KOMPAS.com – There was an interesting incident before the match Italia vs Bosnia Herzegovina at the event UEFA Nations League, Saturday (5/9/2020) early morning WIB.
Italian national team coach, Roberto Mancini, wrong in arranging the players.
The plan, Mancini wanted to play Giorgio Chiellini from the start of the match to accompany Leonardo Bonucci at the heart of the Gli Azzurri defense.
However, it was not Chiellini’s name that came out in the lineup, it was Francesco Acerbi.
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Mancini said that it was her fault. He doesn’t wear glasses so he can’t see clearly.
“It’s my fault,” said Mancini, as quoted from Football Italia.
“They showed me the line-up, I didn’t wear glasses and just said it’s okay.”
“I didn’t notice Acerbi was there than Chiellini,” Mancini said.
The plan, Mancini will play Chiellini in the next Italian national team match against the Netherlands, 8 September.
“Initially we planned to play Acerbi one game and Chiellini one game,” said Mancini.
“I have asked Chiellini if he wants to play (against Bosnia) or against the Netherlands, he said against Bosnia, but we have to exchange him now,” said Mancini.
Juventus defender, Giorgio Chiellini, celebrates a goal against Spain, in the 2016 European Cup match at the Stade de France, Saint-Denis, 27 June 2016.
The Italy vs Bosnia match which was held at the Artemio Franchi Stadium ended without a winner. The party ended with a score of 1-1.
Bosnia scored first through Edin Dzeko in the 57th minute. Italy responded in the 67th minute through Stefano Sensi’s goal.
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These results put Gli Azzurri – nicknamed the Italian national team – in third place in Group 1 standings with a collection of 1 point.
As for Bosnia perched in position runner-up with the same number of points as Italy.
The top of the Group 1 standings is dominated by the Netherlands who in the other match won 1-0 over Poland.