Conor Clancy Date: 6th July 2021 at 4:24pm
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will face another tough test at Euro 2020 this Tuesday evening as they take on an ever-improving Spain side in the first of this summer’s two semi-finals at Wembley.

Having overcome and Belgium in the knockout rounds so far – needing extra time to overcome Austria before stepping up to another level against Belgium. Spain, meanwhile, needed penalties to beat and extra time to get past Croatia.

Here are five things that could decide Tuesday’s semi-final.

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Marcos Llorente and ’s left-hand side

The Atletico Madrid midfielder is a right-back with Spain, and his selection there has raised some eyebrows at Euro 2020. Undoubtedly capable of playing there, as he had shown during the season for Los Rojiblancos, ’s adamance that that’s his position when he plays for his country hasn’t allowed him to contribute as much in attack as he does for his club.

Now, though, with ’s Spinazzola’s tournament finished through injury, have a vulnerability on their left that Llorente could take advantage of if he returns to the side to displace Cesar Azpilicueta. ’s Emerson Palmieri will be his opponent on his flank, and the Atleti star will be confident that he can get the better of their battle. Without too many weaknesses in Roberto Mancini’s side, will be keen to test Emerson.

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