Monday March 25 2019
Line-ups: Italy U21-Croatia U21

Alex Meret and Sandro Tonali come into the Italy Under-21 XI for tonight’s friendly against Croatia.

Meret has recovered from flu to start ahead of Emil Audero in goal, while Brescia starlet Tonali takes the place of Lazio midfielder Alessandro Murgia.

Elsewhere, Parma pair Alessandro Bastoni and Federico Dimarco come into defence and Torino forward Vittorio Parigini lines up on the left wing.

Croatia, on the other hand, have a familiar face on the field in Milan winger Alen Halilovic, who is currently on loan at Standard Liege.

The Azzurrini need a response after only two wins from their last eight games, with the European U21 Championship just months away.

Italy U21: Meret; Calabria, Bastoni, Bonifazi, Dimarco; Locatelli, Tonali, Mandragora; Orsolini, Cutrone, Parigini

Croatia U21: Posavec; Uremovic, Sosa, Sunjic, Kalaica, Katic, Bradaric, Basic, Jakolis, Halilovic, Bistrovic

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