We were still far – well, we hope – from the intensity to come at the next Euro (11 June-11 July), the context and the opponent not helping. But we can say that Italy has started its preparatory campaign well with a large and logical victory against the modest neighbor of San Marino (7-0), this Friday evening, in Cagliari.
With a very overhauled eleven, Roberto Mancini first saw his team stammer and be confused for half an hour, then everything was unlocked with the opening of the score of the evening captain, Federico Bernardeschi (31st), the San Marino guardian is not exempt from all reproach. In the process, the latter also offered the goal of the break to Gianmarco Ferrari (34th), a bad clearance from a corner. And the Italians were then able to unwind.
Kean replaced at the break
Matteo Politano exploited a new gift, generated by a disagreement between two opposing defenders, after returning from the locker room (49th) and signed a brace (77th), just like Matteo Pessina (75th and 86th). In the meantime, Andrea Belotti had also gone from his goal (67th). Gaetano Castrovilli, author of two assists, was also interesting. Finally, the loser of the evening is named Moise Kean, loaned to PSG by Everton this season, little in sight and replaced at the break – the only one in this case – by his coach. On Monday, Mancini will reduce his list from 33 to 26 players.