Appointment with history. If this afternoon (20 June) does not lose against Wales (6 pm at the Olimpico in Rome, live on Rai 1 and Sky), Roberto Mancini’s Italy equals the national team of the legendary Vittorio Pozzo, whose record of thirty games without defeat it has resisted since 1939. And another record can be glimpsed on the horizon, owner of the equally legendary Dino Zoff, who between 1972 and 1974 kept the blue door untouched for 1143 minutes. Now Italy hasn’t scored in ten games, in which it is unbeaten and has scored thirty-one.
Sensational numbers, which must be used to present this last match of the inaugural round of the European Championships because the unstoppable formation of the former Bobby-goal Sampdoriano and Lazio has already managed the practice of qualifying for the second round with the two 3-0 in Turkey and Switzerland. So, on closer inspection, he would have little to ask of Wales.
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