Euro 2024: Italia v Albania

Discussion in 'Italy: National Teams' started by calabrese8, Jun 13, 2024.

  1. Brasitusa

    Brasitusa Member+

    AC Milan
    Italy
    May 14, 2014
    Club:
    New York City FC
    That was almost nothing. He grabbed the shirt for half a second and let go.
    I suggest that you go back to the Portugal forum.
    Stop trolling here.
     
  2. Pambiero

    Pambiero Member

    Juventus
    Italy
    Mar 21, 2021
    A fully reserved win guys, 3 points and we move on!

    Any news about Chiesa’s condition? He clearly was injured and in some pain!
     
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  3. tripwire

    tripwire Member+

    Sep 23, 2012
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    Anyone who takes a performance against one team and thinks the next match will be similar simply hasn't watched many tourneys. Each matchup is it's own separate battle as there are numerous variables that come into play from one match to another.
     
  4. Azzurrifan87

    Azzurrifan87 Member+

    Frosinone
    Mar 29, 2015
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    I refuse to believe Bastoni touched that dirty jersey. . Hell, yesterday var caught a Scotland player making a clean tackle and sent him off for it.
     
  5. tripwire

    tripwire Member+

    Sep 23, 2012
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    Team needs to grow up front and make more timely runs at static defenders.
     
  6. Azzurrifan87

    Azzurrifan87 Member+

    Frosinone
    Mar 29, 2015
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    I think we all know what that outcome will be
     
  7. AGomes

    AGomes Member+

    Juventus
    Brazil
    Aug 29, 2023
    You mean the one where the clock showed 5:03 after 4 Minutes were indicated and after Italy already defended a Corner? Are you really writing that you've never seen a match end without a Corner being awarded over a minute later than the indicated additional time?
     
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  8. AGomes

    AGomes Member+

    Juventus
    Brazil
    Aug 29, 2023
    Domestic trolls as well. Magic ones too!
     
  9. falvo

    falvo Member+

    Mar 27, 2005
    San Jose & Florence
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Italy always starts off slow in every tournament.

    The problem is, after their comeback, they looked flat and Albania was unlucky not to score the equalizer.

    They won 't have an easy game with Spain....
     
  10. gumbacicc

    gumbacicc Member+

    Dec 7, 2004
    USA
    I get that we wanted a "statement" win like Germany had, but it's always good to get that first three points. It was frustrating that they seemed content to kill off the game all of the second half instead of actually pressing to score more. It almost cost us in the end given the late save that Donnarumma had to make, but three points to start makes this a lot more comfortable; especially given that Croatia don't look as good as they have in years past.

    What I couldn't understand is why we played so centrally when our greatest threats going forward are Chiesa and Dimarco on the wing. I thought it was a conscious effort but Spalletti was not happy per the post-game press conference.

    It won't be as easy to control possession when you have to play against Spain and Broz-Modric-Kovacic.
     
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  11. TorontoCalabria

    Fiorentina
    Italy
    Sep 12, 2018
    eh but they were gifted a goal as well and Donnarumma making the one save he had to means we have a good goalie that will make the one save so you can't expect to beat us with one chance.

    Italy were superb from the 16th minute to the end of the first half. Even to start the second half they looked good until the 60th minute or so. Then they tired and Spaletti switched the shape to the more narrow 4231 and the space was stretched but that's normal.

    Yes you want to just be up 3-0 but hey we rarely win like this. In terms of chances created or anything like that Croatia threatened far more to get back in the game than Albania did today we just did not kill them off when we could have. If they pressed us more Im sure we would've caught them on the counter but even down 2-1 they held shape hoping for a hail mary.
     
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  12. falvo

    falvo Member+

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

    Gigi made a great save at the end and their goals were nice.

    Italy never blows out teams.

    They still seemed to be off.

    Let's hope things change.
     
  13. TorontoCalabria

    Fiorentina
    Italy
    Sep 12, 2018
    Yes but Albania were not the disaster Scotland were. Spalletti chose to set us up with the fluid 4231 he wanted them to continue the fluidity but it takes a lot of energy and we naturally played a more simple narrow conservative game after the 60th minute which he maybe wanted us to avoid.

    Because Albania were always going to sit back he just went with Fratessi out there in a free role to try and score rather than 2 fullbacks. Against Croatia Spain I imagine we will use a proper 3421 shape with Cambiaso providing width. There was just no point today. Chiesa likely wont be as wide in these games he will be where Fratessi was.
     
  14. TorontoCalabria

    Fiorentina
    Italy
    Sep 12, 2018
    it was half a great performance some nerves but then some brilliant technical and tactical play then we moved into the more narrow version of the shape as we did against Turkey in that friendly and that version leaves Scamacca isolated and has no goals in it.

    I understand Spaletti wanted them to be able to defend and still find space but he did ask them to switch the shape. Our flaw is that our best 11 can play this great football but also tire as Jorginho Chiesa Scamacca etc are not really 90m players right now and our options off the bench change our profile. We could be in trouble if we go to the knockouts and need to win a game late or in extra time.
    This is probably where we hit our wall.
     
  15. gumbacicc

    gumbacicc Member+

    Dec 7, 2004
    USA
    Albania made no effort to go forward. Scotland made the mistake of actually trying to play against Germany. Today would have been more comfortable had Albania been more positive.
     
  16. TorontoCalabria

    Fiorentina
    Italy
    Sep 12, 2018
    exactly even late in the game when they needed a goal for a point they did not. they have smart players that understand Serie A and a good coach. They played the percentages and almost were rewarded even if lucky on the first.
     
  17. gumbacicc

    gumbacicc Member+

    Dec 7, 2004
    USA
    I agree with that. The approach would not have looked as good if we actually took our chances. I'm sorry, but Pellegrini should have scored on at least one of those efforts. Frattesi was incredibly unlucky as well. It wouldn't have looked good had it been a 4-1 scoreline which more accurately would have reflected how this game went.
     
  18. thorus

    thorus Member

    Feb 28, 2016
    Club:
    --other--
    Pretty underwhelming performance. Any half decent side will take care of this team very quickly.

    Looking forward to WC qualifiers.
     
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  19. Ohbleeka

    Ohbleeka Red Card

    Sporting
    Portugal
    Mar 17, 2024
    Lol you don’t tell me what to do
     
  20. falvo

    falvo Member+

    Mar 27, 2005
    San Jose & Florence
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
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  21. Azzurrifan87

    Azzurrifan87 Member+

    Frosinone
    Mar 29, 2015
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    you better give thanks Portugal has no chance to draw Morocco in a QF. Get lost.
     
  22. falvo

    falvo Member+

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

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  23. Wolfgang75

    Wolfgang75 Member

    VfB Stuttgart
    Germany
    Jun 11, 2022
    As a German fan, I don’t know why all these other fans from other countries are chiming in. Thought you guys played well, but a goal or two would’ve highlighted how the game actually was
     
  24. Nek Sanalet

    Nek Sanalet Member+

    AC Milan
    Italy
    Dec 30, 2013
    NYC
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Hey I just reported Ohbleeka. I suggest everyone do the same thing. He's the same guy that keeps derailing our threads (with different names). Just ignore him and get him banned. Don't reply to his posts.
     
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    Alex101 Member

    Mar 15, 2017
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