In UEFA A-League Group A, they each got 4 points and 3. Portugal, meanwhile, played two matches but scored six. Because of the three teams, this is the Azzurri final in Group 3. They are undoubtedly a better team in the standings than in Poland at the end of the standings, and have broken direct confrontation (the first criteria considered). If two teams have the same points) when winning 1, draw 1 with this opponent.
Roberto Mancini officially became Italy's new coach in May 2018. After half a year leading Thien Thanh, it can be said he did not bring significant positive signs. The 53-year-old man paved the way for Italy with a 2-1 victory over Saudi Arabia. But five consecutive matches, the Mancini Azzurri cannot finish the match (2). They lost to France 1-3 and lost to Portugal 0-1 in the first leg of the League of Nations. Mancini Italy are fortunate not to have rivals such as the Netherlands, Poland and Ukraine in a 1-1 draw. In the League of Nations, they beat Poland in the second minute. Mancini celebrated his victory (possibly with Italy remaining in the A-League) Italy won the championship.
Italian under Mancini is a combination of veteran veterans (Bonucci, Chiellini) with young talents (Barella, Donnarumma, Chiesa …). However, half a year passed Mancini still could not form a clear game. The biggest disappointment is that in the last six matches, Italy have not scored more than one goal per game. The Seleccao welcomed, all the names mentioned were fully present, where Chiellini marked the 100th place on the national team and he was the 7th Italy to reach this milestone.
In the lineup, two young Chiesa, Insigne and Immobile, were given the opportunity. Actually, this is also the best option for coach Mancini at this time. In midfield, "Pirlo minor" Veratti took the role of pacing, leading a match with mobile Jorginho with Barella youth. Meanwhile, the Portuguese are still full of confidence even if they continue to call Ronaldo (after the 2018 World Cup finals, CR7 has disappeared from the national team to help superstars to avoid being overloaded.). However, Fernando Santos's forces have not been defeated ever since.
Seleccao is now a collection of famous young players like Ruben Dias in defense, Neves, Bernardo Silva in midfield and Andre Silva in the striker. Of course no one is absent from the match against Italy. With the hosts' superiority and determination "and still a slap of water" (if you win, the Azzurri still have the chance to win the top of the table, which means participating in next summer's UEFA Champions League brings together four top-four teams ranked A), Italy is full of excitement .
The home side's first dangerous opportunity when Insigne seized the ball at Carvalho's feet and broke in the middle of the defense before firing dangerously at 16m50 but goalkeeper Rui Patricio (wearing Wolf in the League Premier League champions Ruben Neves) excelled in a successful autumn save. Ciro Immobile dives into the ball and flies across the crossbar. The first half of the first half, Italy really dominated the visitors from the Iberian peninsula but they did not easily threaten the goal when the Seleccao made a fairly tight defense with many layers established.
In fact, Portugal did not lose this match which is certain to go without worrying about the final match against Poland. In addition, everyone knows coach Fernando Santos is pursuing a pragmatic philosophy, so it is difficult to expect "European Brazil" to play beautifully in this context. So, even though the one-way match and the home team are actively attacking but not too interesting.
ITALY (4-3-3): Gianluigi Donnarumma; Alessandro Florenz, Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini, Cristiano Biraghi; Marco Verratti, Jorginho, Nicolo Barella; Federico Chiesa, Ciro Immobile, Lorenzo Insigne.
PORTUGAL (4-3-3): Rui Patricio; João Cancelo, Ruben Dias, Jose Fonte, Mario Rui; Pizzi, William Carvalho, Ruben Neves; Bruma, Andre Silva, Bernardo Silva.
Cong Minh (TTVN)