REGGIO EMILIA – Still a great Italy, but this time the show offered by Under 21 by Gigi Di Biagio must be content with crumbs. After the undeserved defeat against the strong England in the test match last Friday, the azzurrini still end up ko against the German peers, first in the Uefa ranking, unbeaten in 2018 and that come from five consecutive victories.
In the cold evening of Reggio Emilia and with some rain shower, in front of an audience of only amateurs (5.300 spectators), Italy offers another good performance, made of thick plays and players already made (Cutrone and Zaniolo on all ), but in the end it still remains with a bitter taste. As for the national team, even the blue, who record some absence (Kean and Mancini with the 'big' and Calabria and Vido out for physical problems), show a good predisposition in construction and pressing but when there is to throw it inside the problems begin.
So, after deservingly went ahead on 21 'thanks to a wonderful counterattack on the Zaniolo-Parisian axis, aimed at the best by the attacker of Torino, at 37' Orsolini would have the resounding ball of doubling, but the Bologna player just ahead the goalkeeper wasted, looking for the lob and centering instead the German defender. And in football those who pay wrong and so at 41 'here is the German tie-by-penalty for a hand ball by Cutrone that in the tow truncates the punishment of Waldschmidt who then makes the penalty.
One by one and everyone in the locker room but maybe the blue will think of staying there again when at 2 'of the recovery fall asleep allowing the usual Waldschmidt to enter the area and hit with a left to turn on the far post. The goal shakes the azzurrini who immediately seek the same with zaniolo (50 ') from the edge, a sure shot, left kick with the door wide open in front but a German defender miraculously manages to deflect in the corner.
Italy ends there, because after the fear the young Germany takes the game and only a super Audero in the 67 'avoids the trio. The young Di Di Biagio, who in the meantime with the changes passes to 4-2-4 (inside La Gumina, Pessina, Bonifazi and Castrovilli), no longer bite and the only chance they have, a punishment from the limit conquered and beaten by Cutrone (79 '), is rejected by the great great Nubel who gives the victory to his teammates.
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