Argentina beat Italy 3-0 in the heavyweight clash and win the Finalissima. Italy’s disappointing run continue as they were unable to score at Wembly, where they won the Euros last year. Argentina looked in complete control of the match. Mancini had to make some forced changes as some players were out due to injuries. He gave chance to some young players and could not put out his best 11.
Lautaro led Argentina’s line with Messi behind him and Di Maria and Lo Celso on the flanks. Messi had a free role and the team revolved perfectly around him. The Argentine had a great game as he completed most dribbles, had most key passes, and won most duels in the match. His double assists helped Argentina to get the win easily.
Argentina beat Italy 3-0 in the third edition of Finalissima
Argentina had more control of the ball and were threatening from the start. Italy were targeting the wide areas as Raspadori and Bernadeschi were quick on the flanks. But the La Albiceleste were compact while defending. Romero was good at anticipating Italy’s attacks and cleared the ball couple of times. The La Albiceleste got their first goal as Messi pushed forward despite the challenge from Lorenzo and passed the ball to Lautaro who finished it easily.
Italy had a chance when Barella released Emerson who provided the cross to Belotti. But the Torino striker could not time his jump and missed his chance. Argentina got another goal just before the halftime as Lautaro played a brilliant ball to Di Maria after turning. He ran past Chiellini and chipped over the keeper with ease to give a two-goal cushion.
Mancini made some changes as he brought Locatelli, Scamacca, and Lazzari. But the game was still in Argentina’s control. However, Italy did look more balanced in defense and with Locatelli’s inclusion, they were having more of the ball. Donnarumma had to make a couple of great saves to keep Italy in-game. Dybala came on for Di Maria close to the 90th minute. He made an instant impact as he scored the last goal. Messi carried the ball forward with ease and then squared it to Dybala who finished it and took the score to 3-0.