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Wednesday June 19 2019
Di Biagio: 'It gets complicated for Italy'

Italy U21 Coach Gigi Di Biagio admits “it gets more complicated” after the surprise 1-0 defeat to Poland. “We were too hasty.”

The Azzurrini had fought back to beat Spain 3-1 in the opener, but here went behind to a Krystian Bielik shot off the upright, then wasted far too many scoring opportunities.

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Wednesday June 19 2019
U21: Poland punish wasteful Italy

Italy dominated the game with 27 attempts on goal and hit the woodwork, but lost to Poland and their European U21 Championship is now up in the air.

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Wednesday June 19 2019
Di Biagio: 'Move the ball quicker'

Italy U21 Coach Gigi Di Biagio said the Azzurrini must “move the ball quicker” in tonight’s European Championship game with Poland.

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“We’ll try to play good football over the course of 90 minutes,” the CT told Rai Sport just before kick-off.

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Wednesday June 19 2019
U21 Euro Liveblog: Italy-Poland

Join us for the build-up and action as it happens from Italy’s Under-21 European Championship clash with Poland.

It kicks off at the Stadio Dall’Ara in Bologna at 20.00 UK time (19.00 GMT).

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The Azzurrini got off to a spectacular start in the tournament, which they are also hosting, by fighting back to beat Spain 3-1 on Sunday.

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Wednesday June 19 2019
U21 Euro line-ups: Italy v Poland

Italy bring in Claud Adjapong, Riccardo Orsolini and Patrick Cutrone for their second European Under-21 Championship match with Dawid Kownacki’s Poland.

It kicks off at the Stadio Dall’Ara in Bologna at 20.00 UK time (19.00 GMT).

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Monday June 17 2019
Pellegrini: 'Spain should learn from Italy'

Italy Under-21 star Lorenzo Pellegrini hit back at criticism from Spain and insists “they really ought to be learning from us.”

The Azzurri fought back from an early Dani Ceballos stunner to win 3-1 in the European Under-21 Championship opener last night.

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Saturday June 15 2019
De La Fuente: 'Italy-Spain an early Final'

Spain Coach Luis de la Fuente considers the European Under-21 Championship opener with Italy “practically an early Final.”

It kicks off in Bologna on Sunday at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT) in a group with Poland and Belgium.

“This is practically an early Final,” said the Coach in his Press conference. “It’s wonderful to be here and enter a clash between two such high level teams.”

These are the most successful nations in the history of the competition, as Italy won it five times and Spain four.

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Saturday June 15 2019
Di Biagio: 'Spain already a knockout tie'

Gigi Di Biagio is fired up for Italy’s European Under-21 Championship opener against Spain. “It’s a group game, but already worth a Round of 16 tie.”

It kicks off at the Stadio Dall’Ara in Bologna on Sunday at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT). The group also contains Poland and Belgium.

“We have one more training session and I’ve got a couple of doubts, so I’ll decide the line-up tomorrow,” said the Coach in his Press conference.

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Saturday June 15 2019
Barella: 'Huge U21 opportunity'

Nicolò Barella warns the European Under-21 Championship is “a huge opportunity” for hosts Italy and not just because senior-level players are returning.

Their Euros kick off against Spain on Sunday evening in Bologna at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT), followed by Poland on June 19 and Belgium on June 22.

“We arrived here with the right mentality to take this huge opportunity,” said the Cagliari midfielder in his Press conference.

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Saturday June 15 2019
'Fabian vastly improved at Napoli'

Fabian Ruiz has “vastly improved” at Napoli under Carlo Ancelotti, said Spain Under-21 Coach Luis de la Fuente ahead of the European Championship opener with Italy.

It kicks off with Spain facing hosts Italy on Sunday evening in Bologna.

“I was sure that the likes of Federico Chiesa, Nicolò Zaniolo, Moise Kean, Nicolò Barella and Lorenzo Pellegrini would’ve been called up for this tournament,” the tactician told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

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