The Italian attack was definitely tested against the likes of Sweden as the match looked like as it will be the second stalemate of this year’s EUROS but as like the trend in the EUROS, Eder came up with a late goal to guide Italy through the last 16.
Italy vs. Sweden: How things worked out in Italy’s way
ITALY The Italian team had a very ordinary first half where Sweden dominated the game but had a sound defensive presence led by the likes of Chielleni. The Italians didn’t look convincing like they were in the first match where they overcame Belgium but still had the last laugh in the game. Here is the rating of each and every player according to the performance of last night.
Gianluigi Buffon – 6
The Italian veteran was a passive figure for the most part of game as Sweden failed to produce a single shot at the goal.
Andrea Barzagli – 5
It was a below par performance from this wingback as he failed to produce any attacking threat aid up front.
Leonardo Bonucci – 6
He had a solid presence in the game as he put all his heart in the game, especially in the ending minutes of the game.
Girogio Chielleni – 7.5
The Juventus man had a commanding presence in the defense and kept Zaltan silent for the most part of the game.
Antonio Candreva – 6
The lad did a decent job in the defense but failed to deliver attacking options to the team.
Marco Parolo – 6
Ordinary day for the midfield man showed some flashes of brilliance but was majorly sidelined for the most part of the game.
Daniele De Rossi – 5
Poor performance from the Roma man didn’t produce anything for Italy at the center of the park.
Emanuele Giaccherini – 7
Good performance specially showed his mastery at the end of the game.
Alessandro Florenzi – 5
A lot was expected from him, but was a dormant entity for the most part of the game.
Ganziano pelle – 6
The Southampton man was the scorer against the Belgium but the Swedish backline dealt with him brilliantly.
Good performance by the striker and proved his worth to Anotnio Conte count with a stunning goal for his team.
Andreas Isakasson – 6
The Swedish number one was good with handling the frequent Italian set pieces, but was could not have stopped the stunning Eder strike.
Victor Lindelof – 5
Disappointing, had some really bad passes that broke down the momentum of the Swedish team.
Erik Johansson – 7
The best Sweden player on the field performed well to lead the Swedish back four and stopped the Pelle threat to great extent.
Andrea’s Granqvist – 6
The Swedish Centre half can be held responsible for the Eder strike which took one point away from them.
Joans Olsson – 7
Looked like the only attacking threat from the Sweden for most part of the game as played his role well.
Henrik Larsoon – 5
It was a very boring performance from him as he looked like he his playing to do fouls on the Italian player.
Albin Ekdal – 6
Showed his class with his antics, but was a complete disappointment on several occasions.
Kim kallstrom – 7
He did his best to provide some brilliant balls up front, but the Swedish attack couldn’t get the advantage of his through balls.
Emil Forsberg – 6
The lads looked promising initially but as the game progressed failed to carry the momentum forward.
Jack Guidetti – 6
The former Man city man was disappointing and wayward and lacked any inspiration going forward.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic – 5
It was a completely disappointing from the Swedish maestro as a lot was expected from him coming into this tournament.