Italy U.21 defeated 4-2 in a friendly against Germany

Italy U.21 defeated 4-2 in a friendly against Germany

ANCONA (ITALPRESS) – Italy Under 21 conceded 4-2 to Germany in a friendly played at the Del Conero stadium in Ancona providing proof of great commitment, tenacity and grit, conditioned by the precarious conditions of the pitch. The Germans prevailed thanks to a dash from Huseinbasic in the 23rd minute, able to take advantage of an inattention from Nicolato’s team’s rearguard, a perfect left-footed free-kick from Samardzic and an angled blow from Schade; then the blue reaction with a splendid brace from Cancellieri. In the final penalty by Malone to close the match. An important test in view of the European Championships which will be played from 21 June to 2 July 2023 in Romania and Georgia. Di Salvo’s Germany is in group C with England, Israel and the Czech Republic; for Italy the opponents will be France, Norway and Switzerland, in group D. Nicolato relies forward on the Colombo-Cambiaghi couple; on the other side Di Salvo chooses from 1′ the ‘Italians’ Thaiw ​​in defense and Samardzic in forward. Immediately lively match with the Azzurri who try on 11′ with Vignato who however is skilfully neutralized by the German defence.
A minute later left-footed attempt by the opponents with Samardzic, wide ball. The match unblocked in the 23rd minute with a big lack of attention from the blue defence, Huseinbasic received the ball in the heart of the blue area, seated Carnesecchi and scored. Nicolato’s team reacts again with Colombo, but the Germany goalkeeper is careful and deflects. In the second half, the blue blackout with the Germans scoring two goals in three minutes: in the 52nd minute with a precise free-kick from 25 meters by Samardzic (owned by Udinese) and in the 55th minute with a sharp right foot from Schade just inside the ‘area. Italy didn’t fit in and in the 66th minute the Lazio striker Cancellieri made it short, who controlled a ball in the area and beat Atubolu. In the 74th minute it was Cancellieri again, this time with a violent left foot, who narrowed it down to 3-2. In the final Cittadini and Bellanova were expelled and German poker with a penalty from Malone. Germany wins, Italy beaten 4-2.
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