Italy ITA Pessina (39')
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European Championship Gameweek 3
Jun 20, 2021 KO: 16:00

Italy - Wales

Stadio Olimpico Roma
Referee: Ovidiu Hațegan
Pessina 39'  

Match preview

Verratti to return? - How Italy could line up against Wales

The Paris Saint-Germain midfielder has missed Italy's first two games of the competition, but could return as they're already into the last 16

Marco Verratti could make his long-awaited return to the Italy national side when Roberto Mancini's men face Wales in their final Group A game of the European Championship.

Verratti, 28, has missed the opening two games through injury, but Mancini is likely to give him some minutes to build his fitness up.

With their place in the knockout stages already confirmed, Mancini might use this opportunity to rotate his squad.

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One place he won't rotate is in between the sticks, and Gianluigi Donnarumma will once more start the game.

Alessandro Florenzi started the opening game but missed the Switzerland clash, and with Giovanni Di Lorenzo impressing against the Swiss, he will most likely start again.

Giorgio Chiellini went off injured in midweek. His replacement was Francesco Acerbi, so expect him to partner Leonardo Bonucci at the back, despite the presence of Alessandro Bastoni.

Emerson may start at left-back to give Leonardo Spinazzola a rest.

Manuel Locatelli may be rested to allow Verratti to play, with Lorenzo Insigne and Ciro Immobile also dropping to the bench. Federico Chiesa and Andrea Belotti will come in.

Italy starting XI versus Wales

Italy - Football tactics and formations

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  Average Match Rating  
7.2
  Home  
6.2
7.2
  Away  
6.4
7.2
  Total  
6.3

Match statistics

Italy
Statistics
Wales
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
17
11
Draws
3
6
Losses
0
3
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
61
20
Goals Per Game
3.05
1.00
More > 2.5 Goals
10
4
More > 3 Goals
6
2
Scored First in a Match
18
13
Scored Both Halves
11
3
Won More > 1 Goal
15
4
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
4
13
Did Not Score
1
5
Both Teams Scored
4
5
Kept Clean Sheet
16
13
Won Without Conceding
15
10
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
815
572
Possession
63
43
Passes
634
404
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
19
11
Shots on Target
6.25
4.36
Goals out of Shots
0.13
0.13
Crosses
18
15
Offsides
3.00
2.29
Penalties
0.40
0.00
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.80
0.65
Tackles Won
9.00
8.00
Clearances
11
18
Interceptions
12
12
Own Goals
0.00
0.00
Aerials Won
13
18
Total Shots Conceded
7.81
9.71
Shots on Target Conceded
2.50
3.18
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.03
0.05
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
12
12
Yellow Cards
1.25
2.05
Red Cards
0.00
0.05

Injuries

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