clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Probable Formations: Italy vs Switzerland

The starting XI should remain mostly unchanged from Friday’s 3-0 thrashing of Turkey.

FBL-EURO-2020-2021-MATCH01-TUR-ITA Photo by ANDREW MEDICHINI/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Italy commenced Euro 2020 with an impressive 3-0 victory over Turkey at the Olimpico on Friday. It was a victory that drew rave reviews, as the entirety of Roberto Mancini’s starting XI was up to the task against the Turks. Italy was clicking on all cylinders en route to keeping its ninth consecutive clean sheet, as well as scoring three goals in a Euro match for the first time ever.

A performance like that means that Roberto Mancini will be unlikely to make many changes as the Azzurri will look to take full control of Group A with a victory over Switzerland on Wednesday. There will be one change though necessitated by injury, however.

Alessandro Florenzi left the opener at halftime with a calf issue and likely won’t be ready to play Wednesday. Meanwhile, Marco Verratti has recovered from his month-long knee issue and could be on the bench for this one.

In place of the injured Florenzi, we will likely see Napoli’s Giovanni Di Lorenzo, who replaced Florenzi for the second half against Turkey. Meanwhile, the rest of the defense in front of Gigi Donnarumma will be identical. Roma’s Leonardo Spinazzola will again be deployed on the flank. Centering the defense will again be the veteran Juventus duo of Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci.

With Verratti unlikely to be fit enough to start, the midfield trio will remain unchanged. Jorginho will center Nicoló Barella and Manuel Locatelli.

Lastly, the attack will again feature Lorenzo Insigne and Domenico Berardi in support of Ciro Immobile.

CDT Italy XI vs Switzerland