Probable Italy lineup: Calafiori will be in defense, Scamacca will be up front


Luciano Spalletti did not go too far in the press conference on the eve of the match. Not even on the form. Just over 24 hours before the match against Albania, the national team’s coach stated that they can play with three as well as four and left no trace on the eleven that will debut in Dortmund.

However, in his tactical tests over the last two days he has insisted on a four-man defence, a 4-2-3-1 which will have Gianluca Scamacca as its offensive leader: “He has grown a lot in recent times and we congratulated him. He is complete, he is everything.”
The coach then showed himself to be optimistic about the possibility of fielding Nicolò Barella from the first minute: “Everything suggests that he will be available”.
In the four-man defense the presence of Bastoni and also that of Dimarco is obvious, with Calafiori on the centre-left and Di Lorenzo on the right side completing the line. In attack, behind the Atalanta center forward, the three players who will have to give us greater unpredictability will act: Chiesa, Frattesi and Pellegrini.

Probable Italy lineup (4-2-3-1) – Donnarumma; Di Lorenzo, Bastoni, Calafiori, Dimarco; Jorginho, Barella; Chiesa, Frattesi, Pellegrini; Scamacca. Technical Commissioner: Luciano Spalletti.