Italy vs Albania Spalletti focuses on Calafiore. Barella recovered on the field from the first minute

Luciano Spalletti chose Riccardo Calafiore. The Bologna defender will play against Albania tonight, and after two friendly appearances at the start of June, he will make his competitive debut in a blue shirt. Alongside him will be Bastoni, in a backpack of four in the out-of-possession phase and three in the preparation phase. Calafiore’s left foot and ability to get inside (with and without the ball) could be crucial in disrupting Silvinho’s defensive back.

The stretcher was recovered

In midfield, the good news relates to Barella who, for the second day in a row, played the entire role with the team and was tested with the key players. The right rectus femoris muscle injury he suffered in Coverciano is a thing of the past. He will be the one who will play alongside Jorginho. In the initial 4-2-3-1 formation behind Scamacca there will be Chiesa, Fratesse and Pellegrini. a reason? Spalletti wants to return the Juventus player to the right side because he is at his best in this path. Behind the striker, on the left of centre, he was not convincing. The team will be completed by the wingers Di Lorenzo, preferred over Bellanova and Cambiasso, and Demarco. The Napoli player and Inter will alternate in the attacking phase.


Fagioli trained with the group yesterday and showed he has overcome the discomfort in his knee, but his condition will be assessed again this morning. In any case, the Juventus player will at most be on the bench.

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