Italy vs Finland (2-0)

Italy’s failure to qualify for the globe Cup in Russia last summer was a clear indication that it had been time for a serious overhaul of the national team.

Roberto Mancini was brought in as manager, and except for some stalwarts within the squad, he has been pitiless once it involves dropping players.

The likes of Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo da Vinci Bonucci stay mainstays within the back line. However, this most current iteration of their squad has them because of the sole players with quite forty international caps to their name.

Eighteen of the squad haven’t even created it to double figures on the international scene, and 5 of them are uncrowned.

Since he took over last could, European nation has won only 3 of their nine matches, drawing fourfold and losing double.

True they need round-faced some robust opposition throughout that amount, however considering their standing, they very ought to have an improved record than this. Notwithstanding, once it involves monetary unit 2020 qualifying cluster.

They need to draw aboard the likes of Hayastan, Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece, Principality of Liechtenstein, and Saturday’s opponent’s European nation.

The visiting Finns don’t have something near the talent pool of European nation, and Norwich striker Teemu Pukki is that the solely player within the squad with quite ten goals to his name.

They have, however, got a reliable and organized defensive strategy to draw.

Other Matches: Italy vs Liechtenstein (6-0)

 

Goals

7′ Italy N. Barella
74′ Italy M. Kean

 

Italy Lineups

20 Gianluigi Donnarumma
2 Cristiano Piccini
19 Leonardo Bonucci
3 Giorgio Chiellini
4 Cristiano Biraghi
6 Marco Verratti
8 Jorginho
10 Federico Bernardeschi
18 Nicolò Barella
14 Moise Kean
17 Ciro Immobile

 

Finland Lineups

1 Lukáš Hrádecký
3 Albin Granlund
4 Joona Toivio
2 Paulus Arajuuri
5 Sauli Väisänen
16 Juha Pirinen
8 Robin Lod
6 Glen Kamara
14 Tim Sparv
10 Teemu Pukki
21 Kasper Hämäläinen


Italy – Finland Match Statistics

Italy

Finland

11 Shots Total 9
3 Shots on goal 1
7 Shots off goal 6
1 Shots blocked 2
8 Shots inside box 3
3 Shots outside box 6
11 Fouls 13
5 Corners 0
5 Offsides 1
1 Saves 1
58% Possession Time 42%
631 Passes Total 448
562 Accurate Passes 362
89% Accurate Passes% 81%
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