Italia vs Holland. Friendly (R)

Discussion in 'Italy: National Teams' started by toronto_soccer, Mar 27, 2017.

  1. toronto_soccer

    toronto_soccer Member+

    Mar 21, 2006
    Toronto
    Club:
    Toronto FC
    Country:
    Italy
    The Azzurri travel to Holland for a friendly.

    Some interesting things to note. Ventura switching back to 3-5-2. And Donnarumma to get the start. Apparently Darmian will start as well.
     
  2. Rosay

    Rosay Member+

    May 7, 2014
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Hope Darmian gets back into form. When he was good he was good
     
  3. Italy-Azzurri-Fan

    Nov 15, 2014
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Country:
    Italy
    FORZA AZZURRI. Good Luck!
     
  4. krado33

    krado33 Member

    May 23, 2014
    Club:
    AS Roma
    1-1 so far. Good game to watch, both teams looking to attack.
     
  5. forza_azzurri

    forza_azzurri Member

    May 31, 2005
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Country:
    Italy
    This is The Netherlands style of play. Wide open with no defensive effort. We can't play this. We can't keep up.
     
  6. forza_azzurri

    forza_azzurri Member

    May 31, 2005
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Country:
    Italy
    Netherlands 1- 2 Italy (HT)
     
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  7. Italy-Azzurri-Fan

    Nov 15, 2014
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Country:
    Italy
    Your being sarcastic right?
     
  8. Il Ciuccio

    Il Ciuccio Member+

    Feb 17, 2010
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    Country:
    Italy
    Nesta doing great.
     
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  9. Calcio Pauly

    Calcio Pauly Member+

    Jun 17, 2012
    Club:
    AC Milan
    2 goals off 2 Verratti set pieces. :)
     
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  10. krado33

    krado33 Member

    May 23, 2014
    Club:
    AS Roma
    De Rossi injury. Now 5 defenders and 2 DMs. Cmon Ventura.
     
  11. forza_azzurri

    forza_azzurri Member

    May 31, 2005
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Country:
    Italy
    We never do well with teams that play an open style of play. Croatia and Netherlands for example.
     
  12. Rosay

    Rosay Member+

    May 7, 2014
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Everyone should stop talking shit about Eder. Guy is quality
     
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  13. gumbacicc

    gumbacicc Member+

    Dec 7, 2004
    USA
    Belotti convinces me more and more every time I see him. He is very dynamic and lively in attack; never stops moving. He is the real deal. He wont be a Toro player for long.
     
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  14. Rosay

    Rosay Member+

    May 7, 2014
    Club:
    AC Milan
    He stole a shot off of Gagliardini doe
     
  15. joe83

    joe83 Member

    Nov 4, 2009
    Club:
    AC Milan
    #15 joe83, Mar 28, 2017
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2017
    Havent been impressed with Verratti these last 2 international games; bossed off the ball quite easily, not the quickest legs and not a whole lot of creativity, lots oft times where he could have easily sent an overhead ball to an onside, unmarked forward but opted for the simple side pass. Is it a confidence thing?
     
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  16. gumbacicc

    gumbacicc Member+

    Dec 7, 2004
    USA
    Ooooooh Spinazzola was close there.
     
  17. gumbacicc

    gumbacicc Member+

    Dec 7, 2004
    USA
    Yeah, he did; but that play doesn't occur but for Belotti's positioning and run. His decision-making will improve.
     
  18. gumbacicc

    gumbacicc Member+

    Dec 7, 2004
    USA
    Sneijder comes on and almost scores from distance.
     
  19. forza_azzurri

    forza_azzurri Member

    May 31, 2005
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Country:
    Italy
    Gianluigi Donnarumma is playing well
     
  20. gumbacicc

    gumbacicc Member+

    Dec 7, 2004
    USA
    Poor defending. We almost concede.
     
  21. Rosay

    Rosay Member+

    May 7, 2014
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Donnarumma denying Sneijder twice. Cheyea
     
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  22. calabrese8

    calabrese8 Member+

    Feb 9, 2008
    Vancouver
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Country:
    Italy
    I like what I have been seeing in Zappacosta and Spinazzola on the wings the past few games... seems like they have more dynamic speed and movement going forward than De Sciglio / Darmian
     
  23. Italy-Azzurri-Fan

    Nov 15, 2014
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Country:
    Italy
    Good Game Guys. We definitely did not play our best, but its a friendly. Honestly I would have much rather lost this game even with no injuries than won it with many injuries. I was especially worried about Bonucci. DDR seemed hurt, but hopefully it isn't too serious. Glad no other players got injured.
     
  24. Italy-Azzurri-Fan

    Nov 15, 2014
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Country:
    Italy
    Darmian yes, but De Sciglio still strikes me as someone with high potential.
     
  25. gumbacicc

    gumbacicc Member+

    Dec 7, 2004
    USA
    Good result. After watching this side over the last two games, I'm convinced that the best approach is not to waste a slot on an average striker like Eder or Immobile, playing a two man attack. I am fine with those guys being selected and being options off the bench; however, I think we should concentrate on controlling play by playing with a five-man midfield. In coming games it would be nice to see 4-3-3 consisting of: Buffon; Zappacosta, Barzagli, Bonucci, Darmian; Marchisio, De Rossi, Verratti; Candreva, Immobile, Insigne.
     

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