Italy enter Wednesday's clash with France at the Stadio Ennio Tardini with history on their side in head-to-head competition between the longtime rivals.
The match will be the 37th meeting between the European heavyweights, with the Azzurri holding a record of 18 wins, 10 draws, and 8 losses all-time in the fixture.
At home, the four-time World Cup champions have registered 10 wins, 2 draws, and 2 losses against Les Blues in 14 games contested. France last defeated Italy on the peninsula in February 1994 on a single goal by former Inter man Youri Djourkaeff.
The two sides haven't met since Euro 2008, when Roberto Donadoni's men were victorious 2-0 in a group stage encounter.
Italy's last loss to France came in Paris in September of 2006, 3-1 in a Euro 2008 qualifier. The match came only months after the Azzurri's famous penalty shoot-out triumph over Les Blues in the World Cup 2006 final.