After a frustrating 1-1 draw with Poland at the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara in Bologna, Italy will travel to Lisbon where they are going to face off against Portugal at the Estádio da Luz in the second UEFA Nations League fixture.
A Seleçãodas Quinas played out a 1-1 draw with Croatia in a friendly encounter a few days ago, which was their first game after the World Cup elimination. Fernando Santos is well aware his players are far away from the form that led them to the 2016 European Championship trophy, as Portugal only achieved three wins out of ten matches they featured in this year.
For the first time in fifty years, Gli Azzurri failed to qualify for the World Cup final tournament, which forced Luigi Di Biagio to step away and leave his spot to Roberto Mancini. Although the former Inter Milan manager debuted with a 2-1 win over Saudi Arabia, La Nazionale continued to struggle, losing 3-1 to France before playing out two straight draws. However, Mancini is hopeful his side can walk away with all three points that would fire them to the top of Group A/3 for the time being, but there are no signs Italy can overcome the severe crisis they’ve got stuck in.
The home side will be severely weakened by the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo, while the visitors are expected to arrive at full strength, with one exception that relates to Marco Verratti, who is yet to return to full fitness.
24 August 2019 Aston Villa and Everton go head-to-head at Villa Park for a Premier League (PL) clash that will see the hosts trying to put …Read More
24 August 2019 Granada and Sevilla go head-to-head at the Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes as the visitors hope to post their first La Liga triumph since …Read More
24 August 2019 Koln and Borussia Dortmund will face-off at the RheinEnergieStadion in a match that will open the third round of the 2019/20 Bundesliga fixtures. …Read More
24 August 2019 Levante welcome Villarreal to the Estadi Ciutat de València hoping to bounce back after a disappointing start to the new La Liga (LL) …Read More
22 August 2019 Dinamo Zagreb and Rosenborg go head-to-head at the Stadion Maksimir for the first leg of their Champions League (CL) play-off tie in what …Read More