0-0: Italy, Spain’s rival, shows that it has no goal


Italy, who will defend the title at Euro 2024 and will be Spain’s second rival in the group stage. He did not go beyond the 0-0 with Renato Dall’Ara in Bologna against Türkiye, led by his countryman Vincenzo Montella and also qualified for the big event in Germany which starts on the 14th.

Luciano Spalletti, without centrals Francesco Acerbi and Giorgio Scalvini ruled out in recent days for the Euro Cup due to a long-term injury, he was also not expected Nicolo Barella due to muscle fatigue and left the starting goalkeeper on the bench Gianluigi Donnarumma.

Italy had more ball possession but struggled to create chances against a Turkey side, well positioned on the field, who were solid in defense at all times.

Mateo Retegui, The Azzurra’s leading player in attack, he was the player who had the most chances but was unable to finish. So, in the 23rd minute, the Genoa forward, born in Argentina. He failed to hit the ball a meter from the goal in a corner.

Türkiye, even without the Madrid player Arda Gülerwas dominated but did not abandon the attack and was about to take advantage of a strategic play when Hakan Calhanoglu, his director and captain of the orchestra, kicked a corner and the header from the central defender Abdulkerim Bardakci He came out grazing the crossbar.

Kabak leaves on a stretcher and Cristante goes to the post

Shortly after the break, Montella He saw with concern how his central Ozan Kabak He had to leave on a stretcher after injuring his right knee while fighting for a ball Retegui.

In extra time of the first half, Italy’s best chance came on another corner kick. Lorenzo Pellegrini he threw it and the head of Bryan Cristante It fell on the pole.

Spalletti changed bands

In the break Spalletti gave an entry to Andrea Cambiaso and Mattia Zaccagni through Riccardo Orsolini and Federico Chiesa in search of more speed on the wings. Cambiaso seemed to agree with him in the first moments in an attack on the right and Retegui finished a good center Federico Dimarco in the hands of goalkeeper Altay Bayindir.

But the game returned to the same path as the first half. Italian dominance, but there was no ‘punch’ in attack due to the defensive solidity of the Turks, who again showed their power in the corners when the central defender Merih Demiral, which calmed Kabak, was about to take advantage of the ball falling to him in a corner and his volley stopped it. Guglielmo Vicario.

The comfort of the ‘azzurra’ did not help Giacomo Raspadori by Retegui. The striker of Naples He had a good chance in extra time, but Altay Bayindira saved his cross shot.

In short, Italy lacks finishing prowess (they only shot twice on goal, like Turkey) and on June 9 they will have another chance to sharpen their aim in their final preparatory test against Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Turkey, which is participating in the Euro Cup along with Portugal, the Czech Republic and Georgia, will face Poland on June 10. Robert Lewandowski in their last friendship.





Italy: Vicar; Di Lorenzo, Mancini, Bastoni, Dimarco (Calafiori, 85′); Jorginho (Fagioli, 62′), Cristante; Orsolini (Cambiaso, 46′), Lorenzo Pellegrini (Frattesi, 68′), Chiesa (Zaccagni, 46′); Retegui (Raspadori, 69′)
Turkey: Bayindir; Çelik (Özkacar, 66′), Bardakci, Kabak (Demiral, 42′), Muldur; Ayhan (Ozdemir, 66′), Çalhanoglu; Aydin (Omur, 46′), Yazici (Kokcu, 54′), Yildiz; Baris Yilmaz (Kilicsoy, 81′)

The objectives: nothing

Referee: Sebastian Gishamer (Austria). Yellow for Orsolini (30′), Mancini (92′)

25,012 to Renato Dall’Ara in Bologna

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Source: La Verdad


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