Euro 2020 Qualifying Official Thread

Discussion in 'Italy: National Teams' started by Mean Machine, Dec 1, 2018.

  1. TheAnswer1313

    TheAnswer1313 Member+

    Dec 12, 2007
    Charleston, WV
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
  2. gumbacicc

    gumbacicc Member+

    Dec 7, 2004
    USA
    Nine!! Comical.
     
  3. calabrese8

    calabrese8 Member+

    Feb 9, 2008
    Vancouver
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Orsolini and Chiesa with the latest two goals. i think? lol cant remember us ever scoring 9 in my lifetime
     
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  4. gumbacicc

    gumbacicc Member+

    Dec 7, 2004
    USA
    This ties our all-time record goals scored which was 9 against the U.S.
     
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  5. calabrese8

    calabrese8 Member+

    Feb 9, 2008
    Vancouver
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    one more .. one more... one more !!
     
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  6. TheAnswer1313

    TheAnswer1313 Member+

    Dec 12, 2007
    Charleston, WV
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Mancini still not thrilled lol
     
  7. gumbacicc

    gumbacicc Member+

    Dec 7, 2004
    USA
    Good to see a change in the attitude of prior Italy sides that would have stopped playing three goals up. Football has changed. About time we caught up.
     
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  8. Rosay

    Rosay BigSoccer Yellow Card

    May 7, 2014
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Big win for the boys. Confidence is at an all time high right nowww
     
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  9. totti fan

    totti fan Member+

    Jun 24, 2010
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Credit to Armenia for continuing to commit so many players forward (after the early goals) and for being prepared to play such a high line.
     
  10. johnny6

    johnny6 Member+

    AC Milan
    Italy
    Jun 29, 2011
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
  11. falvo

    falvo Member+

    Mar 27, 2005
    San Jose & Florence
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Italy 9-Armenia 1! LOL! Who says there is no scoring in soccer?



    I can't ever recall an Italian team, club or national team scoring this many goals....

    Le pagelle di Italia-Armenia 9-1: Chiesa e Zaniolo straripanti ...


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  12. calabrese8

    calabrese8 Member+

    Feb 9, 2008
    Vancouver
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    bookmark this one for later...

    Zaniolo > Joao Felix
     
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  13. NickyViola

    NickyViola Member+

    May 10, 2004
    Boston
    Club:
    ACF Fiorentina
    On a sports forum? Huh?
     
  14. Tifoso

    Tifoso Moderator
    Staff Member

    Juventus
    Italy
    Feb 24, 2007
    northern California
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    My point is wishing relegation to a team in a National Team thread in the National team forum is, let’s say, not too friendly.
    We start down that road, the posts will all be like that.
    Hey, you want to slam Udinese or Juve on your respective teams’ forums, have at it. Tad unfriendly in the Azzurri section is all that I’m saying ;)
     
  15. johnny6

    johnny6 Member+

    AC Milan
    Italy
    Jun 29, 2011
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Hey guys come on, we have a more serious issue at hand

    #prayforArmenia #bestrong
     
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  16. Rosay

    Rosay BigSoccer Yellow Card

    May 7, 2014
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Never before have we won all our qualifying games for a major tournament! curious to see what was the closest or best record before that. Anyone know?
     
  17. johnny6

    johnny6 Member+

    AC Milan
    Italy
    Jun 29, 2011
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    We had a good run from 2004-2006 if i'm not mistaken, i don't remember the streak but it was decent.
     
  18. 'Uaglio

    'Uaglio Member+

    Jun 8, 2004
    NYC
    Who's on the bandwagon now? :) This team is loaded in the midfield. How many national teams can bring a Chiesa or Zaniolo off the bench? Their speed and skill is a killer for defenses.

    Immobile is perfect when a team has their D line playing up high. He kills on the counter (usually). That's why he's perfect to come on as a sub against tough teams when we are up a goal.

    Look, no one is crowing us Euro Champs yet. But, 10 wins in the group stage and +37 goals against. I've been watching Gli Azzurri since 1982...never seen anything like it. The foundation is built for Euro 2020 and WC 2022 for sure.
     
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  19. Nek Sanalet

    Nek Sanalet Member+

    AC Milan
    Italy
    Dec 30, 2013
    NYC
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Wow. Just finished watching the game. I actually said it a few weeks ago.... Zaniolo and Chiesa should start on the wings. Their skill plus athleticism...breathtaking. Chiesa was a beast today, breaking ankles and terrorizing that Armenian defense all night. And yet Zaniolo matched him for co MOTM. 9 goals. This team is looking special and full of confidence.

    10-0 in qualifying.....
     
  20. totti fan

    totti fan Member+

    Jun 24, 2010
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    I'm not convinced.

    Armenia opted for an open attacking style. To their credit they set out to be 0% tactical. Italy was always going to perform well esp. with Mancini's energetic attacking approach exploiting the abundant space.

    This was not even Italy's "best" 11. Italy's best team does not win 9-1 against Armenia in a "live" fixture where they're at least playing for a draw.

    Even at their lowest point Italy will produce enough quality players to produce a minimum level of proficiency, notwithstanding poor managers. But to beat quality teams and progress deep into tournaments you need either great players or an outstanding manager. I've not seen evidence of that. Hopefully a pleasant surprise will emerge next June.
     
  21. Nek Sanalet

    Nek Sanalet Member+

    AC Milan
    Italy
    Dec 30, 2013
    NYC
    Club:
    AC Milan
    I would definitely add Chiellini, but I have a feeling he won't be fit enough. He's been injury prone, and at his age I think he'll end up staying home this summer.

    I like Biraghi more than Emerson personally, but Italy have three decent LB's. Whichever two are most fit and in form should go.

    And no. I'll take Immobile off the bench over all four of those guys. Mancini is only taking two CF's (I think he rather bring 6 midfielders than just 5) and none of the guys you mention should make the squad over Immobile.
     
  22. Falc

    Falc Member+

    Jul 29, 2006
    Maryland
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Mancini should be fired for running up the score!
     
  23. totti fan

    totti fan Member+

    Jun 24, 2010
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    I'm having flashbacks to the reaction to the Euro 2012 final.
     
  24. falvo

    falvo Member+

    Mar 27, 2005
    San Jose & Florence
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Didn't he already use his second and in some case third choice players? I think everyone wanted to show their worth and that they merited a callup. If they play poorly at that point, there is a good chance they won't make the final squad. What was he going to do, tell them not to play hard?
     
  25. falvo

    falvo Member+

    Mar 27, 2005
    San Jose & Florence
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    This is the first time Italy went undefeated in a qualifying phase of a Euro or WC tournament. To go 10 -0 -0 is pretty incredible. I guess being eliminated from the WC was a wakeup call....




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