Friendlies International — 01 June 2013

8 days more and the Confederations Cup will start in Brazil. Before the Italian national team has to play against Czech Republic the qualifications to the 2014 WorlAndrea Polid Cup. The match of yesterday evening against the team of San Marino represented a test for Prandelli’s player.

The coach of Italy decided to line up young players, in some cases at their first experience in the national team, to test the various possibilities before making the final decision about the players to bring in Brazil. 4-0 the result, an easy match that showed some new elements that could become fundamental during the Confederations Cup.

Author of the first goal is Poli, that combined this result with an excellent performance. Probable his confirmation during the match against Czech Republic. General good performance of the whole midfield, as visible in the goals of Aquilani and Pirlo, but also in the aggressive behavior of Cerci that created numerous difficulties to San Marino. Considerable also the performance of the right back Antonellli, at his first experience in the national team, that has created several occasions during the first half. Now he is injured, but Antonelli could become regular in the following appointments of the Italian national team. The fourth goal belongs to Alberto Gilardino, that has created problems to the goalkeeper of San Marino for the whole first time. Positive the balance of Prandelli’s players, that now have some time to improve their game.

Simoncini, the goalkeeper of San Marino, is the hero of his national team. This last one saved the result during the first 20 minutes, despite the clear inferioriy of his teammates. Bonaventura, Diamanti and Gilardino could have scored, if Simoncini would have been not so prepared and concentrated.


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