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  3. Italian Game variation

When I play OTB tournaments, people usually play this line:
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.c3 Nf6 5.d4 exd4 6.e5 d5.
Can somebody give me some tips to play this variation?

7 Bb5 Ne4 8 cxd4 Bb6 9 Nc3 or Be3 with equality

Agree with #2.
Examples
lichess.org/oMNtGtux#16
lichess.org/byyo9iOh#16