Unless sudden and unforeseeable reversals, against the Swiss Roberto Mancini will not be able to count on the defensive couple that made the fortunes of the National to the last European Championships: Leonardo Bonucci e Giorgio Chiellini they travel with full sails towards the flat rate.
To give the news is ‘Tuttosport’, according to which the two Juventus defenders will answer yes to the summons of the coach, to support the medical examinations and then return to Turin in order to dedicate themselves to recovery from their respective physical problems. The same process should follow Szczesny in Poland, victim of a contusion in the side.
Both, in fact, raised the white flag on the occasion of the match played on Saturday afternoon at the Allianz Stadium between the Bianconeri and Fiorentina: Bonucci due to muscle fatigue, Chiellini instead stopped by an adductor problem. In their place Allegri lined up de Ligt and Rugani.
Chosen by Goal
A heavy double absence among the Azzurri, just in conjunction with the challenge that will decide the fate of the qualifying round at Qatar 2022: with a success at the Olimpico, the Azzurri would snatch the pass for the World Championships and would fly to +3 on the Swiss, being able to count on a better performance in direct matches one day from the end.
Even a draw would make it possible to temporarily maintain the lead in the group, even if at that point the challenge of the last day scheduled in Northern Ireland would become decisive. That Bonucci and Chiellini will watch on TV.