2022 Finalissima

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Italy have returned to Ventura era
I'm trying to be calm. Mancini started a bunch of old, washed up players tonight. After this match he needs to inject some new life into the team.

Emerson should never play LB for this country again. Play Biraghi, FFS.
 

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Boy that was a painful watch. Looks like the momentum and belief has been sucked out of mancinis team.

He can't start bernadeschi, Belotti, Emerson, jorginho and play bums like lazzarri anymore surely.
 

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cant wait to see what horrible lineup Mancini fields on Saturday vs Germany.
I know Italy won against England, but North Macedonia then this, starting to wonder about Mancini going forward tbh.
 
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zanetti and dybala are flying to milan together after the match, right?
 

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Donnarumma;Calabria,Bonucci,Bastoni,Biraghi;Barella,Jorginho,Locatelli;Berardi,Scamacca,Chiesa

I would do something like this moving forward. Tonali and Pellegrini are also good choices in the midfield, but belong in the middle. I know Chiesa is better on the right, but we really don't have that many wingers. Might be time to consider a formation switch.
 

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That was awful. Italia somehow look like they set themselves back years after winning the Euros.

Should they change Mancini? You surely can't spend that Euros credit forever.
 

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Spinazzola if back to fitness should probably start, prefer Tonali over Jorginho and there must be someone who can take Bonucci's place.
 

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Donnarumma fucked up big time at Di Maria's goal, thought he could've left the goal line sooner.
 

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Italy needs to find a Jorginho replacement. He has checked out since that stellar year when he won Euro and CL. I guess he is Brazilian after all (kidding).

The issue is I don’t see that type of player anywhere in the league. I don’t really trust Tonali or Locatelli as that player.
 

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I was at the game. Argentina fans really turned up and what a great atmosphere they created.

Seeing Messi in the flesh. What a player. Each time he has the ball and was rushing forward everyone was on the edge of their seat.

Italy. Dire. No creativity or threat. We really sold our souls to the devil for 2006 and last summer.
 

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I was at the game. Argentina fans really turned up and what a great atmosphere they created.
They always do.
In any sport.

I was in an Argentina vs Brazil volleyball game, amazing stuff. In Europe, nonetheless.

Even at the Roland Garros they are a crazy bunch and you can hardly do anything in a tennis tournament.
 

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Italy. Dire. No creativity or threat. We really sold our souls to the devil for 2006 and last summer.
Well you saw the first team Mancini put on. I wouldn't even call that a first team.
 
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