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Finalissima 2022: 3 Italian National Team Players Who Can…

Finalissima 2022: 3 Italian National Team Players Who Can Pocket Lionel Messi

3 Italian National Team Players Who Can Pocket Lionel Messi

Euro 2020 champions, the Italian national team will face Copa America champions Argentina in a match titled Finalissima 2022. This match will take place at Wembley Stadium, June 1, 2022.

This is the inaugural edition of Finalissima, as a result it is certain that both the Italian and Argentine national teams will be very insistent on winning the championship title.

The Argentine national team itself will go down in full force, including superstar Lionel Messi. Moreover, La Pulga is very motivated to bring back the team that he defended for the championship.

Even so, the Italian national team is known to have a strong back line. Now these three players can make Lionel Messi die in this match.

1. Nicolo Barella

Nicolo Barella
Italian national team midfielder Nicolo Barella scored against Belgium in the match for the 2021 UEFA Nations League third place at Juventus Stadium

A player who is known as a versatile midfielder. His ability to assist defense and attack can not be doubted.

Lionel Messi is known as a player who likes to build attacks from the center post. Now that area is Barella’s power.

This Inter Milan player could be a stumbling block for Lionel Messi before getting to the Italian national team’s defense.

2. Leonardo Bonucci

Leonardo Bonucci
Italian national team defender Leonardo Bonucci

An important player at the heart of the Italian national team defense. Against Argentina, he certainly has a special task to turn off Lionel Messi.

In his best performance, Bonucci is one of the most retained central defenders in the world. Strong one -on -one duel and also read the opponent’s attacks so the main strength.

Bonucci also knows Messi very well because he has repeatedly met in the Champions League.

3. Giovanni Di Lorenzo

Giovanni Di Lorenzo
Italy right-back at Euro 2020, Giovanni Di Lorenzo

Giovanni Di Lorenzo is a regular player at the right-back post for the Italian national team since Euro 2020. Now this area is Lionel Messi’s favorite to show skills.

But Di Lorenzo is not an easy player to beat. Especially in the defensive phase, this Napoli player can be said to be very strong in guarding his area.

It is certain that Di Lorenzo will make Lionel Messi’s life difficult.

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Prediction Italy vs Argentina June 2 2022

Prediction Italy vs Argentina June 2 2022


Italy and Argentina will duel in the 2022 Finalissima event , Thursday 2 June 2022. The match between the European champions and the South American champions will be held at Wembley Stadium, London, England, kick-off at 01:45 WIB.

Italy is the champion of Euro 2020 (which will be held in 2021). Gli Azzurri became champions after winning on penalties against England in the final at Wembley. Meanwhile, Argentina is the winner of the 2021 Copa America. In the final, La Albiceleste won 1-0 over Brazil through Angel Di Maria’s single goal.

The 2021 Copa America trophy itself is the first trophy presented by the captain Lionel Messi for his country.

After winning the Copa America, Messi and his friends also managed to secure a ticket to the main round of the 2022 World Cup from the South American qualifiers. This contrasts with Italy.

As the champion of Euro 2020, Italy actually experienced an anticlimactic. Giorgio Chiellini and his friends failed to qualify for Qatar 2022. They were tackled by North Macedonia in the European qualifying play-offs .

Italy and Argentina last met in a friendly in 2018. At that time, Italy lost 0-2. Argentina’s goals were scored by Manuel Lanzini and Ever Banega.


Italy (4-3-3): Donnarumma; Emerson, Chiellini, Bonucci, Di Lorenzo; Verratti, Jorginho, Barella; Insigne, Scamacca, Zaniolo.

Coach: Roberto Mancini.

Argentina (4-3-3): Emiliano Martinez; Acuna, Otamendi, Romero, Molina; Lo Celso, Guido Rodriguez, De Paul; Di Maria, Lautaro Martinez, Messi.

Coach: Lionel Scaloni.

Head-to-Head dan Performa



  • Meeting: 15
  • Italy win: 6
  • Goal Italy: 22
  • Draw: 5
  • Argentina win: 4
  • Argentina goal: 15.

Last 5 Meetings

  • 23-03-2018 Italia 0-2 Argentina (Friendly)
  • 14-08-2013 Italia 1-2 Argentina (Friendly)
  • 28-02-2001 Italia 1-2 Argentina (Friendly)
  • 03-07-1990 Italy 1-1 Argentina (World Cup)
  • 21-12-1989 Italia 0-0 Argentina (Friendly).

Italy Last 5 Matches (MSSKM)

  • 10-10-21 Italy 2-1 Belgium (UNL)
  • 13-11-21 Italy 1-1 Switzerland (World Cup Qualification)
  • 16-11-21 Northern Ireland 0-0 Italy (World Cup Qualification)
  • 25-03-22 Italy 0-1 North Macedonia (World Cup Qualification)
  • 30-03-22 Turki 2-3 Italia (Friendly).

Argentina’s Last 5 Matches (SMMMS)

  • 17-11-21 Argentina 0-0 Brazil (World Cup Qualification)
  • 28-01-22 Chile 1-2 Argentina (World Cup Qualification)
  • 02-02-22 Argentina 1-0 Colombia (World Cup Qualification)
  • 26-03-22 Argentina 3-0 Venezuela (World Cup Qualification)
  • 30-03-22 Ecuador 1-1 Argentina (World Cup Qualification).
Lionel Messi and Argentina players celebrate victory in the 2021 Copa America final
Lionel Messi and Argentina players celebrate victory in the 2021 Copa America final
  • Italy has always lost and has always conceded 2 goals in its last 3 matches against Argentina.
  • Italy has only won 3 times in normal time in its last 11 matches (W3 D6 L2).
  • Italy has only kept 1 clean sheet in its last 6 matches.
  • Argentina are unbeaten in their last 31 matches (W20 D11 L0).
  • Argentina has kept 8 clean sheets in their last 10 matches.

Predicted final score: Italy 1-2 Argentina.