Turkey-Italy 2-3, the report cards – Donnarumma on a roller coaster. Raspadori, goals and regrets

Final result: Turkey-Italy 2-3

The report cards of Italy (by Raimondo De Magistris)

Donnarumma 5 – Gigio, what happens? If he is not serene – as is now self-evident – trusting him regardless is persistence. He alternates errors with excellent saves, a fluctuating performance that Mancini must take into account: the young age is fine, but precisely because he is young he cannot be thrown to criticism when he is not in his head.

De Sciglio 5.5 – More blocked than Biraghi, he only thinks of limiting the Turkish descents in his parts. And he succeeds.

Unripe 6 – Unlike the captain, he doesn’t make mistakes: punctual when called upon.

Chiellini 5 – Ready away and you lose Under on the goal of the momentary 0-1. He also makes a mistake in the second half but, luckily for him, Donnarumma puts on gloves on Calhanoglu’s free-kick. From the 76th Bastoni sv

Biraghi 6.5 – Mancini for 30 minutes is not happy with his work: he takes it back, corrects it and often waving his arms. Then, however, from a cross from him, the equal is born and after that action also improves his performance: there is also his hand on the second goal by Raspadori.

Pessina 5.5 – Evanescent. More than paying attention to the point he often gives the impression of playing for the game, which he fails. From the 77th Sensi sv

Cristante 6.5 – He has the merit of finding the goal when Turkey is in full control of the game, the goal that undermines the certainties of the hosts and changes the face of the game. From the 77th Locatelli sv

Tonals 6.5 – He loses a few balls but more are those he recovers. You have the great merit of never unplugging from the game.

Zaniolo 5.5- The desire to show off is there, the rest a little less. He tries the game every time he has the ball between his feet: the result is negligible. From the 46th Zaccagni 6.5 – It is in condition and we have seen it again tonight. The 1-3 goal was born from her cross.

Scamacca 6 – Even in an evening without a goal, he proves to be more congenial to Mancini’s game: he participates in the maneuver, he is in the heart of the attacking game.

Raspadori 7.5 – Why did he only enter 64th against North Macedonia? It’s okay that in retrospect they are all good, it’s okay that only those who do not do not make mistakes … But precisely because Mancini trained these guys for a week: it was really so difficult to see that the Sassuolo striker has another step compared to the holders on Thursday? From the 89th Bonucci sv

Roberto Mancini 6 – He has the courage to change and the choices reward him, but it is a pity that now it is no longer needed. Raspadori, the fittest, responds with a nice brace. Tonali in the middle of the field made the difference and also Zaccagni, who entered in the 46th, confirmed the excellent moment of form.

Turkey’s report cards (by Andrea Piras)

Bayindir 5 – He appears unsafe in the high exits, pardoned by the referee on the conclusion that Chiellini deposits in goal. At 2-1 he misses the postponement, effectively delivering the ball to the Azzurri.

Ozan Kabak sv – A few minutes for him, he leaves the field for a muscle problem. From 10 ‘Ayhan 6 – He enters cold for the injury to Kabak, he carries out his task without smudging.

Demiral 6 – The head balls are all his in the center of the area. He closes the way to Scamacca, whom he knows very well. He can’t stop Raspadori who was on the net at 2-1 but the responsibility is not his.

Soyuncu 6.5 – Use your body in the center of the area to stop the Italian national team’s offensives. He also shows up in offensive projection showing good plays such as the assist for Dursun’s 2-3.

Muldur 5.5 – On his side Biraghi pushes insistently and this is a good duel. Time goes out of time on the tower of the Fiorentina winger on the occasion of the 3-1 signed by Raspadori.

Tokoz 5.5 – He starts very well making a lot of density in the middle of the field and recovering a good dose of balls with intensity. However, his performance was stained by being easily anticipated by Tonali in the action that led to the blue 2-1. From 63 ‘Ozcan 6 – Enter and carry out his task without smudging.

Calhanoglu 6.5 – Inherits the captain’s armband from Turkish legend Burak Yilmaz. He engages in a duel with his former partner at the time of Milan Donnarumma who first flies to deflect a long-distance shot for a corner and then rejects a free-kick from the edge with another good intervention. From 78 ‘Antalyali sv

R. Yilmaz 6 – He runs through the left lane passing from a defensive phase that is all in all careful to an offensive in which he shows up regularly. Good diagonals inside the penalty area. From 64 ‘Kutlu 5.5 – More inclined to the offensive phase than its predecessor but does not leave its mark.

Under 6.5 – Like Trajkovski five days ago, a former Italian footballer still punishes our national team. Quick in the footwork on Chiellini in the area, not very precise in the conclusion that pierces a guilty Donnarumma.

Akturkoglu 5.5 – He moves a lot across the board using his ball and chain quality. He exchanges a lot with his team mates, but as the minutes go by he drops in intensity and the team suffers. From 64 ‘Dursun 6.5 – Enter to give physicality to the offensive department. He reopens the match with a close touch and goes close to the trio with a great header saved by Donnarumma.

Unal 5 – It goes down a lot going to pick up the ball in the middle of the field. He perfect the opening for Under on the occasion of the goal of the Turkish advantage, then he is always dominated by the blue defense. From 78 ‘Sinik sv

Stefan Kuntz 5.5 – Like Italy, his Turkey is also the big disappointment in these world qualifiers. She does not start badly by finding the advantage with Under but then she is forced to succumb to the whistles of Konya’s audience.


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