Sandro Tonali looks ready to return to Italy. Instead, he will remain with the under-21 team for the upcoming European Championship qualifiers. Roberto Mancini has chosen Federico Dimarco to replace the injured Mateo Pesina. The replacement is final. The defender scored one goal and two assists on his return to Inter. He will have the opportunity to make his Azzurri debut.
Mancini’s plans to ensure the entire group of Euro 2020 are deadlocked due to several injuries. Ciro Immobile picked up a minor hamstring injury against Lokomotiv Moscow, missed the Bologna game and will try to recover during the rest. Rafael Toloy was late for Atalanta-Milan and faced the same problem. Mateo Pesina is stretched on this slope due to a serious muscle injury.
The Italian coach called Mois Keane to fill the front line. The returning Juventus striker was one of the last to be cut before the euro, losing to Giacomo Raspadori. For the Nations League semifinal against Spain, Mancini will probably opt for a light attack. Lorenzo Insine was featured as a fake nine over the summer, and Federico Chiesa and Federico Bernardeschi have done so in recent games with Juventus.
Davide Calabria will be replaced by Rafael Toloi. Beck is on his way to make the roster for a hiking race, but has to undergo surgery in the off-season due to a sports break. Niccolo Zaniolo is the first choice for an open midfield position but will be sidelined with a minor injury.