July 25, 2021

Towards Italy-Spain: Emerson replaces Spinazzola, confirmed for Immobile

The national team continues to work in Coverciano in view of the European Championships semi-final scheduled for next 6 July at 9 pm at Wembley. The atmosphere is relaxed yet very concentrated. Mancini and his entire staff spoke to the team before training began. All available separately Leonardo Spinazzola, absent for the Achilles tendon injury remedied in the match against Belgium. Toloi and Belotti, after the warm-up phase with the group they left to carry out a specific job but absolutely in line with the planned program. We begin to hypothesize the formation that will face Spain even if there are still three days of work and above all the finishing touches when the coach usually defines the choices. Having said the absence of Spinazzola, the natural replacement is Emerson and most likely it will focus on him without foreseeing tactical upheavals. In this situation, the recovery of Florenzi despite the condition of Di Lorenzo both dazzling, but the PSG player remains a very valid substitute for international caliber and tactical flexibility. The midfield should be confirmed with Jorginho, Barella and Verratti, as well as the attack: Mancini goes towards the confirmation of Immobile in the center. A performance below the average should not change the mind of the coach who will therefore restart from the Lazio forward with Badge e Church at his sides.

The probable formation of Italy

ITALY (4-3-3): Donnarumma; Di Lorenzo, Bonucci, Chiellini, Emerson; Barella, Jorginho, Verratti; Church, Building, Insigne.

Luis Enrique: doubts in defense and attack

Spain is also struggling with training problems, especially of a tactical and individual nature that are gripping Luis Enrique. Sarabia he can’t make it and the most accredited hypothesis for a starting shirt is Dani Olmo. There is also a possibility that it would lead Ferran Torres on the left with the insertion of Gerard Moreno. The other doubt concerns, however, the pair of power plants Pau Torres-Laporte which did not convince. He could play Garcia with Laporte or it could be moved Azpilicueta as central and inserted Llorente in the right lane. The next training sessions will definitively clarify Luis Enrique’s intentions

The probable formation of Spain

SPAIN (4-3-3): Unai Simon; Azpilicueta, Garcia, Laporte, Jordi Alba; Koke, Busquets, Pedri; Ferran Torres, Morata, D. Olmo. All. Luis Enrique

The new ball for the semifinals and the final


Barella: “We will make Spinazzola proud”

He peeped out, in training, the new balloon which will be used in the very last phase of this European Championship in the races scheduled at Wembley. Slightly different from the one used so far, it has a grayish color and will be used in training and until the end of the tournament. A ball that aroused curiosity and was immediately tested by the Azzurri before the start of training