An unprecedented match in a Euro, the round of 16 between Italy and Austria promises to be very interesting. The two teams have already faced each other three times in the World Cup for three transalpine successes. The Rot-Weiss-Roten intend to rebalance the balance of power slightly. In a Wembley enclosure that is likely to vibrate, Italy opts for a 4-3-3 with Gianluigi Donnarumma as the last bulwark. In front of him, Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Leonardo Bonucci, Francesco Acerbi and Leonardo Spinazzola take their places. Jorginho is aligned as a sentry alongside Nicolo Barella and Marco Verratti. Finally, Domenico Berardi and Lorenzo Insigne accompany Ciro Immobile in attack.
In the role of the little thumb, Austria will try to create a sensation. And for this, the coach Franco Foda decides to articulate his team in a 4-5-1 with Daniel Bachmann in the cages. The Watford goalkeeper can count on Stefan Lainer, Aleksandar Dragović, Martin Hinteregger and David Alaba in defense. Konrad Laimer, Xaver Schlager, Florian Grillitsch, Marcel Sabitzer and Christoph Baumgartner make up a dense midfielder with Bundesliga connotations with two players from RB Leipzig, two from Hoffenheim and one from Wolfsburg. Finally, Marko Arnautovic is positioned alone on the front of the attack.
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Italy: Donnarumma – Di Lorenzo, Bonucci, Acerbi, Spinazzola – Barella, Jorginho, Verratti – Berardi, Immobile, Badge
Austria: Bachmann – Lainer, Dragovic, Hinteregger, Alaba – Laimer, Schlager, Grillitsch, Sabitzer, Baumgartner – Arnautovic