Donnarumma 6.5: responds great on Zuber, in the only save of his game.
By Lorenzo 6.5: less enterprising than the debut, he takes care not to leave the central players in one-on-one. As a fifth on the right, he dares more.
Bonucci 7: facts, not chatter. It is granite and clean, it transmits the right safety to the department. Fundamental in bottom-up construction.
Chiellini 6.5: a couple of excellent advances, then the Var (and a hand ball) took away the joy of the goal, on the day of his 14th presence in the final phase of a European championship (no Italian player did better). He comes out after 24 ‘for yet another muscle injury (from 24’ Acerbi 6: it takes a while to take the measurements, proof enough)
Spinazzola 7: points and jumps the opponent on duty, points, accelerates and always gives the idea of being able to create something. In the first half it is a constant danger, in the second it is managed.
Stretcher 7.5: in the phase of non-possession he deals with limiting the work under construction of Xhaka, when Italy attacks it is a fury. It is everywhere, it cuts and sews, closes and starts again (since ’87 ‘ Cristante sv)
Jorginho 7.5: touches an infinity of balloons, talks a lot, reproaches, catechizes and gives rhythm. Always knows what to do in advance, a master
Locatelli 8: ladies and gentlemen, all on their feet. Monstrous game, for personality and quality. The goal of the advantage is all his, opening first for Berardi, insertion with a touch from a few steps that strikes Sommer. The double with a strong and precise left. Locatelli does things right. We have it, we enjoy it. And now what do you do with Verratti? (From ’86 ‘ Pessina sv)
Berardi 7: he makes fun of Akanji with disarming ease, as against Turkey he knows how to be a factor even with his right foot, the less polite foot on paper. He’s fine, head and leg, he seems to have been with the national team for years. He has the 3-0 ball on the left when he is in oxygen debt (from 69 ‘ Fool 6: with its entry Italy gets three behind, raising the wall)
Immobile 6,5: 600 seconds to build an opportunity of head and devour the advantage, then the usual work in phrasing and movements to open up the spaces. The audience screams his name, calls him, pushes him, Ciro touches the goal on two occasions but fails to give a joy. Until 89 ‘, when he breaks the curse, he scores from the outside, with a sudden right.
Badge 6: the leitmotiv is that of Turkey, he starts wide and focuses to make 10, not just the jersey, to make room for Spinazzola. Look for the goal with a right turn, sometimes it gives the idea of being too smoky (from 69 ‘ Church 6: some good acceleration)
Mancini 7,5: his Italy is on the verge of perfection. Bravo to choose Toloi in a moment of suffering, courageous in keeping Immobile in the field. It gives him confidence, it pays off.