Match of the day: Italy - Argentina
By cy.Reporter, 1 June, 2022
Italy-Argentina, final "Finalissima 2022", stadium: "Wembley", 22:00, cytavision4
The season may be over, but the federations of South America and Europe had a different opinion and that is why the European Champion Italy will face tonight at Wembley (21:45) the Champion of South America Argentina in the final of "Finalissima 2022" , with the winner being declared the superhero, as the final has the character of the Intercontinental Cup between national teams.
Last summer he may have found Italy celebrating winning the European Championship at the English headquarters in Wembley, however, this summer is nothing like last year. Now, Italy is trying to gather its "pieces", as the exclusion from Northern Macedonia in the play offs for the World Cup finals created a justified disappointment. Thus, tonight's match, which takes place at Wembley, is a first-class opportunity to bring Italy back on the path to titles and success.
Argentina's mission came to Europe with the best psychology. "Albiceleste" after winning the Copa America last summer, qualified with characteristic comfort in the finals of the World Cup and of course aims to star and with leader Lionel Messi to return to the top of the world. Before this peak he will have the opportunity to reach the top of "Finalissima 2022" and win the Intercontinental trophy.
Plus and minus
+ Offensively can find the way to the nets and create problems in the defense of Argentina
-Psychology is not at its best after being eliminated from the World Cup
+ Argentina remains unbeaten for 31 full games in all competitions
- The only negative for Argentina is that the match will be held on European soil.
In its last five matches, it has two wins, two draws and one defeat
In the last five matches Argentina in all competitions has three wins and two draws
In both of Italy's last five matches in all competitions both teams have scored
In two of the last five matches of Italy, more than 2.5 goals have been scored.
In two of the last five matches of Argentina, more than 2.5 goals have been scored.
In one of the last five matches of Argentina, one or neither of the two teams has scored.
Return after 29 years for the institution
After 29 years, the final of the Intercontinental Cup, returns. Only two other times in the past did the European Champion face the South American Champion. Specifically, in 1985 France hosted Uruguay in their country and prevailed 2-0, while in 1993 Argentina prevailed over Denmark on penalties and celebrated the trophy.
In eight matches Italy has two wins, two draws and Argentina counts four wins.
Italy 4-3-3: Donaroma, Emerson, Chiellini, Bonucci, Di Lorenzo, Zorginio, Verratti, Barela, Samazza, Insigne, Zachani
Argentina: 4-3-3: Martinez, Acunia, Molina, Romero, Otamendi, Rodriguez, De Paul, Lo Celso, Messi, Lautaro Martinez, Di Maria