After the Italian national team achieved a lonely victory during its first 4 matches in the first group in the European Championships of the European Football League, it has no alternative to winning its highly anticipated match against its Polish counterpart on Sunday, to maintain its hopes of qualifying for the finals of the tournament next year.
Before tomorrow’s match scheduled in the Italian city of Reggio Emilia, the competition appears to be largely open in the “hot” group, where the Polish team occupies the lead with 7 points, followed by the Italian team with 6 points and the Dutch team with 5 points, while the Bosnia and Herzegovina team is in fourth place. The last, with just two points.
The Italian team did not suffer any defeat during 20 consecutive matches and made good levels in the Nations League, but fell into the trap of drawing 3 times and achieved a lonely victory at the expense of his Dutch counterpart 1-0. His scoring record appeared modest, scoring a total of 3 goals and conceding two goals during His last four matches in the group.
The Italian team may derive confidence and high morale from its 4-0 victory over Estonian in the friendly match that brought them together last Wednesday. Still, it will surely face a more difficult task in front of the Polish national team, including star Robert Lewandowski, who scored two goals for his country in the tournament and scored 13 goals. For Bayern Munich during the current season.
The Italian national team coach, Roberto Mancini, may follow his players’ performance again from his home, where he is subjected to self-isolation after tests revealed that he was infected with the new Coronavirus, although he did not show symptoms.
The assistant coach, Alberico Ivani, said he wished Mancini’s return, who was waiting for negative results for his Corona tests before returning to the team.
But Ivani made it clear at the same time that Mancini was in constant contact with the team on the sidelines of his match against Estonia.
“It is a difficult match,” Ivan said, “because the Polish team is at the top of the group, and it is a strong team that includes distinguished players, headed by Lewandowski.”
Federico Bernardeschi is expected to play tomorrow’s match in high spirits after scoring against Estonia.
Veteran goalkeeper Salvatore Cerejo, who wore the captaincy for the friendly match, also enjoys high confidence and has spoken about the goalless draw with the Polish national team last October.
“It was a draw, but we could have scored if we had been more accurate in front of the goal,” said Serego.
Gianluigi Donnarumma, 21, who has already participated in 20 international matches, is awaiting the return of veteran Leonardo Bonucci in defense, which could see Francesco Acerbi return after ending his health isolation with Lazio.
Next Wednesday, the Group A competitions will be concluded with the Italian team meeting with Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Polish team meeting with its Dutch counterpart.
Source : Agencies