Italy VS Wales LIVE Football Match Score June 6/20/2021
Two wins in Rome have booked Italy’s progress as well as stretching their perfect run to ten games, while a 30th straight match without defeat would make sure of first place. Wales travel to Italy having picked up four points from their two games in Baku and another draw would ensure progress regardless of any other results, and they will finish first in Group A with a win.
After changing only one player – the injured Alessandro Florenzi replaced by Giovanni Di Lorenzo – between the first and second games, Roberto Mancini is expected to shuffle his line-up to bring in fresh legs against Wales. Andrea Belotti and Federico Chiesa are vying for a place in attack, and while Giorgio Chieliini’s injury is not serious, the centre-back is already focusing on the round of 16. Mancini is not worried about making changes; as Chiellini told us today: “In this team you can change the actors but the script remains the same.
His final ball still needs work – that high cross against Turkey, when a low one would’ve left Ramsey a tap-in is a case in point – but he’s looking confident, which just goes to show what consistent selection can do. His problem is that at club level, he’s unlikely to force his way past Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford, there seems a fair chance that Jadon Sancho joins the pool too, and behind him Anthony Elanga and Amad Diallo will soon need games. For the sake of his career, I wonder if he’ll be considering a move.
Italy’s tremendous start to Euro 2020 means they are already through to the last 16, leaving Roberto Mancini able to switch his team around if he wishes, giving tournament game time to a few other members of the squad.
Wins over Switzerland and Turkey have been richly deserved for the Azzurri, with a three-goal margin of victory each time proving their consistency as much as their quality.
A draw here guarantees them top spot – and that outcome would suit Wales perfectly well too, as it would guarantee them second place.