Tactical analysis of Italy - Portugal 0-0

Italy – Portugal: Mancini’s Italy finally clicks but can’t break down the Portuguese wall (0-0)

Italy’s possession game outplayed a conservative Portugal in the first half thanks to the efforts of the Jorginho-Verratti-Insigne triangle. In the second half, Portugal defended more aggressively to successfully stifle Italy’s attack.

Tactical match report by José Perez.

Roberto Mancini was handed the unenviable task of restoring Italy after their historic failure to quality . . .

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Jose Perez (27) writes and talks about anything football-related: players, tactics, advanced statistics and analytics, the relationship between football and society. Whenever he is not working on high-power lasers, his main focus is La Liga but he tries to keep up with all big five European leagues and Champions / Europa League. Outside of Between the Posts, you can find him arguing with people and reviewing matches on Twitter or answering questions on Quora. [ View all posts ]

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