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Match Thread: Italy vs Spain [UEFA EURO 2020 Semi Finals]

Match Thread: Italy vs Spain [UEFA EURO 2020 Semi Finals]

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med_belguesmi69

!flair :Barcelona:


mikethe2

!flair :Arsenal:


Wildcard35

!flair :Tottenham_Hotspur:


gigigigi11

!flair :italy:


post_NaMone

!flair :Sweden:


pol5xc

!flair :Italy:


Wildcard35

!flair :Denmark:


thisissamman

!flair :Argentina:


psychologicalSpice

!flair :Mexico:


Lurking_Legend

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nnilkman

!flair :England:


WAAAlx

!flair :Denmark:


bikelifegsxr

!flair :Liverpool:


dr_kan123

!flair :melbourne_victory:


Caracallaxx

!flair :Italy:


Salty-Company-3698

!flair :England:


SaltnWinnieger

!flair :England:


droneyhawk

!flair: Italy:


ShinyBorzoi

!flair :England:


Idrinkjuiceandshit

!flair :Barcelona:


Grrrison

!flair :Canada:


enter_the_wu

!flair :England:


enter_the_wu

!flair :England


Mangk9177

!flair :Italy:


Roko2412

!flair :Croatia:


tmnt_52

!flair: Chelsea:


tmnt_52

!flair: Chelsea


SkylineReddit252K19S

you have to put ":" before and after Chelsea


Maleficent_Tax356

!flair :Chelsea:


jason1072

!flair :Chelsea:


YeetYeeticus

!flair :Chelsea:


DcCoy88

!flair :Chelsea:


ameya23

!flair :Chelsea:


mikethe2

!flair :Denmark:


TheTragicMagic

!flair :Norway:


Jaybird2166

!flair :United States:


Flat_Zebra5959

I love that someone downvoted you just because you picked America LOL


Jaybird2166

Can’t say I didn’t expect it lol


StoicOlive

!flair :Brazil:


SammiJS

!flair :Leeds:


laputaque

!flair :Argentina:


thecescshow

!flair :Arsenal:


james_frankie

!iflair :Argentina


th3on3

!flair :Italy:


Lauladance

!flair :Netherlands:


OaklandKnowledge

!flair :Italy:


lmattia

!flair :Italy:


__Arun__

!flair :Juventus:


DexAmos21

!flair :Scotland:


untouched_poet

!flair :Spain:


hazelnut47

Enjoy the pain. Being a Spanish fan…sure is something!


Locke12345

!flair :Scotland:


macgalver

!flair :Italy:


Pltr_x2-4_Tsla

Lol


ragizzlemahnizzle

!flair:England:


MesmerizingDildo

!flair :England:


RobloxCX

!flair :Croatia:


Nichisi

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


ElCaminoInTheWest

I hate tiki taka. It should have died ten years ago. Fucking drab, sterile possession.


Successfullawsuit

!flair :Brazil:


uhohNotThisGuy

!flair :Italy:


Professional_Ladder

!flair :England:


nctx

!flair :Italy:


Thicc_Daddy6996

!flair :England:


Siiiiiiiick

!flair :Italy:


AlexBuffet

!flair :Italy:


deivux66

!flair :England:


hikensurf

!flair :Italy:


mjkjx34

!flair :Italy:


Sonawayne

!flair :Italy:


issavibeyuh

!flair :Italy:


Mattrix07

!flair :Italy:


Difficult_Positive32

!flair :Italy:


parkforestmusic

!flair :Italy:


Arlecchin8

!flair :Italy:


FickleMcSelfish

!flair :Italy:


Prik22

!flair :Italy:


froggytoboggy

!flair :Italy:


SexyAndConfusedKiwi

!flair :Italy:


SnowiFluxi

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!?


boffum

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.


SnowiFluxi

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.


boffum

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.


greg_r_

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.


SnowiFluxi

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.


Mim3sis

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.


SnowiFluxi

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...


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sgt_kerokeroro

Love that channel


HeIIbIazer23

I love how these threads turn into a flair switching lounges after the games lol


Shukran43

What was the xg for both teams?


Glittering-Working85

Morata's going to get another wave of death threats, isn't he? Feel so bad for him right now.


