Italy remains England’s ‘black beast’. This Friday the ‘azzurra’ team sent League B of the Nations League to the ‘pross’ by beating them 1-0 at San Siro. On the other hand, if they beat Hungary in Budapest on Monday, the ‘nazionale’ will play in the FInal Four in 2023.
To keep options to continue in A, England did not beat Italy and fell. Napoli midfielder Giacomo Raspadori scored the winner that of Roberto Mancibi and England sank.
Raspadori did this with great intentwhere, taking advantage of a long ball, of good quality, with good control and good touch, he left Kyle Walker and beat Nick Pope, the English starting goalkeeper this Friday as a result of Jordan Pickford’s injury .
England dominated the first half, but lacked the depth and precision required to create real danger in front of Gianluigi Donnarumma’s goal. Nor did the ‘nazionale’ have a clear chance in that period, with the initial marker not moving.
Italy did not disappoint in the second half. It was practical and took advantage of Raspadori’s excellent goal to beat England and keep alive the hope of qualifying for the final stage of the Nations League. In addition, DiMarco crashed the ball into the post.
Down 1-0, make changes and bring on Southgate a Jack Grealish who fueled England’s attack. Prospect Jude Bellingham also came close to scoring at the end.
But whenever necessary Italy had the impassable Donnarumma, before Harry Kane (who wasted a few chances) or whoever. As in the final European Championship, Italy was a nightmare for the ‘pross’, who on July 11, 2021 were left without the European title after falling on penalties against the ‘azzurri’. Now they are in League B, although what worries English fans more is that it affects the team ahead of the Qatar 2022 World Cup, where Italy failed to qualify.
Source: La Verdad