Donnarumma is already pulling out all the stops

Donnarumma is already pulling out all the stops
Donnarumma is already pulling out all the stops

A goal in the other group match

Albania conceded the opener against Spain. La Roja is in the process of achieving a solid success in this group of death. This result has, for the moment, no impact for Italy and Croatia except that the Croatians temporarily move up to 3rd place.

The first Italian corner

Di Lorenzo still has a lot of freedom in his lane but his cross is deflected for a corner by Gvardiol.

Darmian ahead of Donnarumma

Kramaric does a good job on the edge of the area and crosses but Darmian pushes back into touch while Donnarumma thought he could intervene.

Pellegrini header

The Italians are getting out of the Croatian pressing. Dimarco is served and crosses at the near post on the head of Pellegrini which does not fit.

Possession for the Croats

Zlatko Dalic’s team has the ball and is running the ball. Italy just defends and is doing it quite well at the moment.

The first Italian offensive

On a beautiful Italian move, Di Lorenzo tries to find a partner at the near post but Pongracic cuts the trajectory.

Stanisic’s big tackle

Dimarco rushes to get ahead of Stanisic but the Croatian defender has the last word.

DONNARUMMA MAKES A HUGE STOP!

What a strike from Susic who was looking for Donnarumma’s top corner but the latter saved his side with his fingertips.

Bastoni protects well

Kramaric is alerted in the depth but Bastoni passes in front and obtains a referral at 5m50.

Croatia takes the ball

Since the kick-off, the Croats have had the ball and managed to keep it.

Let’s go !

A great European nation could walk out the door this evening. Italy and Croatia face off to continue their adventure in Euro 2024.

Place for hymns

The two teams returned to the pitch at the Lezipig Arena and sang their national anthems five minutes before kick-off of this meeting on the third day of the group stage of Euro 2024.

The pass of five for the Italians?

If the Squadra Azzurra manages to qualify this evening for the round of 16 of the Euro, it will be a fifth qualification in a row for the final stages of a European Nations Championship.

A first since 2014?

If Italy loses this evening against Croatia, the Transalpines would experience a second defeat in a row in a major competition for the first time since 2014.

During the World Cup in Brazil, the Italians lost to Costa Rica then to Uruguay.

Direct confrontations in favor of Croatia

The record of direct confrontations has leaned largely in favor of the Croatians since the beginning of the 90s. Croatia has not lost any of the last eight matches played between the two teams (3v, 5n).

An injured Croatia

The team that faces Italy this evening has had many difficulties since the start of Euro 2024. With one point taken in two games, the Croatians have their backs against the wall.

With a draw against Albania on the second day (2-2), Zlatko Dalic’s men avoided two defeats in a row in a major competition for the first time since Euro 1996.

Croatia with Modric, obviously

The composition of the Croatie: Livakovic – Stanisic, Sutalo, Pongracic, Gvardiol – Modric, Brozovic, Kovacic – Sucic, Kramaric, Pasalic.

The composition of Italy, without Chiesa or Scamacca but with Dimarco, although announced forfeit

The composition of Italy: Donnarumma – Di Lorenzo, Darmian, Bastoni, Calafiori, Dimarco – Jorginho, Barella, Pellegrini – Raspadori, Retegui.

How Italy, reigning European champion, can be eliminated this Monday evening

Italy is under pressure. Beaten by Spain (1-0) on Thursday, the Nazionale faces Croatia on Monday evening in Leipzig with the objective of qualifying for the round of 16 of Euro 2024. Luciano Spalletti’s players can give up on the first place, already assured for La Roja. To obtain second place, a draw against Croatia is enough.

>> All the details here: how Italy, the reigning European champion, can be eliminated this Monday evening

A defeat, on the other hand, could be fatal to the reigning European champions. Indeed, if Albania creates a surprise by winning against a Spanish team which could be tempted to rotate its squad, it will then have four points, just like Croatia if it beats Italy. With three units, Gianluigi Donnarumma’s partners would therefore simply be eliminated.

Hello everyone

Welcome to our live to follow the match of fear between Croatia and Italy, this Monday (6 p.m.). The two teams play their qualification for the round of 16. Italy, beaten by Spain (1-0) on the second day, is second with three points while Croatia is last with just one point. So woe to the loser.

>>> The other match in Group B, Albania-Spain, can be followed here live

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