The internationals not involved against the Czech Republic returned to the field for a friendly against Bollini’s team
From our correspondent Fabio Licari
First defeat for the Azzurri after 27 games. So to speak, of course. It’s Italy-2, made up of those who didn’t play yesterday in Bologna: they lost 0-1 in training with the Under 20 team in Coverciano, two halves of 20 minutes each. Matter of motivation, fatigue, head elsewhere, it happens. Bollini’s boys, who play at a different pace and take advantage of the counterattack, decide the result with Cangiano’s beautiful goal in the 10th minute of the first half: an unstoppable left-foot from outside. Pellegrini and Bernardeschi (2) the best opportunities, but the same does not come.
Mancini fielded Meret in the first half; Di Lorenzo, Acerbi, Bastoni, Emerson; Pellegrini, Cristante, Pessina; Bernardeschi, Belotti, Church. At the Under 20s Sirigu, Toloi and Raspadori go on loan. In the second half some changes and new 4-3-3: Sirigu; Di Lorenzo, Toloi, Acerbi, Bastoni; Pessina, Cristante, Pellegrini; Raspadori, Belotti, Bernardeschi. Some faster action, Bernardeschi very mobile, but the Azzurri risk on the restarts of Chiesa, Riccardi and Salcedo who make up a nice attacking trio.
Italy-Italy Under 20 0-01
MARKERS: Cangiano (U) at 10 ‘pt
ITALIA PT (4-3-3): Meret; Di Lorenzo, Acerbi, Bastoni, Emerson; Pellegrini, Cristante, Pessina; Bernardeschi, Belotti, Church. All: Mancini
ITALY U.20 PT (4-3-3): Sirigu; Bouah, Toloi, Dalle Mura, Udogie: From Riva, Portanova, Caligara; Cangiano, Esposito, Raspadori. All: Stamps
ITALIA ST (4-3-3): Sirigu; Di Lorenzo, Toloi, Acerbi, Bastoni; Pessina, Cristante, Pellegrini; Raspadori, Belotti, Bernardeschi. All: Mancini
ITALY U.20 ST (4-3-3): Meret; Papetti, Okoli, Carboni, Emerson; Frog, Brescianini, Tongya; Church, Riccardi, Salcedo. All: Stamps
June 5, 2021 (change June 5, 2021 | 13:37)
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