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Italy vs Wales Player Ratings: Federico Chiesa shines as Gareth Bale continues to disappoint

Here are the player ratings for tonight’s Italy vs Wales match:-

Italy Player Ratings

Gianluigi Donnarumma (GK) – 7/10 : Yet another clean sheet by the ever dependant goalkeeper. It was probably the easiest group stage match for him as the Welsh forwards failed to test the youngster much. Gianluigi Donnarumma deserves a lot of credit in Italy crossing 1000 minutes without conceding a goal.

Rafael Toloi (RB) – 6.5/10 : The Atalanta right back showed that Roberto Mancini can trust him at the position in case of emergency. He made a mark as a reliable alternative tonight, but nothing more than that.

Alessandro Bastoni (CB) – 8/10 : Easily the best defensive display of the Italian side tonight. He was sturdy at the back, and often made his captain Leonardo Bonucci look pale. He was lucky not to get booked though.

Leonardo Bonucci (CB) – 7/10 : Captain Incredible of Italy. Bonucci continues to single handedly lead the team from the back and although Bastoni arguably gave a better individual performance tonight, it was Bonucci who held the defence together and made sure that they maintained their shape in tonight’s Italy vs Wales match.

Emerson (LB) – 6.5/10 : The Chelsea left-back got a chance as Roberto Mancini rested his man of choice Leonardo Spinazzola. Emerson somehow managed to just do the job and marginally poorer performance than the regular starter.

Marco Verratti (CM) – 7.5/10 : Getting his place back in Italy’s playing 11, Veratti gave it all to show his worth. He took over the captaincy from Bonucci when the veteran defender went off, and did a decent job. He was successful in nullifying the threats from welsh attackers Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey and dominated the midfield as expected.

Italy vs Wales Player Ratings: Marco Verratti (CM) – 7.5/10

Jorginho (CM) – 8/10 : The Chelsea man showed his class in the defensive phases tonight when he ran past a flock of Welsh defenders with utter elegance and helped in the counters- not once, but on several occasions.

Matteo Pessina (CM) – 7.5/10 : Scored Italy’s winning goal, i,e, the only goal of the Italy vs Wales match, and became Italy’s youngest player to score in a major tournament since Cassano in 2004.

Federico Bernardeschi (LW) – 7/10 : Hit the bar post with a fabulous free-kick and was whiskers away from scoring his first goal of Euro 2020. Apart from that, he created some delicious chances.

Andrea Belotti (ST) – 7/10 : Came close to scoring on several occasions but missed all of them.

Federico Chiesa (RW) – 7/10 : Federico Chiesa gave the Azzurri an extra dimension from the right wing with his lethal pace and ball control. Could’ve been a lot more clinical in his finishing though.

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Salvatore Sirigu – N/A

Francesco Acerbi – 6/10

Bryan Cristante – 6/10

Giacomo Raspadori – 5.5/10

Gaetano Castrovilli – N/A

Wales Player Ratings

Danny Ward (GK) – 6/10 : Despite a couple of shaky moments, he was decent at the net. Had it not been for him, Wales would have conceded far more goals.

Joe Rodon (CB) – 7/10 : Made his aerial presence felt in the box and was swift in making interceptions.

Ethan Ampadu (CB) – 5/10 : After giving a solid performance at the Welsh defence, he was given the marching orders quite cruelly to be honest. His challenge on Bernardeschi for which he was shown the red card, was not too high.

Chris Gunter (CB) – 6/10 : Gunter came very close to scoring the equaliser against Italy tonight, but it was not just his day. Italy’s Federico Chiesa made complete use of the space that Gunter left between himself and Williams.

Connor Roberts (RM) – 5/10 : Was pinned into his own half by Italy’s forwards for almost the entirety of the match. Often looked clumsy too.

Joe Morrell (CM) – 4/10 : Poor. Gave the ball away cheaply on multiple occasions and also lost Pessina for the first goal.

Joe Allen (CM) – 5/10 : Not much to talk about regarding Joe Allen’s performance tonight.

Neco Williams (LM) – 5/10 : Gave a good competition to federico Chiesa and was decent in the match.

Gareth Bale (RW) – 5/10 : Italy’s Marco Veratti totally nullified gareth Bale’s presence. He was lost throughout the game. Definitely a performance that the Tottenham Hotspurs player would like to forget.

Italy vs Wales Player ratings: Gareth Bale (RW) – 5/10

Aaron Ramsey (ST) – 5/10 : Another Welsh player that fell trap to Marco Veratti’s brilliance.

Daniel James (LW) – 6/10 : Used the chances that he got brilliantly. Unfortunately, he did not get many of these chances.

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Kieffer Moore : 7/10

Harry Wilson : 6/10

Dylan Levitt : N/A

Ben Davies : N/A

David Brooks : N/A

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