Spain leave it late, Itlay also through

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Updated: June 19, 2012

Defending champions Spain reached the quarter-finals of Euro 2012 after replacement Jesus Navas hit the late winner in their nervy 1-0 victory over Croatia, who bowed out of the competition.

Spain qualify as Group C winners and will now play their quarter-final in Donetsk, Ukraine, on Saturday against the Group D runner-up, while Italy finish second thanks to their 2-0 win over Ireland in Poznen.

Italy ran out 2-0 winners against the Republic of Ireland to qualify in second spot in Group C, Cassano and Ballotelli getting on the score sheet for the Italians.