Euro 2020 (Ottavi): Italia - Austria

Discussion in 'Italy: National Teams' started by calabrese8, Jun 21, 2021.

  1. calabrese8

    calabrese8 Member+

    Feb 9, 2008
    Vancouver
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Brutal game today so far. Don’t deserve to go through if we do
     
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  2. Stamos

    Stamos Member

    Apr 6, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Belotti to put it away.
    1-0 Italia. Save this post.
     
  3. johnny6

    johnny6 Member+

    AC Milan
    Italy
    Jun 29, 2011
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Talk about a massive wake-up call for everyone, IF we win our next game might be really embarrassing
     
  4. indestructible

    indestructible Member+

    SSC Napoli
    Jan 14, 2007
    Mercato Professor
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Austria play like Turkey if Turkey didn’t suck
     
  5. FireTrapatoni

    FireTrapatoni Member+

    AS Roma
    Italy
    Jun 17, 2004
    No good result from this now. Even if we come away with it our odds to contend for the cup have dropped like a rock and we will have major problems in the next round.
     
  6. indestructible

    indestructible Member+

    SSC Napoli
    Jan 14, 2007
    Mercato Professor
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    It wouldn’t be a tournament if Italy made us suffer a little. Coraggio
     
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  7. johnny6

    johnny6 Member+

    AC Milan
    Italy
    Jun 29, 2011
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    What a spectacular finish by chiesa
     
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  8. johnny6

    johnny6 Member+

    AC Milan
    Italy
    Jun 29, 2011
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    WHERE TF WAS THIS TEAM TWO HOURS AGO???
     
  9. Nek Sanalet

    Nek Sanalet BigSoccer Yellow Card

    AC Milan
    Italy
    Dec 30, 2013
    NYC
    Club:
    AC Milan
    I think winning by more than one goal will be big for their confidence. That Pessina goal is huge. Chiesa’s goal was beautiful.
     
  10. FireTrapatoni

    FireTrapatoni Member+

    AS Roma
    Italy
    Jun 17, 2004
    There goes the streak
     
  11. Buffonfan

    Buffonfan Member

    Jun 26, 2018
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    I have no failt in Italy can get pass Belgium/Portugal, why? Because it only against Austria and we have to take it to extra time (with a scoreline 2-1). Austria is not a real test to me. We should have finish this da-mn thing before full time, but we have to take it to extra time.
    Plus the goal that got chalk away from Austria, or else it a 2-2 and go to free kick already.
    We just not gonna win Euro.
     
  12. johnny6

    johnny6 Member+

    AC Milan
    Italy
    Jun 29, 2011
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Hope I'm wrong but we're getting steamrolled next game
     
  13. FireTrapatoni

    FireTrapatoni Member+

    AS Roma
    Italy
    Jun 17, 2004
    If only we could play the next round in






     
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  14. calabrese8

    calabrese8 Member+

    Feb 9, 2008
    Vancouver
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Midfield looked outmatched today. Compliments to Austria. They pressed better than us. Glad we’re through but we got some changes to tweak for next week
     
  15. La Magica

    La Magica Member+

    Aug 1, 2011
    Club:
    AS Roma
    You'll be wrong. This was a good wake up call for them to be on it after a very comfortable group. This team has too much about them to get steamrolled. Tactical adjustment in midfield didnt help against this type of opponent. Mancini and the team will learn from that.
     
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  16. johnny6

    johnny6 Member+

    AC Milan
    Italy
    Jun 29, 2011
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    So what happened? Did they choke? Not many on this squad have big international tournament experience. We didn't look good at all, Austria is not that good of a team and they handed us our ass all game.
     
  17. calabrese8

    calabrese8 Member+

    Feb 9, 2008
    Vancouver
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Now the positives… we had a lot of chances and this was the first bit of adversity we’ve faced in a long time and we passed the test. Could springboard us like 2006 with the R16 nail biter vs AUSTralia
     
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  18. tripwire

    tripwire Member+

    Sep 23, 2012
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Mancini messed up today, win or lose. Chiesa in for Berardi, and Veratti on the bench as a sub. Insigne, aside from that FK, was abysmal. Immobile had the first touch of a defender today. Midfield was outclassed and outworked for the most part. Austria deserve full marks, and could have won this after the half.
     
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  19. johnny6

    johnny6 Member+

    AC Milan
    Italy
    Jun 29, 2011
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    I'm glad that the goal streak ended, i think it was too much unnecessary pressure
     
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  20. Buffonfan

    Buffonfan Member

    Jun 26, 2018
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Austria should be a stroll for us, they are not real contender to me if you consider teams like Germany, France, Belgium CR7.

    We should have finish the tie before the full time 90 minute, but nope, we conceed a goal first (luckily that chalk off), then stay 0-0 till extra time before we can score something.

    Then I thought we can keep a clean sheet, but nope. We let them score a goal. We should have keep be dominant when we at 2-0, instead we let go.
    .........
    Problems all over the place for Italy right now. We not gonna get pass the next round.

    And I'm a long time Italy NT fan, it just I look at reality.
     
  21. Stamos

    Stamos Member

    Apr 6, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Exactly what I was thinking. Reminded me of Australia 2006.

    Look - Italia have historically struggled against weaker (on paper) teams. Not only that, but this tournament has been too easy. Much too easy. We needed some water splashed in our face.

    We didn't have momentum in the 2nd half, but I dont think we got outclassed at all. Austria was physical all game and did not quit. Respect to them.

    We needed this game.. as stressful as it was.
     
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  22. Nabolidaboli

    Nabolidaboli Member

    Sep 7, 2018
    It seems a little counterintuitive, but I think Belgium is a better opponent than Portugal would be. A lot of our players played their first international match today that was life and death. I think we’ll recover and look much better next week. The chiesa control and then smoking the ball with his left foot was beautiful. I’m always impressed watching Pessina- guy has some real quality.
     
  23. calabrese8

    calabrese8 Member+

    Feb 9, 2008
    Vancouver
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
  24. indestructible

    indestructible Member+

    SSC Napoli
    Jan 14, 2007
    Mercato Professor
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    That was way harder than it needed to be
     
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  25. FireTrapatoni

    FireTrapatoni Member+

    AS Roma
    Italy
    Jun 17, 2004
    They just didn't look as comfortable or composed. Despite us outnumbering the Austrian fans today, Italy still doesn't travel well.
     

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