ROME – Italy coached by Roberto Mancini is ready for its Euro 2020 qualifying debut. Now we start to get serious, the Azzurri have a moral obligation to qualify for the next European soccer championships after failing to qualify for the last World Cup. Another failure to qualify would be too great a humiliation to digest. Roberto Mancini should bet on an eleven holder very similar to that shown in Nations League matches.
Italy-Finland, Mancini continues with 4-3-3
Gigio Donnarumma will certainly play between the posts. The Milan goalkeeper is going through an excellent period of form and will be confirmed as the holder of the Azzurri goal. Roberto Mancini should still focus on the four-man defense because he considers it more reliable than the three-man one. The right-back should be Spinazzola, the former Atalanta player impressed during Juventus-Atletico Madrid and should be lined up from the first minute against Finland. On the left, Biraghi should be confirmed, very titular in the National team in that area of the field.
At the center of the defense, Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini will almost certainly play, footballers who show great agreement when they take the field with the Juventus jersey. Roberto Mancini should insist on the three-man midfield. Verratti and Jorginho should guarantee creativity and direction in the blue midfield, while Barella should guarantee Mancini dynamism and an important contribution in defense. Mancini should deploy the Italian national team with the trident.
Federico Chiesa is out, even Mario Balotelli has not been called because he is not at his best. Mancini should field Ciro Immobile as a striker and on his sides should focus on the technique of Federico Bernardeschi and Stephan El Shaarawy. The baby phenomenon Nicolò Zaniolo should start from the bench.
Italy-Finland, the probable formations
Italy (4-3-3) : Donnarumma; Spinazzola, Bonucci, Chiellini, Biraghi; Verratti, Jorginho, Barella; Bernardeschi, Immobile, El Shaarawy. Coach: Roberto Mancini
Finland (4-4-2) : Hradecky; Raitala, Toivio, Arajuuri, Uronen; Lod, Kamara, Sparv, Soiri; Pukki, Tuominen. Coach: Markku Kanerva
Referee : Orel Grinfeld (Israel).
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