Italy won their first victory by beating Brazil thanks to Casadei’s performance from Chelsea.
The Italy U-20 team played Brazil U-20 in the first leg of Group D of the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup group stage held at Estadio Malvinas Argentinas in Mendoza, Argentina at 6 am (Korean time) on the 22nd. The national team won 3-2. With this, Italy took their first win and rose to first place, while Brazil was in third place.
Italy used a 4-3-3 formation. Baldanzi, Esposito, Papundi, Casadei, Pratti, Paticanti, Zanotti, Turicchia, Guarino and Gilardi started, while Desplanches donned the goalkeeper’s gloves.
Against this, Brazil also chose a 4-3-3 formation. Biro, Leonardo, Giovanni, Martins, Santos, Gomez, Kaiki, Renan, Pedroso and Artur started and Mikael kept the goal.
Italy fired the first shot. In the 6th minute of the first half, Casadei took a free kick opportunity, rolled it to the near post, but it went high. Italy, on the offensive, scored the opening goal. In the 11th minute of the first half, Prati penetrated and received a cross from Casseday and pushed it with his right foot, giving Italy the lead.
Italy widened the gap. In the 28th minute of the first half, a corner kick went up from the left, Michael’s goalkeeper couldn’t hit it properly, and Casseday split the net with a header.
Brazil collapsed. In the 34th minute of the first half, Italy won a penalty kick, and Cassedei, who started as a kicker, calmly kicked it from the right to make it 3-0. Italy continued to push. In the 38th minute of the first half, Turikia overlapped and fired a left-footed shot from the penalty box, but Michael parried it.
The first half ended 3-0 after Italy’s dominant performance thanks to two goals and an assist from Casadei, who is on loan at Reading and is from Chelsea.스포츠토토
Brazil, which was falling behind, made a lot of substitutions. At the beginning of the second half, Marquinhos and Savio were put in, and in the 19th minute of the second half, Kevin and Nacimento were put in to strengthen the attack.
In the end, Brazil scored a comeback goal. In the 26th minute of the second half, Leandro finished the ball with his left foot, which the Italian defenders could not clear properly. After that, Brazil continued to increase the number of attacks and drove. In the 41st minute of the second half, Kevin fired a powerful free kick, but goalkeeper Des Frances made a save.
Brazil took one more point. In the 42nd minute of the second half, Leandro finished a cross from the left with a header, making the score 3-2. In the end, no more goals were scored, and Italy won 3-2.