Montella has already been contacted by the Turkey FA in view of his impressive two-season spell at Demirspor, and given his familiarity to the language and the culture. He is currently evaluating the terms of the deal, which is unknown as of the moment.
Romelu Lukaku had a historic night as Belgium routed Estonia on Tuesday. The new Roma striker bagged a brace in the span of two minutes in the second half. He now has 77 goals with Belgium, the same amount Pelé recorded with Brazil between 1957 and 1971.
While Luciano Spalletti was roused by Davide Frattesi’s match-winning brace against Ukraine, he wasn’t the least bit impressed by the new Inter midfielder’s comments after the game. Gianluigi Donnarumma was booed for large periods by the San Siro crowd, reacting to which Frattesi backed the former Rossoneri.
The Azzurri needed to win, and a win they got. Italy beat Ukraine 2-1 at the San Siro tonight in the fourth game of their Euro 2024 Qualifiers campaign as Luciano Spalletti collected his first W in his journey as the new Nazionale coach. Inter midfielder Davide Frattesi was the star of the night as he stroke twice in 30 minutes to build a two-goal cushion for his side.
Ukraine coach Serhiy Rebrov believes his side have everything in their power to cause an upset to Italy in their UEFA European Championship qualifier at San Siro. The Blue and Yellow have never won against Italy in a competitive match, but Rebrov maintained the trust in his troops to register a positive result.
Giuseppe Meazza is the venue as Italy and Ukraine go head-to-head in Tuesday's pivotal Euro 2024 qualifying showdown. Let’s look at our match preview for this high-stakes contest.
One key takeaway from Luciano Spalletti's debut as the Italy coach: The Tuscan gaffer has much work to do to revamp an anemic version of the Azzurri. Italy failed to overcome their North Macedonia nemesis on Saturday night as they were held to a 1-1 draw in Skopje in the third game of their Euro 2024 qualifiers campaign.
Yhe Azzurri dropped back to defend their slim advantage and ultimately paid the price as Enis Bardhi beat Gianluigi Donnarumma with a stunning freekick. So here are our player ratings for Italy who only managed to add a single point to their Euro 2024 qualifiers tally from in trip to North Macedonia.
A third consecutive failed attempt to qualify for a major international tournament would be a disaster for Italy. Keen to avoid that fate, Gli Azzurri head to the National Arena Toshe Proeski in Skopje to lock horns with North Macedonia in a high-stakes Euro 2024 qualifier on Saturday.
Mateo Retegui broke the deadlock early on, becoming the first Azzurri star to score in his first two caps since 1968. Matteo Pessina snatched the second goal to give the visitors a healthy lead before the halftime break, and the result remained unchanged until the final whistle.
Inter executive Dario Baccin was present at the Maradona yesterday to observe Retegui play against England in his national team debut.
As Italy fell to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of England at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona, Roberto Mancini was dealt with another blow regarding the availability of his players going forward. The Azzurri play Malta next in the UEFA EURO Qualifiers but will be without two of his main players.