Euro 2012: Spain vs. Italy

The title defenders battled with the crisis-hit country to open their Group C tournament.

Italian defender Christian Maggio controsl the ball during the Euro 2012 championships football match Spain vs Italy on June 10, 2012 at the Gdansk Arena. AFP PHOTO/ GIUSEPPE CACACEGIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/GettyImages
Italian Defender Christian Maggio Controsl The Ball AFP/Getty Images
Italian defender Christian Maggio controsl the ball during the Euro 2012 championships football match Spain vs Italy on June 10, 2012 at the Gdansk Arena. AFP PHOTO/ GIUSEPPE CACACEGIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/GettyImages
Italian midfielder Daniele De Rossi (L) vies with Spanish forward Fernando Torres during the Euro 2012 championships football match Spain vs Italy on June 10, 2012 at the Gdansk Arena. AFP PHOTO/ GIUSEPPE CACACEGIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/GettyImages
Italian Midfielder Daniele De Rossi (L) Vies AFP/Getty Images
Italian midfielder Daniele De Rossi (L) vies with Spanish forward Fernando Torres during the Euro 2012 championships football match Spain vs Italy on June 10, 2012 at the Gdansk Arena. AFP PHOTO/ GIUSEPPE CACACEGIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/GettyImages
Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas waves at the end of the Euro 2012 championships football match Spain vs Italy on June 10, 2012 at the Gdansk Arena. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYSGABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/GettyImages
Spanish Goalkeeper Iker Casillas Waves AFP/Getty Images
Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas waves at the end of the Euro 2012 championships football match Spain vs Italy on June 10, 2012 at the Gdansk Arena. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYSGABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/GettyImages
Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini (L) is given a yellow card by Hungarian referee Viktor Kassai during the Euro 2012 championships football match Spain vs Italy on June 10, 2012 at the Gdansk Arena. AFP PHOTO / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUPIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/GettyImages
Italian Defender Giorgio Chiellini (L) Is AFP/Getty Images
Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini (L) is given a yellow card by Hungarian referee Viktor Kassai during the Euro 2012 championships football match Spain vs Italy on June 10, 2012 at the Gdansk Arena. AFP PHOTO / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUPIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/GettyImages
Italian midfielder Claudio Marchisio reacts on the ground during the Euro 2012 championships football match Spain vs Italy on June 10, 2012 at the Gdansk Arena. AFP PHOTO/ GIUSEPPE CACACEGIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/GettyImages
Italian Midfielder Claudio Marchisio Reacts AFP/Getty Images
Italian midfielder Claudio Marchisio reacts on the ground during the Euro 2012 championships football match Spain vs Italy on June 10, 2012 at the Gdansk Arena. AFP PHOTO/ GIUSEPPE CACACEGIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/GettyImages
Spanish defender Alvaro Arbeloa (L) vies with Italian midfielder Thiago Motta during the Euro 2012 championships football match Spain vs Italy on June 10, 2012 at the Gdansk Arena. AFPPHOTO/ GIUSEPPE CACACEGIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/GettyImages
Spanish Defender Alvaro Arbeloa (L) Vies AFP/Getty Images
Spanish defender Alvaro Arbeloa (L) vies with Italian midfielder Thiago Motta during the Euro 2012 championships football match Spain vs Italy on June 10, 2012 at the Gdansk Arena. AFPPHOTO/ GIUSEPPE CACACEGIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/GettyImages
TOPSHOTS Italian forward Mario Balotelli (L) vies with Spanish defender Sergio Ramos during the Euro 2012 championships football match Spain vs Italy on June 10, 2012 at the Gdansk Arena. AFPPHOTO/ GIUSEPPE CACACEGIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/GettyImages
TOPSHOTS Italian Forward Mario Balotelli (L) Vies With Spanish Defender Sergio Ramos AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOTS Italian forward Mario Balotelli (L) vies with Spanish defender Sergio Ramos during the Euro 2012 championships football match Spain vs Italy on June 10, 2012 at the Gdansk Arena. AFPPHOTO/ GIUSEPPE CACACEGIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/GettyImages
Spanish forward Fernando Torres reacts during the Euro 2012 championships football match Spain vs Italy on June 10, 2012 at the Gdansk Arena. AFP PHOTO / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUPIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/GettyImages
Spanish Forward Fernando Torres Reacts AFP/Getty Images
Spanish forward Fernando Torres reacts during the Euro 2012 championships football match Spain vs Italy on June 10, 2012 at the Gdansk Arena. AFP PHOTO / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUPIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/GettyImages
Spanish forward Fernando Torres runs for the ball during the Euro 2012 championships football match Spain vs Italy on June 10, 2012 at the Gdansk Arena. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYSGABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/GettyImages
Spanish Forward Fernando Torres Runs AFP/Getty Images
Spanish forward Fernando Torres runs for the ball during the Euro 2012 championships football match Spain vs Italy on June 10, 2012 at the Gdansk Arena. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYSGABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/GettyImages
Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas (C) waves at the end of the Euro 2012 championships football match Spain vs Italy on June 10, 2012 at the Gdansk Arena. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYSGABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/GettyImages
Spanish Midfielder Cesc Fabregas (C) Waves AFP/Getty Images
Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas (C) waves at the end of the Euro 2012 championships football match Spain vs Italy on June 10, 2012 at the Gdansk Arena. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYSGABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/GettyImages
TOPSHOTS Italian midfielder Thiago Motta (top) falls over Spanish defender Gerard Pique during the Euro 2012 championships football match Spain vs Italy on June 10, 2012 at the Gdansk Arena. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYSGABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/GettyImages
TOPSHOTS Italian Midfielder Thiago Motta (top) Falls Over Spanish Defender Gerard Pique AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOTS Italian midfielder Thiago Motta (top) falls over Spanish defender Gerard Pique during the Euro 2012 championships football match Spain vs Italy on June 10, 2012 at the Gdansk Arena. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYSGABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/GettyImages
Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon (C), Italian forward Antonio Di Natale (R) and Italian midfielder Daniele De Rossi wave at the end of the Euro 2012 championships football match Spain vs Italy on June 10, 2012 at the Gdansk Arena. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/GettyImages
Italian Goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon (C), Italian Forward Antonio Di Natale (R) And Italian Midfielder Daniele De Rossi AFP/Getty Images
Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon (C), Italian forward Antonio Di Natale (R) and Italian midfielder Daniele De Rossi wave at the end of the Euro 2012 championships football match Spain vs Italy on June 10, 2012 at the Gdansk Arena. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/GettyImages
Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon (L) reacts with Italian forward Antonio Di Natale at the end of the Euro 2012 championships football match Spain vs Italy on June 10, 2012 at the Gdansk Arena. AFPPHOTO/ GIUSEPPE CACACEGIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/GettyImages
Italian Goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon (L) Reacts AFP/Getty Images
Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon (L) reacts with Italian forward Antonio Di Natale at the end of the Euro 2012 championships football match Spain vs Italy on June 10, 2012 at the Gdansk Arena. AFPPHOTO/ GIUSEPPE CACACEGIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/GettyImages
Spanish forward Fernando Torres (C) is shown a yellow card by referee during the Euro 2012 championships football match Spain vs Italy on June 10, 2012 at the Gdansk Arena. The game ended in a draw 1-1. AFPPHOTO/ PATRIK STOLLARZPATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/GettyImages
Spanish Forward Fernando Torres (C) Is AFP/Getty Images
Spanish forward Fernando Torres (C) is shown a yellow card by referee during the Euro 2012 championships football match Spain vs Italy on June 10, 2012 at the Gdansk Arena. The game ended in a draw 1-1. AFPPHOTO/ PATRIK STOLLARZPATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/GettyImages
Spanish midfielder Andres Iniesta (L) reacts at the end of the Euro 2012 championships football match Spain vs Italy on June 10, 2012 at the Gdansk Arena. AFPPHOTO/ PATRIK STOLLARZPATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/GettyImages
Spanish Midfielder Andres Iniesta (L) Reacts AFP/Getty Images
Spanish midfielder Andres Iniesta (L) reacts at the end of the Euro 2012 championships football match Spain vs Italy on June 10, 2012 at the Gdansk Arena. AFPPHOTO/ PATRIK STOLLARZPATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/GettyImages
Spanish midfielder Xabi Alonso (L) vies with Italian forward Antonio Di Natale during the Euro 2012 championships football match Spain vs Italy on June 10, 2012 at the Gdansk Arena. AFPPHOTO/ GIUSEPPE CACACEGIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/GettyImages
Spanish Midfielder Xabi Alonso (L) Vies AFP/Getty Images
Spanish midfielder Xabi Alonso (L) vies with Italian forward Antonio Di Natale during the Euro 2012 championships football match Spain vs Italy on June 10, 2012 at the Gdansk Arena. AFPPHOTO/ GIUSEPPE CACACEGIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/GettyImages
Spanish forward Fernando Torres is pictured during the Euro 2012 championships football match Spain vs Italy on June 10, 2012 at the Gdansk Arena. AFP PHOTO / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUPIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/GettyImages
Spanish Forward Fernando Torres Is AFP/Getty Images
Spanish forward Fernando Torres is pictured during the Euro 2012 championships football match Spain vs Italy on June 10, 2012 at the Gdansk Arena. AFP PHOTO / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUPIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/GettyImages
Spanish midfielder Andres Iniesta (R) vies with Italian defender Christian Maggio during the Euro 2012 championships football match Spain vs Italy on June 10, 2012 at the Gdansk Arena. AFP PHOTO / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUPIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/GettyImages
