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post #2781 of 2823 (permalink) Old June 7th, 2019, 19:26
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Hyper crap defending from our defenders on this guy, Koite, who was indeed excellent, but should have left the penalty to a teamate.


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Congratulations to Mali, who tried till the very end.



Our team is good, but shows the same defensive liabilities of the under 19 team which was defeated by Portugal on year ago. Bettella, the guy who came in during the second half and was a disaster, is Mr. 7 milion euros.
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post #2782 of 2823 (permalink) Old June 7th, 2019, 23:23
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Plizzari 7 - Del Prato 5.5, Gabbia 5.5, Ranieri 6 - Bellanova 6.5, Pellegrini 6.5, Frattesi 7, Esposito 6 (Bettella 5), Tripaldelli 6 - Scamacca 6, Pinamonti 7.5 (Olivieri nv)
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post #2783 of 2823 (permalink) Old June 8th, 2019, 12:05
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I think Scammaca deserves a higher mark. His link up play is very high quality.
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post #2784 of 2823 (permalink) Old June 8th, 2019, 18:39
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Pinamonti looks deadly at times.

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post #2785 of 2823 (permalink) Old June 12th, 2019, 00:35
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Ukraine defeated Italy 1-0. They were the better team and deserved to win. Italy were hardly dangerous even after Popov was sent off. In the very last minute Scamacca scored but I realized the goal would be disallowed before the decision of the VAR.
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post #2786 of 2823 (permalink) Old June 12th, 2019, 03:10
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Is the U21 tournament this summer as well?
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post #2787 of 2823 (permalink) Old June 12th, 2019, 07:39
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Yes, starts on Sunday.

Why was Scarmacca's goal disallowed? It looked perfectly valid to me.
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post #2788 of 2823 (permalink) Old June 13th, 2019, 21:11
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Why was Scarmacca's goal disallowed? It looked perfectly valid to me.

The referee was consistent with a similar decision he took when he gave the second yellow to Popov. This is the reason why I knew he would disallow it as soon as I watched the instant replay.
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Pinamonti is ruled out not just of under 20 NT for the 3rd position final, but also of under 21 NT. Federico Bonazzoli is going to replace him in the under 21 NT.
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Fourth after losing to Ecuador 1-0 after extratime. It's a game I didn't watch for lack of interest.



Get ready for the under 21 NT!
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post #2791 of 2823 (permalink) Old June 15th, 2019, 23:22
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I'm excited for this euro championship U21 azzurrini, this is one stacked squad!

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1-1 at halftime
I have just watched the last quarter of a hour (+4 minutes of loss time). It has been a fight on every ball, but I can't see a real plan, just mess. Chiesa is ruling and has scored a great goal. Zaniolo was hit hard by the goalie of Spain and had to leave the pitch, replaced by Orsolini. I hope Zaniolo is well but it could be a blessing in disguise because in my opinion Orsolini is the better player.
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1-1 at halftime
I have just watched the last quarter of a hour (+4 minutes of loss time). It has been a fight on every ball, but I can't see a real plan, just mess. Chiesa is ruling and has scored a great goal. Zaniolo was hit hard by the goalie of Spain and had to leave the pitch, replaced by Orsolini. I hope Zaniolo is well but it could be a blessing in disguise because in my opinion Orsolini is the better player.
It was all Spain before you turned in, a much bigger mess.
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Unfortunately I missed the first thirty minutes of the second half too, but in the final quarter of a hour of it I watched again a lot of mess and wrong passes. Luckily we were already 2-1 up (Chiesa again) and we also gained a penalty with Pellegrini who also converted it for the final 3-1.
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You guys seem so negative, I tuned in late, last 15 minutes after work, and the swedish commentators were praising the Italian players alot for whole second half.

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I'm only negative about the first 30 minutes. The 2nd half was good. You can see that they want to win it, so much grinta.

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The biggest problem I have with the performance is that we hardly created chances to score in spite of the huge quality in attack. Good that we prevented Spain from creating chances either, by hook or by crook. Surely we exploited the fact that the competition is played in Italy. Probably we wouldn't have finished with 11 players on the pitch if the game had been played in Spain.
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First 30 was all Spain but Italy grew into the match and played well. Orsolini especially as a winger is better but we need Zaniolo fit for the squad. This is definitely a talented bunch

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post #2799 of 2823 (permalink) Old June 19th, 2019, 22:04
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Italy - Poland 0 - 1 FT


Unfortunately my remarks on the performance in the first game were confirmed by a similar performance in the second game. I knew Italy would have had even more problems against a team playing with all the men behind the ball and that was exactly the way Poland played. Di Biagio simply can't make a proper use of all the enormous potential of our attack. In the first game he was "saved", in this one he has paid the bill for both games.
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I think it is more a case of the players being way overrated; let's face the facts, no Italian team - club or national - has won a competition since Inter's Club WC win in 2010. There has to be a reason for that.
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