It was the Italians that dominated the opening 45 minutes of football, but they passed up a number of clear-cut opportunities to enter the interval with a lead against the current European and world champions.
Both sides had opportunities in the second period, but neither could make the breakthrough as the last-four clash headed for extra time.
Read how it all unfolded in Sports Mole's minute-by-minute live commentary of the action below.
SPAIN: Casillas; Arbeloa, Pique, Ramos, Alba; Busquets, Xavi, Iniesta; Silva, Torres, Pedro
ITALY: Buffon; Maggio, Chiellini, Bonucci, Barzagli; Marchisio, Pirlo, De Rossi; Giaccherini, Gilardino, Candreva