ITALY OF PRANDELLI MISFIRES BEFORE LEAVING FOR THE BRAZIL, THE LUXEMBOURG REQUIRES THE SAME
The last test of the Azzurri friendly before leaving for Brazil for adventure mundial is one of those disappointing. On paper, the match is a very simple , technically and physically against Luxembourg there is no story . In fact there should be no history. Cesare Prandelli can deploy the best training and try some variations . On the field, Curi of Perugia , in the middle of the game there are Andrea Pirlo and Marco Verratti in the control room , Mario Balotelli and five central attacking midfielders deployed both for defense and for supporting the attack. It is the eighth minute of that passage pass of Verrati , Balotelli crossed from the right , Claudio Marchisio in the center of the opponent’s head bags .
However, that match continues without infamy and without praise. Italy sinks often but with little conviction and desire behind enemy lines . Luxembourg that will not take too much against Italy which technically above them at least in the first half manages to close the first portion of the game under a single goal . Bravo also the keeper of Luxembourg for the adroitness with which more than one occasion saved his door
No change at the beginning of the second portion of the game . The music is always the same. Italy forward but unpretentious, Luxembourg trying to defend themselves as best they could . At the tenth minute of wood Balotelli. Eleventh , yet always a timber of Italy. Door that seems haunted . Enter Antonio Cassano and Lorenzo Illustrious , but nothing changes. On the 40th of Luxembourg, which is the corner into the goal and goes into the match . The center of the defense stopped. Ends up , one by one. For Italy a bitter disappointment for Luxembourg an almost historic .