Match Thread: Italy vs Spain [UEFA EURO 2020 Semi Finals]
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you have to put ":" before and after Chelsea
!flair :United States:
I love that someone downvoted you just because you picked America LOL
Can’t say I didn’t expect it lol
Enjoy the pain. Being a Spanish fan…sure is something!
When italy plays keep the ball it's pointed and yelled at. Stall! anti football! park the bus!
when spain plays passes midfield doing nothing for 120 minutes it's called technique and style, great showing of tiki taka from the western europe superteam
I hate tiki taka. It should have died ten years ago. Fucking drab, sterile possession.
Can someone tell me the gameplan of Italy? I haven't seen it. The empty room between midfield and defense drive me beserk. How can you leave an attacker unguarded between this lines... Unbelievable. Never seen an Italian defense so vulnerable. What was Mancini thinking!?
Italy didn't adapt quickly to Spain having replaced a forward with a midfielder. It took almost the entire first half. Great move by L. Enrique.
Even if... Italian players see who's strolling between the lines. There was no communication and anticipation. Playing against 2 offensive midfielders is actually better because the central defenders can push a bit higher since the risk of a high ball is not so big. Didn't understood it at all what Italy was doing there.
Having a defender following more closely an offensive midfielder will create room for cuts. There a reason falso nueve is a thing. It's a different setup Italy was not ready for and it took a while to adjust. Nothing too crazy.
Except for a few moments of brilliance, I thought Barella had a terrible game today. Not sure what was up with him. Losing the ball easily, ineffective tackling...just wasn't his night.
Exactly. Felt the same. Wasn't his normal self. Always one step too late. Not close enough to the opponents and no energy on the pitch super awkward since he's normally he a key figure in that squad.
That's what he shouted all the game, Mancini was not happy about that and kept calling the lines to be closer to each other. I'm not sure exactly what didn't work.
Whatever it was they need to fix that ASAP. Otherwise they get there butt's kicked in the finals. It's already hard enough for them to lose there best player in Spinazzolla but to offer this kind weaknesses on top!? They can be really happy to arrive that final stage...
Love that channel
I love how these threads turn into a flair switching lounges after the games lol
What was the xg for both teams?
Morata's going to get another wave of death threats, isn't he?
Feel so bad for him right now.
He doesn't deserved that shit
even though without his goal spain would have lost at 90 mins
No tacos in Spain...except on Mexican restaurants.
Aren't tacos a Mexican thing?
Easy on the racism bro
>A taco (US: /ˈtɑːkoʊ/, UK: /ˈtækoʊ/, Spanish: [ˈtako]) is a traditional Mexican dish consisting of a small hand-sized corn or wheat tortilla topped with a filling.
From Oxford Languages:
>taco: a Mexican dish consisting of a folded or rolled tortilla filled with various mixtures, such as seasoned mince, chicken, or beans.
>A taco is a crispy Mexican pancake made from corn and eggs, which is folded and filled with meat or beans, vegetables, and a spicy sauce
I think you generalising that all Spanish speaking countries are the same is more racist than me correcting you, bro.
When did I say any of that?
I'm not even gonna lie, your trolling is pretty good. Fair play to you.
Thanks dude. I figured I’d post the stupidest comment I could think of in the least amount of characters that would offend the most people.
Nice offence to character ratio bro
That’s the only ratio worth caring about. It’s an incredibly useful tool to identify the fragile people in the comments.
eng v den has a lot to match up to
It will not
hope enrique stays, dude gave me the best style inspiration in years
That is the Italian style that we know, park the bus, anti football and penalties. What is missing was Roberto Baggio.
On the other side, we get another chance to listen to the anthem one more time.
What is missing is also Roberto Baggio missing.
Dude, too soon. We are still recovering.
Lol sorry. First penalty shootout I ever saw, will never forget it. Power went out in my house during the shootout too, finished the game listening on some total strangers radio.
Legit worried about tomorrow now.
Please beat Italy if you guys reach the final 🙏
I mean, that's kinda the ambition... It'd be stupid if we got to the final to lose...
In fairness I think it's about ability moreso than will.
Pants are being shat nationwide
denmark are the only team to match italy's 0 ego and 100 fight for the team
The only advantage we have over them is we haven't conceded a goal yet.
I swear Morata looks like a little boy. It's really jarring.
The blame of Spain falls plainly on the main.
"Let's blame the Maine on Spain'
what about olmo penalty
Well, "The blame of Spain falls plainly on the main (striker) and Olmo" doesn't work, does it?
no but it is accurate
You should have a go at Julie Andrews for saying the rain in Spain stays mainly on the plain.
What a tournament! Perfect antidote to 2016
Possession? No matter. Finish and win. Italia all the way.
this is shaping up to be a hell of a final, either candidate of England or Denmark are going to give italy a monster game
It's their old method of procrastinating and then working under pressure that I have always related with.
Pain for sPain
Feel sorry for Enrique, coached a hell of a game and the whole tournament. Just massively let down by his forwards.
He definitely deserves to be there and help shape the team in the future.
I didn't really enjoy Spain's playing for most of the tournament, but tonight they were so tight, it was a pleasure to see them play. Their quality really showed.
Morata is the most bipolar player I’ve ever seen
People doubting Bernardeschi shooting a penalty, forget he is actually skilled. He's been lackluster this past couple of seasons at Juve, but has been more than decent with the NT. He was considered a "young promise with a bright future" while in Fiorentina, which is why Juventus acquired him (an he wasn't bad at all when he first arrived in Turin).
I have to say, as Italian, that Spain deserved to win. We were totally outclassed. But the beauty of this game is that the weak side has a chance of going through. Congratulations to Spain from the bottom of my heart!
Our first two games in the tournament were boring and spaniard players were lack of initiative, but then we managed to be the best scoring team of the cup and defeated Croatia for instance lol.
I loved you tonight, but you sucked ass against Switzerland
I have to partially disagree with you. Yes, they had us on the first half not gonna lie, they played better. But they only hold their position and played defensively both the second and extra time. Swiss weren't playing but aiming for the penalties which is a reasonable strategy, but not enough to be considered better. I have to give mad respect to them for being capable of that with only 10 men, but in my opinion we overall played better.
Congratulations for what? They lost lol
For going this far
Which game were you watching??
I said that Spain deserved to win. It created more chances and dominated the game
Chances aren’t goals tho
Oh, ffs, he's just being gracious.
Morata is the most bipolar player I’ve ever witnessed
Morata as a starting player sucked, but as substitute was world class. Defense giving goals for free, goalkeeper owngoal, the circus with Luis Enrique. This Spain gave me so much fun that I thought that I was in a comedy show, the only bad joke was that they arrived to the semis
if only Switzerland didn't mess the penalties up
Enrique gave the, "I'm not mad, I'm just disappointed" look right after Morata's miss 🥶
what did he expect
working on the theory that morata's a masochist and actually enjoys the abuse
his kids dont
These English pundits need to be humbled man they’re so so arrogant
It's coming home though
Same thing I've noticed. Tons of arrogant comments.