‘Italy match won’t be Euro repeat’

Jordi Alba has claimed that Spain's Confederations Cup semi-final with Italy on Thursday will not be a repeat of the Euro 2012 final.

La Roja beat Nigeria 3-0 on Sunday to top Group B and set up a last four clash with the Azzurri.

But the Barcelona full-back has insisted that the match next week will be different from the 4-0 drubbing in Kiev last year.

“The match against Italy is sure to be different from the final of the Euros,” he told reporters.

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