Euro 2024 general discussion

Discussion in 'Italy: National Teams' started by johnny6, Jun 17, 2024.

  1. falvo

    falvo Member+

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

    Canada vs. Argentina is 0-0 at halftime.

    So far, both teams "Level" is amateurish and laughable.
     
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  2. Rossonero23

    Rossonero23 BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Sep 9, 2010
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Really???

    I'm enjoying it. Canada could of scored a few

    We have many Canadians posting in Italy section. I'm sure thry paying attention.
     
  3. TorontoCalabria

    Fiorentina
    Italy
    Sep 12, 2018
    Canada could have scored .. people don't realize just how good Messi was at the world cup he won that thing on his own. this is not a great Argentina by any means whatsoever.

    Canada has some athletes but little in the way of technique. defending is poor individually but this new coach has at least set them up to press and sat compact where the last one left them exposed at the back and just played Davies as a forward which was foolish.

    Buchanan at Inter on the right and Davies on the left helps immensely. The portuguese lad is decent on the ball in the middle as well.
     
  4. Rossonero23

    Rossonero23 BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Sep 9, 2010
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Old ass di Maria still flying down the wing.

    Where is Lautaro???
     
  5. falvo

    falvo Member+

    Mar 27, 2005
    San Jose & Florence
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    I have never been a fan of 0-0 games.

    It’s only he first half but neither team is convincing as of yet.

    The Canadian GK made a good save though...
     
  6. Rossonero23

    Rossonero23 BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Sep 9, 2010
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Messi is the goat but fifa is favoring him. Just look at the bracket. Argentina avoiding all of the good teams until final.
    I have no issue as Messi is the God and should be respected and protected at all times.
     
  7. Azzurrifan87

    Azzurrifan87 Member+

    Frosinone
    Mar 29, 2015
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Jovic is the true God after what I saw yesterday
     
  8. Rossonero23

    Rossonero23 BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Sep 9, 2010
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Jovic would start for Italy!
    Shameful
     
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  9. AGomes

    AGomes Member+

    Juventus
    Brazil
    Aug 29, 2023
    I wouldn't want him to. Also doubtful. His numbers would be Scamacca-like. But I'd take him as a sub, for sure.
     
  10. Rossonero23

    Rossonero23 BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Sep 9, 2010
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Heck no.

    Also Retegui seems like a " lightweight " don't like him.
     
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  11. falvo

    falvo Member+

    Mar 27, 2005
    San Jose & Florence
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    So far, he's overrated and I'm not convinced.

    I'm sure there are better Oriundi around.
     
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  12. Neomorph

    Neomorph New Member

    Cruz Azul
    Mexico
    Jun 21, 2024
    Scamacca more skilled but at least Retegui ran at the Spanish defenders which caused some turn overs that we were missing before that.
     
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  13. Rossonero23

    Rossonero23 BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Sep 9, 2010
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Italy should use scamacca height as advantage.
     
  14. Neomorph

    Neomorph New Member

    Cruz Azul
    Mexico
    Jun 21, 2024
    That's not a Spalletti tactic. Scamacca should just turn and shoot in the box, like Retegui does. That's my detailed analysis.
     
  15. Rossonero23

    Rossonero23 BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Sep 9, 2010
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Portugal starting 11 really good.

    Leao looks terrific!
     
  16. tripwire

    tripwire Member+

    Sep 23, 2012
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    No look back pass from a defender LOL
     
  17. AGomes

    AGomes Member+

    Juventus
    Brazil
    Aug 29, 2023
    Turkey are so LOL.

    80M to chose from, some players born and raised in Germany to chose from, and they continually underperform.
     
  18. tripwire

    tripwire Member+

    Sep 23, 2012
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    Finally Leao dives came back to bite him
     
  19. AGomes

    AGomes Member+

    Juventus
    Brazil
    Aug 29, 2023
    Another Yellow Card for SIMULATION to Leao. His 2nd in as many matches. Nice distinction to have. This has to be a first.

    IMO a blessing in disguise as he will be ready for R16.

    The diving lion.
     
  20. falvo

    falvo Member+

    Mar 27, 2005
    San Jose & Florence
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    They are looking good!

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  21. AGomes

    AGomes Member+

    Juventus
    Brazil
    Aug 29, 2023
    That was not a Foul. Turk player got all ball. Reaction was justified. Ref on crack.
     
  22. tripwire

    tripwire Member+

    Sep 23, 2012
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    Crap card on that
     
  23. falvo

    falvo Member+

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

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  24. AGomes

    AGomes Member+

    Juventus
    Brazil
    Aug 29, 2023
    I never did expect Italy to win this time but it's a shame because the right team could have.

    Spain, Germany, Portugal have shown the best football. France and The Netherlands as well.

    Spain vs Germany surely in the QF so one of them is eliminated. Portugal, anybody see Ronaldo spazzing out for not receiving a pass just seconds before Turkey decided to score for them? He will be their undoing. France, great team, but how will Mbappé play with a mask?

    I see the Oranje as potential winners.
     
  25. indestructible

    indestructible Member+

    SSC Napoli
    Jan 14, 2007
    Mercato Professor
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Germany and Spain are in a class above. Portugal right behind. The French like the English are too reliant on the strength of their individuals. Both have a poor team game. You can forgive the French because they are loaded, but with the English it’s going to bite them in ass. I see Belgium, Holland and Denmark as the dark horses rn
     
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