Nations League: Italy vs Poland

Discussion in 'Italy: National Teams' started by johnny6, Sep 6, 2018.

  1. johnny6

    johnny6 Member+

    AC Milan
    Italy
    Jun 29, 2011
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Alright, let's get this going! Pretty excited about tomorrow, what do you guys think the probable lineup will be? Should Balotelli start? He looks pretty rusty and looks like he gained some weight during the break. He didn't look very motivated during the first league match.
    • Italy's first competitive match under coach Mancini
    • Brzęczek in charge of Poland for first time
    • Both nations lost on penalties in EURO 2016 last eight
    • Italy home record v Poland: W3 D2
    • Italy won EURO in 1968, twice runners-up
     
  2. Hulk_Hogan_Italia

    Aug 17, 2005
    Toronto, Canada
    Does anyone know where to watch the game in Canada?
     
  3. Mean Machine

    Mean Machine Member

    Juventus
    Italy
    May 23, 2018
    Here is Mancini's Squad by the way:

    Goalkeepers: Alessio Cragno (Cagliari), Gianluigi Donnarumma (Milan), Mattia Perin (Juventus), Salvatore Sirigu (Torino);

    Defenders: Cristiano Biraghi (Fiorentina), Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus), Mattia Caldara (Milan), Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus), Domenico Criscito (Genoa), Emerson Palmieri Dos Santos (Chelsea), Manuel Lazzari (Spal), Alessio Romagnoli (Milan), Daniele Rugani (Juventus), Davide Zappacosta (Chelsea);

    Midfielders: Nicolò Barella (Cagliari), Marco Benassi (Fiorentina), Bryan Cristante (Roma), Roberto Gagliardini (Inter), Frello Filho Jorge Luiz Jorginho (Chelsea), Lorenzo Pellegrini (Roma), Nicolò Zaniolo (Roma);

    Forwards: Mario Balotelli (Nizza), Andrea Belotti (Torino), Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo), Federico Bernardeschi (Juventus), Giacomo Bonaventura (Milan), Federico Chiesa (Fiorentina), Ciro Immobile (Lazio), Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli), Simone Zaza (Torino).
     
  4. johnny6

    johnny6 Member+

    AC Milan
    Italy
    Jun 29, 2011
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Right before game time google: reddit live soccer streams

    Ever since figuring this out i haven't bothered with any other streaming services
     
  5. calabrese8

    calabrese8 Member+

    Feb 9, 2008
    Vancouver
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    appearently the broadcast rights havent been assigned in Canada yet. So weird.. thought sportsnet would have it for sure as they used to show international friendlies
     
  6. UdineseFan98

    UdineseFan98 Member

    Mar 12, 2017
    St. Catherines, ON
    Club:
    Udinese Calcio
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Looking at the midfield for a strong showing. I think we have sure things up front and in defense, but we need a midfield that is smart, assertive, and passionate. I really like Lorenzo Pellegrini, so I will look to him to have a good performance. Hopefully Benassi and Jorghino will continue their strong form. IDK what to expect from the FBs to be honest. I just want FB's that don't get caught up the pitch and put pressure on the center halves
     
  7. NickyViola

    NickyViola Member+

    May 10, 2004
    Boston
    Club:
    ACF Fiorentina
    6 subs per side is what I heard this morning.
     
  8. TheAnswer1313

    TheAnswer1313 Member+

    Dec 12, 2007
    Charleston, WV
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    So a few youth games today
    The U21 team lost to Slovakia 3-0
    The U20 team beat Poland 3-0


    And the beach soccer team won the first game of the Super Final vs Belarus 5-4 on a goal with like 20 seconds left lol
     
  9. Anthony212

    Anthony212 Member

    Aug 8, 2010
    New York
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Mancini will probably play 4-3-3. Really hate that system, can we revert back to the good ol 4-4-2. I’ll be watching tomorrow. I’m also upset with Perin, he ain’t gonna play this season. Yet he’s better than Donnarumma.
     
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  10. TheAnswer1313

    TheAnswer1313 Member+

    Dec 12, 2007
    Charleston, WV
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    4-2-4 for life lol
     
  11. calabrese8

    calabrese8 Member+

    Feb 9, 2008
    Vancouver
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
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    personally I would have Chiesa in there over Insigne.. but im ok with the lineup otherwise

    and to knitpick... they have Chiellini and Bonucci on the wrong side
     
  12. toronto_soccer

    toronto_soccer Member+

    Mar 21, 2006
    Club:
    Toronto FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Then Biraghi is your man.
     
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  13. toronto_soccer

    toronto_soccer Member+

    Mar 21, 2006
    Club:
    Toronto FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Agreed. Such a shame.
     
  14. toronto_soccer

    toronto_soccer Member+

    Mar 21, 2006
    Club:
    Toronto FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Also, Chelsea has more Italians than Napoli.
     
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  15. krado33

    krado33 Member+

    May 23, 2014
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Well the new rankings system is in. We're 14th ranked Euro team, but need to be top 9 to get seeding for next WC.
    https://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/ranking-table/men/uefa.html
    Good news is we're only 35 points off 9th, and these matches can get you 10-15 points for a win. Hopefully Mancini understands the importance and we have a good year of results.
     
  16. NickyViola

    NickyViola Member+

    May 10, 2004
    Boston
    Club:
    ACF Fiorentina
    It's not about Mancini not understanding the significance. It's about Mancini not being very good.
     
  17. johnny6

    johnny6 Member+

    AC Milan
    Italy
    Jun 29, 2011
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    I've said it a hundred times, not being seeded has screwed us for 4+ years.
     
  18. TheAnswer1313

    TheAnswer1313 Member+

    Dec 12, 2007
    Charleston, WV
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    or the available talent we have at our disposal is not very good lol
     
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  19. TheAnswer1313

    TheAnswer1313 Member+

    Dec 12, 2007
    Charleston, WV
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    It certainly did not help us when we got drawn into the same group as Spain.

    That shouldn't have happened.
     
  20. UdineseFan98

    UdineseFan98 Member

    Mar 12, 2017
    St. Catherines, ON
    Club:
    Udinese Calcio
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    I believe RAI is carrying the game
     
  21. NickyViola

    NickyViola Member+

    May 10, 2004
    Boston
    Club:
    ACF Fiorentina
    Not too many managers in the history of world football have had more talent than that guy.
     
  22. calabrese8

    calabrese8 Member+

    Feb 9, 2008
    Vancouver
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Looks like Biraghi is in at LB and Gagliardini at mid.
     
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  23. NickyViola

    NickyViola Member+

    May 10, 2004
    Boston
    Club:
    ACF Fiorentina
    Yup.

    Italia (4-3-3): Donnarumma; Zappacosta, Bonucci, Chiellini, Biraghi;Gagliardini, Jorginho, Pellegrini; Bernardeschi, Balotelli, Insigne
     
  24. calabrese8

    calabrese8 Member+

    Feb 9, 2008
    Vancouver
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Donnarumma (19)
    Zappacosta (26)
    Bonucci (31)
    Chiellini (34)
    Biraghi (26)
    Gagliardini (24)
    Jorginho (26)
    Pellegrini (22)
    Bernardeschi (24)
    Balotelli (28)
    Insigne (27)

    Average squad age of 26 years. Not too bad.
     
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  25. calabrese8

    calabrese8 Member+

    Feb 9, 2008
    Vancouver
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    great save by Donnarumma to keep it 0-0
     
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