Macedonia vs Italy (2018 World Cup Qualifier)

Discussion in 'Italy: National Teams' started by Italy-Azzurri-Fan, Oct 7, 2016.

  1. Azzurrifan87

    Azzurrifan87 Member

    Mar 29, 2015
    terrible call
     
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  2. vincep5

    vincep5 Member

    Jun 19, 2005
    That was a good Parolo goal called offsides.
     
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  3. Azzurrifan87

    Azzurrifan87 Member

    Mar 29, 2015
    no more than we deserve with two bad offsides calls and a clear penalty denied
     
  4. vincep5

    vincep5 Member

    Jun 19, 2005
    Gesuuuu cristooooo!!! Immobile goallll
     
  5. Nek Sanalet

    Nek Sanalet Member+

    Dec 30, 2013
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Napoli heart and guts...
     
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  6. giallorossissimo

    Apr 8, 2005
    South Florida
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Country:
    Italy
    As the Lazio fans like to say, non mollare mai
     
  7. Calcio Pauly

    Calcio Pauly Member+

    Jun 17, 2012
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Told you all so
    :laugh:
     
  8. krado33

    krado33 Member

    May 23, 2014
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Haha yeah, look though, he created another goal (ruled offside wrongly). If Ventura had played him in position, we would've won 5-0. Even Conte knew where to play him.:)
     
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  9. Nek Sanalet

    Nek Sanalet Member+

    Dec 30, 2013
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Our midfield and defense/goalkeeping has been shaky, but the pairing of Immobile and Belotti has scored three goals. Eder and Pelle couldn't do that....
     
  10. Parcae

    Parcae Member

    Nov 3, 2013
    Belotti was off for the 3rd
     
  11. Azzurrifan87

    Azzurrifan87 Member

    Mar 29, 2015
    sansonizzle made a difference
     
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  12. Parcae

    Parcae Member

    Nov 3, 2013
    Also, what midfield?
     
  13. Nek Sanalet

    Nek Sanalet Member+

    Dec 30, 2013
    Club:
    AC Milan
    I meant that our forwards scored all three goals. When was the last time we could honestly say that Italy's forwards were the best part of the squad for a fixture. That pairing bailed Ventura out and finally gave our team the firepower to win a high scoring game.
     
  14. Calcio Pauly

    Calcio Pauly Member+

    Jun 17, 2012
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Immobile "Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know when one will go in the net!"
     
  15. Italy-Azzurri-Fan

    Nov 15, 2014
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Country:
    Italy
    Well a win is a win, but I really cannot wait until we get Marchisio back. He really adds a lot to our defense, and since DDR is getting older, Marchisio must be back soon. Anyway Belotti and Immobile is the answer to our attack right now, and Bernardeschi had a good game. I think the only reason we subbed off Bernardeschi was a panic sub. To be honest we have been better in attack today, but we must play someone that can defend well. Marchisio should fix at least half of this when he is back.
     
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  16. Azzurrifan87

    Azzurrifan87 Member

    Mar 29, 2015
    Why can't we applaud Ventura for playing to our strengths? Immobile bailed him out but he's the one who has given Immobile his faith. Some of you act like Immobile hijacked the game when Ventura is the one who has featured him.

    Also Marchisio is not fixing anything. Such an overrated player.
     
  17. Italy-Azzurri-Fan

    Nov 15, 2014
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Country:
    Italy
    We can top the group guys, the hope is still there. We just need to beat Spain and hope Spain drop points somewhere. After seeing Macedonia though, maybe they could help us by trying to stop Spain at home at least.
     
  18. JCNapoli17

    JCNapoli17 Member+

    Aug 23, 2012
    Winning
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    That's the Genius of Ace Ventura
     
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  19. vincep5

    vincep5 Member

    Jun 19, 2005
    Italy needs a wake up call. Italy were forced to play like savages going down 2-1. Ventura needs to find the right players to fit a formation better suited to creating chances. No more 3-5-2. Immobile-Belotti should start the next match. I dont mind Eder as a sub. Parolo and Monto and De Sciglio should be down the depth chart. I didnt catch the first half so i cannot speak to the midfield performances.

    Buffon worries me. Donarumma should see more time on the field.

    Our chances of finishing first are low. Spain is going to kill it on GD. Only chance is that they slip up big time against the mid-tier teams. Realistically we are a 2nd place team, which means 8/9 second placers make the playoff round.
    This keeps me worried.
     
  20. Calcio Pauly

    Calcio Pauly Member+

    Jun 17, 2012
    Club:
    AC Milan
    He's sorely needed my friend.
     
  21. Nek Sanalet

    Nek Sanalet Member+

    Dec 30, 2013
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Immobile and Belotti earned the right to lead the line for the foreseeable time. If our midfield didn't fall apart in the second half and gift Macedonia two goals, we would of had a comfortable win.
     
  22. Azzurrifan87

    Azzurrifan87 Member

    Mar 29, 2015
    Let me sum up Marchisio's Italy career:

    2010 - part of the Lippi Suckfest

    2012 - wasted countless Cassano assists

    2014 - member of the world's most lifeless midfield. case in point, remember how well we played vs England with Veratti? The Veratti is myseteriously benched against Costa Rica and Super Marchisio can no longer save Italy

    2016 - Thank the Lord Jesus he was not in the lineup to screw it all up
     
  23. Nek Sanalet

    Nek Sanalet Member+

    Dec 30, 2013
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Marchisio is essential. Saying he's overrated or not needed is madness.
     
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  24. Calcio Pauly

    Calcio Pauly Member+

    Jun 17, 2012
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Great summary dude.
     
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  25. Italy-Azzurri-Fan

    Nov 15, 2014
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Country:
    Italy
    Even if we get second place, I doubt we will be worst placed team, and while there are some good teams we could face in the playoff, I doubt any of them are really our level, and the tougher ones will be seeded along with us.
     

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