ITALY NATIONAL TEAM


EURO 2020


Italy vs Turkey


Match Worn Shirt


Spinazzola Leonardo


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These shirt was issued for Leonardo Spinazzola for the Euro 2020 game between Italy and Turkey which took place in Roma, “Stadio Olimpico”, on June 11th 2021. Italy rode three second-half goals to a 3-0 win over Turkey in Group A of the opening match of the 2020 European Championship. Roberto Mancini’s Italy came into the match on a 27-match unbeaten run, and their fine form showed early on as the Azzurri dominated possession and went close with a pair of headers from corner kicks just past the 20-minute mark. Italy ratcheted up the pressure as half-time approached and, after some intricate build-up play, Ciro Immobile was sprung in the box only to fire right at Turkey keeper Ugurcan Cakir as the teams went into the break locked in a 0-0 draw. The pressure on the Turkish defence finally told when Merih Demiral inadvertently chested the ball into his own net from a Domenico Berardi cross, and Italy took the lead shortly after the restart. A goalmouth scramble led to Italy’s second, with Immobile pouncing on a loose ball in front of the Turkish goal and firing home to double the advantage of Mancini’s side. Lorenzo Insigne put the game away for Italy in the 79th minute, curling home a beautiful first-time shot after Turkey’s Cakir hooked a goal kick right to the opposing side and Italy pounced for their third. Italy’s third goal made history as it marked the first time they had scored three goals in a match at the Euros in their 39th attempt. In June 2021, Leonardo Spinazzola was included in Italy’s squad for UEFA Euro 2020 by manager Roberto Mancini. In the opening match of the tournament on 11 June, a 3–0 win over Turkey, Spinazzola was named man of the match by UEFA for his performance, during which he was credited with an assist on his team’s second goal, after his parried shot was scored by Ciro Immobile off the rebound. On 26 June, he assisted the opening goal scored by Federico Chiesa in extra-time on an eventual 2–1 win over Austria in the round of 16, and was also later also involved in the match-winning goal scored by Matteo Pessina; due to his performance, he was named man of the match for the second time in the tournament by UEFA. On 2 July, late in the 2–1 quarter-final win over Belgium, Spinazzola was stretchered off the pitch with an Achilles tendon rupture, ending his time in the tournament. On 5 July, Spinazzola underwent a successful surgery of his left Achilles tendon. On 11 July, Spinazzola won the European Championship with Italy following a 3–2 penalty shoot-out victory over England in the final at Wembley Stadium after a 1–1 draw in extra-time. Spinazzola was clocked as the fastest player of the tournament alongside Hungary’s Loïc Négo, reaching a top speed of 33.8 km/h. For his performances, he was included in the team of the tournament.

