Italia vs Albania WCQ (R)

Discussion in 'Italy: National Teams' started by toronto_soccer, Mar 5, 2017.

  1. toronto_soccer

    toronto_soccer Member+

    Mar 21, 2006
    Toronto
    Club:
    Toronto FC
    Country:
    Italy
    The game will be played March 24th in Palermo.
     
  2. Rosay

    Rosay Member+

    May 7, 2014
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Whoop di ********en doo
     
  3. toronto_soccer

    toronto_soccer Member+

    Mar 21, 2006
    Toronto
    Club:
    Toronto FC
    Country:
    Italy
    It's a nice treat for a city whose team is going to Serie B.
     
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  4. Italy-Azzurri-Fan

    Nov 15, 2014
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Country:
    Italy
    I cannot wait for this game. Its really exciting. Many italian players are having amazing seasons at their club, and I cannot wait to see how they do tomorrow. I hope they put up an amazing performance.

    Juventus players as always having a fairly good season. Good to see Marchisio back, and I hope he does well.

    Verratti just humiliated Barca's midfield a few weeks ago, and hopefully he does it again on wednesday.

    Belotti is having a monster season and has scored a few world class goals. Gabbiadini has scored more goals than the number of games he played since he joined Southampton. Immobile is also doing really well for Lazio.

    Bernardeschi is bossing it for Fiorentina, and is the player thats keeping them alive. Without him, Fiorentina would be 12th place at least at the moment. He is also really bossing it with free kicks and extremely world class goals.

    Romagnoli and Rugani are also having great seasons. Zappacosta and De Sciglio as well.

    Donarumma, Locatelli, and many AC Milan players are doing so well.

    Insigne is also rediscovering is form and has also scored some world class goals quite recently.

    Honestly I am really excited as I see a heck of a team coming soon. How do you think we should line up? I think this might be good to try:

    -Belotti-
    -Insigne-Bernardeschi-
    -De Sciglio-Marchisio-Verratti-Zappacosta-
    -Romagnoli-Bonucci-Rugani-
    -Buffon-
    Of course you can play around with defense and use Chiellini and Barzagli as well. I am just thinking that Rugani and Romagnoli are our future and are both having great seasons, and it would be good to start them to give them experience.
     
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  5. krado33

    krado33 Member

    May 23, 2014
    Club:
    AS Roma
    I'd 'like' to see-

    Belotti
    Insigne - Bernadeschi - Berardi
    Verratti - Marchisio/De Rossi
    4 ​
    But I suspect Candreva will keep his spot.
     
  6. Rosay

    Rosay Member+

    May 7, 2014
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Ya Italia has a crop of fine young lads ready to make their mark on international football. I always get excited for Azzurri games no matter the occasion. I'm a big fan of Bernardeschi, Belotti, Zappacosta, the Milan crew, Gagliardini, Pellegrini, Rugani. Forza Italia!

    Hoping to see Berardi get a call
     
  7. Rosay

    Rosay Member+

    May 7, 2014
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Kinda want to see Bertolacci get the call as he's been playing well as of late
     
  8. toronto_soccer

    toronto_soccer Member+

    Mar 21, 2006
    Toronto
    Club:
    Toronto FC
    Country:
    Italy
    Maybe 4 days later when they play Holland in a friendly.


     
  9. Baggionero

    Baggionero Member+

    Apr 23, 2015
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    I would kill to see this line up.
     
  10. Rosay

    Rosay Member+

    May 7, 2014
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Kill anything? Or just muzzys?
     
  11. Italy-Azzurri-Fan

    Nov 15, 2014
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Country:
    Italy
    You sure Berardi should be a starting player at the moment? Since he came back from injury he hasn't been scoring that much.
     
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  12. Baggionero

    Baggionero Member+

    Apr 23, 2015
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Anything.
     
