain needed penalty to overcome Switzerland and if the same is required here, they should remain confident. They have now progressed with penalty shootout on four occasion in the Euros more than any other nation in the competition's history.
Although Spain managed just one goal against Switzerland last time out, they forced apposition goalkeeper Yann Sommer into the ten saves, the most by any keeper in a single game at this tournament.
Who will be the victory here? Prediction: Italy to win.
Brazil Vs Peru
After a 1-0 quarter final win vs Chile here at the Estadio Olimpico Nilton Santo's, Brazil have now reached the Copa America semi final on successive occasions for the first time.
Having lost to no side other than Brazil in CA action since the start, Peru may be in for a long night. They needed penalty to defeat Paraguay in Friday evening first quarter final drawing 3-3 despite having a man advantage for almost the entire second half.
Who will be a victory here? Prediction: Brazil to win.
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