At 9 pm the Azzurri will be on the pitch for the second match of the European Championships. The coach has resolved the last doubt, the right winger in defense in place of the injured Florenzi. Di Lorenzo will play. The opponent is Switzerland, a team full of “Italians” of yesterday, today and perhaps even tomorrow
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Second commitment of the Azzurri, who after their debut victory against Turkey face Switzerland in a fundamental match for the European Championships, given that a victory could already guarantee Mancini’s team access to the second round. It is still played at the Olimpico in Rome, with the kick-off at 21.
Mancini chooses Di Lorenzo
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The coach has resolved the last formation doubt after the refinement before the match against Switzerland: Di Lorenzo will replace the injured Florenzi. Next to the outside of Napoli, they will complete the back department Chiellini-Bonucci central in front of Donnarumma e Spinazzola to the left. For the rest, Mancini does not change anything compared to the team that beat Turkey. The midfield revolves around Jorginho, with Stretcher e Locatelli mezzali waiting for the full recovery of Verratti; in the center of the trident again Immobile, with Badge e Berardi wide.
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After the draw at the debut (1-1) against Wales, Switzerland are looking for the company, led by a coach, Petkovic, who knows Italian football well. Like him too Ricardo Rodriguez, which should be confirmed on the left, and Freuler, staple of the midfield. Untouchable also Xhaka, fresh from a change of look that will make him even more “visible” in the middle of the field, observed special by Rome intending to bring him to the court of Mourinho. Attack entrusted to Piston (in goals against Wales) andformer Inter player Shaqiri (who in his brief Nerazzurri interlude had Mancini as a coach), in support of Seferovic, another player with a past in Italy (Fiorentina, Lecce, Novara).
The probable formations
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ITALY (4-3-3): Donnarumma; Di Lorenzo, Bonucci, Chiellini, Spinazzola; Barella, Jorginho, Locatelli; Berardi, Immobile, Insigne. Ct. Mancini
SWITZERLAND (3-4-2-1): Sommer; Elvedi, Shar, Akanji; Mbabu, Freuler, Xhaka, Ricardo Rodriguez; Shaqiri, Embolo; Seferovic. Ct. Petkovic