  13. sempreITALIA

    sempreITALIA Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Country:
    Italy
    A possible 11 for the Albania match could have a good mix of young talent and experienced internationals:

    Belotti

    Bernardeschi ------- Candreva

    De Sciglio --- Marchisio ----- Verratti --- Zappacosta

    Romagnoli --- Bonucci --- Barzagli

    Buffon
    Bench:
    • Strikers: Gabbiadini, Immobile
    • Midfielders/Wingers: De Rossi, Gagliardini, Benassi, Parolo, Berardi, Eder, Insigne
    • Defenders: Rugani, Chiellini (injured right now), Darmian, Astori
    • GK: Donnarumma, Sirigu
    Possible Surprise Inclusions:
    • Strikers: Petagna, Borriello, Inglese, Sansone, Zaza
    • Midfielders/Wingers: Chiesa, Pellegrini, Soriano, Verdi
    • Defenders: Conti, Barreca
    • GK: Cragno
     
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  14. Nek Sanalet

    Nek Sanalet Member+

    Dec 30, 2013
    Club:
    AC Milan
    #14 Nek Sanalet, Mar 7, 2017
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2017
    This is the exact same starting lineup/formation I would choose with the possible exception of starting Rugani or Caldara over aging Barzagli. 3 4 3 seems to be the best fit IMO. 4 2 4 (or 4 2 3 1) can be deployed against minnows and in friendlies, but the 3 4 3 is what we need when the result really matters (high importance).
     
  15. Rosay

    Rosay Member+

    May 7, 2014
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Even women and children????
     
  16. Baggionero

    Baggionero Member+

    Apr 23, 2015
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    If you're paying for the human sized blender, yes. :)
     
  17. Rosay

    Rosay Member+

    May 7, 2014
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    AC Milan
    We'll you said anything so I'm assuming you'd be paying for the blender not me. But I'd definitely finance it if some muzzy's got thrown in
     
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  18. Baggionero

    Baggionero Member+

    Apr 23, 2015
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    Juventus FC
    You and Pauly are amazing.
     
  19. Rosay

    Rosay Member+

    May 7, 2014
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Ya it's cause we are Milanista's. High five buddy
     
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  20. UdineseFan98

    UdineseFan98 Member

    Mar 12, 2017
    St. Catherines, ON
    Club:
    Udinese Calcio
    Country:
    Italy
    I hope we stick with the 2 striker approach for this match and experiment more against the Dutch. Albania is a decent side and we cannot afford to drop points. I would like to see Bernadeschi and Insigne play, they have been fantastic recently.
     
  21. totti fan

    totti fan Member+

    Jun 24, 2010
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    Country:
    Italy
    Candreva is a lock
     
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  22. johnny6

    johnny6 Member

    AC Milan
    Italy
    Jun 29, 2011
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Country:
    Italy
    No Cassano no party
     
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  23. Rosay

    Rosay Member+

    May 7, 2014
    Club:
    AC Milan
    No Bonera No Party
     
  24. Italy-Azzurri-Fan

    Nov 15, 2014
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Country:
    Italy
    Here is our Squad that Ventura announced:

    Goalkeepers: Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus), Gianluigi Donnarumma (Milan), Alex Meret (Spal)

    Defenders: Davide Astori (Fiorentina), Andrea Barzagli (Juventus), Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus), Matteo Darmian (Manchester United), Danilo D’Ambrosio (Inter), Mattia De Sciglio (Milan), Alessio Romagnoli (Milan), Daniele Rugani (Juventus), Leonardo Spinazzola (Atalanta), Davide Zappacosta (Torino)

    Midfielders: Daniele De Rossi (Roma), Roberto Gagliardini (Inter), Marco Parolo (Lazio), Marco Verratti (Paris Saint Germain)

    Wingers: Federico Bernardeschi (Fiorentina), Antonio Candreva (Inter), Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli), Nicola Sansone (Villarreal)

    Forwards: Andrea Belotti (Torino), Eder Citadin Martins (Inter), Manolo Gabbiadini (Southampton), Ciro Immobile (Lazio)


    I know Chiellini is recovering from injury and Juventus don't want to risk him on international break but what about Marchisio? I am guessing maybe the same with him as well, but I am not sure. Anyone know why Marchisio isn't there?
     
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  25. UdineseFan98

    UdineseFan98 Member

    Mar 12, 2017
    St. Catherines, ON
    Club:
    Udinese Calcio
    Country:
    Italy
    No complaints from me about the squad. Good for Alex Meret to get the call up, he is a promising young keeper
     

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