_Geyser_Soze_

He doesn't deserved that shit


Expensive_Green5825

even though without his goal spain would have lost at 90 mins


LeoMatteoArts

!flair :Italy:


BearsD89

🍕> 🌮


NapoleonUnchained

No tacos in Spain...except on Mexican restaurants.


dazedan_confused

Aren't tacos a Mexican thing?


BearsD89

Easy on the racism bro


dazedan_confused

From Wikipedia: >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. From Collins: >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.


BearsD89

When did I say any of that?


dazedan_confused

I'm not even gonna lie, your trolling is pretty good. Fair play to you.


BearsD89

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.


TriggeredJamie

Nice offence to character ratio bro


BearsD89

That’s the only ratio worth caring about. It’s an incredibly useful tool to identify the fragile people in the comments.


CosmicTransition

!flair :Italy:


rholding95

eng v den has a lot to match up to


JukeLoseph

It will not


newsiberia999

hope enrique stays, dude gave me the best style inspiration in years


Shakaloo1989

!flair :Italy:


cheir0n

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.


jgdn1982

What is missing is also Roberto Baggio missing.


Fomentatore

Dude, too soon. We are still recovering.


jgdn1982

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.


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FinnFerrall

>!flair :England: !flair :England:


MarcoPoloToTestify

!flair :England:


dazedan_confused

Legit worried about tomorrow now.


xJonathxn

Please beat Italy if you guys reach the final 🙏


dazedan_confused

I mean, that's kinda the ambition... It'd be stupid if we got to the final to lose...


mrtightwad

In fairness I think it's about ability moreso than will.


randallizer

Pants are being shat nationwide


rholding95

denmark are the only team to match italy's 0 ego and 100 fight for the team


dazedan_confused

The only advantage we have over them is we haven't conceded a goal yet.


dazedan_confused

I swear Morata looks like a little boy. It's really jarring.


dazedan_confused

The blame of Spain falls plainly on the main.


Lauladance

"Let's blame the Maine on Spain'


rholding95

what about olmo penalty


dazedan_confused

Well, "The blame of Spain falls plainly on the main (striker) and Olmo" doesn't work, does it?


rholding95

no but it is accurate


dazedan_confused

You should have a go at Julie Andrews for saying the rain in Spain stays mainly on the plain.


rholding95

What a tournament! Perfect antidote to 2016


hiimtintin

S(pain)


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Possession? No matter. Finish and win. Italia all the way.


rholding95

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


fallingmay

It's their old method of procrastinating and then working under pressure that I have always related with.


nackdaddy9

!flair :Italy:


semperfi07

!flair :Italy:


hhhhhehhht

Pain


IhaveABeeInMyAss

Pain for sPain


Annabond

Feel sorry for Enrique, coached a hell of a game and the whole tournament. Just massively let down by his forwards.


Velvet_Thhhhunder

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.


dark_rider_00

!flair :Italy:


MrNobody470

Morata is the most bipolar player I’ve ever seen


FuckYouZackSnyder

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).


SteakNo5002

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!


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whiteleshy

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.


AlexBuffet

I loved you tonight, but you sucked ass against Switzerland


whiteleshy

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. P.s. Congratulations!


Gold_Mention_3304

Congratulations for what? They lost lol


InternJedi

For going this far


Jaggerbomb99

Which game were you watching??


SteakNo5002

I said that Spain deserved to win. It created more chances and dominated the game


Shukran43

Chances aren’t goals tho


eroticdiagram

Oh, ffs, he's just being gracious.


miwa201

!flair :Italy:


MrNobody470

Morata is the most bipolar player I’ve ever witnessed


feroxsaladin

!flair :Italy:


depredator56

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


rholding95

if only Switzerland didn't mess the penalties up


Glittering-Working85

Enrique gave the, "I'm not mad, I'm just disappointed" look right after Morata's miss 🥶


rholding95

what did he expect


yesste

!:flair :Italy:


_WhyTheLongFace_

working on the theory that morata's a masochist and actually enjoys the abuse


rholding95

his kids dont


yesste

!:flair :italy


DaboLFC

These English pundits need to be humbled man they’re so so arrogant


Thicc_Daddy6996

It's coming home though


_Geyser_Soze_

Same thing I've noticed. Tons of arrogant comments.