Nations League, on the pitch in Milan at the San Siro Stadium: Italy-England 1-0 Direct
AT 68 ‘GOAL OF RASPADORI – Bonucci’s cross and the Napoli striker kicks from the edge: there is no escape for the English goalkeeper. Blue advantage deserved.
First half ends goalless. More pressure from the Azzurri, but the goal is missing.
The three-way defense with Bonucci, Acerbi and Toloi, Di Lorenzo and Dimarco ‘fifths’ in the midfield which also includes Cristante, Jorginho and Barella, forward the couple of the former Sassuolo Scamacca and Raspadori. This is Italy facing England. The coach of the three lions Gareth Southgate with a 4-2-3-1 in which the AC Milan player Tomori is not in the back department, contrary to forecasts on the eve. Forward behind Harry Kane is the trident made up of Sterling, Foden and Saka. Referees the match Jesus Gil Manzano.
Before the match. San Siro welcomes Italy back for the match against England in the Nations League, with applause but also some timid whistles. In particular Gianluigi Donnarumma and Leonardo Bonucci were in the sights when they entered the pitch for the warm-up and then when they read the formations, but there were only a few boos amid the applause of the rest of the more than 40 thousand fans who arrived at the Meazza. Applause that came from the stands, in particular from the segment of English fans, when an image of Queen Elizabeth II, who disappeared in recent days, appeared on the giant screen of the stadium. A minute of silence was observed before the match, and the two teams play with mourning on their arms: the Azzurri for the victims of the flood in the Marche, the English for the Queen.
“Ciro is not terribly ill but we don’t want to risk him, his leg is not very bad, but we think it’s nothing serious”. In an interview with Rai Sport before the match with England in the Nations League, as part of the exclusive public TV with the national team, the Italian coach Roberto Mancini talks about the conditions of the Lazio bomber who will miss tonight’s match in San Siro. “We hope to recover him by Monday, so he remains in retirement. Who in attack? We will do with those we have, Scamacca and Raspadori sure.” Mancini then talks about the match against the English: “It will be a good match, an open match. Italy-England is always a special match. The moment for the Azzurri and the missed World Cup? It is very difficult to find joy in this period, but what we have done he can help us to spend these next months then probably the joy will come back. What to say to the Italian fans? We have always tried our best and to play well and almost always we have succeeded. When things don’t go well you suffer, but fortunately it’s only football “. Closing on clubs and the national team: does it bother? is the question. “The national team – underlines Mancini – must be helped, we need the help of others”