Nations League: Italy vs Poland (& Ukraine Friendly)

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

  1. Hulk_Hogan_Italia

    Aug 17, 2005
    Toronto, Canada
    That's very possible but the only way to see someone's true form is during the game. He should have at least got 30 minutes vs Ukraine
     
  2. Calcio Pauly

    Calcio Pauly Red Card

    Jun 17, 2012
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Probably wouldn't have hurt, but I think if Mancini is set on the three that we saw against Ukraine and seem to be starting again today, he's trying to get at least one formation under wraps that works. Remains to be seen how he modifies that when a true #9 emerges.
     
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  3. TorontoCalabria

    Fiorentina
    Italy
    Sep 12, 2018
    Insane amount of pressure on this game going in, who said the nations league doesn’t matter?

    Hopefully we can score in the first half and bring on Immobile to attack open space in the second.
     
  4. TheAnswer1313

    TheAnswer1313 Member+

    Dec 12, 2007
    Charleston, WV
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Need a W. We do not want to be relegated from League A in this thing lol
     
  5. TorontoCalabria

    Fiorentina
    Italy
    Sep 12, 2018
    Forza Azzurri... time for blind optimism
    This nations league theme music makes it real
     
  6. krado33

    krado33 Member+

    May 23, 2014
    Club:
    AS Roma
    I think we'll do it this time.
     
  7. TorontoCalabria

    Fiorentina
    Italy
    Sep 12, 2018
    So much quality on the ball with this system... but no target in the middle

    Can we play with 12 players? I don’t want to give up anyone in this formation for a number 9
     
  8. indestructible

    indestructible Member+

    SSC Napoli
    Jan 14, 2007
    Mercato Professor
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    FYP
     
  9. krado33

    krado33 Member+

    May 23, 2014
    Club:
    AS Roma
    haha this is mental. can we have an ounce of luck.
     
  10. Calcio Pauly

    Calcio Pauly Red Card

    Jun 17, 2012
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Can the ESPN guys be any more boring? Going to try and find a Rai stream. Good pressure, still not finishing well. Need a quick goal in the 2nd to get that monkey off their back.
     
  11. Mean Machine

    Mean Machine Member

    Juventus
    Italy
    May 23, 2018
    WOW really good performance so far, just very unlucky. I'm not even sure if I can say we are finishing poor because Szczesny has just been really good. Just need to get more power on our shots I guess. I see a goal coming pretty soon into the second half.
     
  12. falvo

    falvo Member+

    Mar 27, 2005
    San Jose & Florence
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Szczesny had a nice save....
     
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  13. Anthony212

    Anthony212 Member

    Aug 8, 2010
    New York
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Univision Deportes has the game also
     
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  14. TorontoCalabria

    Fiorentina
    Italy
    Sep 12, 2018
    Mancini has found an identity and it’s this midfield 3 and front 3 .... but we can’t score in 2018
     
  15. TheAnswer1313

    TheAnswer1313 Member+

    Dec 12, 2007
    Charleston, WV
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    The last two games IMO have been somewhat encouraging lol
     
  16. TorontoCalabria

    Fiorentina
    Italy
    Sep 12, 2018
    Barella Jorginho Verratti is our best midfield since Pirlo De Rossi Marchisio Montolivo diamond in 2012
     
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  17. TheAnswer1313

    TheAnswer1313 Member+

    Dec 12, 2007
    Charleston, WV
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    We are one good striker away from being pretty good
     
  18. indestructible

    indestructible Member+

    SSC Napoli
    Jan 14, 2007
    Mercato Professor
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Yeah. If we had a half decent bomber, this would be a strong Italy
     
  19. Calcio Pauly

    Calcio Pauly Red Card

    Jun 17, 2012
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Cutrone healthy for November in this same lineup. Just who is sacrificed, Inzigne or Chiesa?
     
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  20. TorontoCalabria

    Fiorentina
    Italy
    Sep 12, 2018
    Balotelli? Is it still possible for him to be that guy? He has everything needed to fit perfectly into this system. He can come deep pass the ball. His career has really hurt the national team after 2012 it’s really disappointing to see where he is.
     
  21. TorontoCalabria

    Fiorentina
    Italy
    Sep 12, 2018
    Cutrone could do well.
    You would have to start Insigne and play him wide with the license to cut inside near the goal.
     
  22. indestructible

    indestructible Member+

    SSC Napoli
    Jan 14, 2007
    Mercato Professor
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Incredible save by Donnarumma. If Mancio can get a striker on the field NOW we can possibly win this game
     
  23. cipro

    cipro Member

    Oct 9, 2005
    PhuckHead
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    Mancini gonna have to make a sub. We're getting stale.
     
  24. TheAnswer1313

    TheAnswer1313 Member+

    Dec 12, 2007
    Charleston, WV
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    The problem is I’m not sure we have one lol
     
  25. TorontoCalabria

    Fiorentina
    Italy
    Sep 12, 2018
    Perhaps Mancini is trying to light a fire under Immobile by insulting him like this
     

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