Italia have beaten Portugal to advance to the second round of the European Championship after a thrilling victory at Stadio Olimpico.
It was a first-half scoreline of 2-2 and it was not until the 86th minute when it became 3-1 when Sergio Ramos levelled the scores.
It is the first time Italy have beaten a Portugal side at Stade de France since 1954.
In a very physical and very entertaining encounter, the two sides had a very competitive contest, with both sides getting a few late goals.
It remains to be seen how the game will be decided, with Italy going into the game in third place in Group A. Both teams had a number of players suspended as they did not show up for training, with the exception of Mario Mandzukic and Diego Maradona.
It’s not known how many players the two teams are counting on in the second game of the campaign, with it being reported that Mario Balotelli is set to be in the starting line-up against Portugal.
Both sides had injuries at the beginning of the match and it’s been a frustrating season for both sides.
The hosts have been struggling to find form this season, going just 2-3-2 so far, and it started with a 4-0 home defeat by the Netherlands at the start of August.
They were the only team to score in the first half, and were level at 1-1 at the break.
The team’s performance against Portugal was not as bad, but their form has been much worse, with a goal and an assist in their last five games.
They are now 4-3 up on the leaders, and the teams best performance in the game came in a 1-0 win over Finland, which is the third time Italy and Portugal have met.
In terms of individual form, the teams two best performers were the midfield duo of Mandzuka and Maradon.
The former scored a hat-trick against the Dutch, and scored his second goal in the 90th minute.
He’s been the team’s key figure, with three goals and five assists in his last three matches.
He is still just 22 years old and has been playing for the Giallorossi for two seasons.
Madar was the second best player in the match, with six goals and two assists in the five matches he has played for the side.
He has had a good start to his career, having made his debut in 2014, scoring three goals in his first seven matches, but he has also had a tough start to the season, playing in just two games before the World Cup.
Mario Balotellini was the most dangerous player for Portugal in the opening half of the game, but the striker did not score and his only goal of the day came on the counter attack.
It was a very interesting match, as both teams looked very different.
Italy were the better side throughout, especially in possession, but Portugal were the more physical side.
The game was a real treat for the fans, as the two clubs have been in a close series in the past few years, with every game ending 1-2.
Italy are in the quarterfinals of the World Championship, with Portugal on the final day of the group stages.
Predicting the final Italian fans were extremely disappointed by the loss.
It would have been nice to see the home side get a draw, but it was always going to be a difficult match.
It looked like they were just trying to get away with a draw in the beginning, but they did very well in the end.
They have now lost to two different teams in the last three years.
What can you expect from the next match?
It’s very difficult to predict the future for this team, but this will be an exciting and intense encounter.
It will be difficult to say if it’s going to continue on this path of form, but with the amount of attacking football they have, the chances are very good.
Who is to blame?
There is no clear answer to this question, as there are so many different factors that could be at play, but there are several players who have been linked to the Italian squad in recent months.
The most obvious one is Mario Balor, who has been linked with moves to Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool.
His agent, Antonio Perotti, is linked to a move to Chelsea.
His former club Juventus also have a €35m buyout clause in place for next season, and will likely demand €50m for the player, so they would be happy to sell for around €25m.
Balotelli and Mandzuki have both been linked heavily with the likes of Tottenham and Real Madrid, but Juventus is also linked with a move for Mandzuke, as they are believed to be keen on bringing the player