Euro 2020

Berardi, Insigne, Immobile, Spinazzola rotated for Italy’s Matchday 3 clash with Wales

Roberto Mancini has made eight changes to his Italy side in their quest to secure Group A’s top spot. 

Only Gianluigi Donnarumma (€5.5m), Leonardo Bonucci (€5.5m) and Jorginho (€6m) keep their place for this afternoon’s clash with Wales, with highly-owned assets like Lorenzo Insigne (€8.5m), Ciro Immobile (€10m), Domencio Berardi (€6m) and Leonardo Spinazzola (€5.5m) relegated to the bench.

Mancini had already confirmed that Marco Verratti (€6.5m) would play his first minutes of the tournament but Alessandro Florenzi (€6m) is still absent after injuring his calf in the opener against Turkey, whilst Giorgio Chiellini (€6m) only lasted 24 minutes against Switzerland before picking up a hamstring problem.

Federico Chiesa (€7m) and Andrea Belotti (€8m) are recalled and will have an opportunity to force their way into an impressive Italian side in time for the knockout phase. 

Italy are unbeaten in 29 matches, stretching back to September 2018. Their ten consecutive clean sheets will be tested by a strong Wales line-up that includes Gareth Bale (€9.5m) and Aaron Ramsey (€8.5m).

Robert Page has made three changes, with Chris Gunter (€5m), Neco Williams (€4.5m) and Ethan Ampadu (€5m) replacing Kieffer Moore (€6.5m), Chris Mepham (€4.5m) and Ben Davies (€5.5m) – the rested trio are all one booking away from a suspension.

It appears to be a change from a four-man defence to a wing-back system by Page and while four points are already enough to secure qualification, a win over Italy will secure top spot.

Whoever tops the group will face the runner-up of Group C, containing Netherlands, Ukraine and Austria. Second place will face their Group B equivalent, either Belgium, Russia, Finland or Denmark.

The final round of group games means simultaneous matches, with Switzerland and Turkey playing in the other game.

The Swiss have reached the round of 16 in their previous three tournaments but will likely need a win on top of the point secured against Wales. Two defensive changes sees Kevin Mbabu (€5m) and Fabian Schar (€5m) make way for Silvan Widmer (€4.5m) and Steven Zuber (€7m). 

Xherdan Shaqiri (€7m) keeps his starting spot, as does Burak Yilmaz (€8m) and Caglar Soyuncu (€5m) for Turkey. Picked as pre-tournament dark horses, the Crescent Stars conceded just three times in qualifying but have lost 3-0 and 2-0 so far. 

Merih Demiral (€5m) scored an own-goal against Italy and was promptly dropped for their Wales meeting, although he is back in the starting XI here. Turkey’s trio of changes also brings Mert Muldur (€4.5m) and Irfan Can Kahveci (€5.5m) into proceedings, in place of Okay Yukuslu (€5.5m), Kenan Karaman (€6.5m) and Umut Meras (€4.5m).


Italy XI (4-3-3): Donnarumma; Tolói, Bonucci, Bastoni, Emerson; Pessina, Jorginho, Verratti; Chiesa, Belotti, Bernardeschi

Wales XI (3-5-2): Ward; Gunter, Rodon, Ampadu; C Roberts, Morrell, Allen, Ramsey, N Williams; James, Bale

Switzerland XI (3-4-2-1): Sommer; Elvedi, Akanji, Rodríguez; Widmer, Xhaka, Freuler, Zuber; Shaqiri; Embolo, Seferovic

Turkey XI (4-2-3-1): Çakir; Çelik, Demiral, Soyunçu, Muldur; Ayhan, Tufan; Ünder, Kahveci, Calhanoglu; Burak Yilmaz.

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526 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Big Shaq

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      2nd Zuber assist.

    1. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Coufal for me looks good. Also with a 3 cheap forward setup Antonio can be easily slotted in and out

    2. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I like rice at 5m. Moyes said recently that he should be a 10 goal a season player

    3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Was hoping Coufal would be 5.5 to make him difficult to pick

      5.0 gives a real decision to make over a 4.5

      And 0.5 extra for Creswell is pretty kind too with all the set pieces

      Tricky tricky

    4. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I wonder if Masuaku (4.5) can get his LWB place back...

  2. Red Star Toro
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Removed Shaq in my last draft, lovely

  3. Ron_Swanson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Zuber is an assist machine!

  4. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Shaq G

  5. RogDog_jimmy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Man congrats to people who chose no Embolo Swiss attackers. Couldn’t be me.

