Donnarumma 7 – A shocking start and a key save in the final minutes. Haters were silenced again.

Di Lorenzo 6.5 – Won many duels down the right flank and the accurate passes average was over 90%. He’s a different player with Spalletti on the bench.

Calafiori 6.5 – A rough duel with Broja cost him a yellow card in the second half. The Bologna defender once again showed great personality with and without the ball until the final minutes when he was a bit shaky.

Bastoni 8 – Three years ago he was on the team, but not a starter. This time around he’s the leader of the Azzurri defence. Scored a vital equaliser soon after Albania’s opener and was simply perfect defensively. Italy’s new wall.

Dimarco 5 – The approach against Bosnia and Herzegovina had been entirely wrong with two poor passes. The same happened this time with a disgraceful throw-in that cost Italy a goal after 23 seconds. He did try to make up for it but wasn’t entirely successful. (83′ Darmian N/A).

EURO 2024 – Italy 2-1 Albania: Bastoni and Barella fight back

Jorginho 6.5 – The most experienced player in the Azzurri squad. A captain without the armband.

Barella 7.5 – Stunning goal on his return from an injury. No coincidence he’s the best Azzurri scorer in the current squad. (90′ Folorunsho N/A)

Frattesi 6.5 – The Inter midfielder was unlucky to hit the post in the first half, but his late runs inside the box did hurt the Albanians.

Pellegrini 7 – Lovely assist for Bastoni. A lot of dirty work with quality as well. Class. (77′ Cristante N/A)

Chiesa 6 – Played very wide, mostly on the right. He didn’t make it easy for Mitaj in the early stages and beat the direct opponents a few times with spectacular moves but in the end, he didn’t contribute with goals or assists. There’s room for improvement. (77′ Cambiaso N/A)

Scamacca 6.5 – Not an easy opponent and his Atalanta teammate Berat Djimsiti knows it well. Scamacca used his physicality wisely to create a couple of goal-scoring opportunities for the Azzurri but had just one chance to score himself. (83′ Retegui N/A)

Coach: Spalletti 7 – The start was shocking, but Italy showed great personality and self-confidence. They should have scored one more before the break because they ran a few risks towards the end of the match. But a victory was needed and the Azzurri made it.

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One thought on “Italy Player Ratings for 2-1 win over Albania at EURO 2024: Bastoni masterclass”
  1. LOL. The author has no idea how to rate players or matches. Save these ratings and compare them vs real analysts tomorrow.
    This is one of the huge downsides of the internet, any person with a keyboard is suddenly an expert.
    If you know, you know.

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