The European giants Italy returned back to winning ways as they recorded a 2 - 1 win over Belgium in the UEFA Nations League.
The Italian National Team were dominant all the through the match as they emerged victorious in today’s encounter.
The Italy Superstars which include Gianluigi Donnarumma, Giovanni Lorenzo, Emerson Palmeiri, Arcebi, Bastoni, Nicolo Barella, Manuel Locatelli, Lorenzo Pellegrini, Berardi and Federico Chiesa were all superb in today’s encounter.
Goals from Nicolo Barella and Berardi secured the hard-fought victory for Italy while Kelvin De Bruyne scored a consolation goal for Belgium.
Credit: Italy Facebook Page
The European champions Italy recorded 43% ball possession and 5 shots on target while Belgium recorded 57% ball possession and 4 shots on target.
Let's take a look at three wise decisions Roberto Mancini made as Italy won their game;
1. GOOD LINE UP AND FORMATION: The Italy head coach Roberto Mancini used a 4-3-3 formation which included the likes of Gianluigi Donnarumma, Giovanni Lorenzo, Emerson Palmeiri, Arcebi, Bastoni, Nicolo Barella, Manuel Locatelli, Lorenzo Pellegrini, Berardi and Federico Chiesa.
The Italy head coach Roberto Mancini used two center backs, two full backs, two central Midfielders, two wingers and two forwards.
2. TACTICAL SUBSTITUTION: The Italy head coach Roberto Mancini made five substitutions in the second half. The Italy head coach Roberto Mancini brought in Jorginho, Federico, Cristante, Lorenzo Insigne and Moise Kean to replace the tired players.
3. CHANGE IN STYLE: The Italy head coach Roberto Mancini started the game with a 4-3-3 formation in which he used Barella and Federico Chiesa as wingers in order to weaken the Belgium’s defence.
After Italy scored the second goal of the game, The Italy head coach Roberto Mancini changed to a 4-5-1 formation in order to prevent the opponent from scoring more goals in the match.
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