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 .