A shiver in the back comes in the first half, on Akanji’s header. Then he doesn’t have to do much else.
DI LORENZO 6
Few occasions to raise your head in the first few minutes, it grows over time, gaining more confidence. Especially in the defensive phase.
Few distractions but “done” well. Some errors in support.
The impression is that he is not in a great physical condition, often resorts to the frustration falletto and even gets a yellow. It takes the usual experience and fighting spirit. Zoff comes off in fifth place in the all-time attendance chart.
He talks well with Insigne, looks for some percussion, without ever reaching the bottom well.
He starts, runs, rolls, recovers, shoots, assists, does a bit of everything. Brilliant, even after taking a tremendous blow to the knee. He resists and, with his head down, pulls straight to the end.
The ball moves and he is not seen. Not very much alive, he misses balls that usually remain glued to his foot. Scholastic and inaccurate even on a penalty, his specialty (he also made a mistake in the final with England). Not a Ballon d’Or evening.
Illuminating a couple of verticals for Berardi, who gets excited – especially on one occasion – in front of Sommer. Professor in the chair. The most lucid, the one with the most ideas. Srtremato, he gives way to Verratti.
The duel with Rodriguez is made up of running and technique. He goes to the shot a couple of faces, one of these enters the category of “goals eaten”.
Active, reactive, opportunities happen to him but he doesn’t stamp. And he gets angry, like he’s fighting a curse. The goal has to come back, that’s wrong.
You don’t live by just shooting rounds, but for Lorenzo, trying them is almost like breathing, a necessary condition. One, beautiful, is almost a goal. Hands in your hair.
It is not easy to enter and be the savior of the homeland. He tries, yes. Percussion.
TAKE OFF 6
He plays the blue shirt after a year. Taken a little by emotion, he gives his physical contribution but there are few lethal ideas.
Does not have time.
The result is positive and allows him to join Brazil in the unbeaten record (36 races), but it is negative because it took a win to avoid big risks. The path to Qatar is harder than one could have imagined. Italy does not play badly, it creates and does not materialize. He believes in Immobile and Berardi, which he then has to remove.
CERRO GRANDE Referee 5,5
Grants a penalty after reporting the assistant, you lose some yellow. Not fully convincing.
Mancini: “We lost a big opportunity, we could have won 3 to 0”
Personality and presence between the posts. A warranty. He closes the door.
He keeps Emerson at bay, Insigne sometimes escapes him.
Soon in the blue penalty area, in his concedes meters. Rude.
Like the center mate. Slow and unresponsive. Risk red.
Full back, a good left foot. He often chases Berardi, up to a penalty foul.
Defense umbrella, without being Xhaka. Man of order.
The headband is eaten. Dangerous.
Fighting in the clods of Insigne and Emerson.
A poisonous cross and that’s it.
A little bit of jerks, sometimes makes you anxious.
It is agitated all over the front without ever concluding.
It has botta.
Bring some substance and quality.
Go and help out there.
Defends and carries forward balls.
He has many absent, he gets along.
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