Spanish Midfielder Andres Iniesta (R) Vies AFP/Getty Images
Spanish midfielder Andres Iniesta (R) vies with Italian defender Christian Maggio during the Euro 2012 championships football match Spain vs Italy on June 10, 2012 at the Gdansk Arena. AFP PHOTO / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUPIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/GettyImages
Spanish midfielder Xavi Hernandez controls the ball during the Euro 2012 championships football match Spain vs Italy on June 10, 2012 at the Gdansk Arena. AFP PHOTO / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUPIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/GettyImages
Spanish Midfielder Xavi Hernandez Controls AFP/Getty Images
Spanish midfielder Xavi Hernandez controls the ball during the Euro 2012 championships football match Spain vs Italy on June 10, 2012 at the Gdansk Arena. AFP PHOTO / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUPIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/GettyImages
Italian forward Antonio Cassano controls the ball during the Euro 2012 championships football match Spain vs Italy on June 10, 2012 at the Gdansk Arena. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/GettyImages
Italian Forward Antonio Cassano Controls AFP/Getty Images
Italian forward Antonio Cassano controls the ball during the Euro 2012 championships football match Spain vs Italy on June 10, 2012 at the Gdansk Arena. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/GettyImages
Italian midfielder Emanuele Giaccherini (R) vies with Spanish midfielder Jesus Navas during the Euro 2012 championships football match Spain vs Italy on June 10, 2012 at the Gdansk Arena. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/GettyImages
Italian Midfielder Emanuele Giaccherini (R) Vies AFP/Getty Images
Italian midfielder Emanuele Giaccherini (R) vies with Spanish midfielder Jesus Navas during the Euro 2012 championships football match Spain vs Italy on June 10, 2012 at the Gdansk Arena. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/GettyImages
Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon (R) reacts with Italian forward Antonio Di Natale at the end of the Euro 2012 championships football match Spain vs Italy on June 10, 2012 at the Gdansk Arena. The game ended in a draw 1-1. AFPPHOTO/ PATRIK STOLLARZPATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/GettyImages
Italian Goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon (R) Reacts AFP/Getty Images
Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon (R) reacts with Italian forward Antonio Di Natale at the end of the Euro 2012 championships football match Spain vs Italy on June 10, 2012 at the Gdansk Arena. The game ended in a draw 1-1. AFPPHOTO/ PATRIK STOLLARZPATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/GettyImages
Italian forward Antonio Di Natale kicks the ball during the Euro 2012 championships football match Spain vs Italy on June 10, 2012 at the Gdansk Arena. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/GettyImages
Italian Forward Antonio Di Natale Kicks AFP/Getty Images
Italian forward Antonio Di Natale kicks the ball during the Euro 2012 championships football match Spain vs Italy on June 10, 2012 at the Gdansk Arena. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/GettyImages
Spanish fans pose during the Euro 2012 championships football match Spain vs Italy on June 10, 2012 at the Gdansk Arena. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYSGABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/GettyImages
Spanish Fans AFP/Getty Images
Spanish fans pose during the Euro 2012 championships football match Spain vs Italy on June 10, 2012 at the Gdansk Arena. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYSGABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/GettyImages
Fabregas critical of surface
Fabregas critical of surface
Fabregas critical of surface
Spanish fan cheer during the Euro 2012 championships football match Spain vs Italy on June 10, 2012 at the Gdansk Arena. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/GettyImages
Spanish Fan Cheer AFP/Getty Images
Spanish fan cheer during the Euro 2012 championships football match Spain vs Italy on June 10, 2012 at the Gdansk Arena. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/GettyImages
Spanish forward Cesc Fabregas (L) is congratualted by teammate Spanish midfielder David Silva after scoring during the Euro 2012 championships football match Spain vs Italy on June 10, 2012 at the Gdansk Arena. AFPPHOTO/ PATRIK STOLLARZPATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/GettyImages
Spanish Forward Cesc Fabregas (L) Is AFP/Getty Images
Spanish forward Cesc Fabregas (L) is congratualted by teammate Spanish midfielder David Silva after scoring during the Euro 2012 championships football match Spain vs Italy on June 10, 2012 at the Gdansk Arena. AFPPHOTO/ PATRIK STOLLARZPATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/GettyImages
Spanish forward Cesc Fabregas reacts after scoring during the Euro 2012 championships football match Spain vs Italy on June 10, 2012 at the Gdansk Arena. AFPPHOTO/ PATRIK STOLLARZPATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/GettyImages
Spanish Forward Cesc Fabregas Reacts AFP/Getty Images
Spanish forward Cesc Fabregas reacts after scoring during the Euro 2012 championships football match Spain vs Italy on June 10, 2012 at the Gdansk Arena. AFPPHOTO/ PATRIK STOLLARZPATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/GettyImages
Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas scores during the Euro 2012 championships football match Spain vs Italy on June 10, 2012 at the Gdansk Arena. AFP PHOTO / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUPIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/GettyImages
Spanish Midfielder Cesc Fabregas Scores AFP/Getty Images
Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas scores during the Euro 2012 championships football match Spain vs Italy on June 10, 2012 at the Gdansk Arena. AFP PHOTO / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUPIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/GettyImages
Spanish midfielder Andres Iniesta reacts during the Euro 2012 championships football match Spain vs Italy on June 10, 2012 at the Gdansk Arena. AFP PHOTO / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUPIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/GettyImages
Spanish Midfielder Andres Iniesta Reacts AFP/Getty Images
Spanish midfielder Andres Iniesta reacts during the Euro 2012 championships football match Spain vs Italy on June 10, 2012 at the Gdansk Arena. AFP PHOTO / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUPIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/GettyImages
Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas reacts during the Euro 2012 championships football match Spain vs Italy on June 10, 2012 at the Gdansk Arena. AFP PHOTO / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUPIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/GettyImages
Spanish Goalkeeper Iker Casillas Reacts AFP/Getty Images
Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas reacts during the Euro 2012 championships football match Spain vs Italy on June 10, 2012 at the Gdansk Arena. AFP PHOTO / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUPIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/GettyImages
Supporters of the Spanish national football team watch their team during the Euro 2012 Championships football match between Spain and Italy on June 10, 2012 near Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in Madrid. AFP PHOTO/ DANI POZODANI POZO/AFP/GettyImages
Supporters Of The Spanish National Football Team Watch Their Team AFP/Getty Images
Supporters of the Spanish national football team watch their team during the Euro 2012 Championships football match between Spain and Italy on June 10, 2012 near Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in Madrid. AFP PHOTO/ DANI POZODANI POZO/AFP/GettyImages
Italian forward Antonio Cassano (R) fights for the ball with Spanish defender Alvaro Arbeloa during the Euro 2012 championships football match Spain vs Italy on June 10, 2012 at the Gdansk Arena. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/GettyImages
Italian Forward Antonio Cassano (R) Fights AFP/Getty Images
Italian forward Antonio Cassano (R) fights for the ball with Spanish defender Alvaro Arbeloa during the Euro 2012 championships football match Spain vs Italy on June 10, 2012 at the Gdansk Arena. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/GettyImages
Italian forward Mario Balotelli (L) walks next to Spanish defender Alvaro Arbeloa during the Euro 2012 championships football match Spain vs Italy on June 10, 2012 at the Gdansk Arena. AFP PHOTO / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUPIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/GettyImages
Italian Forward Mario Balotelli (L) Walks AFP/Getty Images
Italian forward Mario Balotelli (L) walks next to Spanish defender Alvaro Arbeloa during the Euro 2012 championships football match Spain vs Italy on June 10, 2012 at the Gdansk Arena. AFP PHOTO / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUPIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/GettyImages
GDANSK, POLAND - JUNE 10: Gianluigi Buffon of Italy celebrates after Italy scored during the UEFA EURO 2012 group C match between Spain and Italy at The Municipal Stadium on June 10, 2012 in Gdansk, Poland. (Photo by Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)
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GDANSK, POLAND - JUNE 10: Gianluigi Buffon of Italy celebrates after Italy scored during the UEFA EURO 2012 group C match between Spain and Italy at The Municipal Stadium on June 10, 2012 in Gdansk, Poland. (Photo by Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)
GDANSK, POLAND - JUNE 10: Antonio Di Natale of Italy celebrates scoring their first goal during the UEFA EURO 2012 group C match between Spain and Italy at The Municipal Stadium on June 10, 2012 in Gdansk, Poland. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
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GDANSK, POLAND - JUNE 10: Antonio Di Natale of Italy celebrates scoring their first goal during the UEFA EURO 2012 group C match between Spain and Italy at The Municipal Stadium on June 10, 2012 in Gdansk, Poland. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
GDANSK, POLAND - JUNE 10: Antonio Di Natale of Italy celebrates scoring their first goal with Antonio Cassano during the UEFA EURO 2012 group C match between Spain and Italy at The Municipal Stadium on June 10, 2012 in Gdansk, Poland. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
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GDANSK, POLAND - JUNE 10: Antonio Di Natale of Italy celebrates scoring their first goal with Antonio Cassano during the UEFA EURO 2012 group C match between Spain and Italy at The Municipal Stadium on June 10, 2012 in Gdansk, Poland. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

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