    1. ivantys
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Embolo has crap international and club stats actually if you checked.

    2. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Shouldve gone Zuber as soon as he was confirmed as wingback

    3. Rassi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Some people told me Turkey was good.

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Only good while stuffed.

      2. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Well, it tastes great when cooked right.

        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Does it?

        2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          With Gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce…

          Food of the gods

          1. Little Red Lacazette
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            😀

            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              Just be ready to go unconscious for a few hours after eating lol

              1. Mac90
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                Never had stuff turkey. Cant wait to try 1. Maybe I shud check a recipe on Youtube

    4. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Embolo, where are you?

    5. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Nobody mentioned zuber

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Playing reverse OOP

    6. Grounderz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Where the hell is Embolo?

      1. Freshy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Wide right and being fouled

    7. DannyDrinkVodka
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Shaq captain here..........need one more 🙂

      1. DannyDrinkVodka
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 7 days ago

        ........aaaand it should have been one more

        1. RogDog_jimmy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Right through the middle.

      2. ivantys
          1 month, 7 days ago

          He missed a one on one crap

      3. Wouter
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Italy have had some good chances here

      4. Hy liverpool
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Italy are amazing to watch.

      5. Herman Toothrot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Coufal 5m, Creswell 5.5m

        Tasty

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Yeah both very tasty, can't wait to pick the wrong one.

          1. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 7 days ago

            The right one is to pick neither

        2. Jon Walter's Hatty
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Id like to squeeze the former in with a TAA Robbo double up

      6. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Emerson lucky not to be booked.

      7. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Ffs do something Embolo, useless

      8. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Join the party Breel!

      9. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Lol Switzerland start firing out of nowhere

        1. FFSbet.com
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Or Turkey let them with nothing to play for
          $$$

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Ironically that’s usually when teams perform at their best, no pressure etc

      10. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        If you want to lock in the 3.9 North Macedonian Defender you need to do it before they get knocked out

        1. FFSbet.com
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Why,you need 15 players go for 4.5

        2. ivantys
            1 month, 7 days ago

            would be a collector's item

        3. My heart goes Salalalalah
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          That Shaq goal is worth 12 for cappers

        4. Freshy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Kept it simple with lineup news
          Bernardi to Shaq
          Donna to Sommer
          Spinner to RRod

          Good at 35 min anyway

        5. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Pessina G
          Verrati A

          Points for everyone....

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Lol

          2. RogDog_jimmy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Definitely the ones no one picked right?

            1. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              Would fantasy football do it any other way? 😀

        6. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 7 days ago

          I’ve switched channels and missed all 3 goals... ffs

          1. RogDog_jimmy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Me too!
            Haha.

          2. Hy liverpool
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Lol i know this feeling

        7. Nightcrawler
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Shaqiri(c) LOVE to see ot oh yes i do

          1. DannyDrinkVodka
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Same here, but we need more.....otherwise it will be an 8-9 pointer major captaincy headache

            1. Nightcrawler
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              Think might stick with 8 points given the rotation uncertainty this week

              All my cap picks play i the 2nd set of games each day so wont have the line ups

            2. ivantys
                1 month, 7 days ago

                Would just stick lol to save the pain of seeing Depay missing open goals.

          2. Pep Roulette
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Pesssinnaaa!

            1. Cookie Kid
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              I saw him in your rmt, researched him and picked him.

              First thing I’ve done right all tournament, thanks

              1. Pep Roulette
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                Cheers mate!

          3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Turkey have had 11 shots 😯

            1. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 7 days ago

              Probably 50 shots this tournament with 0 goals. Horrid

              1. RogDog_jimmy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 7 days ago

                11 with 4 on target so far ain’t bad. This game is fun.

          4. Freshy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Sommer All World

            1. RogDog_jimmy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 7 days ago

              Man that run was tasty.

          5. PLerix
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Chiesa, Belotti and Embolo.. Good 1st half

            1. RogDog_jimmy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 7 days ago

              Yep. Same three blanks for me.

            2. Gaalvinism
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              Chiesa playing good though

          6. Mac90
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            If Turkey win they qualify right? What am I missing with ppl saying they have nothing to play for

            1. Gaalvinism
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              They have to be one of the 4 best 3rds. Doesn’t look promising with -7 goals