On 5th September, we have some exciting and intensive matches in Euro qualification. It’s already the 5th round, and we see some leaders who already have a spot in Euro 2020.
Armenia – Italy (Preview)
Roberto Mancini called Italian footballers five days ago. Yesterday during the pre-match press conference, Italian coach admitted that match in Armenia would be tough. According to Mancini, Armenians play very rough football, and they fight for each part of the stadium so that it won’t be an easy trip for Italians.
Mancini called Sensi for national duty and said that Italian could play at any position in midfield. Mancini agreed with Lukaku and said that Sensi is the future of Italian football. On the other hand, Mancini’s team has no severe problems in the squad. As always, Donnarumma will be a primary goalie. According to insiders, Mancini is going to play with three attackers – Belotti in the middle, Bernandeschi on the left and Chiesa on the right-wing.
Meanwhile, Armenia is getting ready for the match with serious goals. During the pre-match press conference, coach Gyulbudaghyants said that the team is prepared for battle. Armenians want to win the group although it will be very tough. Mkhitaryan will be fit and leadership team as a captain.
Head to head statistics
Armenia is on the third spot in Group J with only 6 points. Italy won all the points (12 points) and is on the first spot of a group. During the current qualification, Italy scored 13 goals and conceded only one during four rounds. Meanwhile, Armenians scored seven and conceded 6.
Teams played against each other twice. One match goes for Italy (1-3 win in Armenia) and the second match was a draw 2-2 in Italy.
Romania – Spain (Preview)
Spain traveled to Romania with a new coach. Roberto Moreno is a new coach of Spain after Enrique stepped down from coaching job. Barcelona legend left the position in June because of problems in the family. His daughter had bone cancer and unfortunately passed away a few days ago.
The new coach has a chance to continue Luis job and dominate Europe. Under Luis Enrique, Spain was playing beautiful football and won all games in Group F.
Spain won all possible points and topped the group. Romania is still playing for 2nd position, and the team’s main competitors are Sweden and Norway. Spain scored 11 goals and conceded only 2, meanwhile Romanians scored 11 goals but conceded 5.
Moreno is happy with current squad as the team landed in Romania with all starts in good physical condition. Experts believe that Moreno will play with Alcacer and Rodrigo in the attack.