Albania-Italy, the probable formations

©Getty Images

Likely lineups

Friendly with a bitter taste for Italy with the Azzurri still having to overcome the disappointment caused by the failed qualification for the World Cup in Qatar, now just around the corner. Mister Mancini is asking for commitment and concentration from his players, key elements to restart already from the match to be played on Wednesday night at Air Albania Stadium against Albania, led by an old acquaintance of Italian soccer, Edy Reja.

Mancini oriented on the 3-4-3: in front of Donnarumma will probably act Bastoni, Bonucci and Scalvini, in the middle Tonali and Verratti, on the flanks space for Dimarco and Di Lorenzo, both returning from an excellent first part of the championship. Revised trident with Raspadori false 9 and on his sides Zaniolo and Grifo.

Reja confirms the usual 3-5-2: two-thirds of the defense plays in Serie A – Ismajli and Kumbulla -, Mihaj completes the back pack, Hysaj and Lenjani on the side lanes. Nedim Bajrami should be in the match while Asllani will start from the bench.

Likely lineups.

ALBANIA (3-5-2): Berisha; Ismajli, Kumbulla, Mihaj; Hysaj, Abrashi, Bare, N.Bajrami, Lenjani; Broja, Uzuni. All Reja.

ITALY (3-4-3): Donnarumma; Scalvini, Bonucci, Bastoni; Di Lorenzo, Verratti, Tonali, Dimarco; Zaniolo, Raspadori, Grifo. All Mancini.

You may also like...