The Red Devils will play their last game on Sunday in the run-up to the European Championship, but Finland, opponents in their last group game, already played the so-called ‘farewell match’ today. Other countries such as Spain, Portugal and Italy are also practicing on Friday night with the aim of Euro 2020. Overview.
Italy has a few problems with the Czech Republic
Italy easily took the Czech Republic’s scale on Friday evening. In Bologna, the Squadra Azzurra won 4-0. Immobile, Barilla, Insigne and Berardi provided the goals.
Italy, with the exception of the injured Verratti, started with their strongest eleven. In the Czech Republic, star players Shyk and Sock were on the bench. With Michael Kremencic (on loan from Club Brugge to PAOK) and Jakob Brabec (formerly Genk), there were two “Belgians” in the base of the Czech national teams, and they started the game well. Around the 20th minute, there was a moment of panic among the Italians when Leonardo Bonucci needed care. In a duel with Krmencik, the defender put his foot on the grass, at which point he seemed to wrap his knee. Fortunately for the Italians, the damage wasn’t too bad. Moments later, all was forgotten, as Immobile scored the first goal with a skewed kick. The Czech team took a breath and Parilla took care of the rest with a score of 2-0. The ball deflected again.
After the break, Soucek and Schick were still in the team, but that didn’t bring much success. Italy kept checking, and on his birthday Lorenzo Insigne made it 3-0. And it was even more painful for the Czech Republic, as Berardi made it 4-0. Not exactly how you’d want to go to a big tournament, although she could make things right next Tuesday in a practice match against Albania. And Italy? This proves that it is better to take them into account in the European championships.
The winning goal breaks the bar: Spain and Portugal do not score يسجل
Spain and Portugal tied 0-0 on Friday evening in an exhibition match for the European Nations Cup 2020. La Roja showed the most threats via marathon player Marcos Llorente on the right, but did not make enough of his chances. In injury time, Alvaro Morata hit the biggest chance ever on the crossbar. Portugal has missed a few big names, including Ruben Dias, Joao Cancelo and Bernardo Silva. Read the full report here.
The Red Devils’ competition drops Finland in front of the football dwarf
Superstar Teemu Pukki was not once again in the starting line-up for the Finns. The Norwich striker is still completely unfit after an ankle injury. He was allowed to come a little later. Genk defender Jiri Oronen also had half an hour of playing time. Captain Tim Sparff wasn’t the one to choose. Sparf underwent knee surgery in March and was rested after playing 45 minutes in a 2-0 loss to Sweden last week.
Finland once again made little impression against the Estonians, number 116 in the world. Moreover, he eventually lost 0-1 after a penalty kick goal by Sabinin. It should be clear to the Red Devils: they simply have to win against the Finns.