Italy survive early scare to see off Albania

Holders Italy battled back for a hard-earned opening victory after Albania scored the fastest goal in a European Championship match. Nedim Bajrami made history after just 23 seconds when he thrashed a strike into the top right corner but Albania’s jubilation was not long-lasting with Alessandro Bastoni and Nicolo Barella firing Italy to victory.

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Scintillating Spain make statement with impressive win over Croatia

Spain made an emphatic start to their quest to win a fourth European Championship with an impressive victory over Croatia at Olympiastadion Berlin. First-half goals by Alvaro Morata, Fabian Ruiz and Dani Carvajal essentially settled the outcome before the break and, although Croatia offered little, this must still go down as a statement win for La Roja.

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Euro 2024: Group B Preview

Euro 2024 is almost here and Group B is a real group of death as it features three of the continent’s best teams. The defending champions Italy find themselves drawn alongside a resurgent Spain perennial contenders Croatia and the ultimate underdogs Albania.

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