Euro 2020 (Ottavi): Italia - Austria

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  1. tripwire

    tripwire Member+

    Sep 23, 2012
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    They take a 3-4-3 shape in possession, with Di staying back. Spinazzola is used as an attacker on the left, which creates an overload with Insigne. That switch back play to the right is open for the taking when defenders over commit, as you saw when Chiesa scored. Berardi doesn't have the same killer instinct in attack, but he retains possession better at times. Next round, they need Chiesa in there to keep their opponents weary.
     
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  2. indestructible

    indestructible Member+

    SSC Napoli
    Jan 14, 2007
    Mercato Professor
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
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  3. totti fan

    totti fan Red Card

    Jun 24, 2010
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Lol Verratti goes off and Italy scores two goals. He's improved a bit since the the 2014WC and i'm starting to wonder about him but I'm still not sold.
     
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  4. totti fan

    totti fan Red Card

    Jun 24, 2010
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Berardi was good in the first 2 group matches, will be interesting to see if chiesa starts next up.
     
  5. totti fan

    totti fan Red Card

    Jun 24, 2010
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    This might be a controversial statement but that team in '96 that were eliminated in the group stage looked and played fantastic. Some weird selection decisions and an unlucky draw did Italy in the end.
     
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  6. Stamos

    Stamos Member

    Apr 6, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    It'll be interesting because I think Mancini prefers Berardi.

    I actually think Verratti starts next match. If Mancini was going to sit him, he had the perfect excuse today to do it from the start.
     
  7. gumbacicc

    gumbacicc Member+

    Dec 7, 2004
    USA
    It's ********ing obvious that Chiesa is better than Berardi. It's scandalous to continue to start Berardi.

    The issue today was the lack of dynamism in the attack. The midfield was fine. I am convinced that if Chiesa had started, this game would have been done and dusted after the first half.
     
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  8. 'Uaglio

    'Uaglio Member+

    Jun 8, 2004
    NYC
    As I said earlier, Berardi could be fantastic if he went to his right more. Dribbing to his left into 2 defenders helps no one.

    Insigne has never been fast, but he really looked slow today. He could play as a trequartista serving balls to the attack, but he can't beat anyone with speed right now...he's constantly just cutting back to his right.

    As for Immobile, not his best game. I still think he's a really valuable link up player for our offense, but he's got to do better. He had an easy breakaway today that he really flubbed.

    Speaking of flubbed....we had about 3 GREAT chances to go up 3-0 and did very poorly...have to finish those counters better.
     
  9. indestructible

    indestructible Member+

    SSC Napoli
    Jan 14, 2007
    Mercato Professor
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Sacchi overthought the second game, rested Zola, and underestimated the Czechs.

    Also not to mention he left Baggio and capocannoniere Beppe Singnori at home
     
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  10. falvo

    falvo Member+

    Mar 27, 2005
    San Jose & Florence
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
  11. calabrese8

    calabrese8 Member+

    Feb 9, 2008
    Vancouver
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    I think he’s gotta start Locatelli next game. Just my 2 cents.
     
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  12. falvo

    falvo Member+

    Mar 27, 2005
    San Jose & Florence
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
  13. calabrese8

    calabrese8 Member+

    Feb 9, 2008
    Vancouver
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    VIALLI <3
     
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  14. calabrese8

    calabrese8 Member+

    Feb 9, 2008
    Vancouver
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
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  15. Nabolidaboli

    Nabolidaboli Member

    Sep 7, 2018
    ive kind of been waiting to see Italy in a match against a team who will at least attempt to take the game to Italy. Portugal seems to want to sit and counter but I would think Belgium would try to attack Italy. That should open up acres of space for an Immobile or Chiesa. I’m optimistic that the azzurri look great in their next match.
     
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  16. Nek Sanalet

    Nek Sanalet BigSoccer Yellow Card

    AC Milan
    Italy
    Dec 30, 2013
    NYC
    Club:
    AC Milan
    I don't understand why it has to be Chiesa vs Berardi. Insigne looked like an old man today. I thought he was poor against Switzerland as well. I honestly would consider sitting him next game. Putting Chiesa on the left side with Spina might be the best move Mancini could make to freshen up the attack. I sometimes wonder what could have been if we had the option of a healthy Zaniolo on the right.
     
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  17. GIGI RIVA

    GIGI RIVA Member

    Fiorentina
    Canada
    Aug 24, 2009
    Guelph Ontario
    Club:
    ACF Fiorentina
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    lets give Austria some credit they had a game plan and exucuted well. This was good for Italy and they will be better for it Its games like this that test a true character of a squad.
     
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  18. totti fan

    totti fan Red Card

    Jun 24, 2010
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Berardi cutting inside got a bit predictable perhaps but the real problem was that he took too many touches. On a couple of occasions he should really have taken the shot earlier.
     
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  19. totti fan

    totti fan Red Card

    Jun 24, 2010
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Vialli missed 2 sitters in the semi against Soviet Union in 1988. Glad to see he's not dwelling on it.
     
  20. totti fan

    totti fan Red Card

    Jun 24, 2010
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    He made FIVE changes in the lead up to the second game vs Czech Republic featuring a relatively unknown Nedved and Poborsky. Italy were the better team but lost 2-1 against the side that eventually went all the way to the final.
     
  21. totti fan

    totti fan Red Card

    Jun 24, 2010
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    If his free kick had been a few millimetres to the left you wouldn't be saying this. hands off Insigne.
     
  22. totti fan

    totti fan Red Card

    Jun 24, 2010
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    It may have been fatigue, but that 2nd half midfield featuring Verratti was the worst performing we've seen all tournament.
     
  23. totti fan

    totti fan Red Card

    Jun 24, 2010
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    He's faster and heavier than Verratti.
     
  24. Ofori

    Ofori Red Card

    Inter Milan
    Ghana
    May 9, 2020
    Yeah well you guys did beat them in extra time I'm surprised but people will always talk about that goal that Marko scored on you guys because it wasn't offside. On a certain angle yeah it looked offside but not really.
     
  25. calabrese8

    calabrese8 Member+

    Feb 9, 2008
    Vancouver
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Parla, la gente purtroppo parla
    Non sa di che cazzo parla
     
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