Italy have upset two-time reigning champions Spain 2-0. Giorgio Chiellini tapped in the opening goal, and Graziano Pelle sealed the victory in stoppage time. Italy will play tournament favorites Germany in the quarterfinals.
Italy have failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in decades. The nightmare against Sweden was no fluke, but rather the result of a lack of ideas at every level, writes DW's David Vorholt.
Spain became the eleventh team to qualify for Russia 2018 after their convincing 3-0 win over Albania and Italy's disappointing home draw against Macedonia. Elsewhere, Euro 2016 surprise package Iceland are looking good.
Eight games in three days sent some big teams packing and left a mixture of the familiar and the first-timers in the quarterfinals. We know who is in and who’s out but what else did the first knockout stage teach us?
Euro 2016 has a new favorite: the unfancied Italians. In the first of Monday's round of 16 matches, they made Spain look over the hill, beating the defending champions 2-0. It was a surprisingly one-sided affair.
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