ITALY NATIONAL TEAM


EURO 2020


Italy vs Switzerland


Match Worn Shirt


Insigne Lorenzo


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This shirt was worn by Lorenzo Insigne during the Euro 2020 game between Italy and Switzerland which took place in Rome, “Stadio Olimpico”, on June 16th 2021. Italy defeated Switzerland 3-0. Again, Italy impressed. After opening this European Championship with one commanding 3-0 win, Roberto Mancini now has a pair of them to point to when asked about the Azzurri’s credentials. This victory over Switzerland – won by two fine Manuel Locatelli goals and a late Ciro Immobile strike – was every bit as impressive as that demolition of Turkey and stretched their unbeaten run under Mancini’s stewardship to 29 games. Insigne was called up for the first time for the Italy senior team in September 2012 at age 21 by coach Cesare Prandelli for Italy’s 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches against Bulgaria and Malta. He made his senior debut on 11 September 2012 in the World Cup qualifier match against Malta in Modena, coming on as a replacement for Alessandro Diamanti. On 14 August 2013, Insigne scored his first goal in a friendly against Argentina, which ended in a 2–1 loss at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. Insigne was named in Cesare Prandelli’s 30-man provisional squad for the 2014 World Cup and was eventually picked in the final 23-man squad. In Italy’s last warm-up match, against Fluminense in Brazil ahead of their World Cup opener against England, Insigne and his teammate Ciro Immobile scored five goals, with Insigne scoring two. On 20 June, Insigne made his debut in the 2014 World Cup in Italy’s second group match, against Costa Rica, replacing Antonio Candreva in the second half of the 1–0 defeat. However, this was Insigne’s only appearance in the tournament, as Italy was eliminated in the group stage. On 31 May 2016, Insigne was named to Antonio Conte’s 23-man Italy squad for UEFA Euro 2016. He made his first appearance of the tournament on 22 June, coming off the bench in Italy’s final group match, which ended in a 1–0 defeat to the Republic of Ireland, striking the post and later receiving a yellow card in injury time. In the round of 16, at the Stade de France in Paris on 27 June, he came off the bench once again to help set-up Graziano Pellè’s 91st minute volley to give the Azzurri a 2–0 win over defending champions Spain. On 2 July, he made a further substitute appearance in the quarter-final fixture against Germany and scored Italy’s first penalty in the resulting shoot-out, which ended in a 6–5 loss to the reigning World Cup champions. In June 2021, Insigne was included in Italy’s squad for UEFA Euro 2020 by manager Roberto Mancini. In the opening match of the tournament on 11 June, he scored Italy’s final goal in a 3–0 win over Turkey. On 2 July, he scored Italy’s second goal of the match in a 2–1 win over Belgium in the quarter-finals of the competition, with a curling right-footed effort from outside the box following an individual run; for his performance, he was named star of the match by UEFA, while the goal later placed second in UEFA’s “2020–21 Goal of the Season,” behind only Mehdi Taremi’s overhead kick goal for Porto against Chelsea in the Champions League quarter-finals. On 11 July, Insigne won the European Championship with Italy following a 3–2 penalty shoot-out victory over England at Wembley Stadium in the final, after a 1–1 draw in extra-time; Insigne started the match, but was replaced by Andrea Belotti late in the second half of regulation time. Throughout the competition, Insigne made more solo runs into the penalty area (16) than any other player.

Insigne Lorenzo


Euro 2020


Match Issued Boots


Italy National Team


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These boots were issued for Lorenzo Insigne for the “Euro 2020” competition. They are the “Predator Freak” released by Adidas for his athletes for Euro 2020 and the Copa America. Despite the regular version, the boots worn by the players at “Euro 2020” has an extra flag printed on sides representing the national team they played for. This model was only issued and not used by Lorenzo Insigne because he preferred to play with the second model released by Adidas, called “Copa Sense+”. Several other Italian players, Donnarumma for instance, used this model as visible from the picture below.

ITALY NATIONAL TEAM


EURO 2020


Italy vs Wales


Match Worn Kit


Donnarumma Gianluigi


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These kit was worn by Gianluigi Donnarumma during the Euro 2020 game between Italy and Wales which took place in Roma, “Stadio Olimpico”, on June 20th 2021. The Azzurri beat the Welsh 1-0 in Rome on Sunday through a Matteo Pessina strike to confirm their strong finish and they are yet to concede this tournament with three clean sheets to Gianluigi Donnarumma’s name after their Stadio Olimpico stint. Italy have been impressive so far with 3-0 wins over Turkey and Switzerland followed up by a 1-0 success against Wales with several alterations in a show of strength on home soil that sets them up nicely to face Ukraine or Austria in London to start the knockout stage.

Donnarumma Gianluigi


Euro 2020


Match Worn Gloves


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These gloves were worn by Gianluigi Donnarumma during the first three games of Euro 2020 between Italy and Turkey which took place in Roma, “Stadio Olimpico”, on June 11th 2021, Italy against Switzerland which took place in Roma, “Stadio Olimpico”, on June 16th 2021 and Italy against Wales which took place in Roma, “Stadio Olimpico”, on June 20th 2021. Due the texture of the gloves with rubber details on, they are very recognizable from match’s footages. In June 2021, Donnarumma was included in Italy’s squad for UEFA Euro 2020. In his first game at the competition, on 11 June against Turkey, he kept a clean sheet in a 3–0 win for Italy. In the semi-final against Spain on 6 July, following a 1–1 draw after extra-time, he saved Álvaro Morata’s spot-kick to help Italy to a 4–2 penalty shoot-out victory, which allowed Italy to advance to the final of the tournament. On 11 July in the final against England at Wembley Stadium, following a 1–1 draw after extra-time, Donnarumma saved two spot kicks during the penalty shootout, including the decisive final kick, to win the tournament for Italy for the first time since 1968.