Nations League: Italy vs Poland (& Ukraine Friendly)

Discussion in 'Italy: National Teams' started by Mean Machine, Oct 5, 2018.

  1. calabrese8

    calabrese8 Member+

    Feb 9, 2008
    Vancouver
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    bingo..thats why hes a great super sub when we're up a goal late against tired legs...

    as evidenced in euro 2016 vs belgium when he came on late
     
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  2. totti fan

    totti fan Member+

    Jun 24, 2010
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Conte understood what his strengths and weaknesses are, Ventura on the other hand....
     
  3. toronto_soccer

    toronto_soccer Member+

    Mar 21, 2006
    Club:
    Toronto FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
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  4. Nek Sanalet

    Nek Sanalet Member+

    AC Milan
    Italy
    Dec 30, 2013
    NYC
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Early reports seem to confirm what I assumed... that Mancini will stick with a false 9, and start the same front three as he did against Ukraine.
     
  5. Calcio Pauly

    Calcio Pauly Red Card

    Jun 17, 2012
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Pelle was doing that before he was the first to realize that Ventura was out of his league. Belotti can cover this role if he stays injury free and in form. Cutrone is also capable. Scamacca as @calabrese8 mentioned is big and scoring a lot already. Pick the most in form, have the others on the bench.
     
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  6. TorontoCalabria

    Fiorentina
    Italy
    Sep 12, 2018
    This feels like a big match
     
  7. gumbacicc

    gumbacicc Member+

    Dec 7, 2004
    USA
    You can do well on this level playing a Giroud if your "supporting" cast is Mbappe, Griezmann, Pogba, etc....not our lot.
     
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  8. falvo

    falvo Member+

    Mar 27, 2005
    San Jose & Florence
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    SUNDAY, October 14

    ESPN

    UEFA Nations League
    Poland-Italy 2:30 pm.

    UDN

    UEFA Nations League
    Poland-Italy 2 p.m.
     
  9. Hulk_Hogan_Italia

    Aug 17, 2005
    Toronto, Canada
    I wonder if Giovinco will get any minutes. I don't see the point of calling him if you are not going to give him a chance.
     
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  10. falvo

    falvo Member+

    Mar 27, 2005
    San Jose & Florence
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    I agree! Why did they bother calling him up? Unless he got injured or didn't show much in training. Even if he didn't show anything in practicing, I'm not sure how you can go by that. .
     
  11. totti fan

    totti fan Member+

    Jun 24, 2010
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Giovinco: poor man’s Insigne.
     
  12. TorontoCalabria

    Fiorentina
    Italy
    Sep 12, 2018
    Insigne took Giovincos spot way back in 2013
     
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  13. toronto_soccer

    toronto_soccer Member+

    Mar 21, 2006
    Club:
    Toronto FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Money wise, Insigne is a poor man's Giovinco. :)
     
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  14. toronto_soccer

    toronto_soccer Member+

    Mar 21, 2006
    Club:
    Toronto FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Exactly. Pelle refusing to shake Ventura's hand and getting kicked off the team was like the canary in the coal mine.
     
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  15. phat

    phat Viking

    Feb 13, 2006
    Montreal
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Anyone else watch Germany get the shit kicked out of them today? :thumbsup:
     
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  16. UdineseFan98

    UdineseFan98 Member

    Mar 12, 2017
    St. Catherines, ON
    Club:
    Udinese Calcio
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    @Rac93
     
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  17. falvo

    falvo Member+

    Mar 27, 2005
    San Jose & Florence
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    #92 falvo, Oct 14, 2018
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2018
    Saw the score. Can’t believe that Germany has sunk down so low since their 1-7 win over Brazil and their World Cup win only 4 years ago.


    Meanwhile , here is today’s probable formation..,.

    ITALIA (4-3-3): Donnarumma; Florenzi, Bonucci, Chiellini, Biraghi; Verratti, Jorginho, Pellegrini; Bernardeschi, Insigne, Chiesa. A disposizione: Sirigu, Acerbi, Berardi, Barella, Bonaventura, Criscito, Gagliardini, Giovinco, Immobile, Emerson, Piccini, Tonelli. Commissario tecnico:Roberto Mancini.
     
  18. phat

    phat Viking

    Feb 13, 2006
    Montreal
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Italy need need to win. Germany is terrible.
     
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  19. Rosay

    Rosay Member+

    May 7, 2014
    Club:
    AC Milan
    just saw the highlights of the Germany and Netherlands game. Ryan Babel looking like Dennis Rodman with that hair
     
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  20. Hulk_Hogan_Italia

    Aug 17, 2005
    Toronto, Canada
    Giovinco would have scored that free kick that Insigne missed at the edge of the box.
     
  21. toronto_soccer

    toronto_soccer Member+

    Mar 21, 2006
    Club:
    Toronto FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Well look at that. Can't see minutes on Napoli but is good enough for the Azzurri when given minutes elsewhere.
     
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  22. Il Ciuccio

    Il Ciuccio Member+

    Feb 17, 2010
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    He was hurt for most of his time at Napoli...
     
  23. johnny6

    johnny6 Member+

    AC Milan
    Italy
    Jun 29, 2011
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Napoli wasted Tonelli away, such as shame.
     
  24. Calcio Pauly

    Calcio Pauly Red Card

    Jun 17, 2012
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Maybe to give him the opportunity to try and earn it in training?
     
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  25. falvo

    falvo Member+

    Mar 27, 2005
    San Jose & Florence
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Game is on ESPN in the states!


    Forza Italia!
     

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