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2-1 with Venezuela, Donnarumma saves a penalty kick

2-1 with Venezuela, Donnarumma saves a penalty kick

Italy – Venezuela 2-1

Italy suffers, but wins in the first friendly match against Venezuela, led by Super Matteo Ritejoy. The Italian-Argentine Genoa striker scored twice, showing that he has the instincts of a true striker. He is the one who opens the scoring by exploiting a defensive error. After 3 minutes, though Donnarumma To take the stage, Save a penalty kick In Rondon. But Venezuela equalized three minutes after the Azzurri's goal, taking advantage of Bonaventura's mistake in clearing the ball. Macchi scored the equalizing goal, which he put into an empty net. In the second half, Spalletti's team struggled, and Donnarumma saved his team on several occasions. In the final, Italy returns with a four-man defense and the entry of Barella and Zniolo, above all Jorginho They make a difference. It's from A Helps From the latter's arrival to the second goal Ritejoy Who hits the net like a real striker and scores the Italian final 2-1.

Opportunity for Raspadori

Maneuver by Italy on the Zaniolo-Barella axis. The Inter player serves Raspadori in the area and shoots with the first goal, but misses the goal.

Italy's goal in the 80th minute

Italy took the lead again with Matteo Retegui's second goal. The Italian-Argentine takes advantage of Jorginho's pass, turns quickly and shoots into the net. Double for Genoa's centre-forward.

Change for Italy

Spalletti also brought on Niccolò Zaniolo instead of Cambiasso.

Triple change for Italy

Inside Pellegrini, Jorginho and Zaccagni. Fratici, Locatelli and Chiesa are out.

Providence Donnarumma in Rondon

Chance for Venezuela, a cunning cross from the right headed in by Rondon himself. Donnarumma arrives ready to evade the Venezuelan goal.

The beginning of the second half, the first substitution for Spalletti

Spalletti introduces Barella who will replace Bonaventura.

End of the first half with the partial score 1-1

1-1 in the first half. Machis responded immediately to Retegui's goal. Two goals were spoiled by two defensive errors.

Goal for Venezuela with Machis

Venezuela equalized in the 43rd minute when Machis thanked Bonaventura for a serious error in clearing the ball. The ball is given to the Venezuelan player, who only has to push it into the net with an empty net.

Goal for Italy with Retegui

The Azzurri took the lead in the 40th minute with a goal from Matteo Retegui: a mistake in Venezuela's setup, exploited by Cambiasso and sent first to the Genoa striker, who was cold in front of the goalkeeper.

Chance for Italy in the 28th minute

After a major clash in the area, Retegui was able to combine with Bonaventura, who finished with an unstable balance, but his shot was blocked by the Venezuelan defense.

Rondon almost took the lead in the 20th minute

A low cross from the left side, Bongiorno fails to block it, and Rondon arrives and comes close to scoring for Venezuela with a pass. The ball went out by a few centimeters with Donnarumma now beaten.

Chance for Chiesa in the 14th minute

Federico Chiesa tries his classic play by converging on the right flank, with a curling shot that goes wide of the goal. Italy's first real chance.

Donnarumma saves the penalty kick

Rondon was hypnotized by Gigio Donnarumma who chose the right side and blocked the penalty with both hands, saving the Azzurri.

Penalty kick for Venezuela in the second minute

Rondon was stopped irregularly by Bongiorno, who awarded him a penalty kick for the Venezuelans.

Official formations

Italy (3-4-2-1): Donnarumma. Di Lorenzo, Bongiorno, Scalvini; Cambiasso, Locatelli, Bonaventura, Odogi; Fratesi, church; Ritejoy. ct. Spalletti

Venezuela (4-2-3-1): Romo; Ferrarisi, Angel, Osorio, Navarro; Aramburu, Martinez; Machis, Caceres, Savarino; Rondon. ct. Batista

Where to see Italy and Venezuela

The Italy-Venezuela match will be visible live on Rai 1 and live on RaiPlay, and is also available via the app.

Possible formations

Italy (3-4-2-1): Donnarumma; Mancini, Bongiorno, Bastogne; Di Lorenzo, Barella, Jorginho, Demarco; Pellegrini, Church; Ritejoy. Coach Spalletti.

Venezuela (4-2-3-1): Romo; Gonzalez, Angel, Osorio, Navarro; Rincon, Martinez. Machis, Otero, Savarino; Rondon. All Batista.


The match between Italy and Venezuela will take place on Thursday, March 21 at Lockhart Stadium in Miami, with kick-off at 10pm Italian time.

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